November 11, 2016 - Comments Off

Getting hands-on with the HTC Vive

Last Friday we started our weekend in style – we had a HTC Vive VR system in the office the entire day for the team to test and try out. Now a part of Jaywing, one of the great things we get to be involved with is their focus on research and development. Read more

November 03, 2016 - Comments Off

Digital Marketing Executive

Do you love all things digital? Can you tell your SEO from your SEM? If so, we want to hear from you.

We’re on the lookout for an analytically minded self-starter to join our fantastic digital marketing team. The ideal person will already have a year of experience in the industry working on SEO, SEM, social and content marketing.

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November 01, 2016 - Comments Off

Data Analyst

Are you looking to take your career in data to the next level, learning from some of the best in the business? Do you want to be part of a team where data and insight is at the heart of everything we do? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We’re looking for a Data Analyst to join our Insight team. As well as working on some innovative data projects, you’ll get the chance to challenge yourself to develop your skills. You’ll be highly numerate, with a maths or a physics or engineering degree, with a great track record of applying your analytical skill set to real-world situations. You’ll be well versed in producing statistics, data reports and quality analysis from a range of open and closed data sets.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, take a look at our job specification and get in touch.

September 28, 2016 - Comments Off

Stories in sign

Inclusive is a word we use a lot in advertising, we want to make sure what we’re creating reaches and resonates with as many people as possible. But even in 2016, certain communities are overlooked and poorly represented. One of these is the deaf community. Read more

September 02, 2016 - Comments Off

We’re looking for a Project Manager

Are you process driven with a sharp eye for detail? Are you a problem solver who works well under pressure and organised right down to your sock drawer? Do you have the ability to bring people together to make great things happen? If the answer’s yes then read on.

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August 26, 2016 - Comments Off

Outreach Consultant

Brimming with ideas? Got the digital experience and knowledge to articulate these to a creative solution? Excited about working in a truly integrated agency? Know your way around a social campaign? If the answer is yes then we have a great opportunity for you.

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February 24, 2016 - Comments Off

What’s all the fuss about Brave browser?

A new browser has emerged into the digital world and has slowly been picking up quite a bit of attention. It’s generally quite hard for new browsers to make a noticeable impact online due to the popularity of rivals like; Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera to name a few.

There are two main selling points that come with Brave: the first is speed, and second is the ability to block advertisements on any website you visit. Whilst this is nothing new, it still raises quite a few interesting questions.

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February 19, 2016 - Comments Off

Bloom Reacts – Apple CEO, Tim Cook’s Open Letter to the DoD

It happens to every organisation, a piece of news breaks that gets everyone in the office talking. Here at Bloom we have a lively culture of debate when it comes to breaking news, and we love having a good natter about what’s going on in the world. Bloom Reacts is a semi-regular piece on our team’s reaction to goings on in digital and tech.

So this week, Tim Cook spoke out in an impassioned letter about the recent moves that the US Department of Defence have been making to open “back doors”: Known security vulnerabilities in software/hardware that allows investigators to access devices, and that have a habit of being found by naughty folks and hackers – in Apple’s iOS platform; And Apple, being a reasonably user-friendly company, have said no!

To add to this breaking news, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO has backed Apple in their stance on the issue.

We’ve had some great reactions to this news here at Bloom, and here are some of our favourites:


Jim-M

“Interestingly, had the terrorist had a more modern iPhone, they could potentially have used their dead fingerprints to unlock the phone using touchID, which opens up another security debate.”

Jim Moran, Head of Planning


Joe-C

“This is all part of a much bigger issue that could be essentially one of the most important tech cases we’ve ever seen. […] Hopefully this provides some momentum to prevent similar issues here in the UK such as the poorly conceived Snoopers Charter. “

Joe Corby, Web Developer


James-B

“I admire the stance that Apple are taking on this matter and I feel it’s the correct one but unfortunately I think it’s just a matter of time before they will back down.”

James Bell, Development Manager


Josh

“A ban on encryption will last as long as it takes for a few key cabinet Senate members to have their iCloud accounts broken into..”

Josh Finch, Systems Administrator – He also wrote this post and is also a legend


Joe-M

“I’ve seen Enemy Of The State, I’m not saying anything.”

Joe Mason, Creative Director


How did you react to Apple’s open letter? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or tweet us @bloomagency .