July 01, 2016 - Comments Off

Integrated designer

Do you have a passion for all things creative? Do you love all forms of design from paper to pixels? If we’ve got you nodding, then carry on reading.

We’re looking for integrated designers of all levels to join our creative team here at Bloom. You’ll be working across our entire portfolio, from fitness to retail brands, including a whole host of international clients recently won by the agency. It’s a really exciting time to be a part of Bloom.

You may be a digital designer who does a bit of print, a strong conceptual designer who has touched on web or a straight split between the two disciplines. Either way you’ll have a folio full of beautifully crafted ideas across a range of clients. You’ll be able to deliver rich, engaging, point and pixel perfect designs with great attention to detail. You’ll know when to finesse and when to ‘get the job done. You’ll be up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies and have a clear passion for your craft.

If all that sounds like you, fill in our contact form and upload your CV here.

July 01, 2016 - Comments Off

Digital Designer

Do you love bringing ideas to life? Do you have a passion for all things digital? Are you creative down to your screensaver? If you’re already starting to scroll down we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for digital designers of all levels to come and join our creative team. You’ll be working across our entire portfolio, from leisure to retail brands, including a whole host of international clients recently won by the agency. It’s a really exciting time to be a part of Bloom.

You’ll have designed for a variety of digital channels from social to motion to web. You’ll have knowledge of responsive and mobile design projects and love to keep up-to-date with trends and technologies. Your folio will be chock full of great digital ideas and beautifully crafted campaigns showing a clear passion for what you do. You’ll be able to deliver rich, engaging, point and pixel perfect designs with great attention to detail. You’ll know when to finesse and when to ‘get the job done. You’ll be a natural problem solver and enjoy a beer on a Friday.

If all that sounds like your cup of tea… or IPA, fill in our contact form and upload your CV here.

May 09, 2016 - Comments Off

Senior 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.

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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 .

February 16, 2016 - Comments Off

The code for success? Get integrated.

If you were to ask me what an integrated agency was at the end of my university degree, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a very good answer. Problem solving from a young age is what got me into coding, although I wasn’t exactly sure what role it would play in my future. I decided to study for three years at University to see if I could turn my passion into a career.

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February 04, 2016 - Comments Off

Planning Internships at Bloom

You might have already heard about our internship scheme at Bloom – last year we struck up relationships with local universities to offer students the chance to gain some work experience in a fast-paced marketing agency like ours! Recently we invited Francessca to intern with our Planning and Strategy team, and she’s kindly written a blog post to tell you all about it.

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January 13, 2016 - Comments Off

What is HTTP/2 and what does it mean for me?

HTTP/2 is an update to the existing HTTP/1.1 standard. HTTP is the protocol that computers use to communicate over the Internet, and it’s beginning to creak a little bit. The current HTTP/1.1 standard was written in 1990, and hasn’t been updated since 1999, and a lot has happened in that time.

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