JLL Adobe Creative Jam Chicago

“It was fantastic to see the JLL go so deep in 2.5 hours. The ideas were golden. Thanks to JLL for an amazing event.”

-Jason Schwartz, Bright Bright Great Managing Director

The Adobe Creative Jam at JLL was an awesome celebration of community partnership, embodied learning and amazing talent! JLL’s teams produced some truly exceptional work in Client Experience Design with Adobe XDAdobe DimensionSpark, TypekitStockCC Libraries and more.

Our fantastic speakers Tereasa Surratt, Jason Schwartz & Rob Generette for inspiring, entertaining and educating us all!

(Pictured above Rob and Jason discuss Marvel Contest of Champions and Pokemon.)

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BBG Is Hiring A Digital Marketing, SEO, PPC & Content Strategist

BBG is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist/Content Strategist:

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • SEO & SEM Experience
  • Data & Reporting
  • Content Strategy & Copywriting

Skills:

Digital Strategy

  • High Level Growth Strategy for Clients

SEO & SEM

  • Site Optimization based on Goal Keywords
  • Organic Optimization and Best Practices
  • PPC ($250,000+)
  • Keyword Strategy
  • Link Buying

Social Media

  • Account Management
  • Paid & Sponsored Advertising
  • Content Creation & Reporting

Copywriting

  • Brand Messaging & Tone
  • Keyword and Goal-focused Content
  • Press Releases
  • Article Creation/Web Content Creation
  • Email Marketing


About You:

  • You are data driven!
  • You can write copy that is intelligent and within a specified “voice”
  • Must have experience $250,000+ PPC with the data to show the success of the campaign.
  • Must have experience creating a Digital Strategy based on Client goals.
  • Must have experience writing and producing content tied to skills above.
  • Must have experience managing and producing content calendars Social Media accounts with a larger audience.

About Us:
BBG is a close-knit team of designers, developers and strategists who genuinely enjoy our time working together. We value diversity and empower all employees to have an active role in steering our team forward. We take our snacks and beverages seriously–we’re known for our summer happy hour parties, and we always have La Croix, Coke Zero, and cocktail/mocktail ingredients within reach.

Our office is dog-friendly as well as human-friendly!

Wonder what it’s like to work at BBG?

Apprenticeship Recap – Kara Shim
Apprenticeship Recap – Ken Barrios
Apprenticeship Recap – Maayan Brown
Apprenticeship Recap – Quan Ika Vu
Apprenticeship Recap – Dayan D’Aniello
Apprenticeship Recap – Margaux Delapierre

How to Apply:
Send an email to careers@brightbrightgreat.com with:

  • Subject line: 2018 Digital Marketing & Content Strategy Application
  • A brief introduction to yourself, highlighting relevant work experience
  • Why you are interested in this role at BBG
  • A link to your online portfolio

No recruiters. BBG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Bright Bright Great Named Best Digital Marketing Agency in Chicago by Expertise.com

Expertise.com, looked at 682 Digital Marketing Agencies serving Chicago and picked the Top 20.

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored digital marketing agencies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best digital marketing agencies in Chicago, IL.

Top Digital Marketing Agencies in Chicago

View the full release here:
https://www.expertise.com/il/chicago/digital-marketing-agencies

BBG is honored to be on this list and would like to thank Expertise.com for the nod.

About Expertise.com:

Finding the right highly-skilled professional takes significant work, including in-depth research, detailed comparisons, and deciphering which online reviews are reliable and authentic. We feature only objectively quantified and qualified professionals such as dentists, attorneys, or roofers, taking care of the work for consumers by understanding what they need when searching for experienced authorities.

Unlike most other websites and directories, a business can’t pay to be included on Expertise. This gives our users the confidence to find and connect with exceptional businesses that are objectively qualified and authentically well-reviewed.

Our proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 100 business categories across 1000 cities, covering 85% of the US. To date, we’ve explored over 10M businesses and have generated $500M in revenue for the local small businesses we feature on our site.

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BBG Named Top Small Business Web Design Agency by Clutch

“I’ll take “proven” and “ability to deliver” any day of the week.”

Jason Schwartz, Managing Director

Top Web Design Agencies

Bright Bright Great has been named a top small business web design agency by Clutch.

Clutch Spotlights Leading Creative & Design Companies Across Several Industries

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2018 – Today, Clutch named the leading creative and design companies in several industries, including healthcare, reputation management, automotive, dental, legal, and more.

The research uses Clutch’s Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s industry focus against their ability to deliver on client expectations. Ranking criteria are both quantitative and qualitative and account for each company’s market presence, services offered, work quality, and client feedback.

To read the press release, click here.

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We’re Hiring a Digital Marketing & Content Strategist

BBG is looking for a Digital Marketing & Content Strategist with 3-5 years of experience working in the following areas:

  • Digital Strategy
  • Market Research
  • SEO & SEM
  • PPC
  • Social Media
  • Content Creation/Copywriting

Skills:

Market Research

  • Data Analysis
  • Reporting

Digital Strategy

  • Brand Messaging & Tone
  • Keyword and Goal-focused Content
  • Article Creation/Web Content based on Link/Google Goals
  • Email Marketing
  • Press Releases

SEO & SEM

  • Link Buying
  • Site Optimization
  • PPC ($250,000+)
  • Keyword Strategy

Social Media

  • Account Management
  • Paid & Sponsored Advertising
  • Content Creation & Reporting


About You:

  • You are data driven!
  • Must have experience $250,000+ PPC with the data to show the success of the campaign.
  • Must have experience creating a Digital Strategy based on Client goals.
  • Must have experience writing and producing content tied to skills above.
  • Must have experience managing and producing content calendars Social Media accounts with a larger audience.
  • Full-time contract-to-hire position. August/September start.

No recruiters.

About Us:
BBG is a close-knit team of designers, developers and strategists who genuinely enjoy our time working together. We value diversity and empower all employees to have an active role in steering our team forward. We take our snacks and beverages seriously–we’re known for our summer happy hour parties, and we always have La Croix, Coke Zero, and cocktail/mocktail ingredients within reach.

Our office is dog-friendly as well as human-friendly!

Wonder what it’s like to work at BBG?

Apprenticeship Recap – Kara Shim
Apprenticeship Recap – Ken Barrios
Apprenticeship Recap – Maayan Brown
Apprenticeship Recap – Quan Ika Vu
Apprenticeship Recap – Dayan D’Aniello
Apprenticeship Recap – Margaux Delapierre

How to Apply:
Send an email to careers@brightbrightgreat.com with:

  • Subject line: 2018 Digital Marketing & Content Strategy Application
  • A brief introduction to yourself, highlighting relevant work experience
  • Why you are interested in this role at BBG
  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Sample work for SEO/SEM (plus reporting), PPC plus reporting, marketing strategy

No recruiters. BBG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Apprenticeship Recap: Kara Shim

Tiffany Stoik and Kara Shim

What is the most important thing you learned during your apprenticeship?

The most important skill I learned at BBG was definitely client interactions.

Knowing how to present and explain design work to clients was a huge learning curve and was something that I really appreciated about my apprenticeship. I had to jump straight into into meetings and presentations, and that hands-on approach was super helpful for me – I have so much more confidence now when it comes to interacting with clients.

“You won’t be spoon-fed. You will be thrust right into projects and will learn by doing.”

What is the best part of working at BBG?

Honestly, the people that work here are amazing. The team is so much fun and everyone works together really well. Aside from the work itself, who you work with is so, so important and learning from and alongside these talented humans has been wonderful.

What should someone know before applying for a BBG apprenticeship?

You won’t be spoon-fed. You will be thrust right into projects and will learn by doing, so be ready for that.

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Apprenticeship Recap: Ken Barrios

What is the most important thing you learned during your apprenticeship.

On the technical side: I feel like the most important things I learned were both how to work on WordPress sites, particularly with the aid of Vue.js, Carbon Fields, and an “atomic” approach to CSS.

On the cultural side: the crew opened my eyes to Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and SZA. What an empty life I lived before this.

“Anticipating what gaps need to be filled in a design, and being conscious of what engineering steps I’ve overlooked, have been some of my biggest lessons. These are things that I continue to work on. But also: salads.”

What is the best part of working at BBG?

This is firm that is predominantly femme and it comes across in the energy of the office.

Everyone is warm, supportive, energetic, and hardworking. The office lacks the egos and posturing of predominantly-dude offices where everyone is in competition with each other instead of being in sync.

What should someone know before applying for a BBG apprenticeship?

This place is full of people that enthusiastically support each other, work hard, and thrive on positive energy. If you’d like to be part of that, then this is the place for you. But beware: there are no easily accessible coffee shops…

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Bright Bright Great Named Top 2018 Digital Agency by Clutch

WASHINGTONMarch 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site, has released a report highlighting the top-ranked creative and design agency and developer in Chicago.

Clutch provides independent, quantitative, and qualitative analysis on leading services firms which makes this recognition even more honorable. We’re excited to be considered amongst the best web design agencies in Chicago and we anticipate our industry expertise will only increase in 2018.

Bright Bright Great is excited to have been named a Top Creative & Design Agency, as well as a Top Developer for Chicago in 2018.

Based on our client feedback, our services, and Clutch’s rating methodology, BBG was listed as a leader in the Chicago web design, full-service digital, digital strategy, PHP developers and digital design categories.

“As the online economy grows, having a strong digital presence is important in a bustling city like Chicago,” said Sara Philibotte, business analyst at Clutch. “These leaders stand out from the crowd, with not only their diverse and specialized skills but also their commitment to staying on top of the latest digital trends. This expert knowledge, along with unmatched customer service, earns them a top spot in our rankings, and we are excited to award them the praise they deserve.”

Read the full Press Release on PR Newswire.

Clutch Top Design and Creative Agency Chicago 2018

We are proud of the testimonials and our five-star client reviews on Clutch that contributed to us being selected as one of the leading creative and design agencies in Chicago.

“We worked collaboratively to an unbelievable degree. They were extremely attentive to our needs.” – SVP of Revenue & Marketing, Advertising Company

“I’ve had several people comment on how nice the logo is when they’ve seen our marketing materials.”—Founder, True Wealth Advisory Group

“Bright Bright Great’s goals were completely aligned with mine.” –Owner, Rit Dye

Thank you to our clients for sharing your experiences working with our team. We really enjoyed reading your reviews and look forward to maintaining our standing as a leading Chicago agency. 

View Bright Bright Great’s ratings on Clutch.

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We All Have A Choice

This has been a great PR week for large companies who have been called out on social media to ditch discounts for NRA members, turning a petition into something good.

It’s important to remember that all companies large and small–and employees within companies–have opportunities to do business with companies who do good, help people, and push humanity forward. This also means choosing not to work with companies who do bad things.

It has always been a policy of Bright Bright Great to work with companies who have a positive impact and avoid supporting dangerous products and avoid looking to trick users. (You would actually be surprised by how many people contact BBG to create dark pattern experiences, or simplified dangerous experiences.) BBG isn’t a large corporation where pulling our support gets us a nice press release, we just want to be clear with those who want to partner with us.

We will never use good design to sell bad things to people.

Companies large and small have opportunities like this as part of every single business development meeting, and it shouldn’t take being called out online after a tragedy to make these decisions.

Congratulations to MetLife, Symantec, LifeLock, Best Western, Wyndam, Alamo, National, Enterprise Rent A Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Norton Online, North American VL, Allied, Simplisafe, Chubb, United, Delta & TrueCar.

As of time of this post, Amazon, FedEx and Google are still working with the NRA, which is unfortunate and should be reconsidered.

Let’s all be real with ourselves for a minute and recognize that it’s all of us, not only large companies being thrown into the social media fire that can make an impact in other’s lives.

Jason Schwartz, Managing Director

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New Work: Celebrating 100 Years of Color with Rit Dye

For over 100 years, Rit Dye has been on a mission to deliver enduringly beautiful color to our most loved fabrics. Introduced in 1918, 2018 marks Rit’s 100 year anniversary and also marks the launch of their new digital experience and digital tools for every dyeing process.

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The BBG team also had the amazing opportunity to shoot with Barbie Roadkill for the Rit Site in her home studio.

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Learn more about Rit Dye and their 100 years of dyeing https://www.ritdye.com/

(Before shot for posterity)

Rit Dye 2017

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