Archive for May, 2013

Digital Designer #andsomejob blog

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We’re looking again. Looking for another newbie to join our andsome team. This time it’s all about a Digital Designer. We’re a digital social communications agency heavily into employer branding, recruitment marketing and social recruiting. And we’re into pushing boundaries across digital and social media. (Being rewarded by many an award or two over recent years is proof of our success.) From video-only websites to social community management, we’re different. Not having our own website, but a Facebook page – This is andsome – is proof of our belief. And why we’re after a different type of Digital Designer is again proof of our approach too.

We’re looking for someone who loves the World of Web – and is comfortable with everything from designing to coding. A knowledge of video – filming and editing – would be great, as we create and produce all of our own video content. And an interest in social media would do no harm, as we are constantly creating, managing and building social presences for our clients on a daily basis. We can offer you loads of opportunity and experience across a whole range of different clients – from global hotel chains to European FMCG businesses, from videogame companies to sandwich shops. We’re a small team. You’ll often be working with me, the Creative Partner. You’ll get so much exposure to so many different projects.  You’ll gain so much experience so quickly.

If you like the look, sound and feel of all that, then send your CV/links to or you can chat with us on Twitter @andsomepeople

It’s been 15 years

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Wow. We are 15 years old this month. It’s certainly been a decade and half. From and advertising to andsome. Growing from a small Recruitment Marketing start-up doing print and press ads (remember those two) to a… erm… compact Digital Social Agency doing recruitment comms to employee branding (and everything in between). You see, we’ve never wanted to do a Google (who also launched in 1998).

Who’d have thought all those years ago, that we’d be even closer to the candidates that we’re trying to recruit for our clients? ‘Representing’ them on social media, as their community leaders, in constant dialogue with candidates 24/7. Probably creating more ‘comms material’ than ever before – except now it’s called content, updates and tweets. It’s hard work. But the buzz when it’s working is so much more personal, gratifying and involving – even emotional – than those days of old, creating ads/posters/brochures, distant from the audience you were trying to connect with.

We have changed. But in some ways we’ve stayed the same.

Our standards, for one thing. We still won’t regurgitate a strategy, approach or creative concept. Even if someone else didn’t want or like it. And, in this gobble ideas faster than a MaccyD world, we never repeat the same approach because no-one will remember it if you did. (We will though.) Our integrity is unchanged. In this ever-changing world of recruitment, we stand by our founding principle that ‘We’re not right for everyone’. Even if it occasionally costs us the opportunity to work with someone new. After all, wouldn’t you rather work with people who are as passionate about your business/brand/products as you are?

Teenagers, what are they like?