About

FORWARD has been at the heart of our agency since the very beginning. Forward is progress, innovation, and a relentless curiosity for what’s next.

serving others is the catalyst that drives us, brings us joy, and gives us purpose.

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Meet the Blu Team

Chad Stubbs

Chief Innovator

Jason Mann

Solutionist

Jaime Echols

Chief Data Officer

Jason Edwards

Creative Director

Tiffany Young

Accountant

Jenn Brister

Digital Strategist

Katie Tyler

Account Manager

Blake Allen

Account Manager

Vanessa Richardson

Account Manager

Ashley Driskill

Data Analyst

Rusty Sharman

Senior Art Director

Trey Murphy

Digital Strategist

Shannon Leutzinger

Art Director

Kevin Coles

Design Streamliner

Steve Pollock

Combobulator

John John Dunn

Production Specialist

CAREERS

At blu, it’s our mission to move our clients forward with creative, data-driven innovation powered by a relentless curiosity for what’s next. With sacrifice, passion, and a focus on other people, we prepare and plan with the end goal in mind. This proactive diligence is a cornerstone, but the rocket fuel for our company culture is humility, not ego. As a result, we seek hot talent and big ideators who dream big about success but who put others first. If that’s you, we’d love to hear from you!

OPEN POSITIONS
Junior/Mid-Level Motion Graphics Designer and Editor

The Junior/Mid-Level Motion Graphics Designer and Editor will work with the creative, digital, and data teams to produce high-quality deliverables, ranging from dynamic Facebook ads and Instagram stories to animated display ads and cinemagraphs, as well as promotional videos for clients in various industries, including but not limited to healthcare, finance, real estate, and retail. The Motion Graphics Designer and Editor will take a project from concept to completion, developing project concepts, storyboarding out ideas, directing, shooting and editing/producing the final product.

You must work well independently and be self-motivated to meet deadlines while also being a team player who can collaborate with other members of the creative team to deliver professional, on-brand final deliverables for each client.


Responsibilities
  • Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite to animate, audio and video record, edit, and produce motion graphics in a variety of formats
  • Stay on the forefront of social media advertising and marketing developments, including staying up-to-date with the latest rules and regulations
  • Have a solid understanding of digital advertising design, file sizes, aspect ratios and timing for Facebook, Instagram, and Google Display platforms
  • Have a never-satisfied approach wherein you are constantly looking for how you can push digital advertising forward with motion graphics given the limitations each platform presents
  • Enjoy concepting and thinking outside the box
  • Have a general understanding of data practices and how to leverage it in your work
Requirements
  • BA or BS in Motion Graphics or related field
  • A minimum of 1-2 years professional experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud as a whole and expert knowledge of After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficient with Mac platform
  • Ability to present ideas both internally during team meetings and externally to clients
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment
Next Steps

Please submit a one-page PDF that includes your resume and your portfolio/video reel link to hr@reflexblu.com. Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered.



Digital Marketing Assistant

The Digital Marketing Assistant is part of the digital team and will work with the data, creative, and account management teams to produce placements as well as execution, performance, and reporting of the media used in campaigns across multiple buying platforms. Acting as a digital expert on campaign performance and optimization, the Digital Marketing Assistant will help shape the creative team’s ideas and approaches while providing suggestions on adequate media formatting per digital advertising platforms. The Digital Marketing Assistant will also be passionate about the quickly evolving digital/social media environment and will have a strong point of view to share with colleagues and clients.

 

Responsibilities
  • Work to produce placements as well as execution, performance, and reporting of the media used in campaigns across multiple buying platforms
  • Provide insights into the best strategies and tactics to achieve business objectives
  • Proactively manage campaign execution
  • Oversee client pacing and performance across a diverse digital media portfolio
  • Recommend forward-thinking strategies and innovations
  • Work effectively, proactively and seamlessly amongst an integrated agency team to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner
Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Understanding of online identity resolution basics preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple digital media channels
  • Strong organizational skills/detailed oriented
  • Strong strategic thinking capabilities and understanding of the client’s business and how digital can address the client’s goals
  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Eye for innovation and the next emerging platform or partner to consider as part of a social strategy
  • Experience optimizing an entire media plan
  • Strong problem solving and consulting skills as well as written and oral presentation skills
Next Steps

Please submit your resume to hr@reflexblu.com. Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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Senior Marketing Data Analyst

The Senior Marketing Data Analyst is part of the data team and will work alongside the account management team, using cutting-edge technologies and predictive analytics to produce solutions that achieve clients’ business goals. This data analyst will work in SQL, Tableau and SAP Data Services, blu’s ETL standardization and matching software, to provide insights on marketing campaigns (direct and digital) and ways to leverage data to grow clients’ bottom lines bigger. Utilizing their understanding of control groups, lift and overall data design to a flowchart, the Senior Marketing Data Analyst will bring proactive data solutions, opportunities, and findings to the team. This data analyst should be comfortable presenting to and leading the internal team as well as taking part in presenting to clients.

 

Responsibilities
  • Analyze customer data to optimize ROI
  • Build customer segmentations based on channel and product preferences
  • Build marketing campaigns using SQL, Tableau and SAP
  • Analyze marketing campaigns
  • Develop dashboards in Tableau to visualize and highlight marketing KPI trends
  • Provide ad-hoc analytic support, leveraging customer marketing databases
  • Advise senior management and clients on the best ways to use provided data
Requirements
  • 3+ years in marketing or related field
  • 3+ years in a data analyst role
  • Strong SQL skills (2-4 years minimum)
  • Working knowledge of Tableau
  • Working knowledge of SAP Data Services would be a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, agile environment over multiple lines of business
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capabilities
Next Steps

Please submit your resume to hr@reflexblu.com. Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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“Blu sets the new standard for creative, analytical, and strategic digital and social implementation. Together our teams have produced successful campaigns, but we fully believe the best is yet to come.”

William L. Koleszar

Chief Marketing Officer, National Spine and Pain Centers

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