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Strategic content marketing for the world's biggest brands. A journalistic approach to storytelling across digital, print, PR and social spaces. Your hunt for the genuine article ends here...

From full-service email marketing to news channels; digital magazines to native mobile apps, we’ll design, develop and populate the platforms that are right for your brand.

Print isn’t dead – in fact, it’s the perfect partner to digital. And we have more than 40 years’ experience producing high-profile B2C, B2B and B2E titles.

We make the very most of the 24/7 content culture with social strategies that integrate the channels that matter most to your brand.

You can’t create content without a plan, which is why we offer a rigorous content auditing and planning service, setting brands up for content marketing success. Then, it’s time to start writing…

Case studies

“The creation of the New 308 in 3D app allowed us to demonstrate the car to customers before it was available in showrooms, and get them to engage with us in an innovative way. The clever addition of the virtual car meant that we could showcase the app across online and offline channels. A truly integrated and successful campaign!”

Alison Stewart, Head of CRM and Aftersales Marketing, Peugeot Motor Company PLC

700 hours

Interactive in-app brand engagement

27%

Went online to download a brochure

“We've found in Specialist a partner that delivers stylish, content-led website architecture, and it helps that they're a nice bunch of people to work with.”

John Paul, Head of Commercial Broker Marketing, Zurich Insurance PLC

173%

Increase in followers on Twitter

113%

Increase in Klout score

“Specialist has become a natural extension of my team – they've helped change the way we communicate with the business, and for the first time we have a channel that brings the entire Britvic community together.”

Nina Ghataura, Senior Internal Communications Manager, Britvic plc

8 mins 30 secs

Average dwell time per visitor

4.3/5

Average article rating

Our promise

A unique and flexible service
We'll challenge your thinking
Working with us will be fun
We'll always be honest with you
And, of course, we'll deliver the highest quality end product...

Who we are

Talk to us

Some of the biggest brands in the UK (and the world) love working with us. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it, too.
 

Find us

Embassy House, Queens Avenue
Bristol, BS8 1SB

239 Old Marylebone Rd
London, NW1 5QT

Join us

Specialist is a leading content agency, owned by one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing conglomerates, Omnicom.
With content at the heart of everything we do, we offer our clients a range of digital solutions and platforms to help them communicate effectively with their customers. We have over 40 years' experience in the content space and have, over the years, transformed our business from a leading publishing house to a full-service digitally minded content agency.
We are now looking for a web developer to join our growing team and assist with the growing demand from our client base for digitally focused projects.
Description
This role is challenging and fast-paced, and requires a proven track record of working within a digital agency environment.
Working alongside developers, editors and creatives, you will help to plan, scope and develop digital solutions for different accounts across the agency. You will be responsible for quality control, ensuring projects are developed to a high standard and meticulously tested. We are looking for a problem solver with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a strong digital background to assist the Digital Director and the development team in delivering robust end-to-end solutions for our clients.
A passion for all things digital is a must. Our ideal candidate will have 2+ years of development experience using object-oriented PHP, CodeIgniter or similar MVC framework and MySQL. They will also have strong, demonstrable experience with modern front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and responsive web development.
You can expect a generous benefits package of pension contribution, life assurance, private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme, O2 package and a year-end target-driven bonus.
Our platforms…
  • Wordpress
  • CodeIgniter
  • Magento
  • Umbraco
Key technical requirements
  • Object Orientated PHP
  • Responsive web development
  • Data management
  • LAMP Server management
  • CodeIgniter or similar MVC framework
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GIT or similar
Knowledge of...
  • Writing functional specifications
  • Team leading
  • Freelance management
  • Client contact
You will be..
  • A team player
  • A ‘can-do’ person
  • A problem solver
  • Motivated
  • Passionate about digital
  • Able to articulate technical jargon to non-technical people
  • Confident in team meetings
  • Confident in front of clients
  • Have a proven track record within a digital agency environment
Salary: Competitive depending on experience – plus Pension, PMI, DIS + additional group benefits
Start date: ASAP
Reporting to: Lead Developer / Digital Director
Agencies: PSL agents only thank you
Info: www.specialistuk.com
Contact: Please send CVs and salary expectations to paul.hugo@specialistuk.com
We are an all-media, fast-growing, Bristol-based content agency looking for a talented and creative designer to work with a lead creative on delivering engaging B2C print and digital work, with a particular focus on fashion and lifestyle. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within our creative team.
This experienced creative must have publishing experience with an exceptional eye for detail with a superb understanding of how design, narrative and interactive experience fit across all creative platforms - print to digital.
Key Skills
  • Strong technical proficiency across all the following software packages Indesign, photoshop and illustrator
  • Newsstand / contract magazine publishing
  • Art working / retouching to high print / digital-ready standard
  • A cross-platform approach to content and idea generation
  • Ability to demonstrate desire for business success, self-motivation skills and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Excellent visionary creative management skills
This person is…
  • An excellent producer and judge of brilliant fashion content
  • Passionate about digital content and how it should look and feel
  • A good team player – a ‘can do’ person, very personable and likeable
  • Very organised
  • Excited about customer engagement
  • On top of current affairs
  • Confident presenting ideas
Location: Bristol
Salary: competitive depending on experience – plus Pension, PMI, DIS + additional group benefits
Close date: 11th September
Start date: asap
Reporting to: Group Head – Creative
We are always looking for talented freelance journalists and editors to join our team.
Please forward CVs and salary expectations to:
We are always looking for talented freelance designers – print and digital – to join our team.
Please forward CVs and salary expectations to:
We are always looking for talented freelance photographers to join our team.
Please forward CVs and salary expectations to: