Professional Recruitment for People in Public Relations and Marketing

Bloom, Gross & Associates is a boutique public relations recruiting search firm specializing in retained and contingency searches in the areas of marketing, integrated marketing, market research, brand management, public relations, corporate communications and advertising, both in the Chicago market and nationwide.

Trained by AIRS  and holding certifications as Internet Recruiters and Diversity Recruiters, the staff of Bloom, Gross & Associates all have professional social media profiles. Using LinkedIn as a social networking tool, Bloom, Gross & Associates has established two professional groups, focused on discussing pertinent job related issues within key industries: marketing and public relations.

Our highly capable Marketing Associates specialize in marketing and market research searches. They successfully place professionals from the associate managers to the senior executive level at various consumer packaged goods, consumer products, and non-profit organizations.

The Executive Search Source

Bloom, Gross & Associates has been in the business of recruiting for over 25 years.  With integrity as our guiding principle, we look forward to creating long-lasting partnerships with all of our clients and candidates.

Karen Bloom, principal and CEO of Bloom, Gross & Associates, has devoted her entire career to creating exceptional candidate experiences. She is also a role model for mentoring recruiters.  Now 26 years in existence, Karen formed Bloom, Gross & Associates in 1988. Karen is responsible for new business initiatives, overseeing day-to-day operations and maintaining a strategic role in the firm’s searches. Bloom, Gross & Associates consists of three specialty areas: Marketing, Public Relations and Integrated Marketing featuring well-trained associates serving the needs of client companies in those disciplines.

For candidates, it is our goal to make your job search an easy and rewarding one with our numerous job postings, insights on industry news, and helpful career tips.

For employers, we are committed to professionalism and integrity, and we promise to provide the highest level of service.  We offer an applicant tracking system with over 80,000 candidate names. We are made up of recruiters with extensive experience in their respective fields who partner with clients at all stages of the recruiting to hiring processes.  We are a multicultural organization with a proven track record in diversity recruitment.

Bloom, Gross & Associates works on both a retained and a contingency basis, with the terms determined in concert with the client company after consideration is given to the level of the position and the degree of difficulty of the search.

If you’re interested in Bloom, Gross & Associates conducting a search for your company, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Bloom at (312) 654-4552.

For all other inquiries, please contact Bloom, Gross & Associates at (312) 654-4550, or by fax at (312) 654-4551. You can also reach us at our mailing address at:
625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611

We look forward to working with you!

Bloom, Gross & Associates and YOU!

Bloom, Gross & Associates is here for you. With integrity as our guiding principle, we look forward to creating long-lasting partnerships with all of our clients and candidates. For over 25 years we have been in the business of professional recruitment services for people in PR/Corporate Communications, Marketing and Integrated Marketing.

Integrated Marketing is the application of consistent brand messaging across all marketing channels, using different promotional methods to reinforce the message and brand. Instead of just using media to help spread a brand’s message, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) leverages each communication channel’s strengths to achieve an overall greater impact. Instead of just attempting at using various types of media to spread awareness and hoping that luck will help word spread, IMC actually requires that the marketer understands each medium’s limitations, including the audience’s willingness to accept the message being sent forth. This helps to create a strategic plan of spreading a consistence message and tone, as well as providing added benefits that include a singular brand voice, cost efficiencies and opportunities for added value and bonus.

Brand Management is a form of communication in marketing that involves the analysis and planning of a brand in the market. It is of the upmost importance to develop a good and sturdy relationship with the target market in order to spread awareness of a brand and a brand’s message. This includes tangible (i.e. the look, price and packaging of a product) and intangible elements (i.e. the experience that the consumer takes away from and the relationship they have with the brand.) Essentially, it is the relationship or connection created between a product or brand and the emotional perception or personal connection between it and the consumer.

Bloom, Gross & Associates has been a staple of PR Recruitment since 1988 because of our unique capabilities that set us apart from other search firms. We have been cited by PRWeek as one of the top PR Recruiting organizations in the country and we have sponsored the PRWeek/Bloom, Gross & Associates Salary Survey since 2007.

We are featured on the recommended recruiter list for MBA graduates and alumni at many of the top business schools. We were also honored as the HR Consulting Firm of the year in 2010 by the Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters and received the Strategic Partner Award from the Staffing Management Association of Greater Chicago in 2013.

We have received our accolades because of our commitment to you, the candidate. We are aware of how stressful it can be to change and find a job. It is our goal to provide you with as much assistance as we can to make the transition as smooth as possible. We have a variety of links on our website to resources that can also help you purse a new position.

We’re here for you.

PRWeek/Bloom, Gross & Associates Salary Survey 2014

We are pleased to announce that the latest version of the PRWeek/Bloom, Gross & Associates Salary Survey is now available.

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Why Google looks at more than just IQ when hiring.

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P&G’s CEO Says Company Will Return to Brand Management

CEO Lafley sees a return to a classical brand-management approach as a way to strengthen its beauty business.

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PRWeek Awards Shortlist Announced

Hope to see you in NYC on March 20, 2014, for the Awards Ceremony!  Good luck to all of the finalists!

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PRWeek Publishes its Best Places to Work List

We are proud to advertise in this edition of PRWeek.

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Social Media Trends for 2014

Do you know what the future holds?

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10 Habits of Expert Networkers

Some of us hate it, but these simple reminders might help.

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