I’m a Creative Director across TV, social films and branded entertainment. I’ve created a number of award-winning projects over the years, including a lot of firsts. Working at some of London's best creative agencies, I come up with ideas that are strategic, entertaining and based on a human truth.
I recently helped create the new brand platform for No7, led two innovative Artificial Intelligence projects for Dove, wrote an interactive children’s story for Amazon Alexa and a branded series for Unilever Entertainment. My work for Nokia was nominated for an International Emmy.
I used to cow-sit for Michael Eavis to get tickets to Glastonbury Festival. Rather than pursuing a career as a druid, I started writing for the Guardian when I was 19 years old. I became a Contributing Editor at GQ at 20. I then moved agency side, helping to launch two digital content startups, which were both acquired by Nasdaq 100 companies.
I also write comedy screenplays and am represented by United Agents in London and AAO in LA. I have worked with the BBC, Working Title Films, Working Title TV and Broadway Video. I’ve won screenwriting awards at PAGE, Screencraft, WFSA and ScriptFest.
My advertising work has been awarded at D&AD, The One Show, Drum Content Awards, Cannes Lions, LIA Awards, Campaign Media and the International Emmy Awards among others.
“I've known James Bloom for a number of years. I have always been impressed by his continued enthusiasm and mastery of creating opportunities out of nothing. The Saatchi brothers motto ‘Nothing is Impossible’ suits James's philosophy perfectly. He never takes NO for an answer and is one of the most hard-working people I know. He also has a very original mind.”
Graham Fink, CCO, M&C Saatchi/Ogilvy China
"James and I worked together at Static2358 and PlayJam. Whether we were creating games or working on channel branding and design he always had good input, strong ideas and was open to feedback. James has a clear understanding of how to make interactive content engaging and original. He's enthusiastic, creative and a fun guy to work with.
Andy Sandoz, ECD Havas Work Club/Deloitte Digital
“James is possibly one of the best freelancers I've worked with. He is highly intelligent, with a real eye for big creative ideas that can work across every touch point of a brand. He is also an exceptional craftsman. Thinking through every detail of how an idea should be executed. I will certainly be hiring him again - probably the best recommendation one can give anyone.”
Brian Cooper, ECD, Dare/Wieden&Kennedy
"On the strength of the projects we've worked on, the time we've spent together and the other pieces of his work I've read and noted, I would have no hesitation recommending James Bloom. He’s a funny man of real talent and a decent one. There aren't too many of those.”
Chips Hardy, Writer/Producer TABOO, BBC1