&Barr Names Rob Bloom Creative Director

Florida-based, full-service marketing agency promotes in-house talent, brings national brand experience to Central Florida

 ORLANDO, FLA. (September 21, 2017) – &Barr today announces Rob Bloom has been promoted to Creative Director.

“It’s a homecoming,” said Bloom, who started his career as an intern at &Barr more than 20 years ago.

Bloom recently returned to &Barr and his hometown Orlando, Fla. after building a resume that includes senior creative and leadership roles with J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, Moxie and 22squared, among others. In addition, he brings with him an abundance of acclaimed, award-winning work on behalf of national brands like The Home Depot, Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, US Virgin Islands, Quaker State, Quilted Northern, Brawny, Yamaha, US Marine Corps, the National Hockey League and more.

As Creative Director, Bloom will lead an innovative and diverse team of creative talent across &Barr’s digital, media, public relations and social media service offerings to deliver comprehensive, leading-edge marketing solutions for clients in Florida and throughout the United States.

“The role of Creative Director at &Barr, and in all marketing agencies, is not only an essential role in terms of daily operation and client success,” said &Barr President & CEO Pete Barr, Jr. “This role is also a reflection of who we are as an agency, and our Creative Director is largely responsible for expressing our philosophies, values and beliefs. These are the things that truly differentiate us, and Rob embodies all of the characteristics and leadership traits that make us proud of the work we do every day.”

“Great work benefits everyone,” said Bloom. “With what we do, everyone should be driven to step outside their comfort zone – creative, account service, our clients, everyone. &Barr is all about teamwork, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to challenge our team and clients together to think about business differently – to create something great and achieve more than we ever have before.”

In addition to his creative leadership, Bloom is an accomplished comedy writer. He has written for Cartoon Network, The Onion, McSweeney’s and National Public Radio. He won a screenwriting competition for the Upright Citizens Brigade who produced his screenplay and showed it in more than 20,000 theaters nationwide. Bloom is a graduate of the University of Florida and Creative Circus. He lives in Orlando, Fla. with his wife, Juliana, and two children.

For more information about Rob Bloom &Barr, please visit rob.andbarr.co.