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Thriving digital marketing industry

A lively beach and pier, quirky shopping, great food, and easy access to the bright lights of London and quiet countryside; Brighton offers a little bit of everything.

Home to a population of 230,000, Brighton is ideal if you’re looking for a work-life balance that a big city can’t offer. However, unlike other smaller cities, Brighton’s digital marketing industry is thriving – which is great news for graduates.

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Working in Brighton

Brighton may be a city of commuters, but if you’re working in digital marketing, you can stay right where you are! The creative industry, along with retail, education and tourism, are amongst the biggest employers in Brighton.

Whether you’re aiming for an in-house role at the likes of American Express; or want to specialise in an area of digital marketing such as content, SEO, PR, social media or PPC at a digital marketing agency, then Brighton could be the perfect place for you.

To get you started on your job hunt, take a look at our top 10 agencies in Brighton.

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I think the most important thing is showing your interest and drive. Gain as much experience as you can, even if it’s just a day of shadowing someone at an agency. As long as you can show how passionate you are, and how much you want to learn, the rest will come! I’d recommend reading into digital marketing, and the different aspects of it, so you could try figure out which aspects might suit you best. There are a few online courses, some that are free, which could be an amazing way to show your initiative, and help start your career in this industry.

Holly Marsh, Seed

Advice I would give to new graduates wanting to start in the digital marketing industry is to put yourself out there. Send an email out to digital marketing agencies you’re interested in, with your CV, and do all the work for them by explaining what you’re looking for and why you would benefit them. Also, there are tons of courses out there that give you certifications at the end, and give you more understanding of different areas of digital marketing, so definitely have a look at them.

Becky Longstock, Seed

After studying marketing modules at university, I found myself drawn to the industry. This naturally guided the work experience, training and extra-curricular activities that I therefore sought after during my time at university. After gaining some experience in a full time role in events and marketing, I decided to begin applying for graduate roles, which took me to where I am today in my first digital marketing role. It is exactly the environment that I believe that I need.

Lance Matongo, Seed

Applying for jobs and going to interviews after university was a very daunting process. I happened to reach out to Creative Bloom and an offer of a day’s work turned into a part-time job! They have been extremely welcoming and supportive in developing my marketing knowledge. My tip would be: never be afraid to ask a question, it’s a great way to demonstrate your willingness to learn, whilst making yourself as efficient as possible.

Rosie Quirke, Creative Bloom

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*stats from included agency owners/managers

Living in Brighton

Living down south is naturally more expensive than up north, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to London (78% cheaper, to be precise!), then Brighton could be the answer.

Living Costs*


Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£952.92 (city centre)
£807.71 (outside city centre)


Average monthly commuting costs

£73


Monthly gym membership

£36.67


Average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant

£15


Average cost of a cappuccino

£2.68


Average cost of 0.5l beer

£4.50


*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Brighton

Brighton Open Market

Brighton Open Market

The Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton and Hove, BN1 4JU

Brighton Palace Pier

Brighton Palace Pier

Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TW

Brighton Zip

Brighton Zip

Madiera Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET

British Airways i360

British Airways i360

British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN

Loading Bar

C:/ Side Quest (Loading Bar)

Unit 11, Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET

Lagoon Watersports

Lagoon Watersports

6 Western Concourse, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5UP

Lucky Voice

Lucky Voice

8 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND

No 32

No. 32

32 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG

Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens

Royal Pavilion Grounds, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG

Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE

Brighton SEAlife

SEA Life Brighton

Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB

That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes

That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes

7 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB

The Mesmerist

The Mesmerist

1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HE

The Seafront

The Seafront

Coastline

Yoga in the Lanes

Yoga in The Lanes

4th Floor Huntingdon House, 20 North Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EB

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