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Leader in technology and media

Home to stunning architecture, a wide selection of shopping, and some of the best galleries in the country; Bristol is the gateway to the charming landscapes of the Cotswolds, Somerset, Devon and South Wales.

With a population of over half a million, Bristol is a leader in the technology, media, tourism and financial sectors – great news if you want a career in digital marketing!

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Working in Bristol

Whether you’d like to work in-house for a brand like Trunki or Ovo; or you want to become a specialist in content, PR, social media, PPC, SEO or any other strand of digital marketing at an agency, then you’re in luck, as Bristol has lots of opportunities.

In need of some inspiration for your job search? Check out top 10 agencies in Bristol below.

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My first step into the digital marketing world was through working on my university magazine. When I graduated, I contacted this company, interviewed and got my first role as an Assistant Digital Media Executive! My advice to new graduates is to look for a role that offers exposure to as many different aspects of digital marketing as possible. This industry has so much to offer and is evolving at such a fast rate, that it’s important to ensure that you as an individual you are as adaptable and valuable as possible to a company; thus future-proofing your career.

Nuala McBride, Digirank

If you haven’t already, start a blog. A blog can help showcase your knowledge, demonstrate what you are learning and how you can implement that knowledge. It will also give you some basic practical experience with websites and how they work. Secondly, think about your skills, and what you need to improve. The digital marketing industry moves so quickly and is an ongoing learning process. Keep up to date with the latest trends and regularly read and study the top blogs.

Jamie Fitzhenry, Grizzly

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Living in Bristol

Southern cities may have a reputation for being expensive, but the cost of living in Bristol is 95% cheaper than London, and 10% cheaper than Brighton. Plus, if you choose to live outside the city centre, then you can cut down the cost of your rent.

Living Costs*


Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£870.24 (city centre)
£695.65 (outside city centre)


Average monthly commuting costs

£66


Monthly gym membership

£31.75


Average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant

£15


Average cost of a cappuccino

£2.76


Average cost of 0.5l beer

£4.20


*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5BZ

Ahh Toots

Ahh Toots

St Nicholas Market, St Nicholas St, Bristol, BS1 1LJ

Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium

Anchor Rd, Bristol, BS1 5TT

Bristol Balloons

Bristol Balloons

23-51 Winterstoke Rd, Bristol, BS3 2NP

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Bristol Flea Market

Bristol Flea Market

St Nicholas Market, (Lower) Corn Street, The Old City, Bristol, BS1 1HT

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic

King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo Gardens

College Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

Jungle Rumble

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf

Cabot Circus, Glass Walk, Bristol, BS1 3BQ

Red Light Bristol

Red Light

No1 Unity St, BS1 5HH

Clifton Cellars

The Clifton Cellars

22 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS

The Milk Thistle

The Milk Thistle

Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1EB

The Wave

The Wave

Easter Compton, Bristol, BS35 5RE

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill City Farm

Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA

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