Creative Boom is a creative industries blog devoted to creative freelancers, startups, artists, graduates and agencies throughout the UK and beyond. I publish between 25-50 articles every week, focusing on art, design and visual communication. I aim to champion creativity by supporting my community through free exposure, inspiration and learning. Thank you for considering Creative Boom for your advertising campaign.
Part of The Guardian Culture Professionals Network and supported and recognised by names as big as Adobe, Vimeo and the BBC, I offer a range of advertising opportunities throughout my site that will really help your brand to get in front of the right audience. My readers are primarily aged between 18-40 and are located in the United Kingdom, but Creative Boom is read by all age groups across the globe. Over 45% of my audience call themselves 'freelancers', 'artists' or 'independents'.
To enquire about advertising, please email me, Katy Cowan, via firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to provide pricing and options. Please note, I only accept advertisers that are relevant to my creative audience. I also do not accept 'sponsored posts', paid-for text links or any other form of digital advertising that might mislead my community. Creative Boom is my own personal blog about all things creative and I'd love to keep it that way. I look forward to chatting about opportunities on Creative Boom and how we can work together to promote your brand!
Some fast facts about Creative Boom
- Creative Boom reaches over two million people each and every month through its website and social networks
- Supported and recognised by names as big as the UK Government, Creative England, Arts Council, Adobe and Vimeo
- As featured in BBC, The Independent, The Guardian and Computer Arts
- Around 46,000 Twitter followers, more than 14,000 'likes' on Facebook and around 17,000 pieces of work in our popular Flickr Pool
- Well-loved creative blog that has been around since 2009, championing art, design and creativity.
What people say about Creative Boom
"A Creative Boom article on my new startup led to over 200 new signups in just one day... doubling our members. All because of some extra exposure and additional tweets to the site's huge Twitter following. We can't thank Katy enough for helping us to really get out there in front of a wider audience."
"Creative Boom has helped me through the first few years of freelancing. Without Katy I wouldn't have survived, let alone known the first thing about running a business. She seriously has everything covered. I'm listed in her directory which has led to enquiries. I'm featured on her site, which also led to a new client. And whenever I'm stuck, I find her tips articles hugely helpful. Honestly couldn't live without Creative Boom. Thanks to Katy for supporting the UK creative industries."
"A video of my work was recently featured on Creative Boom and resulted in thousands of views. You can't buy that kind of instant exposure. Thanks hugely to the Creative Boom team for helping creatives to reach a wider audience online."
"Our work was recently featured on Creative Boom and led to loads of new enquiries. It was literally as a result of being interviewed and showcasing our work on the site. Loads of people said 'we saw your work on Creative Boom and loved it'. It's amazing how much Creative Boom's credibility and influence has grown over the past few years. It's become THE online community for the creative industries. If you're not yet signed up, do so now! Its founders work tirelessly to support us... all in their spare time as well."
“If I’m ever in need of some artistic inspiration, I always turn to Creative Boom. Their creative excellence always brings a smile to my face. After a long hard day of searching for my dream job only to be greeted with more rejections, I go to Creative Boom for a motivational ‘cuddle’. I credit them for influencing my website and will give them a hearty salute when I finally catch my dream job.”
“Creative Boom has helped me enormously, boosting my web hits through their tweets and free directory. Much more than this though, I love the helpful articles and tips. Being a freelancer can be a lonely and hard business, so it’s great having their support! Keep up the great work!”
Kevin Lloyd Design
“Creative Boom has been a source of inspiration for me since its inception. Not only do they share helpful advice through their articles and raise the profiles of creatives in their interviews, they provide valuable support and resources for many freelancers, micro-businesses and collaborators. Keep up the good work!”
Sarah Jane Robertson
“Creative Boom is an amazingly valuable resource for independent creative companies run by the extraordinary Katy Cowan. She and hubby Tom have worked tirelessly to provide a platform for creatives to learn, share, showcase and promote, as well as an immense catalogue of features, how-to’s and tips which benefit the extremely loyal community, and an excellent jobs board. It’s awe-inspiring not only in content, but in terms of the dedication and love of people running it.”
Loma Morant, Freelance Graphic Designer
"Creative Boom did a great feature on my work earlier in the year! And as a result I got a few more followers and sold some prints on my shop. So thanks guys! Keep up the good work!!"
"The employability articles (especially the recent one about placements) have been of great use to my students."
"I love browsing Creative Boom and really enjoy visiting the site - I find it such a useful and interesting resource. I feel I owe a thank you to Creative Boom - I actually found my current job with Select First PR agency in Tunbridge Wells advertised on the site, so thank you very much for providing this platform!"