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Birmingham's Ignite Social Media creates 60 jobs in social media

Ignite Social Media is hiring across the board, creating 40 jobs in the last year and looking to hire another 20 people this spring/summer.

The downtown Birmingham-based company, which also has an office in North Carolina, did a round of hiring last fall to meet the demand of its growing customer base. It now employs 77 people and four interns. The company is looking to hire another 20 in everything from creative positions (writers and designers), computer programmers, financial professionals and a human resource director.

"We have had to hire to meet the demand of our new business," says Deidre Bounds, COO of Ignite Social Media. "We are looking to staff up in pretty much every department in the agency."

Ignite Social Media spun out of Brogan & Partners, the firms share the same office building, four years ago. It has taken on new clients over the last year, including Chrysler and Carlson, a hospitality firm. Ignite Social Media has also expanded its workload with some other big-name clients, like Samsung.

The company has doubled in size every year since its inception. Bounds expects the firm to do it again this year as the economy continues to grow.

Source: Deidre Bounds, COO of Ignite Social Media
Writer: Jon Zemke
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  • Ignite Social Media
    325 South Old Woodward
    Birmingham, MI 48009 Website
    Ignite Social Media is an agency that provides social media services including application development, podcasting, blogging, reputation management, profile creation, and social network. It is based in Birmingham.