Who We Are

Each one of us is Barefoot

We have a culture that values each person, not just "people." We help each other reach our individual potential and therefore our collective potential. This singular mindset has prepared us well for creating experiences in today's world. Because regardless of how big the data sets get, one person's experience does matter. If you have a similar mindset, welcome to the party. We're throwing it for you.

Barefoot Office

It was 1994. People were talking about the World Wide Web. This thing called the hyperlink was big. And an ex-P&G employee had a vision for a boutique agency that only cared about two things: creativity and results. There would be room for nothing else.

So he and the first employees made desks by throwing a door over two filing cabinets and got to work. It was the ethos a new kind of agency would need, lean and nimble – a startup before startup was a thing.

The agency would need to be obsessed with the work – not with the trappings and clichés of conventional agencies. No Barcelona chairs in the lobby, no designer chandelier in the conference room and no $500 shoes. They would need to be… barefoot.

Success breeds buyers. And Proximity Worldwide came calling in 2008. A master of one-to-one marketing, the sister network of BBDO was the perfect match. Eleven years on, Barefoot Proximity has 170 talented people following in our founder’s footsteps – and very closely too, since he was recently named CEO of Proximity Worldwide.

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Who We Are

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Unlocking the power of data and creativity

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What We Offer

Opportunity knocks

Top clients, exciting work, cool location, competitive benefits, extensive training, smart people, fun social events and a culture that puts the individual first (humans and canines).


We do our best work when we bring our whole self to work. Because life is wonderfully complex, everyone has the flexibility to successfully integrate work with their non-work time and responsibilities. This is a cornerstone of our comitment to well-being.

Development is in our DNA

We develop each person's potential based on their individual strengths. This is proven to be more effective than focusing on fixing weaknesses. The agency's growth comes from personal growth. In fact, some employees reported growing an inch or two after being hired! (Not really.)


Doing good, meaningful work doesn't matter if our internal community of 170 people aren't doing good for the community at large. That's why we contribute time and expertise to local organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Play at work

When people are frequently in a state of play, they're more creative at problem solving, and the work gets better. Whether it's our annual gala celebrating our people, an employee variety show, holiday decorating and costume contests, or food competitions and more — we like to have fun. And dogs. Dogs make everything better.



Working at Barefoot Proximity

We're always looking for smart individuals.

Check out our open positions, and feel free to contact us.

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