“One of the great opportunities at Bradford is being surrounded with exceptionally talented people in all aspects of our business. ”
- Creative Director

“Bradford is unequaled in its ability to provide high-quality products and excellent customer service, while also providing its employees with exceptional opportunities for growth and advancement. ”
- Director of Marketing

Our Culture

The Bradford Group has become a world leader in direct response marketing by bringing together highly talented people in a creative, collaborative environment. Words like “inquisitive,” “intellectually curious,” and “passionate” are often used to describe our employees, and our shared values of innovation and teamwork are what makes our company such an exciting and dynamic place to work.


As part of our work life, employees enjoy a variety of festive events throughout the year, many of which are coordinated by The Brightside Committee, a volunteer group of employees from different departments within the business. Some of the events and programs in which our employees take part include:

"Boo"Fest - held in late October, this is the Bradford Group’s Halloween celebration, where employees compete for prizes in costume and pumpkin-carving contests.

Harvest Fest - at this event in October, employees and their families display and sell their artwork and crafts to their colleagues.

Friends & Family Turkey Dinner - in mid-November our Food Services staff prepares a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at lunchtime and invites employees to bring their friends and/or families to the celebration. A portion of the ticket sales for the dinner typically benefits a charity.

Annual Holiday Party - a perennial favorite, the company’s holiday celebration typically takes place in the garden space on site, and may feature a DJ, karaoke, carolers, raffles/gift giveaways, and always plenty of holiday cheer!

Summer Barbecues - during the summer months, our Food Services staff grills a selection of barbecue favorites (bratwurst, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, etc.) at lunchtime on Fridays outside under the front awning of our corporate headquarters.

Lunch & Learns - throughout the year, lunchtime programs on topics of interest to our employees are offered. Programs have included presentations on managing life stress and finding balance, recession-proofing your life, tips on car buying, and even how to write "SMART" goals.

Giving Back

Teamwork is one of the Bradford Group’s core values, and our employees understand that teamwork also means coming together to help those less fortunate. The company traditionally sponsors an annual holiday food drive in December to support the hungry in the Chicagoland area, and events such as toy drives to benefit needy children and employee blood drives are opportunities for our employees to participate.

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