Brittany Bloomer, Television presenter, new media
producer, media entrepreneur and founder of Pound
Paws - June 2017
Bloomer official website Pound
When and how did you discover
your interest and passion for media, journalism and
I was in high school I would regularly public speak
at school assemblies on various Animal Welfare topics.
I enjoyed raising awareness about real issues in the
community and I noticed how powerful speaking out
about this could be. When I graduated from high school,
I knew this was something that I wanted to continue
doing. This then led me into Journalism, which later
led to other event coverage, like fashion, social
events or even pageants around the world.
Who or what was your big break
big break into the media industry, was something which
I can proudly say was created through my own passion
& ambition. Straight after graduating from high
school, I knew I wanted to get more involved with
the media industry, but I wasnt sure who to
reach out to. So I created my own website and brand,
Bloomer.com and created a microphone with
my logo on it and went to every single bar, social
event, charity fundraiser in Sydney and created content,
thus raising awareness about my brand as a TV Presenter.
Without doing this, I wouldnt of got my name
out there and connected with some brilliant people,
who offered me other presenting opportunities down
you a naturally gifted speaker and presenter, or did
you have to keep working on it for years?
have always had the gift of the gab, I would jump
at any opportunities to public speak, ranging from
participating in debating, speaking at school assemblies
about my Animal Welfare fundraisers or even telling
funny stories at sleepovers with friends, It is something
that comes naturally to me and I feel happy doing.
love your work with animals. When and how did you
make Pound Paws a reality?
Paws was officially registered as a charity last year,
this was a really special moment for me. I have been
volunteer working in the Animal Welfare industry since
primary school so for me to be able to establish
my own charity and make a large difference in Australia
is a dream come true.
What sort of numbers does your
social media accounts attract?
media can be a very useful platform to use, when used
properly. My instagram handle for @poundpaws
has 20,000 followers, without using social media for
my charity I wouldnt be able to re-home
the majority of pets that I see come into the pound.
It is truly amazing how many people you can reach,
just by posting an image.
account has 15,000 followers I use this
account to focus on my TV Presenting / Modeling work
& occasionally treat my followers with a picture
of a cute dog or cat available for adoption ;)
What's been your favourite couple
of mainstream media projects?
really enjoyed working in the sports television field,
for Fox Sports & Channel One. I found the experience
very different to any field I have ever worked in
the atmosphere was extremely friendly. I really
enjoy how sports can bring a community together.
You have great fashion sense.
Do you do your own styling, or do you have an official
you! I feel very blessed to have such an amazing support
network in Australia. Before any social event, I reach
out to my PR agencies & they take me into their
showroom and help dress me. They have a wide variety
of different brands & all the latest collections.
I always steer towards the boho look, or anything
with a 50s feel.
Do you represent any clothing
or fashion brands, and do you have any favorite swimsuit
labels (got to keep the brands and sponsors happy)
work with a variety of different PR agencies in Australia
ranging from; Tailor Maid PR, Sweaty Betty PR, Tor
Star Sydney & Two Birds Talking. All of their
showrooms feel like Disneyland to me full of
beautiful garments, jewellery, shoes & even beauty
products from all different brands to choose from.
It truly is a blessing to be affiliated with them.
Have their been any particular
people who have acted as great business or life mentors
along your journey?
several people have influenced me in different ways.
They have all made a very special impact on my life:
Parents they have always been there for me
through thick and thin, they arent afraid to
tell me the truth, they always know the right answer
to everything (ha ha!) & they have both demonstrated
successful & happy lives which I aspire too.
Tim Vasudeva CEO of Animals Australia. I first
met him when I was in year 10 at highschool, after
reaching out about Animal Welfare and how I could
get involved. He took the time to meet with me and
educate me about death row in Australia. He influenced
me to make a difference in the community, which led
to the creation of Pound Paws.
What inspires you?
doing what they love and not being afraid to speak
out for what they believe in.
What parts of the world had
your business taken you, and what other places would
you like to go next?
have been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places
around the world, ranging from; South Korea, Fiji,
China, Los Angeles and many more beautiful places.
What I thoroughly enjoy about working overseas, is
that my job allows me to explore these places &
share my experiences to my friends, family & online
audience through written and video content.
What's your favourite beaches
in Australia, and do you prefer Sydney or Gold Coast
much prefer bays to beaches, as its a lot more
relaxed. Any of the bays along the Eastern Suburbs
coast are my top picks for a summer day.
When is the next big Pound Paws
Bay Dog Day 2017! This event will be taking place
on Saturday the 24th of June 2017 from 10am-2pm. It
will be a super fun day with dog activities ranging
from; Dog Massages, Dog Animal Communicator Demonstration
(find out what your dog is trying to say to you!),
Dog Perfumist (find your dog the perfect perfume),
Dog Competitions (best dog trick / best dog costume),
live music, dog finger painting & much more. If
you are a dog lover, I recommend you check this event
What's your favourite breed
favourite breed of dog would have to the Dachshund
- I am a proud owner of one, Hansel. They not only
look adorable, but their personalities are hilarious.
They are super sassy and they truly believe that they
are a lot larger then they really are. Every time
I take Hansel out he always tries to take on
the big dogs in the park, he is so courageous for
a dog his size.
Do you like or tolerate cats?
absolutely love them! My first experience owning a
pet, was with a cat which we found surrendered on
the street in New Zealand. I truly believe this experience
of taking an abandoned pet in to my home, steered
me towards rescuing pets in my career now.
What's something interesting
you can tell us about a current or upcoming project
am currently in discussion about a environmental campaign
with a friend, which we would like to launch around
Australian pet friendly beaches & parks, where
we encourage the public to pick up litter, when they
pick up their doggy doo. This action, will not only
help the environment, but perhaps open up more places
in the local area for our dogs to to enjoy! Plus,
there is nothing worse then stepping on doggy doo
Your favourite movie, and why?
favourite movie would have to be Ray Charles, I absolutely
love his music & I feel the movie was produced
excellently. There is a lot to take from that movie
too, it shows viewers that you can achieve anything
you set your heart too it all comes down to
self belief & ambition.
Who would you like to meet or
interview that you haven't yet?
is a tough question to answer, as there are so many
different fields with special individuals in each
one, which I would love to interview. I mean, a childhood
favorite of mine was Gwen Stefani (lead singer of
No Doubt), I would just love to be in the same room
as her and get into a deep conversation with her about
her music & the stories behind each song, but
then there is an interest to talk to Pete Cashmore,
Founder of Mashable and ask him about the start up
process at the young age of 19, or Lynne White (CEO
of Animals Australia) and create a great interview
segment, raising awareness about Animal Welfare in
Australia. The list is endless really.
What's been the key 'secret'
to your success?
mindset. I choose to trust the flow of everything
and believe that the universe is working with me,
not against me. That alone, allows me to keep relaxed
and look forward to what is ahead, even during hard
What's your motto?
happy and you will be happy. I strongly believe that
creating a happy place within yourself, will help
create a happy environment around you.
Star sign, and are you true
am a Libra we are known for being peaceful,
sociable and apparently we hate being alone. I must
be an exception for that, as I really enjoy spending
time by myself.
What's been a few big highlights
of your career so far?
when I was hosting on Fox Sports Australia, to whenever
I hop on a plane to work overseas, there are so many
highlights with the work I do & they all make
me so happy.
What do you do to relax?
head down to Centennial Park (its local to me) and
either bring a book, listen to Podcasts or just set
up a picnic by myself there. I love being surrounded
by nature as I find it very grounding.
Editors note: So, readers, as you have just learned,
Brittany is immensely talented, and one to watch.
A great presenter with a beautiful heart who is helping
out society in many ways - especially via her work
with animals. We predict ongoing success for this