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Procrastinating on Purpose | Think Tank | Swim Creative Marketing Plan, Purpose, Things To Come, Swimming, In This Moment, Creative, Swim

Procrastinating on Purpose | Think Tank | Swim Creative

When doing nothing is the right thing for a business to do. Read our latest blog on how we planned for the unplanned and why that's okay sometimes.

2020 has forced every brand to pivot. The key to staying centered and focused amidst uncertainty? Your brand. Here's how it can save you. #marketing #pivot #innovation #innovating #purpose #brand #branding #brandidentity #identity #thinktank #marketingagency #agencylife #smallbusiness #coronavirus #covid19 #business #thoughtleadership People Use You, Brand Identity, Branding, Brew Pub, Online Yoga, You Now, Understanding Yourself, Brand You, Save Yourself

Only Your Brand Can Save You Now | Think Tank | Swim Creative

Global pandemics and social unrest have put us in a phase where it's difficult to make plans. So, how do you adjust your business on the fly? Let's talk.

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The New Normal Requires Innovation - News - Swim Creative

The coronavirus, and the measures put in place to combat it, forced Swim to realize survival required more than “business as usual.” It required innovation.

7 Tips to Make Social Media Work for your Brand - Think Tank - Swim Creative You Get It, How To Get, Pay Attention, Read More, Work On Yourself, Followers, Social Media, Tips, People

7 Tips to Make Social Media Work for your Brand

Up your social media street cred with some simple advice on how to produce better content (and make your life easier).

If there is any good to come out of the pandemic it is this: now you have the time to pause, reflect on your brand and plan for where it will be when we get to the other side. The New Normal, You Got This, Reflection, Swimming, Marketing, How To Plan, News, Creative, Swim

Get your brand ready for the new normal

If there is any good to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic it is this: now you have the time to pause, reflect on your brand and plan for where it will be when we get to the other side. #coronavirus #marketing #brandstrategy #newnormal #businessstrategy

Now more than ever, people have questions about your business. Here are 3 free things you can do to help keep your audience up-to-date Free Market, Target Audience, Free Things, Connection, Social Media, Marketing, This Or That Questions, Website, Business

3 Ways to Connect with your Audience during Coronavirus (For Free!)

Here are three free things you can do right now to help customers connect with your business and get the most up-to-date information easily. 1. Update your Google My Business Listing 2. Increase your social media presence 3. Keep your website up to date #Marketing #socialpresence #googlemybusiness #targetaudience #freemarketing

Preparing a meal and writing a marketing plan are basically the same thing. Discover Swim Creative’s 12 steps to a plan that’ll please everyone. Marketing Tactics, Marketing Plan, Create A Timeline, Making A Budget, Target Audience, No Response, Competition, Budgeting, Meal

12 Steps to Writing a Bulletproof Marketing Plan

We think writing a marketing plan is a lot like cooking a meal. Just follow this recipe: 1. Set goals 2. Create marketing objectives 3. Discover target audience 4. Research! 5. Make a budget 6. Strategize 7. Decide on marketing tactics 8. Create a timeline 9. Determine desired response 10. Analyze competition 11. Determine competitive differences 12. Examine your results! #marketing #marketingplan #marketingstrategy

Your brand is so much more than just your logo. A cohesive brand strategy should include a strong internal culture, engaging customer experience, and compelling external marketing. Marketing Tactics, Marketing Goals, Brand Management, Management Tips, Customer Experience, Visual Identity, Logo Design, Branding, Social Media

3 Keys to a Modern Brand Strategy

Your brand is so much more than just your logo. A cohesive brand strategy should include a strong internal culture, engaging customer experience, and compelling external marketing. #brandstrategy #marketingstrategy #companyculture #agencylife #externalmarketing #customerexperience #culture #brand

Why you should hire a marketing agency, Reason Number One: Agencies make music in a world that's filled with noise. They cut through the clutter. Personal Identity, Visual Identity, Identity Branding, Business Card Design, Creative Business, Business Cards, Restaurant Branding, Advertising Agency, Graphic Design Posters

Marketing agencies: why your brand should hire one

Why you should hire a marketing agency, Reason Number One: Agencies make music in a world that's filled with noise. They cut through the clutter. #marketing #agencylife #marketingagency #advertising #adagency #adversitingagency

 Take some inspiration from these businesses. India Crafts, Paddle, Fresh Water, Advertising, Swimming, Marketing, World, Business, Creative

Every Business Is Creative - Swim Creative Blog - The Think Tank

Don’t believe us? Take some inspiration from these businesses. #DuluthProud #AgencyLife #OnlyInDuluth #Advertising #Marketing

When is the Right Time for a Rebrand? Sign Meaning, Right Time, Swimming, Branding, Creative, Swim, Brand Management, Identity Branding

When is the Right Time for a Rebrand? - Branding - Swim Creative

The decision to rebrand your business is not an easy matter. These nine signs mean you should consider a rebrand.

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Conference Attending 101 | Swim

Heading to a conference soon? Well, lucky you! Conferences are not only an amazing learning tool, they’re also an opportunity to network with like-minded folks and gain a new perspective on your industry. We did some research and have a few things to share that may help you prepare for your next (or first) conference, […]

Inside the Box: an agency subscription service made by Swim Creative. Inside The Box, Swimming, Creative, Design, Swim

Thinking Inside the Box | Swim

Here’s a nice little preview of Inside the Box, Swim’s very own subscription box service specifically designed for ad agencies.

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TED Tests: How to Have a Better Conversation | Swim

Last week, one of our copywriters sent around an awesome TED Talk video called “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.” If you haven’t watched it yet, get on it. It’s amazing. Don’t have the time to watch? Here’s the lowdown: Don’t multitask Don’t pontificate Use open-ended questions Go with the flow If you don’t […]

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Play Swim’s Sportsball Ad Bingo | Swim

If you’re like the Swim Team, you watch the “Big Game” for two things: nachos and commercials. Even those not in the ad industry can appreciate watching some ads flop and others hit home during game breaks. After all, this is where the biggest brands face off and fight for eyeballs and tweets. To make […]

What will 2016 bring? World peace? Self-driving cars? Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album? Leo’s first Oscar? While we can’t know for certain, we can make educated guesses about the future of advertising, branding and marketing. Frank Ocean, Long Awaited, Year 2016, Self Driving, World Peace, Leo, Advertising, Bring It On, Swimming

In the Year 2016… | Swim

Our top trends and predictions What will 2016 bring? World peace? Self-driving cars? Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album? Leo’s first Oscar? While we can’t know for certain, we can make educated guesses about the future of advertising, branding and marketing. But Frank, if you’re reading this, 1–I’m sorry to assume we’re on a first-name basis and […]