HTCCREATOGRAPHY

HTC: #Creatography

If HTC users have one thing in common, it’s that there's nothing common about them. Like the company itself, they’re individualists, innovators and creators. HTC tasked Swift to find these like-minded spirits, put the HTC One (M8) smartphone in their hands, and document what they do with it. Under the banner of #Creatography, Swift elevated an eclectic group with talents as varied as dance, stop-motion animation, street fashion and garage invention. Swift’s contributions to the global initiative spanned creative strategy, influencer outreach, experience design, and execution on a series of documentary shorts shot in 7 cities in 3 countries.
Starbucks PSL

Starbucks: The Real Pumpkin Spice Latte

A cult favorite, nothing says fall like the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. In a particularly celebrated instance of seasonal creep, Swift was called on to activate the debut of the popular beverage earlier than ever before. Launching the official PSL Twitter and Tumblr accounts, we created the character “The Real PSL” who served up spicy content to its faithful followers on the daily. We challenged its community to participate in a social scavenger hunt for the opportunity to taste fall early. The response was nothing short of fanatical. 
Swift Case Study: Outshine

OUTSHINE: RAISING THE BAR IN DIGITAL

Is there anything better than a juicy, refreshing fruit bar? We don’t think so. When Nestlé called on us to refresh Outshine’s digital and social presence, we couldn’t wait to bring our expertise to the table. As Outshine’s digital Agency of Record, we’re reimagining the brand’s website, social strategy, display presence, and partnerships. “Making it sticky” never tasted so good.


REI

REI

REI is redefining the outdoor experience for a new generation of socially-connected adventurers. Naturally, Swift jumped at the chance to partner with them, indulging our passion for the outdoors and our expertise with the millennial audience. The ongoing relationship has allowed us to deliver creative strategy and execution for a series of integrated seasonal campaigns that span everything from social channels to in-store display to e-commerce. 

Starbucks

Starbucks: Siren Stories

Swift has partnered with Starbucks for over a year and a half, delivering integrated digital and social strategy, concepts, content and execution for their seasonal campaigns. Our passion for authentic storytelling, and good coffee, align perfectly with the brand’s sincere dedication to beverages that bring happiness to people’s lives. Highlights include creating their summer #sipface campaign blending social, website, banner and email, celebrating Pumpkin Spice Latte's 10 year anniversary in the fall, multiple campaigns for VIA and launching the #sharejoy campaign to ring in the holiday season.
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Other Projects

Legacy Health

Legacy Health’s website has become an important resource for patients and providers alike throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. Swift created a responsive site optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile. Built on Sitecore, we migrated all 2,000+ pages to a new CMS platform and implemented search optimization strategy. Swift also launched a multi-platform mobile application called MobileMed for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. MobileMed provides a searchable database of medical test procedures and guidelines for providers.

Embassy Suites Waikiki

In an increasingly competitive tourism environment, Embassy Suites needed to better showcase the beauty and amenities of their Waikiki property. We redesigned their website and launched localized versions in Japan and Korea to highlight their location, features, promotions and the services they offer. We also added personality through copywriting and a more welcoming design. Swift continues to provide strategic support with site improvements and recommendations based on monthly analytics reviews and analysis.

Nike Golf

Nike Golf’s global community contains some of the most dedicated fans in the world. To them, every detail matters. Tasked with global community management, social strategy and creative, we’re thrilled to partner with Nike Golf to amplify these key details. From new product launches, to The Masters and game tips, the goal is to deliver content that ignites golfers everywhere. By always looking through the lens of the athlete, we create a holistic social experience that only they can deliver.

Wildfang

Tomboy fashion, transformed. It's tough to deny the wild-eyed passion of style visionaries. We paired up with Portland-based Wildfang to design and build a true cultural destination as powerful as their take on menswear for women. Wildfang’s singular aesthetic is alive and kicking in the sleek, fully responsive eCommerce website and lifestyle blog we created. Vibrant personality and engaging social content are everything to these bow-tied trendsetters. We're proud to be part of their pack.

Nike Digital Sport

As a team of tech and fitness enthusiasts, we appreciate the huge enterprise that is Nike+ (and many of us are avid users). We partnered with Nike Digital Sport to revamp their support site, creating a reimagined hub to assist a community 11+ million athletes strong. To make matters more exciting, we made sure the site was localized in 17 languages and optimized for mobile web. Questions about Nike+? We know a few folks who can help.

Let's Move Active Schools

Active kids perform better–in school and in life. Swift partnered with Nike Access to Sport and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to create a site that would increase awareness among educators, parents and the community to help get their kids moving. We focused on crafting a clean, responsive site that would be effective across a variety of platforms. A new generation of movement, inspired.

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Swift: We Love What We Do

WE ARE STORYTELLERS

We are creative visionaries, tech pioneers, hungry digital natives. We think holistically. We believe that a seamless combination of planning, design, development and outreach are required to unleash the potential of a story. We exist for brands. We exist for consumers. We have a keen understanding of the digital generation and the social spaces they call home.

Our Capabilities

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Business Analysis & Forecasting
Competitive Analysis
Content Strategy
User Research
Media Strategy
Cross Channel Integration
Website Analysis
Multi-Channel Marketing Analysis

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Campaign Creation
Interaction Design
Mobile Design
Video Concepts Production
Visual Design

technology

CMS Integrations
eCommerce Solutions
Technology Platform Selection
Mobile App Development
Social CRM Solutions

social

Campaign Development
Channel Strategy
Content Development
Community Management
Platform Management

ONLINE MARKETING

Campaign Development
Display Advertising
Email Marketing
Media Buying
Search Optimization and Marketing
A/B and Multivariate Testing
Online Marketing Optimization
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Randall Fransen

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Ryan Peterson

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Director of Client Services
Shannon Goins

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Shawn O'Dell

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Director of Measurement and Insights
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Senior Producer
Steph Chandler

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Ted Hurliman

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Tian Mulholland

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Job Listings

For hiring inquiries, contact us at careers@swift.co.

Associate Creative Director (Design focus)

Portland, OR

Responsibilities

  • Work with the creative, planning, and account teams team to understand client objectives, target audience, and creative brief
  • Manage design team, provide feedback, sign-offs, and creative direction on a day-to-day basis
  • Develop original concepts and tactics for integrated marketing campaigns spanning traditional, digital, and emerging media platforms, including video.
  • Create and manage original, persuasive, visually-compelling design work for campaigns, content, and digital experiences
  • Craft and deliver strategic presentations and content
  • Understand overall business strategy and consumer goals, work with the CD and CCO to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objectives and maximize effectiveness
  • Lead creative presentations and meetings
  • Manage Designers and/or Art Directors
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    Required Skills & Experience*

7+ years direct experience with the following:

  • 2+ years in a creative management role
  • Ability to lead certain projects independently of the Creative Director / CCO, and also work under their guidance on other projects
  • Compelling portfolio with a focus on digital / integrated campaign work
  • Experience with video concepting and production, including ideation, storyboarding, pre-production, creative direction on set, collaboration with editors, and post-production
  • Strong knowledge and/or personal use of emerging digital platforms (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr), with an understanding of how brands can leverage each
  • Strong knowledge of the overall advertising landscape, including trending campaigns, agencies, and brands
  • Experience developing digital experience, with understanding of UX best practices
  • Proven history of leadership roles within a creative department
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and experience presenting creative vision and recommendations to clients
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment**


Associate Creative Director (Writing focus)

Portland, OR

About You

Design, storytelling, blogging, photography, film, music – if it is artistic expression and inspires creativity, you love it. In the Associate Creative Director role, you will work closely with the internal team to assign digital vision and strategy for our clients. The Associate Creative Director has an integral understanding of marketing fundamentals, technologies and cultural trends. You are a strong communicator and while you come from a writing background, your interests are diverse. You have managed teams of writers and are skilled at giving feedback and guidance to motivate your teams.

Our Associate Creative Directors are thinkers, makers and mentors. They combine exceptional writing skills with a proven ability to make strong decisions and collaborate with their team to deliver stunning work. They are adept at developing original creative concepts and approaches as well as overseeing projects all the way through to execution. Associate Creative Directors act as mentors for the creative employees working underneath them as well as work seamlessly across departments to deliver the best work possible. Our Associate Creative Directors contribute to the development of creative strategy, drive the collaborative efforts of the projects creative and execute outstanding content. They constantly strive to embody Swift culture and standards both internally and with our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Lead large scale creative strategy for key clients
  • Craft and deliver strategic presentations and content
  • Manage writer team, provide feedback, sign-offs, and creative direction on a day-to-day basis
  • Understand the overall business strategy of projects and consumer goals
  • Work with the Creative Director and Executive Creative Director to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objectives while maximizing effectiveness
  • Participate in new business pitches and strategy recommendations
  • Collaborate with the internal Swift team and participate in project briefings
  • Partner with ACD Design to lead big idea concepting, campaign development and content execution
  • Participate in brainstorm sessions and set social media strategy & content calendars for clients incorporating best practices across social media channels
  • Write, edit, and produce content across social media channels
  • Work effectively and efficiently with project timelines; ensure on-time completion of deliverables
  • Grow into the role of leading creative presentations and meetings
  • Work with writers to craft voice and tone for our clients; serve as an editor
  • Be an active part of the larger Swift team and proactively drive the agency’s exposure to creative ideas and recommendations

Skills & Experience

7+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Minimum 7 years experience as a writer, with at least 2 years in a management role
  • Experience writing and concepting for well-known brand either on the client or agency side
  • Experience writing daily Facebook and Twitter posts on behalf of a brand
  • Ability to write effectively within the specific platform limitations
  • Experience crafting marketing copy for products, including product descriptions
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and experience presenting creative vision and recommendations to clients
  • Understanding of social network specific best practices and language nuances
  • FOB magazine work or a combination of commercial and editorial writing experience
  • Proven ability to hit aggressive deadlines and adapt to quick direction changes
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment
  • Welcomes feedback; always strives to push themselves and Swift to create the very best work
  • Work in an editor role is a bonus


Human Resources Coordinator

Portland, OR

Responsibilities

  • Work as an integral team member to aid in recruiting activities and build candidate relationships; often acting as the first point of contact and first impression of the agency.
  • Help to maintain a high-touch candidate and hiring manager experience at Swift.
  • Provide administrative support for employee recruitment efforts. This includes maintaining the applicant tracking system, posting jobs and drafting offer letters.
  • Responsible for scheduling interviews and travel, collecting and compiling candidate feedback.
  • Work with Talent Acquisition Manager to maintain internal documents to track candidates, open roles, compensation and forecasted hires.
  • Coordinate and facilitate new hire orientation. This includes preparing new hire packets, scheduling orientation meetings, touring all new hires and temporary employees as well as confirming receipt of all completed documentation and paperwork.
  • Service Swift employees by responding to day-to-day questions and requests related to benefits, policies and HR programs.
  • Develop and maintain current understanding of compliance of all federal, state and local laws.
  • Support HR team administratively throughout annual performance review process.
  • Participate in benefits annual renewal meetings and offer administrative support during open enrollment.
  • Sets up and maintains employee files and all HR filing systems. Ensures records are maintained and destroyed in compliance with established retention schedules.
  • Assisting with special projects as needed.

Specific Job Skills

  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong customer service orientation, interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are required.
  • Skilled at building trust and developing relationships with people internally and externally at all levels.
  • Must be able to work independently and be extremely self-motivated.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in an exceedingly fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must be very flexible, reliable and punctual.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, track and complete multiple projects simultaneously, with exceptional attention to detail.

Education and/or Experience

  • College degree or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Two years previous office experience required, prior experience supporting a Human Resources or recruiting department is preferred.


Management Supervisor

Portland, OR

About You

You are extremely skilled at building and cultivating relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You’re passionate about the industry and keep current on emerging trends always with an eye to how it impacts your clients’ business. The Client Partner at Swift is ultimately responsible for client satisfaction and the integrity of the work our team delivers. As a Client Partner you own all aspects of the client relationship and seamlessly transition from strategic conversations to financial forecasting and budget tracking.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain trusted and successful relationships with assigned clients, understanding their business needs and objectives and ensuring Swift work meets those goals
  • Translate the client’s vision into business requirements and work with the internal planning and creative teams to produce strategic recommendations and project outlines
  • Ensure all of the deliverables provided in client briefs are met
  • Plan all assigned engagements including goals, deliverables, schedules and budgets by managing the workflow process with support from agency producers
  • Collaborate with the Director of Production and producer team to prioritize work and deliverables accurately and allocate time for appropriate internal Swift staff and contractors
  • Manage assigned accounts Profit and Loss (P&L) including negotiating statements of work (SOWs) and retainers and ensure the account is profitable
  • Serve as the point of escalation for all client-related issues for assigned clients and make decisions that act in the best interest of Swift and our clients
  • Act as an organizational leader for Swift, setting professional standards for the team and inspiring and leading by example

Required Skills & Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience in an agency environment; demonstrated impact on communication and digital strategy for major clients
  • Extensive knowledge, expertise and personal perspective on digital and Internet trends as well as business, site performance analysis and user-centered design process
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, mentor and collaborate in a team-oriented workplace
  • Experience with contract negotiation and budget setting and tracking
  • Strong public speaking skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to foster the development of strong, cohesive teams


Production Designer

Portland, OR

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Creative Directors and entire Swift creative team to produce impactful, innovative design that expresses the client and project objectives
  • Help design and finalize visual assets for a wide range of marketing deliverables including social media graphics, advertising campaign material, responsively-designed websites, GIFs, photography, emails, apps and print collateral
  • Work collaboratively with multiple team members to help design beautiful presentations for new business pitches and existing clients
  • Retouch and manipulate photography for use in client campaigns and social media platforms
  • Incorporate feedback from internal team members and clients to ensure work is inline with overall briefs and client expectations and goals
  • Provide visual QA feedback to creative team to ensure creative quality and consistency

Required Skills & Experience
2+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Designing assets for digital and interactive experiences (sites and/or apps)
  • Portfolio showcasing execution of digital concepts and creative design solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign that results in impeccably-organized digital files
  • Experience as a Production Designer or Design Intern in a professional graphic design environment or agency a big plus
  • Experience designing within presentation software such as Powerpoint and Google Presentations a big plus
  • Ability to generate and edit basic motion assets such as animated GIFs
  • Willingness to accept and act quickly on feedback
  • Grace and focus under tight deadline pressure
  • Laser-sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Solid foundation in typography, layout, illustration, and general design
  • Basic (to Advanced) sketching / illustration skills
  • Basic understanding of the capabilities of HTML and web browsers
  • Familiarity with and/or personal use of popular social platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest)*


Senior Analyst, Social Media

Portland, OR

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Strategy and Marketing teams to provide best in class social campaigns based on quantitative data
  • Develop ROI structures and measures that express marketing value for social media programs and major brands
  • Use paid social data to assist media partners with building and improving targeting strategies
  • Develop and deliver client reports that express deep insight into the value of clients’ social activity
  • Analyze and interpret data from Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google Analytics, Omniture, and others to drive future client marketing strategies
  • Work with Community Managers, Planners and other agency teams to build data-driven stories and actionable insights that shape future account strategy
  • Be an organizational expert in popular/cutting edge social media monitoring and measurement tools
  • Recommend and implement optimization strategies and processes for social campaigns, social content, and Swift’s internal creative & social teams
  • Present social reports to clients

Required Skills & Experience

4+ years direct experience with the following:

  • 3+ years measuring and deriving insights from social channels, social campaigns and communities
  • 4+ years analyzing engagement and performance data across digital mediums (social, web, paid media)
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of web, social media, and online advertising
  • Strong proficiency in analyzing and interpreting data with meaningful insight
  • Experience in directing and advising paid social media strategies
  • Experience working with B2C brands across industries including footwear/apparel, CPG, travel & tourism
  • Expert working knowledge of one or more analytic tools such as Sprinklr, Spredfast, Radian6, SocialMention, Adobe Social
  • Strong presentation skills*


Senior Designer

Portland, OR

Swift is an advertising agency comprised of creative visionaries, tech pioneers and hungry digital natives. We serve global Fortune 500 clients including Starbucks, Nestle, REI and HTC among others. We are hiring a Senior Designer whose innovative and creative thinking can take ideas and concepts and realize them as compelling, user friendly digital experiences.. The ideal candidate has a trained eye for strong design, able to concept content for a variety of mediums, direct management experience, and is a strong communicator.

You are an innovative, creative thinker who can take ideas and concepts and realize them as compelling, user friendly digital experiences. You enjoy the process of creative problem solving and have experience working on a wide range of interactive projects from information architecture to responsive web design to display advertising to social media campaigns. As a senior designer you’ll be responsible for delivering and maintaining the quality of design throughout the entire project duration.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the entire Swift creative team to produce impactful, innovative design that expresses the client and project objectives
  • Own all aspects of the design process, from collecting inspiration, to producing multiple concepts, to production, to providing feedback to junior designers
  • Create overall design direction for integrated marketing campaigns that span traditional, digital, and emerging media platforms
  • Concept and design graphics and imagery for clients’ social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest
  • Demonstrate and apply key principles of interface design to experience design projects, including websites and apps
  • Work collaboratively with team members to produce beautiful presentations for new business pitches and existing clients
  • Incorporate feedback from internal team members and clients to ensure work is inline with overall briefs and client expectations and goals
  • Provide visual QA feedback to account and technology teams to ensure creative quality and consistency

Required Skills & Experience

5+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Design for campaigns (traditional, digital, and/or social)
  • Design for digital and interactive experiences (sites and/or apps)
  • Outstanding portfolio showcasing innovative digital concepts and creative design solutions, including the types of work listed above
  • Proven ability to independently solve complex design problems and generate original design concepts
  • Experience searching for and evaluating the creative merits of photography and photographers, including those from stock photo sites and social media sites like Tumblr and Instagram
  • Strong knowledge of the overall design landscape, including trending platforms, tools, typography, campaigns, and designers
  • Ability to generate basic motion assets such as animated GIFs
  • Laser-sharp attention to detail
  • Experience developing information architecture, user experience, and/or wireframes
  • Basic understanding of the capabilities of HTML and web browsers
  • In-depth knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with and/or personal use of popular social platforms (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr)
  • Sketching / Illustration skills a big plus


Senior Producer (freelance)

Portland, OR

Swift is looking for a Senior Producer with strong digital experience for a 3+ month project

The Senior Producer brings strong experience to the production team as well as leadership skills that help inspire and motivate the team to tackle a project with a positive, problem-solving attitude!

Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning and execution of multiple brand campaigns simultaneously
  • Clearly define project parameters and timelines while managing the process, workflow, internal resources, and clients to ensure the best possible product is delivered on time and on budget
  • Lead and inspire team members by communicating the project vision and overall goals
  • Play a role in directing and leading Associate Producers
  • Gather project requirements to inform effective project briefs and assign internal deliverables to creative and development teams
  • Keep internal teams informed of day-to-day project activities, communicate conflicts, delays, or resource variables that may affect the project workflow/delivery
  • Budget reporting to management
  • Prepare internal and external meeting materials including invites, agendas, and other miscellaneous needs to ensure all meeting objectives are clearly defined and met
  • Review all project deliverables for quality and accuracy
  • Take pride in the work produced by the Swift team and ensure it meets the needs of the clients

Required Skills & Experience

5+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Managing the production, execution, and marketing of digital content creation and websites
  • Building out project plans for large-scale content and eCommerce sites or interactive campaigns
  • Able to manage a project from start to finish while targeting aggressive timelines
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to work within a cross-functional team
  • Comfortable motivating and organizing a cross-functional team (writers, designers, developers)
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills
  • Adept at risk management and setting clear expectations
  • Up-to-date on current trends and effective social media techniques


Senior Writer

Portland, OR

Responsibilities

  • Lead large scale creative strategy for key clients
  • Craft and deliver strategic presentations and content
  • Understand the overall business strategy of projects and consumer goals
  • Work with the Creative Director and Executive Creative Director to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objective and maximize effectiveness
  • Participate in new business pitches and strategy recommendations
  • Collaborate with the internal Swift team and participate in project briefings
  • Participate in brainstorm sessions and set the social media strategy and content calendar for clients incorporating best practices across social media channels
  • Write, edit, and produce content across social media channels
  • Work effectively and efficiently with project timelines, ensure on-time completion of deliverables
  • Grow into the role of leading creative presentations and meetings
  • Work with writers to craft voice and tone for our clients; serve as an editor
  • Be an active part of the larger Swift team and proactively drive the agency’s exposure to creative ideas and recommendations

Required Skills & Experience

5+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Experience writing and concepting for well-known brands either on the client or agency side
  • Experience writing daily Facebook and twitter posts on behalf of a brand
  • Ability to write effectively within the specific platform limitations
  • Experience crafting marketing copy for products, including product descriptions
  • Excellent communication and grammar skills
  • Understanding of social network specific ‘best practices’ and language nuances
  • FOB magazine work or a combination of commercial and editorial writing experience
  • Proven ability to hit aggressive deadlines and adapt to quick direction changes
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment
  • Work in an editor role is a bonus


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Announcing our union with creative agency POSSIBLE

Swift has added more power and reach to its brand content capabilities by becoming a POSSIBLE agency.

Swift, Renowned Brand Content Specialists, Join WPP-held Digital Creative Agency POSSIBLE.

With a focus on growing their creative brand strategy and content capabilities, POSSIBLE adds digital agency Swift to their expanding global presence. Swift brings an impressive roster of clients, adding Starbucks, Nestle and HTC to POSSIBLE’s already expansive list.

Shane Atchison, Global CEO of POSSIBLE and Swift founders, Liz Valentine and Alicia McVey have been friends for over 10 years and their agencies have competed for client work on more than one occasion. Their camaraderie is founded on a respect for each other’s excellence in digital and Atchison’s mentorship through Swift’s rapid growth. Swift was recently recognized as “Small Agency of the Year, Northwest” by Advertising Age, which speaks to the power of their strategic and creative output, as well as their ability to deliver excellent results for clients.

But there is more than just a strong alignment of expertise. Both agencies place a high value on the importance of culture, with POSSIBLE named as an Advertising Age Best Place to Work in 2014. “Swift’s commitment to generating breakthrough creative tied to tangible business results makes them a natural fit for POSSIBLE,” said Atchison. “Their incredible growth, approach to strategy, unmatched content expertise and string of successful client campaigns have garnered them well-deserved praise and recognition. Our team as well as our clients will benefit from the skills and the top industry talent Swift brings with it.”

Swift will continue to grow and expand its content studio, increasing its ability to provide content “at the speed of life” to more brands globally. “POSSIBLE’s world-wide presence and expertise will allow us to better serve our clients’ ever-expanding needs for global strategy and campaigns with authentic local relevance,” says Valentine.

POSSIBLE, and global media agency network Mindshare recently announced their partnership to create Content+. The Swift acquisition comes on the heels of this relationship and will further enhance the offering of real-time micro-content in a rapid production environment. Both Swift and the partnership with Mindshare accelerate POSSIBLE’s position to better serve clients.

“We share with Swift the belief that substance and style both play a role in a successful campaign,” said Danielle Hawley, POSSIBLE’s CCO for the Americas. “This is core to our ‘Does It Work?’ ideology, which dictates that creativity fueled by data must be tied to business objectives.”

Swift’s headquarters will remain in Portland, where they will continue to grow.

About POSSIBLE
POSSIBLE is a creative agency that cares about results. We back up every idea with real-world insights to create work that makes a difference — and makes a measurable impact. On paper, POSSIBLE is 25 offices spanning five continents. In practice, we are 1,100+ people offering local expertise to some of the world’s most dynamic brands. These include Microsoft, P&G, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AT&T and Coca-Cola. POSSIBLE is part of WPP Digital; for more information, visit possible.com, or follow us on Twitter @possible, on facebook.com/possible.com and linkedin.com/company/possible.com

About Swift:
Born in 2007, Swift serves global Fortune 500 clients including Starbucks, HTC, and Nestle. With a seamless combination of planning, strategy, design, development and content creation, the Portland-based agency unleashes brand stories "at the speed of life" with the ultimate goal of exceeding client expectations.

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LEGACY HEALTH WINS EHEALTHCARE’S “BEST OVERALL WEBSITE, 2014”

Swift’s work for the Legacy Health website earned top honors at the 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, which received 1,000 entries in the category. See the site.

“COOK WITH GRAZIA” MOBILE APP TAKES SILVER AT W³

Fueled by a passion for food and technology, Swift was proud to take home Silver for the iOS development of the “Cook with Grazia” application at the 9th annual W³ Awards. See the app.

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