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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. 
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. 

HTC

HTC: Pushing the Power of One

In the crowded mobile device market, HTC champions independent spirits and tastemakers, empowering users to think of their digital lives in the same way they do everything else: Set the trend. Lead, don't follow. Swift couldn’t have been more eager to partner with HTC to support this ethos by providing comprehensive social media services from strategy and content creation to global community management.   
Evolution Fresh

Evolution Fresh

In the world of fruit and vegetable juicing, ‘cold pressed’ is a hot commodity. But we wanted to give it meaning outside of high quality nutrition, to stand for great choices that help our community #PressOn. So we took to social media, identifying and rewarding thousands of fans and would-be fans with a free bottle of Evolution Fresh. The result was not just enthusiasm about juice, but a deeply engaged community celebrating the healthy ways that life is fun. 
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.
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.


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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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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.

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Associate Creative Director (Design focus)

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, HTC & REI, among others.

Our Associate Creative Directors are thinkers, makers and mentors. They combine stellar design 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 project design 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 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
  • Understand overall business strategy and consumer goals
  • Manage design team, provide feedback, sign-offs, and creative direction on a day-to-day basis
  • Work with the Creative Director and Group Creative Director to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objectives and maximize effectiveness
  • Participate in new business pitches and strategy recommendations
  • Collaborate with the internal Swift team and participate in project briefings
  • Partner with ACD Writer 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
  • Concept ideas for campaigns and amplification tactics that span digital / social / mobile
  • Create original, persuasive, visually compelling design work for digital experiences
  • Grow into the role of leading creative presentations and meetings
  • Be an active part of the larger Swift team and proactively drive the agency’s exposure to creative ideas and recommendations

Qualifications — Skills, Knowledge & Behavior

7+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Minimum 7 years experience as a designer, with at least 2 years in a management role
  • Ability to both lead certain projects independently of the Creative Director / Group Creative Director, and work under their guidance on other projects
  • Must have a compelling portfolio and body of work with a focus on design for digital and social executions
  • Experience with concepting and production, including ideation, storyboarding, pre-production, creative direction on set, collaboration with editors, and post-production
  • Experience art directing photo shoots
  • Demonstrated conceptual and strategic campaign experience
  • Strong understanding of UX best practices and experience creating wireframes
  • 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
  • Welcomes feedback; always strives to push themselves and Swift to create the very best work

Responsibilities

  • Work with the entire Swift creative team to produce impactful, innovative content that expresses the client and project objectives
  • Manage design team, provide feedback, sign-offs, and creative direction on a day-to-day basis
  • Create original, persuasive, visually compelling design for campaigns
  • Craft and deliver strategic presentations and content
  • Concept ideas for campaigns and amplification tactics that span digital / social / mobile
  • Understand overall business strategy and consumer goals, work with the CCO to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objectives and maximize effectiveness
  • Lead creative presentations and meetings

Required Skills & Experience

7+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Minimum 7 years experience as a designer, with at least 2 years in a management role
  • Ability to both lead certain projects independently of the Creative Director / CCO, and work under their guidance on other projects
  • Must have a compelling portfolio and body of work with a focus on design for digital executions
  • Experience with video concepting and production, including ideation, storyboarding, pre-production, creative direction on set, collaboration with editors, and post-production
  • Demonstrated conceptual and strategic campaign experience
  • Strong understanding of UX best practices and experience creating wireframes
  • 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


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