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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.


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

planning

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

creative

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
Social Media

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Client Partner
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Jen Waletich

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Jeremy Webber

Jeremy Webber

Senior Planner
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Jesus Cameron

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John Lumpkin

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Josh McKenney

Josh McKenney

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Julie Powers

Senior Producer
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Kaycia Ogata

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Keith Kunis

Keith Kunis

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Kelsey Wilkins

Kelsey Wilkins

Writer
Laura Trimmell

Laura Trimmell

Senior Designer
Maki Katsumoto

Maki Katsumoto

Stylist
Marc Lane

Marc Lane

Senior Community Manager
Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes

Senior Technical Producer
Mike Bollen

Mike Bollen

Analyst
Mike Vitellaro

Mike Vitellaro

Senior Writer
Natalie Corr

Natalie Corr

Producer
Nicholas Nanpei

Nicholas Nanpei

Associate Producer
Nicola Van Hoff

Nicola Van Hoff

Associate Planner
Rachael Modrcin

Rachael Modrcin

Senior Community Manager
Rachel Havens

Rachel Havens

Studio Manager
Ryan Gottfried

Ryan Gottfried

Senior Designer
Shawn O'Dell

Shawn O'Dell

Associate Director of Analytics
Simon Robins

Simon Robins

Associate Creative Director
Steph Chandler

Steph Chandler

Producer
Ted Hurliman

Ted Hurliman

Senior Producer
Ted Zahn

Ted Zahn

Group Creative Director
Tram Ngo

Tram Ngo

Senior Designer

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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, Teavana, HTC, Microsoft, and Disney, among others. We are hiring an Associate Creative Director who has an integral understanding of design principles, marketing fundamentals, technologies and cultural trends. 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.

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 design principles, 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. The Associate Creative Director reports to the Chief Creative Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the creative team to understand client needs, target audience and creative brief objectives
  • Manage writers and provide feedback, sign-offs and creative direction on a day-to-day basis
  • Create original, persuasive, compelling copy for digital experiences
  • Craft and deliver strategic presentations and content
  • Concept ideas for campaigns and amplification tactics that span digital, social and mobile
  • Understand the overall business strategy of projects and consumer goals, work with the creative leads to ensure creative recommendations and strategy align with account objectives and maximize effectiveness
  • Lead creative presentations and meetings

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 7 years experience as a writer, with at least 2 years in a management role.
  • Ability to both lead certain projects independently of the Creative Director/CCO, and also work under their guidance on other projects
  • Must have a compelling portfolio and body of work with a focus on writing for digital executions
  • Demonstrated conceptual and strategic campaign experience
  • Proven history of leadership roles within a creative department
  • Experience working with Fortune 500 clients is a huge plus
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal including experience presenting creative vision and recommendations to clients
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment


Client Partner

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


Director of Employee Relations

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, Teavana, HTC, Microsoft, and Disney, among others. As part of our commitment to recruiting and retaining top talent and fostering a company culture that encourages employee growth and development, we are hiring a Director of Employee Relations. The Director of Employee Relations will oversee all aspects of employee relations programs, policies and procedures.

Our ideal candidate has deep experience in structuring and leading organizational learning and development, building and managing a recruiting team, retaining top talent, performance review processes and aligning internal culture within a professional services or people-driven environment. This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Create, oversee and directly manage onboarding, training and development for all staff and departments from associates to the executive suite, including internal and external trainings and liaising with managers on staff needs
  • Ensure that learning and development programs align with standards of performance evaluations in each department
  • Manage and oversee our talent and recruiting team and talent outreach efforts
  • Support senior management’s development and execution of company culture and evaluation processes
  • Work with the COO to ensure compensation bands are competitive with the changing market
  • Manage HR staff to coordinate benefits packages, offer letters, employment contracts ensuring Swift is compliant with all state and federal employment law
  • Oversee employee relations; work with staff to manage and facilitate issues as they arise
  • Work with leadership to establish, implement and maintain a culture of transparency and feedback
  • Work with senior leadership to set the agenda for company retreats and company annual updates to the staff
  • Help set key policies to ensure legal compliance of policies and processes

Required Skills & Experience

  • 10 years of work experience with at least 6 years of progressive human resources and employee relations experience; experience in a creative agency environment is preferred
  • A degree in human resources, business administration or related fields is strongly preferred
  • Passionate about building culture in a fast-growth environment and equally passionate about recruiting and growing diverse, multi-disciplinary talent
  • Experience managing, planning and implementing HR projects and strategic change initiatives
  • Proven ability to serve as a point of escalation for employee related issues
  • Successful track record innovating and developing new initiatives in HR
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong communication skills including verbal and written and comfortable with presenting to large groups
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and conflicting priorities
  • Experience building and managing teams


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, Teavana, HTC, Microsoft, and Disney, 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 advertising campaigns, spanning a range of deliverables that could include traditional (printed) and digital (website/banner/social) assets
  • Concept and design graphics and imagery for clients’ social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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 comments to account and technology teams to ensure creative quality and consistency

Required Skills & Experience

5+ years direct experience with the following:

  • Design for digital and interactive experiences (sites and/or apps)
  • Design for campaigns (traditional, digital, and/or social)
  • Outstanding portfolio showcasing innovative digital concepts and creative design solutions including the types of work listed above
  • Proven ability to solve complex design problems while maintaining best practices and design integrity
  • Experience searching for and evaluating the creative merits of photography, both from stock photo sites and social media sites like Tumblr and Instagram
  • Experience developing information architecture and user experience
  • Basic understanding of the capabilities of HTML and web browsers
  • In-depth knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with popular social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest)


Senior Producer

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, Teavana, HTC, Microsoft, and Disney, among others. We are hiring a Senior Producer with experience producing everything from complex website redesigns to social media campaigns to mobile apps. The ideal candidate has mastered the fundamentals of project management, enjoys the challenge of managing multiple clients and varying project types and thrives being that hub of all things project related. Candidates must be active in social media, forward thinking and current on emerging advertising trends, and have experience with mid to large brand campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning and execution of multiple large-scale interactive projects from conception and design to development and implementation
  • Efficiently prioritize project deliverables and manage the process, workflow, and internal resources to ensure the best possible product is delivered on time and on budget
  • Use Swift resourcing tools to ensure projects are accurately resourced to budget estimates and internal staff members are utilized effectively
  • Lead and inspire team members by communicating the project vision and overall goals
  • Distill project requirements from SOWs and assign internal deliverables to Swift staff
  • Keep internal teams informed of day-to-day project activities, communicate conflicts, delays, or resource variables that may affect the project workflow/delivery
  • Prepare important internal and external meeting materials including invites, agendas, and other miscellaneous needs to ensure all meeting objects are clearly defined and met
  • Work closely with Client Partner to make sure production timelines and estimates are accurate and updated as well as ensure project deliverables are within scope
  • Proactively identify potential challenges and hurdles and come up with solutions to keep the project and deliverables on track and on budget
  • 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 client expectations

Required Skills & Experience

5+ years direct agency experience with the following:

  • Managing the production, execution, and marketing of large integrated campaigns and digital projects
  • Building out project plans for complex integrated campaigns and eCommerce sites
  • Experience with interactive and creative campaigns, social media, email marketing, and SEM
  • Experience managing client relations
  • Comfortable communicating, motivating, and organizing a cross-functional team (writers, designers, developers, etc.)
  • Experience using resourcing tools to manage project time and assignments
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow through skills
  • Able to manage a project from start to finish while targeting aggressive timelines
  • Adept at risk management and setting clear expectations
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment


Talent Recruiter

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, Teavana, HTC, Microsoft, and Disney, among others. We are hiring a Recruiter to lead all recruiting activities for multiple disciplines across the agency. This individual is responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing and negotiating offers in partnership with the HR team. The ideal candidate has experience recruiting top candidates for advertising agencies and brings a robust network of talent in our industry.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and hire top talent across multiple disciplines
  • Manage full cycle recruiting process from sourcing to interview and offer stage while ensuring a smooth and positive experience candidate experience
  • Serve as the primary contact for candidates throughout the application process
  • Collaborate with department heads to create robust interview questions and project plans that identify the talent and skills required for open positions
  • Proactively build and manage relationships with top talent and identify a pipeline for high demand positions
  • Evaluate Swift application process and make recommendations on ways to enhance the applicant experience and streamline the process
  • Collaborate with the operations team and hiring managers to ensure sourcing/screening is inline with the hiring needs
  • Participate in industry and recruiting networking events
  • Manage job descriptions and postings ensuring consistency
  • Guide hiring team on the candidate selection process; facilitate interview and hiring discussions with the team

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a recruiting/talent role is required with experience in digital or advertising agency
  • Deep understanding of full cycle recruiting
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Polished phone, email and social media etiquette
  • Strong track record of hiring candidates from associate to director level across all disciplines including creative, account, development and strategy
  • Thrives in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Informal and people-centric approach to work and getting things done
  • Proven ability to adapt communication style and approach depending on the audience
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and conflicting priorities
  • Persuasive, proactive, compelling presence and unquestionable integrity


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