Our Mission

Empowering entrepreneurs with effective marketing and elevated design solutions.

STRATEGIC MARKETING CONSULTATION

Supporting more than 30 businesses annually, we resonate with your passion for community growth, offering strategic marketing services and impactful branding kits. Understanding the influence of multi-channel marketing, Swank Creative Inc. delivers a unique experience that highlights your business both online and offline. Trust us to maximize your marketing budget for measurable results, propelling your business to new heights.

Our consultants closely collaborate with businesses, identifying growth opportunities and aligning strategies with overarching goals. In essence, Swank Creative Inc.’s Strategic Marketing Consultation Services act as a catalyst for improved brand positioning, increased customer engagement, and sustained business success.

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WHAT WE OFFER

DIY STRATEGIC MARKETING PLANNING

Start with marketing strategy and you can achieve incredible results. After just a single one-day session with us, you’re set up with our tried-and-true planning templates, which provide actionable ideas and tactics, and help you determine the next best step forward for your business. A goal without a plan is a wish! Get started on creating your business objectives and how to achieve them today.

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DONE-WITH-YOU BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Let’s create something great together! We start off by dreaming up your vision for your business and then researching the competition to create a brand that’s truly unique to you. This collaborative experience makes brand development fun and accessible. We set you up with a branding kit and strategic marketing plan that empowers you and your team to be excited to share what you do with your unique professional look.

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DONE-FOR-YOU DESIGN SERVICES

Whether you’d like us to whip up some custom advertising templates for your DIY social media approach or require a full custom design build, we’re experienced in creating elevated experiences online and #IRL. With our extensive experience in luxury retail, real estate development, and exhibit design, we’re masters at bringing unique expansive ideas, accomplishing your branding and marketing goals on time and on budget.

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About Us

Is it time for a fresh perspective?

Recalibrating your marketing plan is our specialty.

Are you clinging to outdated marketing tactics and frustrated that they’re no longer delivering results for your business? Old-fashioned approaches fall short in capturing the attention of audiences accustomed to modern, personalized experiences. The challenge is not merely in adapting to change but in understanding that clients now demand a more tailored and interactive engagement. We are pros at navigating this shift that can be arduous for businesses reluctant to embrace innovative strategies. We specialize in designing strategies and tactics that connect with your target market and provide customized solutions that contemporary consumers expect.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Supporting Vitality.

PHYSICIANS | PERSONAL TRAINERS | WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS

Embarking on the journey of establishing your own practice is a significant milestone, and crafting a distinctive brand is key to ensuring a lasting impact.

Let us partner with you to shape a brand that not only sets you apart in the competitive healthcare landscape but also fosters lasting connections with your patients. Your practice is unique, and your brand should be too—let’s embark on this branding journey together.

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REAL ESTATE

Supporting Innovation.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT | REALTORS 

From compelling logo designs that capture the essence of your developments to comprehensive marketing strategies that leverage the latest trends and technologies, we are here to enhance your visibility and drive engagement.

Our goal is to position your projects as not just properties, but as unique lifestyle experiences. Let us collaborate to create a brand that not only stands out in a competitive market but also connects emotionally with potential buyers, ensuring the success of your real estate ventures. Your vision, our expertise – let’s build success together.

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ONLINE SERVICE OFFERINGS

Supporting Solo-preneurs.

LAW | FINANCE | BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Unlock the full potential of your online professional services in law, finance, and business development with our specialized branding and marketing strategy expertise at Swank Creative Inc. In the digital realm, establishing trust and credibility is paramount, and our seasoned team excels in creating a compelling brand identity that communicates expertise and reliability.

From crafting a sophisticated logo that reflects the professionalism of your services to formulating targeted digital marketing strategies, we are dedicated to amplifying your online presence.

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KIND WORDS.

``A HUGE thank you to Kathryn and Alex for putting together an amazing marketing plan for the launch of the Munro King Real Estate Team. Swank Creative went above and beyond to build and implement a brand that we are extremely proud of. From start to finish we knew that we were in great hands. Well done!``

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Shane King Munro | King Real Estate

``Kathryn made my brand a reality for me and took it to a level beyond my wildest dreams. She is a master at getting businesses up and running and knows which tools will be most effective to do so. I am now equipped to manage my business and marketing on my own and feel empowered to do so.``

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Astrid Loucks Founder | Fitness Instructor

``Kathryn is creative, strategic and an absolute pleasure to work with. She quickly figures out what’s needed for a project and starts collaborating to ensure a beautiful end product. I’m very happy with the results of the design projects we’ve worked on with Swank and highly recommend their services.``

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Christine Gleed Circle Communications

``We thought we knew what we wanted and Kathryn surprised us with a unique design that exceeded our expectations and was just what we needed. Kathryn made it fun and we felt heard. It was a pleasure to work with Swank Creative and will be booking her again when it's time to work on our Business Plan.``

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Sean Graves RMT Owner & Operator, Westcoast Ethos Health and Wellness

``I didn't know where to start when I was wanting to rebrand my company.
Kathryn was prompt, passionate and motivating! She continues to offer support and guidance when I get overwhelmed with trying to do ``it all``. Recently, her team helped design my business cards and I am over the moon with how they turned out!``

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Kelsey Caruso Nutritionist and Owner of Be Well with Kels

``Kathryn and her team came into my life at EXACTLY the right time! I was overwhelmed with a branding contract gone wrong and wasn't sure where to turn next. Kathryn and her team quickly helped not only pick up the pieces but they went above and beyond to deliver on the branding, social media content and website design and continued to work with me until I was 110% satisfied! Kathryn and her team are professional, responsive and highly creative. I can't recommend them enough!``

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Dr. Sarah Lea She Thrives Coaching

``Although I have marketing experience myself, Swank Creative has helped me to formalize my strategy, get the support I need, and commit to schedules that we co-created. Kathryn’s experience and knowledge of the arts and culture sector have been helpful in our positioning, and it is clear how much she cares about advancing arts in the region.``

Carla Sorrell Founding Director, Design Victoria

OUR CREATIONS

WE UNDERSTAND YOUR CHALLENGES

A TIRED APPROACH

Business owners today are grappling with outdated marketing strategies that not only incur high expenses but also yield diminishing returns, making it imperative to reassess and modernize their approach.

EXHAUSTED FUNNEL

You know there’s a market for your offering and have the perfect solution for your clients, yet it’s a struggle to grow your audience, establish direct meaningful connections, and guide them along the sales process.

NO TIME TO WASTE

Your time is limited and resources compound the difficulties, and you have no idea how to approach the daunting task of creating a new plan and mastering new systems.

With a track record of propelling businesses to new heights, we bring a fresh and tailored perspective to every project, ensuring that your brand not only stands out but thrives in the ever-evolving business landscape.

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We Deliver Results.

Swank Creative Inc has the power to revolutionize your business. Imagine achieving the dreams and aspirations you have for your business – it’s not just about the numbers, but a qualitative transformation. By choosing our services, you’ll gain more than a boost in revenue; you’ll witness a qualitative shift in your brand identity and market positioning. This is not just about what you’ll achieve; it’s about becoming a market leader, a brand that resonates deeply, and an entity that stands out in a sea of competitors.

Our team successfully designs and launches captivating WordPress/Squarespace websites. The sites are not only visually appealing but also strategically structured to convey your brand story, capture leads, and achieve your key objectives.

The integration of Google Analytics provides in-depth insights into your website’s performance. We set up comprehensive tracking, enabling you to understand user behavior, traffic sources, and conversion data. This information is vital for optimizing your marketing efforts.

Our implementation of pop-ups and embedded forms seamlessly integrates with your preferred CRM system. This facilitates the direct capture of prospect contact details, empowering you to build effective drip campaigns, newsletters, and identify qualified leads.

Beyond the website, synchronize your social media channels, google business profile, and all other online assets, incorporating resources, referral links, and more. This holistic approach ensures that your message reaches a broader audience, establishing trust and driving qualified traffic to connect with you.

The incorporation of landing pages and eCommerce functionalities allows for lead conversion and seamless product sales. From enticing freebie downloads to efficient credit card payment processing, the website is optimized to generate revenue.

A comprehensive strategic marketing plan not only hones your focus capitalizing on strengths and opportunities but also addressesing potential challenges. The strategic framework acts as a roadmap, guiding marketing efforts with precision and purpose. The result is a heightened level of organizational agility and a confident stride toward achieving our objectives.

Ready to start a project?

Let’s start things off with a discovery call. Whether the package options above work for you or you require a customized quote, we have tried-and-true efficient processes to get you onboard and online effectively.

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“Kathryn and I have worked together on several projects and I’ve always enjoyed her outstanding communication style and positive attitude.

Kathryn displays a level of creativity, wit, and analytical thought that is quite rare to find. If you’re looking for an agency to help elevate your brand to the next level, I highly recommend working with Swank Creative.”

Kirstie S. | CRO War Room Programmatic Advertising

Fractional CMO
Strategic Planning & Marketing Services

Prices Starting from $9,795
Bi-Weekly Installments Available
Minimum 6-Month Commitment

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Imagine the effectiveness of having an experienced strategic marketing professional on your team bringing innovative energy, exceptional leadership and training, and more than 15 years of experience building businesses, for a fraction of what it would cost to hire a full-time CMO.

Your Fractional CMO becomes your partner in business development. You engage us in a part-time or “fractional” leadership capacity. The size of the fraction depends on your goals, but our typical CMO engagement ranges from 2 to 6 hours a week. Your CMO may work on-site, virtually or some combination of the two to help you and your extended team design, build and grow your business. Space is limited. Swank Creative Inc. currently supports up to 5 businesses annually with Fractional CMO Services.

What’s Included
Marketing Review and Optimizations Report

+ Lead to Client Conversion Evaluation
+ Audience Marketing Survey Creation
+ KPI Check and Report Set Up
+ Advertising Review and Optimization

Annual Strategic Plan Creation

+ SWOT Analysis
+ SMART Objective Setting
+ Strategy Development
+ Tactics & Key Timing Calendar
+ Key Messaging Development
+ Budget Setting
+ Media Buying Package

60-Point Checklist

We’ve compiled a list of essential practices that create thriving businesses. Within our first three months together we implement each item to ensure your business has a sturdy base for us to blast-off from.

Multi-Channel Advertising Campaign Plan

+ Traditional and Digital Media Buying and ad trafficking
+ Advertising Creative Suite developed and optimized for all placements
+ Performance Report and Evaluation

Quarterly Evaluation

+ Insights on campaign performance
+ Performance Improving Optimizations
+ KPI Update and Report
+ 2-Hour Strategy Review Session

Community Connection

+ Access to our network. We love connecting people and meet with more than 200 busy business owners annually
+ Invites to Quarterly In-Person Marketing Events
+ Office and Boardroom Use for Strategic Planning at Kwench Culture Club

What Our Clients Are Saying

We take pride in our ability to cater to a diverse clientele, particularly solo-preneurs, arts and culture organizations, and real estate development ventures. Our passion lies in contributing to the growth and vitality of communities through innovative and visually compelling solutions. At Swank Creative Inc, we find immense joy in our role as creative partners, working hand in hand with our clients to bring their visions to life and contribute to the creation of vibrant and flourishing communities.

``A HUGE thank you to Kathryn and Alex for putting together an amazing marketing plan for the launch of the Munro King Real Estate Team. Swank Creative went above and beyond to build and implement a brand that we are extremely proud of. From start to finish we knew that we were in great hands. Well done :)``

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Shane King REALTOR Munro | King Real Estate Team

``Kathryn and her team came into my life at EXACTLY the right time! I was overwhelmed with a branding contract gone wrong and wasn't sure where to turn next. Kathryn and her team quickly helped not only pick up the pieces but they went above and beyond to deliver on the branding, social media content and website design and continued to work with me until I was 110% satisfied! Kathryn and her team are professional, responsive and highly creative. I can't recommend them enough!``

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Dr. Sarah Lea | She Thrives Coaching & Revive Physicians

``Kathryn is creative, strategic and an absolute pleasure to work with. She quickly figures out what’s needed for a project and starts collaborating to ensure a beautiful end product. I’m very happy with the results of the design projects we’ve worked on with Swank and highly recommend their services.``

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Christine Gleed | Owner Circle Communications

``Loved working with Kathryn and her team!! It was fun, exciting, and rewarding to see them bring our brand ideas to life and to have the pieces of the puzzle all fit together. The photos from Julia were also top notch beautiful. Highly recommend partnering with Swank to bring your business to the next level.``

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Aimee Burton | Be Free Financial Education and Services

``We thought we knew what we wanted and Kathryn surprised us with a unique design that exceeded our expectations and was just what we needed. Kathryn made it fun and we felt heard. It was a pleasure to work with Swank Creative and will be booking her again when it's time to work on our Business Plan.``

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Sean Graves | West Coast Ethos Health and Wellness

“We were referred to Kathryn and her team after working with a larger agency in Victoria. Swank Creative Inc. provided us with the holistic approach to our marketing that we needed, rather than just focussing on a particular campaign. This involved providing us with a strategic marketing plan, refining our website and social media channels, providing immediate insights and optimizations that had a substantial impact. They also furnished us with a detailed analysis of results, editable templates, and checklists for membership renewals and event promotion, allowing us to replicate successful campaigns.

Our goal was to evolve to be more savvy and proactive about our marketing and promotional activities. Kathryn and her team have moved us forward in achieving that goal not only by designing and managing our campaigns, but by helping us develop insights and skills that allow us to leverage the advice and technical work we receive from her.

We have experienced concrete results since starting to work with Swank Creative Inc. as we claw our way back from the pandemic’s impacts. We have seen a direct relationship between our marketing efforts and our 36% year-on-year revenue growth and 51% increase in subscriptions. Most importantly, we are seeing not only the recapture of our pre-pandemic market, but the building of a new audience, with 69% of the growth represented by new audience members, and a 35% increase in our mailing list.

Kathryn's responsiveness, transparency and willingness to share her knowledge and expertise truly set her apart.”

William Jamieson | Artistic and Executive Director | Early Music Society of the Islands

``Swank Creative offered to support Design Victoria in developing our marketing strategy for 2024. Kathryn’s deep knowledge of the Victoria media landscape was incredibly helpful in making decisions about where to market, how much to spend and what audiences to target. We are meeting regularly in the months leading up to our second edition of the festival in May 2024. During our meetings, she and her team offer ongoing accountability, strategic thought partnership and lots of encouragement and support. Although I have marketing experience myself, Swank Creative has helped me to formalize my strategy, get the support I need, and commit to schedules that we co-created. Kathryn’s experience and knowledge of the arts and culture sector have been helpful in our positioning, and it is clear how much she cares about advancing arts in the region.``

Carla Sorrell | Founding Director, Design Victoria

FAQs

Let’s start things off with a discovery call. Whether the package options above work for you or you require a customized quote, we have tried-and-true efficient processes to get you onboard and online effectively.

How long have you been a strategic marketing professional?

I have accumulated nearly two decades of professional experience working with arts and culture organizations, and my journey with Swank Creative Inc. began as a result of my passion for strategic marketing and design. It all started during my time at the University of Alberta, where I initially delved into Visual Communication Design. The pivotal moment came when my poster design for Amnesty International was recognized as the best in class. This ignited my enthusiasm for creative endeavors. Over the years, I honed my skills through roles such as Marketing Coordinator at TELUS World of Science, Window Display Studio Technician at Holt Renfrew, Membership Coordinator at the Royal BC Museum, and Marketing Specialist for various Real Estate Developments. My journey eventually brought me to Swank Creative Inc., where I continue to channel my extensive experience and unwavering passion for strategy and design into every project.

Who are your clients exactly?

PHYSICIANS | PERSONAL TRAINERS | WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS |  REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS | REALTORS | LAW | FINANCE | BUSINESS CONSULTANTS | LEADERSHIP COACHES | ARTS AND CULTURE SOCIETIES | DENTISTS | ETHETICIANS | CATERERS | EVENT PLANNERS

What happens if you haven’t yet worked with people in my field?

If I haven’t had the opportunity to collaborate with individuals in your specific field, rest assured that it doesn’t put you at a disadvantage; in fact, it could work to your advantage. Having worked with hundreds of clients across diverse private practices and independent industries, I’ve observed that many fields share common strategies for client attraction, resulting in a sense of repetition. This pattern often prompts me to bring a uniquely fresh perspective to your specific industry. Clients have consistently found this approach exceptionally valuable as I introduce them to novel resources and strategies they may not have encountered within their field. By standing out in an overcrowded marketplace, they become the ones who successfully attract clients.

How are you different from other "strategic marketing professionals?"

Swank Creative Inc. distinguishes itself from other marketing agencies through a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and a commitment to community building. Unlike conventional agencies, we not only provide top-notch services but also empower our clients through training, ensuring they have ownership of their marketing assets. What truly sets us apart is our ability to transform ordinary events into extraordinary experiences – from turning an Easter egg hunt into a fundraiser for Ukraine to converting a real estate open house into a vibrant neighborhood block party. We pride ourselves on doing things differently, and our exclusive focus is on collaborating with clients who share our vision of building thriving and vibrant communities. Our approach is not just about achieving results; it’s about making the process enjoyable and impactful, infusing a sense of fun into every project we undertake.

What are our options for getting started with you?

  1. Subscribe to our eNewsletter and follow our social media channels for Free tips and tricks
  2. Attend our quarterly marketing workshops
  3. Sign Up for our Online Webinars
  4. Book your FREE 15-Minute Discovery Call
  5. Complete your Branding Blast-Off Worksheet
  6. Book Your 2-Hour Strategic Marketing Session
    ($500 deposit or FREE when you sign up for one of our programs)
  7. Select one of our Program Options
    • 30-Days to Branded
    • Fractional CMO Report
    • Set Up for Success Digital Marketing Program

Ok, I know which program I want. How do we get started?

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