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Swayed Creative, LLC.

Small Business ConsultING


Strategic MARKETING Professionals


CREATIVE BRANDING EXPERTS


Expert Developers & Digital Designers


TALENTED DESIGNERS & WRITERS


Call today: 630.202.2901

Founded and inspired by a vision to help small businesses & entrepreneurs accomplish goals effectively and affordably.

We believe in delivering clever, quality work within our clients’ means. Our costs are competitive because we eliminate overhead by working directly with a streamlined team of trusted, experienced professionals for fair rates. We’re Chicago-based, but our office is virtual, allowing us to attract and hire the best talent anywhere. That means you’ll only pay for great work – not overhead to cover our operating expenses. And, it’s all seamless. We can handle as much or as little of the process as you like, so you can focus on running your business.

With Swayed, you will find partnership, dedication, experience and a team that really cares about your business, and the work we deliver. We work hard, smart and efficiently to meet goals.

Amy M. Phillips – Swayed Creative, LLC. Founder
Principal & Brand Therapist

SMALL BUSINESSES – ENTREPRENEURS – GROWING & EVOLVING COMPANIES

developing brands that get noticed

E-COMMERCE & CMS WEBSITES

WEB DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING & CONTINUED SUPPORT

A website is essential to market any service or product. We build completely customized sites that effectively promote products and services to attract the right response. And we don’t stop there. We provide training so clients can easily add/manage content as their businesses evolve and grow.

For clients who would prefer less hands-on approach, we offer monthly maintenance, SEO help, and content-generation packages.

STRATEGIC ADVERTISING

DIGITAL, VIDEO, SOCIAL & EMAIL STRATEGIES

We take a wholistic approach to marketing. The essentials – a logo, a Website – although a great start, are not enough to stay competitive in today’s market. Supplementing with the right combination of advertising efforts makes all the difference. We guide you through a thoughtful process designed to mine out what makes a brand stand out and attractive to the right customers. Then, we create a strategic plan to measure and evolve for the desired result.

BUSINESS COACHING

FOR ENTREPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT

Starting a new business, or advancing to a new level can be daunting. Getting unbiased advice from experts who’ve been through it can help you gain perspective and focus your goals. We offer hourly consultations for new business launch, budgeting, sourcing talent and experts, marketing guidance and more.

TRADE SHOWS, PRINT & PACKAGING

DISPLAYS, POINT-OF-SALE, MAILERS & PACKAGE DESIGN

Sometimes the best way to connect a target market is with a tangible object, or an in-person appearance. Part of developing a sensible strategy is knowing how best to reach potential customers and clients. Adding a trade show, or sponsoring an event could be just the right way to acquire new leads. A creative dimensional mailer can stand out and get attention in a digitally saturated market.

BRAND THERAPY & DEVELOPMENT

refresh – evolve – build – grow

BRANDING & IDENTITY DESIGN – E-COMMERCE/CMS  –  CAMPAIGNS –  PACKAGING & DESIGN

we make it all easy & fun

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OUR COMMITTMENT TO OUR CLIENTS

expert service for a great value

BUDGET-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS

As small business proprietors, we know how to make the most of your advertising dollars with tactics that evolve and adapt to marketing trends. We’ll listen, guide and offer smart ideas that get results. We’re always thinking about how to get your business to the next level – within your budget – so you can grow responsibly and be ready for the next step.

Big-agency ideas – affordably executed.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

You have a million things to do – worrying about marketing shouldn’t be one of them. We make the entire creative process stress-free, easy and fun. Consider us part of your team that handles developing strategic creative, project management and production. Collaborate and be involved as much, or as little as you like – we’re flexible.

We’re here so you can focus on your business.
PROCESS & COMMUNICATION

From estimation to a delivered final product, every step of our process will be clearly communicated and defined. We’ll keep you informed of progress and development. We offer a full-service marketing and design experience.

Concept – development – training, we’ve got it covered.
SMART & ATTRACTIVE CREATIVE

From our first meeting or call, we’re soaking up details, listening for anything that sparks ideas. The more we know, the more efficiently we develop concepts based on informed decisions. Then we identify ways to help your brand stand out.

We hit the ground running.

SWAYED CONSORTIUM CONTRIBUTORS

in a sea of images – words matter

We work with some crazy-talented people – writers, strategists, R&D professionals and creative heavy-hitters.

Take a look at some of their thoughts and work to learn what makes them tick.

  • 01.06.2017

    Building an E-commerce Website – Where to start?

    Ever research building an e-commerce site? Stressful! There are so many options: WooCommerce©, Shopify©, SquareSpace©. And of course, there’s security with Gateway/Merchant Accounts, CDN, SSL/TSL. It must be responsive and have AMP pages – oh, and what about SEO! Your head is spinning right? Good news … it doesn’t have to…

     

  • 27.12.2016

    Promoting the next “Great American Novel”

    Swayed helps promote new novel “Crossing Eden” by creating a new website with original illustration and social media: www.monteschulz.com Monte Schulz, son of Charles M. Schulz, pays homage to his father in “Crossing Eden”, an exciting new novel with highly stylized vernacular and impressively accurate…

     

  • 29.05.2016

    Changing The Face Of Beauty PSA Video

    What an honor and pleasure it is to be involved in the Changing the Face of Beauty awareness video. CTFOB is a wonderful organization that sheds light on a topic most of us in the ad industry should address – including people with disabilities in…

     

  • 24.01.2016

    So you want to start a business?

    9 Things to Consider Before You Become “A Boss” Before I officially launched Swayed in 2005, numerous people told me, “You should just start your own business.”  While the encouraging words were appreciated, and certainly helped my confidence, the thought of making that leap was…

     

  • 08.12.2015

    Good Design That Gets the Right Response is Worth It

    Margaret Gould Stewart explains why 280 hours dedicated to developing the Facebook® “Like” button was well worth the time. What does my designer do with all those billed hours anyway? Am I getting fleeced? If you’ve ever grappled with an arduous, several month long project…

     

  • 04.11.2015

    Reduce & Renew: How Cutting Services & Renewed Website Shifted Response

    Most small business owners consider the addition of products or services a reflection of success and growth. But that’s not always the case. Nancy Regan, founder of Chi Baby, Inc. Healing Therapies in Chicago found the opposites to be true. By streamlining her list of…

     

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CONNECT WITH US

Swayed Creative is a Chicago-based consortium. We’re available for calls and in-person meetings – contact us to schedule a consultation:

P:  630.202.2901
E:  info@swayedcreative.com

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