Welcome to Strategic Partners Marketing, LLC
Strategic Partners Marketing came to life in April 2015 with the vision of providing access to marketing knowledge, resources, and support to small- and medium-sized local businesses. After working in sales, TV advertising, and digital marketing, founder, Amber Swenor, saw the same challenges for many business owners: lack of time, resources, and knowledge about which marketing strategies to implement and how. She founded SPM with the goal of helping these businesses to be more strategic in their approach to marketing, and therefore, more successful.
Our mission is for IMPACT, as supported by our core values for Intrapreneurship, Motivation, Passion, Accountability, Caring, and Thinking and Acting Strategically. We engage these values to serve purpose-driven businesses like you, as we help you reach your goals. If you are looking to be more strategic in your marketing, and, if our approach and values align, we invite you to reach out!
Meet the Team
Founder & Brand Strategist
As the Founder, Brand Strategist, and resident rock star, Amber works with clients to evaluate their brand, understand their goals, and develop a strategy that will deliver the results they seek. Amber’s experience spans a lifetime of curiosity and entrepreneurial pursuits, including experience in sales, digital marketing, media, strategic partnership development, and event management experience. Ask her any marketing-related question, and if she doesn’t have the answer, she’ll find it.
Amber enjoys writing and educating fellow entrepreneurs and has been honored to be featured on Madison Noteworthy, Huffington Post, Drum Up, In Business, and Forbes. She regularly provides upbeat and actionable marketing-related workshops and talks and is available for hire for topics related to Building your Brand on a Budget, Marketing to Millennials, and on Strategies to Maximize Your Partnerships. Amber has recently spoken at DisruptHR Milwaukee, Madison Non-Profit Day, Dane Buy Local, and the Madison Chapter of Women Council of Realtors and has upcoming engagements with DreamBank, DisruptHR Madison, and the BRAVA Thrive Conference.
Amber was honored as a 2017 Brava Magazine Woman to Watch, a 2017 In Business Magazine 40 under 40, and a 2017 ATHENA Young Professional finalist. She’s an active member of Doyenne and Dane Buy Local, and serves as a board member for the Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA). She also provided marketing leadership for the inaugural Between the Waves Madison Music Festival & Conference.
Amber created Impact Academy as a way to serve fellow entrepreneurs with business coaching, marketing consulting, and online content to help them rock their brands. Her Impact Academy signature course, Impact Incubator, launched in May 2019 and is now live!
Brand Strategist & Account Coordinator
Madeline is a strategic thinker who offers a passion for creativity, innovation and desire to learn. With valuable experience in Consultative Sales, Public Relations, and Social Media, Madeline has partnered with a wide array of brands ranging from locally owned organizations to Fortune 500 Consumer Companies. Madeline excels at fostering quality relationships and translating big picture goals into tangible results for her clients.
When Madeline isn’t working you can find her spending quality time with her fur baby Rosie, traveling the country to see her favorite bands, or geeking out over Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings.
Senior Account Coordinator
JJ brings 20+ years of marketing and advertising experience to the team, including brand and marketing strategy, content marketing, and digital advertising. He also has an extensive past life in the radio industry working as a Program Director, Imaging and Production Director, On-air personality, Account Executive, and Sales Manager.
Family is important to JJ, including his wife and being a father of 7 (4 human and 3 fur-babies), so multitasking is not just a skill, it’s a lifestyle! When he’s not working, he’s also working.
Senior Media Buyer
Amy is our rock star Senior Media Buyer with 16+ years of experience in the industry. She previously worked at Media Help! in the Greater Chicago area where she regularly worked with clients who had media budgets exceeding $500,000. Amy has extensive experience with planning, negotiating, and buying various kinds of media, including TV and radio, and she is familiar with markets in several different states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The queen of organization, Amy is fabulous when it comes time to make sure that invoices and media planning budgets are reconciled, and she is also an incredible people person who excels at maintaining relationships with clients and media representatives.
Account Coordinator & Digital Marketing Specialist
Hannah specializes in content marketing and digital advertising, and in addition to being an account coordinator with SPM, is our rockstar Digital Marketing Specialist. At SPM, Hannah writes social media content, blog posts, email marketing pieces, press releases, and develops and manages Facebook, Google AdWords, and LinkedIn campaigns for our clients. Before joining SPM in September 2017, Hannah was Account Executive at Wolf Pack Relations, which is part of the Reynolds School of Journalism at University of Nevada, Reno. In this position, she pitched Wolf Pack Relations’ public relations services to on-campus organizations and small organizations in the Reno community, and she was also responsible for delegating work to and overseeing the work of fellow team members. Since moving from Nevada in August 2017, she has been on a mission to find the very best cheese curd in the Madison area.
Charity is a rockstar when it comes to organization and making sure everything runs smoothly in the office. Originally from Colorado, Charity has worked in accounting for 12 years and has owned her own business for a decade. She takes care of our payroll, invoicing, and other bookkeeping needs, and also helps out with administrative matters and office management.
Helen is like a ray of sunshine who brings a fierce dedication and willingness to learn and grow to the team. Helen comes to SPM with a sales background in print advertising. As our Marketing Assistant, Helen focuses on sales, research, Public Relations story development and pitching, and marketing account coordination. When she’s not in the office, you can find her at a local coffee shop sipping on some iced coffee while listening to Led Zeppelin, or paddleboarding on Lake Monona.
Ashley is a rare gem who can rock some rad design + mad technical web development skill. She’s been designing and building websites for 13+ years, including a site that grew to become a million-dollar eCommerce business within 3 years. Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge about web design and SEO to the SPM team! She particularly enjoys custom WordPress design and eCommerce projects.
If you’re looking to work with a team who finds satisfaction in seeing your business succeed, then Strategic Partners Marketing
is the team of marketing professionals for you!
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