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News & Events


8Qs with a Silicon Prairie Founder: Ali Schwanke

Oct 10, 2018
Silicon Prairie News

Ali Schwanke is the Founder of Simple Strat, the marketing agency for companies serious about growth. She and her team bring a strong business and technical component to the marketing space, driving results through strategy and content.

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Simple Strat wins Corporate Marketer of the Year Award

May 20, 2018
Lincoln Journal Star

Simple Strat was named Corporate Marketer of the Year at the Lincoln Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s annual Prism Awards, held May 10, 2018 at The Graduate Hotel. The prestigious Corporate Marketer of the Year Award is presented to a company that demonstrates innovative marketing practices while going above and beyond to make a significant impact in the marketing community.

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Simple Strat positioned for high growth in the marketing strategy space

March 17, 2018
Lincoln Journal Star

“Companies have discovered that the customers they are selling to now have the power,” Schwanke said. “When we can help position organizations, so they are top of mind through strategic inbound marketing, it’s more about being helpful and lending expertise than it is about marketing or sales.”

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Rural Futures with Dr. Connie

Episode 12: Intersecting Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Rural Myths

Featuring Ali Schwanke

Dr. Connie gets down to business with Ali Schwanke, Founder and CEO of Simple Strat, a growth marketing agency headquartered in Lincoln, NE. Ali shares some of the nuts and bolts of what it takes to be successful after the startup phase, she sprinkles in some insights into what small businesses can do to amplify their voice and their story, and she gets real about what it’s going to take to create a culture for female entrepreneurs.

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Bar Napkin Business

Episode 36: What Closing a Business Teaches you About Failure

Featuring Tyler Sprunk

Tyler Sprunk started his first business when he was still in college. Excited by the opportunity to put his marketing and advertising skills to work, he and his business partners owned and operated Forgelight Creative for nearly 3 years before they decided to call it quits. Now, over a year later, Tyler is putting his lessons learned to good use as the CMO of a different Midwest-based marketing agency and he’s not afraid to talk about learning from failure.

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The Pivotal Leader

Episode 55: Thought Leadership as a Marketing Strategy

Featuring Ali Schwanke

On this episode, Gina Trimarco interviews Ali Schwanke, CEO and founder of Simple Strat, the marketing agency for companies that are serious about growth. Through digital marketing and thought leadership, Simple Strat helps companies own their category, generate more leads, and close more sales.

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Simple Strat is the marketing agency for companies that are serious about growth. By leveraging a proprietary strategy and planning process, we establish a roadmap to increase qualified leads and close more sales. Our services include inbound marketing, digital marketing, video production, and sales enablement. Simple Strat is a certified Silver HubSpot Partner Agency and Wistia video hosting and analytics partner.


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It’s All About Me – Personalization & Smart Content
HubSpot User Group hosted by Simple Strat
June 20, 2019
Omaha, NE

The Dynamic Duo: Keys to Create a Powerful Sales & Marketing Team
Presentation by Ali Schwanke as part of the AMA Sales Summit
June 4, 2019
Lincoln, NE

An Intro to Lead Scoring & Qualification in HubSpot
HubSpot User Group hosted by Simple Strat
Feb 26, 2019
Omaha, NE

PPAI 2019 EXPO™ Conference
Featuring presenter Ali Schwanke
Jan 13-17, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: A Reporting Deep Dive with Two HubSpotters
HubSpot User Group hosted by Simple Strat
Nov 15, 2018
Omaha, NE