News & Events

News & Events


Solving a not so simple problem for marketers everywhere

Oct 2, 2019
Silicon Prairie News

Simple Strat is a Lincoln-based marketing agency that helps B2B companies with growth marketing through a variety of services including inbound and digital marketing, video, and sales enablement. However, Ali and her co-founder Tyler are also excited to tackle newly identified problems within the marketing industry with their new product, BrandPlan.

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Join Pipeline, Change Your Entrepreneurial Trajectory

Aug 28, 2019
Silicon Prairie News

Strong performers who remain active in Pipeline include Jason Tatge of Farmobile, Blake Lawrence of Opendorse, Carlos Antequera who sold Netchemia in 2015, Beth Handrigan of Lean Media, Ali Schwanke of Simple Strat, and Jeremy Jones of Nitride Solutions. These Members consistently show up to provide mentoring to new Fellows.

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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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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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Upcoming Events & Workshops:

How to Setup & Use Analytics for Smarter Marketing

The Inland NW Digital Marketing Summit 2019 hosted by Digital Crush

Featuring Keynote Speaker Ali Schwanke

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Location: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

Marketing can be overwhelming – so many tactics, so many roads to choose. How do you know which way to turn? The key lies in your analytics. In her entertaining and informative keynote talk, marketing strategist Ali Schwanke shares common misconceptions about marketing metrics, why so few businesses have analytics set up correctly, and how to get the data and systems working for you. Explore real-life examples of insights discovered through marketing analytics!


Inbound 2019 Recap
HubSpot User Group hosted by Simple Strat
Sept 24, 2019
Omaha, NE

Closing the Gap – Facilitating Female Foundership in the Heartland
Lincoln Calling – Women in Tech Panel
Sept 21, 2019
Lincoln, NE

Secrets to Removing Roadblocks in Your Marketing
Grow Nebraska T3 Webinar
Sept 19, 2019

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