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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Simple Strat positioned for high-growth in the marketing strategy space

March 13, 2018
Silicon Prairie News

Ali Schwanke burst onto Lincoln’s startup scene by winning Startup Weekend in 2013 with Exercise My Schedule, a tool to manage group fitness schedules. Today she is in her third year as Founder, CEO and Marketing Strategist for Simple Strat, a Lincoln marketing strategy startup.

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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

HubSpot User Group: Your New Best Friend – HubSpot Workflows

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Noon – 1 p.m.
First National Business Park | 14010 FNB Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68154, Room C

Simple Strat Presents at AMA Luncheon

Small Team, Big Impression: How to Make Your Content Go Further

Lincoln AMA Monthly Luncheon
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Noon – 1 p.m.
Speedway Motors | 340 Victory Ln, Lincoln, NE


GROW Nebraska Webinar: Little Known Marketing Hacks to Help you Sell More and Grow Faster
May 17, 2018

HubSpot User Group: Aligning Sales & Marketing to Increase Prospecting Potential
Featuring Alex O’Neill from Flywheel
May 10, 2018
Omaha, NE

How Design Live: Vanity Metrics vs. Metrics That Matter & Effective Visual Representation
Featuring Ali Schwanke from Simple Strat
April 30, 2018
Boston, MA

AMA Leadership Summit: The Secret Weapon Every Marketer Should Be Using
Featuring Ali Schwanke from Simple Strat
April 27-29, 2018
Chicago, IL

Vistage Sales and Marketing Meeting
Featuring Ali Schwanke from Simple Strat
April 25, 2018
Omaha, NE