NOW HIRING: SAVAGE NEEDS AN ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Savage Solutions is looking for an Account Executive to join our stand-out team! Just keep the clients on track, keep the Savage team on track, monitor invoices and expenses, use spreadsheets to track project results and margins, and learn everything we know about marketing strategy. (Did we mention there might be multi-tasking?)

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Be on a first-name basis (FNB) with Savage clients. Understand what they do, what they aspire to do, and who their target market might be
  • Budgets!
  • Create reasonable, achievable project timelines—and make sure Team Savage meets critical milestones
  • Review ongoing/retainer projects to help further achieve client goals and objectives
  • Meetings.
  • Listen to what our clients have to say; build trust

Sound good? Perfect! Let’s talk. Send a note and your resume to info@savage-solutions.com.

Braving the Market without a Website (Temporarily)

If you landed here after visiting our “website,” you probably realized that we don’t really have one. At least not now. Kind of strange for a web design & development firm, right? We agree. Which means there’s a method to our madness, and we’d like to share it with you.

We took down our website a few months ago because our agency has been changing and evolving at an exponential rate over the past two years. Our three-year-old website just wasn’t representing this “new” Savage Solutions. It was a nice-looking and functional website, but it wasn’t us.

So we took it down! Just like that.

Risky, yes. But this little Milwaukee marketing firm is busier than ever! We may not have a full website at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped new clients and projects from rolling in every week. We can confidently say that we have never been as proud of our client portfolio as we are today.

Don’t worry! We’re designing a new website, but we want to make sure it represents Savage Solutions to the fullest. No rushing allowed!

In the meantime, please explore the Creative Savages Blog to your heart’s content!

Our favorite Associate Creative Director, Joel, was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge! Which gave us the opportunity to donate to the ALS Association AND dump ice water on him. Win-win!

Bublr Bikes, Gateway to Milwaukee, and RokkinCat - you better get your buckets ready!

Savage Solutions had an incredible experience yesterday: we helped launch Milwaukee’s own Bublr Bikes! Together, our crew designed the brand, designed a pretty neat website, and created all of the material on the Bublr stations and at the event. (And we’re the voice of Bublr on Twitter and Facebook!)

The Bublr Bikes launch has generated such positive feedback, and we can’t wait to see the bike share system pick up speed. Pedal forward, Milwaukee!

Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.

J.K. Rowling (via austinkleon)

That’s J.K. Rowling’s #1 writing tip, but applies just as well to graphic design, creative direction, etc. It helps to see inside the minds of others as you shape your own work.

(Reblogged from austinkleon)

Every year, Savage plans and executes a fundraiser event on behalf of St. Joseph Academy. Last week, more than 135 golfers came together at Tuckaway Country Club for a sold-out golf outing! We had beautiful weather, just warm and sunny enough that St. Joseph Academy students running a lemonade stand on the course had plenty of business.

Together, our golfers, auction donors, and generous sponsors raised more than $85,000 for the elementary school on Milwaukee’s south side. Thank you!

Shooting photo/video for a client in a semi-deserted Times Square at 3:30am on Sunday night. And they say New York is “the city that never sleeps.”

Your brand is more than a logo.


“At its core, your brand is the entire essence of your company. It’s found everywhere, from your online presence to your office décor to the tone of your voice when answering the phone. It’s what drives you and your employees and is instilled in every internal and external communication you offer to the world.

“To create an effective brand, you must dive into the deep, sometimes scary, depths of your company and truly understand why your organization exists. Why do people – your customers and your employees – choose you? Perhaps more importantly, why do they stay?”
Read Cory’s full Milwaukee BizTimes column here.

Your brand is more than a logo.

“At its core, your brand is the entire essence of your company. It’s found everywhere, from your online presence to your office décor to the tone of your voice when answering the phone. It’s what drives you and your employees and is instilled in every internal and external communication you offer to the world.

“To create an effective brand, you must dive into the deep, sometimes scary, depths of your company and truly understand why your organization exists. Why do people – your customers and your employees – choose you? Perhaps more importantly, why do they stay?”

Read Cory’s full Milwaukee BizTimes column here.

At Savage, we ask our new employees to share thoughts after their first week of work. Here’s Alisha’s insight!

Having wrapped up my first week at Savage, it already feels like home. I’ve been given fantastic brands to work with and I truly enjoy coming in every day to our bright orange office. So much has happened it’s hard to believe it’s only been a week! But between video shoots, web launches and a coworker’s wedding, these amazing people somehow still found time to make me feel welcomed to the team.

(Reblogged from betype)