BS (before SWELL), we were fortunate enough to work with many industry-leading agencies.
Those large shops are great, and they continue to do amazing work. But over time we started to ask - is the traditional agency model the only solution? We thought about it, and decided, probably not.
There are a lot of great things about big agencies - big teams, big offices, lots of meetings and a surplus of free food. But there are also restrictions and limitations when it comes to what some clients really need - big, traditionally structured teams (who is that strategy guy you see twice a year?), big offices, lots of meetings and big bills to pay for all the 'free' food.
Don't get us wrong. We love big agencies - some of our best friends are big agencies. We just believe in an alternative way of working.
We work closely with a network of some of the most creative and smart individuals, companies and teams in the US and beyond. This way, you get people who are perfectly matched to your needs and actually want to work on your brief.