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Creative Copywriter

Are you a creative powerhouse?

We are seeking a copywriter with 3-5 years of b-to-b writing experience. Healthcare, financial and construction industry experience is a plus. Applicants should have the ability to work in a team environment, a track record for meeting deadlines, and must be passionate about producing great work. The ability to produce effective communications via digital and social content, websites, landing pages, display ads and print is a must. If you can craft jaw-dropping headlines, write compelling, efficient, and ENGAGING pieces of content, are strategic and conceptually grounded, we would love to make you part of our team.

We offer competitive salaries, 401(k), profit sharing, comprehensive health benefits and, most importantly, some really great co-workers.

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Feel free to swing by.

We’re excited to get to know you better, see if we’re a good match for one another, and if all goes well, maybe we can take this relationship to the next level.

3865 Adler Place | Bethlehem, PA 18017
phone 610.866.0611
email swbr@swbrinc.com

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Meet the team.

We come from different backgrounds. We were born in different states and decades, and we all possess unique and diverse skillsets. But our true awesomeness is revealed in the collective sum of our brainpower. Together as one, it is truly amazing what we have accomplished for our clients. So get acquainted with our team and start envisioning what we can do for you.

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Ernie Stiegler

CEO

For more than 35 years, Ernie has built brands and marketed products for clients in local and global markets. With his sincere approach to meeting clients’ objectives, Ernie has forged many solid relationships. While leading clients to great successes, he’s also helped SWBR grow into a nationally recognized B2B agency. That’s the result of working with a former United States Marine who knows how to get things done.

CLAIM TO FAME: Ernie’s a straight shooter

QUOTE: Semper Fi!

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Chad Heimbecker

Web Developer

Chad has many talents. He’s an inventor, an entrepreneur, a home-brewing aficionado and a website developer. When he’s not busy programming websites for our clients, in his “spare time” he can be found revving up his brainpower to improve roadway safety for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

I BELIEVE: In Nothing, Lebowski!

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO: Walk the earth and hand out shoes

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Debbie Drake

VP, Communications Planning

Debbie is our savvy voice of reason around the agency. But as our media buyer, she’s also one tough cookie, negotiating to get the most value for the dollar by treating clients’ budgets like her own. “I love it when a plan comes together! Each day I get to work for a variety of clients, talk to some very interesting people and do the ‘numbers-crunching’ thing. It’s never boring.”

HOBBY: Cross-stitching (who would have ever thought that counting and making little x’s would be so relaxing after a day of crunching media numbers)

CLAIM TO FAME: Three beautiful grandchildren

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Rich “Wiggly” Check

IT Administrator

Computers are great, except when they don’t work. That’s why we love having Rich around. He virtually eliminates downtime, keeps our computers up and running and our networks in sync. He also provides tech support for our interactive projects, and is always quick with a joke to lighten the mood.

INTERESTS: Restoring vintage toys or electronics

CLAIM TO FAME: Awards for original artwork, music, video production and voiceovers in video games

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Matt Brannon

Senior Manager, PR

Matt has lived abroad and is multi-lingual, which means he’s never at a loss for words when pitching stories on behalf of our clients. This Temple grad is a PR pro who knows how to work the phones and the web to get the best placement of press releases, blogs and white papers for our clients – or how to pull together a media event at a moment’s notice.

I’VE LEARNED: If you wait for perfect conditions you’ll never get anything done

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Avalon, NJ

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Steve Smith

VP, Finance

Crunching numbers can be hard; but with Steve on our team, it isn’t. Steve brings more than 20 years of financial expertise to the table, along with some awesome cleaning habits to ensure his office always stays tidy. He focuses on financial statements, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance and various special analyses. When Steve isn’t working with numbers, he’s probably golfing, catching up on the latest Stephen King novel or building his own mini-golf course in his backyard.

CLAIM TO FAME: Steve coached soccer for 20 years

FAVORITE BAND: Traveling Wilburys

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Ernie Thomas Stiegler

Director, Business Development

As a former college athlete and MBA graduate, Ernie never allows grass to grow beneath his feet. He’s all about doing what it takes to see a project through and he always delivers on time. In particular, Ernie provides our clients with key insights around their digital presence.

CLAIM TO FAME: Eagled a par 5 and quadruple bogeyed a par 3 in the same round

I BELIEVE: Hard work breeds success

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Patti Merlo

Assistant Controller

Patti has seen it all in this business. Literally! She was hired a week after graduation and is still going strong 33 years later. She makes sure our POs, timesheets and TPS Reports are always in order. She occasionally brings her adorable basset hounds to work with her, and rumor has it, these pups know how to balance the books – on their noses.

CLAIM TO FAME: Appeared on an episode of “The Animal Doctor” with Kathy Craine for a therapy dogs group many years ago

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO: Own an RV, have a roaming mailbox while travelling the U.S.

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Annemarie Dodenhoff

Senior Art Director

Annemarie says when she grows up she wants to be a Navy Seal. Until then, we’re happy to have her quick-witted brainpower and Ninja-like art direction on our team. She possesses more than 20 years of experience in building brands, directing everything from print campaigns and point-of-purchase marketing to interface design of all things digital. While she has experience in an array of industries, she’s worked extensively in the education, retail and finance arenas.

HOBBIES: Working out, visiting record stores and biking

HIDDLE TALENT: Juggling

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Karin Kocher

Designer

Karin sizes and optimizes our “big ideas” to ensure every campaign looks its best. She’s always cool under pressure against tight deadlines, a skill that’s admired, but also one that makes us leery to play poker with her. She is a “crafty” veteran at SWBR and her versatility is often a lifesaver. One minute she’s prepping final files for publication, the next she’s retouching images. And when needed, she rolls up her sleeves and contributes original designs herself.

I BELIEVE: Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. – Saint Augustine

HOBBY: Painting and anything crafty

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Donna Sinko

Sr. VP, Digital & Creative Services

Donna can usually be found building schedules and estimating budgets for all projects. With 25-plus years of project management and production experience, she’s our go-to person on all campaigns and projects, ensuring everything is completed on time – and on budget.

HOBBY: Studying and teaching Pilates

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere it’s warm and there’s a beach

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David Kratzke

Director, Digital Marketing

Dave is always strategizing with clients – and our creative team – to build smart campaigns that deliver results. He’s adept at organizing content and streamlining the user experience of websites, making sure campaigns segue seamlessly from traditional to digital channels. Having worked in several arenas, from advertising to journalism to public relations to corporate communications, he’s crafted messages to fit just about any product or audience.

I BELIEVE: Way leads on to way

HOBBY: Competing in fantasy sports leagues

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Cathy Stiegler

Business Development Coordinator, Pet Category

Cathy always has her head in the clouds, and it’s not just because of her ever-present smile: it’s because she’s a licensed pilot and former flight attendant. She’s also an accomplished fisherwoman and a pet lover, which might be why bring-your-dog-to-work day is everyday at SWBR. So in addition to handling a variety of tasks around the office, she’s focused on exploring pet industry businesses in need of getting a leg up on their marketing and advertising.

I’VE LEARNED: Don’t sweat the small stuff

CLAIM TO FAME: I saved a 90-year-old lobster

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Scott Friedman

President, COO

Following a decade in New York City at two prominent ad agencies leading iconic brands such as IBM and Continental Airlines, Scott joined SWBR and has been spearheading the agency’s strategic process ever since. Scott has a deep passion for marketing and is obsessed with client satisfaction.

CLAIM TO FAME: Always quick with a joke

HOBBY: Diehard Phillies, Eagles and Flyers fan

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Donna Kopes

Manager, Office Services

You might say Donna was mentored by the King; the King of burgers that is! After spending the early part of her career working at Burger King world headquarters in Miami, she has been a key contributor to our team. Donna does a little bit of everything, and ensures that we stay one fine-tuned, creative machine. For example, her journalism skills and “eagle eye” cleans up our commas, semicolons and typos (not that we would have any).

I BELIEVE: Nothing is rocket science, unless you work for NASA

HIDDEN TALENT: I roll a mean enchilada

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Mike Walbert

Director, Strategic Communications

With nearly 15 years of experience in communications strategy, Mike digs doing big, fun and successful things for clients. A Penn State grad, Mike started his career as a journalist at The Arizona Republic before shifting to corporate communications for a healthcare company. Mike figured he’d go for the hat trick of journalism, corp comm and agency by joining SWBR in 2013.

INTERESTS: Penn State football and being a dad

FAVORITE QUOTE: Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice, strike three.

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Tony Susi

Art Director

Tony has traveled to New Zealand and climbed a volcano, but we’re glad his ambition and sense of adventure has returned to Pennsylvania. A Kutztown University grad, Tony interned for the agency while in school and was so impressive we had to add him to our team. Tony dives headfirst into every project with enthusiasm and an infectious creative energy. We can’t wait to see what his future holds.

HOBBIES: Writing and filmmaking

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO: Be a feature film director

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Rachel Schmitt

Marketing Intern

As a rising junior at Virginia Tech, Rachel hoped to roll up her sleeves and get to work in the marketing world. And as our summer 2017 Marketing Intern, she’s getting just the chance. Rachel’s enthusiasm to learn (and her awesome ability to bake) is a welcome addition around Adler Place.

I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO: Create my own Etsy shop to share my crafts

DREAM JOB: Owning a bakery

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Jessica Dentith

Account Coordinator

Jessica is a homebody by nature, but has a longing in her heart for sightseeing (even though she’s been on a plane once). A Penn State grad, Jessica uses research and savvy social media skills to promote our clients. Someday, she hopes to write books about her life experiences and wants to help people find balance in their lives.

TALENTS: Binge watching Netflix and eating her bodyweight in cereal

CLAIM TO FAME: Graduating college on time, even though she transferred four times (and changed her major four times)