Who We Are

Our Leadership Team

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Life is short.
Live it to the fullest.
Go for it.

Brian’s Speaker Profile

Brian in Authority Magazine

Brian Bennett


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Relationships are everything.
People should listen first, speak second.
Read constantly, learn something new every day.

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Christel Henke

VP, Earned Media

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Success lies in the details.


Whatever the problem, be part of the solution.


Start with a YES and see where that takes you.

Robyn Swernoff

VP, Director of Account Services

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Awareness is nothing without engagement.
Don’t be afraid to dig deep.
Strives to connect, create and inspire.

Josh Arter

Social Media Director

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Fail to prepare… you know the rest.
Anything for love. But not that.

Neil Fraser

Digital Director

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What can we do to make this even more interesting?
Creativity and authenticity are only the beginning.
Inspire. Create. Share.

Scott Lawson

Creative Director

Under the leadership of Brian Bennett, a true market strategist, STIR presented head-and-shoulders above the competition. And, their work creative was phenomenal. Their team is great at creating on their own but they’re also great at collaborating with in-house talent. STIR has my highest recommendation.

Laurie Lambach, UNISON

Our Philosophy

At STIR we remind ourselves daily to ‘Disrupt Mediocrity.’

A key premise of our marketing philosophy is that integration generates marketing leverage.

Sharing the benefit is a basic foundation stone of STIR’s integrated messaging philosophy.

A key tenet of the STIR philosophy is to ‘speak to the persona.’

Human emotions color our world, determine our reality and control much of what we do. In marketing, we want to strike an emotional chord as best we can.

Our brand experience by category


  • Cousins Subs
  • Pick ‘n Save
  • AT&T
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Uline
  • National Business Furniture
  • Premier Vision

Food Beverage

  • Odyssey Feta & Greek Yogurt
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Jim Beam Brands
  • Ralston Purina
  • Conagra Brands
  • Sargento Foods
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • Tetra Pak, USA


  • Bank Mutual
  • Rural Mutual Insurance
  • Valuation Research Corporation
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • North Shore Bank
  • Associated Bank
  • U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
  • Farm Bureau Insurance Company of Idaho
  • State Bank of Cross Plains
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association


  • ABB Group
  • Johnson Controls
  • Master Lock
  • Quad Graphics
  • We Energies
  • Generac Power Systems
  • Pacific Cycle
  • Kimberly – Clark
  • Johnson Wax
  • Central Garden and Pet
  • Novaspect

Healthcare and Medical Products

  • Philips Imaging
  • GE Healthcare
  • Flight for Life
  • Versiti, Inc.
  • Elekta Oncology
  • American Cancer Society Wisconsin
  • SSM Healthcare
  • St. Joseph’s / Candler Healthcare
  • InControl Medical, LLC
  • Dohmen Life Science Services
  • Dr. Comfort Shoes
  • Teletracking


  • VISIT Milwaukee
  • Meet Chicago Northwest
  • Wisconsin State Fair
  • Sonora Mexico tourism
  • Adelman Travel Systems, inc.
  • Visit Savannah

How We Think

Build a Marketing Machine to Produce Growth and Profit

Look around. Machines are everywhere. Nowhere is this truer than in marketing. When designed and operated properly, machines produce more and make more money. Learn how to engineer your own humming marketing machine.

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Brian Bennett
Aug 8

How to Amplify Your Brand Voice in an Already Noisy World

In order for your brand to successfully stand out, it needs to have a unique voice that reflects your company’s values. Learn why establishing a strong and recognizable brand voice matters.

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STIR Staff
Mar 18

2022 Social Media Image Size Guide

Imagery – whether in the form of photos, graphics, or videos – is often the main way to grab an audience’s attention across social channels. In recent years, social media has become one of the major touchpoints through which consumers can learn more about and interact with businesses. Today’s consumers are exposed to more content […]

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Josh Arter
Jan 3