Swim Creative expands scope with partnership

Mary Shields

Duluth branding, advertising and interactive firm Swim Creative is partnering with long-time media buyer Mary Shields. This collaboration will strengthen Swim's media buying power to a national level, the company said.

Shields started her advertising career at Martin Williams in the Twin Cities. For the last 15 years, she has owned and operated On Your Mark Media, where she consults with many local and national companies specializing in the high tech, industrial, entertainment and tourism industries. This isn’t the first time Shields has collaborated with Swim. In 2008, she partnered with the agency as an account manager and research strategist.

 “The people are the main reason why I’m excited to contract with Swim,” Shields said. “I’m extremely impressed by how smart and talented this group is, not to mention, they’re a lot of fun.”

"The decision to create a new partnership with Mary Shields lines up with our goal to further expand geographically,” said Patrice Bradley, Swim Creative CEO. “As we continue to gain clientele throughout the country, Mary's national and global media buying experience will come into play. We're so honored to have her on our team."