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SWiM embraces a new design tool

Sketch is software that is built specifically for digital designers and has gained massive traction within the industry in the past year or so. It has been around since 2010 and can be a more effective alternative to Photoshop for concept web design. Sketch is that link between designing in the browser and designing in […]

Michael celebrates his 10th year at SWiM

This year I celebrated my 10th year at SWiM and I thought this would be a great opportunity to reflect on this milestone. I started at SWiM having just graduated from my University degree with a Bachelor of Design/Multimedia Design. Back then Flash was all the rage and I was determined to find myself in […]

Christmas holiday closure 2016

SWiM and its staff wish you a festive holiday season and trust you will stay safe. We look forward to working with you in 2017. SWiM Communications will be closed for the festive season from 23/12/2016 – 16/1/2017 For emergency support over this period please call 03 9326 8000 or email [email protected] Wishing you a […]

Training tips for your Social Media marathon

Running the Melbourne Marathon serves as a yearly reminder of what hard work and perseverance can do for your Social Media campaign. Yes, you read correctly. Your Social Media campaign is the digital marketing equivalent of maintaining your running pace over a long distance with the finish line always seeming out of reach. You’ll fight […]

We are hiring – Multimedia Designer Wanted!

We’re on the hunt for a new SWiM team member. The job title says Multimedia designer, but really, it’s a different job every day

So, if you love digital, and want to be part of a great team in a great environment, time for us to have a coffee.

SWiM Communications recognised by the City of Melbourne!

SWiM Communications has received a Lord Mayor’s Commendation within the city of Melbourne; the first Digital Agency to do so. A proud moment in SWiM’s 20-year history. The Hon. Robert Doyle described small business as the backbone of Melbourne’s economy. They make Melbourne the world’s Most Livable City. Thank you to all our clients, staff […]

Win FREE blog writing for your website!

SWiM is proud to have been involved in the launch of Shuttle Rocket, a brand new budget web writing service suited to small businesses. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with its savvy copywriters to giveaway a Blog Builder package of 5 blog articles, valued at $599. To win, all you need to do is email […]

Instagram is changing

It looks like Instagram’s free ride is coming to an end. While we wait to see how the new Instagram algorithm will impact our feeds we are excited about two new features that have recently been released. 60 second videos – no surprise here, similar to Facebook Instagram will reward video content so if you […]

Applications are now open for the 2016 auDA Foundation Funding

Applications from not-for-profit organisations, tertiary institutions and PhD students who are undertaking innovative projects and research that will enhance the use of the Internet for the Australian community are now invited to apply. This year, the Foundation has introduced a single, streamlined online form. Applications opened on Monday 8 February and will be accepted until 5pm AEST on […]

So, what else does an SSL Certificate do?

We all know what an SSL certificate is – it’s the standard required by financial institutions to guarantee secure online communication. It allows us to “shop with confidence”. When you see the yellow padlock symbol or green alert in your search bar, we can feel secure about entering our credit card details. But, did you […]

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Where do your website images come from?

We have been aware of this for a while and recently one of our clients received this letter from Getty. The image in question wasn’t a featured or hero image, it was a small image used alongside page content. Be very careful when sourcing images on the internet. It’s better to own the photographic content […]

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Christmas Period Hours and Support

Please note, SWiM Communications will be closed for the festive season from 23/12/2015 – 11/1/2016 Should you need assist during this period please email: [email protected] Our staff member on call will be in touch ASAP. In the event of urgent support please contact: Joshua Curci email: [email protected] SMS: 0402 264 959 For non urgent matters […]

7 Ways To Energise Your Website

1.Whendid you last add a “news” article? If your last blog entry or product update is over a month old, chances are your website may look out of date to a prospective client who visits it. Consider connecting your blog to social media like Twitter, Instagram or FaceBook for easy frequent updates. 2.Have you reviewed […]

A Quick Word About Domain Management

For over 10 years SWiM has partnered with Intaserve for management of our domain portfolio. It’s been a happy and reliable partnership. Earlier this year, Intaserve was acquired by a third party, VentraIP. Part of this process has seen our account migrated to VentraIP for retail matters and their wholesale partner Synergy, for Domain Reseller matters. […]

Beware: Traffic Infringement Scam

There is currently an email campaign circulating throughout Australian and internationally that requests payment for a bogus AFP Traffic Infringement Notice. If you have received the email make sure you delete it immediately and report the details on the ACORN website. How do you protect yourself? Here are the golden rules for online safety, how […]

Report Cyber Crime

Cybercrime is an issue which affects many Australians. As Australia’s reliance on technology grows, the cost and incidence of cybercrime is expected to increase. Where can you report cyber crime? Visit the new Australian Government’s website – ACORN – Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.

Welcome Jacob!

We welcome Jacob Leech to the SWiM Studio. “I love clean progressive design, great music, gadgets, Hugh Grant movies and the feeling after a good shave. I am allergic to physical labour, warm beer, bad music and people who are rude to waiters. I joined SWiM in April 2015 as a Digital Designer and Developer. […]

Have you noticed that your sites ranking has dropped on mobile search?

It’s now been over 3 months since Google implemented Mobilegeddon and we have definitely noticed the change. Google are sticking true to their word and we have seen a change in mobile search. Although we know that Responsive design is favoured, Google is still rewarding sites that have a separate mobile site, for now. We […]

We are hiring: Digital Designer

We seek a bright, talented digital designer to join our team. Ideally this person will enjoy website design and development and will also work within related areas such as social media, Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) and print. You will have the opportunity to further your skills using HTML, CSS and JavaScript (JQuery). Experience in responsive […]

Our new office location as of Monday 23 Feb

Please note that from this Monday 23rd February, SWiM will be located at our new studio in North Melbourne and will be fully operational again as of Tuesday 24th February. Our new address is: SWiM Communications 134 Langford Street North Melbourne Vic 3051 For now you can still reach us on the current phone number […]

SWiM Christmas Closure

Please note that SWiM Communications will be closing for the holiday period on: Tuesday 23rd Dec 2013 – Monday 12th Jan 2015 Holiday Contact Info For email configuration or troubleshooting information, please visit our website. Or for video instructions, please visit our YouTube Channel. Strictly in case of extreme emergency or website outage enquiries: Please […]