Latest posts from the ThinkTank

Josh returns from Europe holiday

Travelling to Europe was amazing and I leant so much while over there. From the history of Europe to how things are run, I even got to meet a few nice people. One thing that I bring back with me is that everyone in history must have been really short because I didn’t fit in […]

The law of diminishing returns (done is better than perfect)

We know the struggle of businesses wanting to only show their best. The website is almost done but there’s that one last thing you want to include. In the world of web there will always be something that’s almost-there-but-could-be-better. How do you know when a project is ready? Remember: a website is a living document. […]

Progressive Web Apps

Here at Swim we’re always striving to stay aware of the latest advancements in the digital space. It’s a difficult task given the webs’ constant evolution but in order to stay current and provide our clients the greatest possible service, we endeavour to learn and implement the latest technologies wherever we can. Progressive Web Apps […]

SWiM Turns 21!

We were a ‘Start-up’ before it was fashionable. We were ‘Founders’ before the term started popping up on business cards. In 1996, two colleagues and I followed our dreams to run our own show. In honesty, we weren’t quite sure what we were founding. But our team of Charles Schaeffer, Matthew Walker and Joe Manariti […]

What is responsive email design and why should I use it for my email campaigns?

Try re-sizing this window. Notice how the content moves depending on what size your window is? This is responsive design! It means that your email will look good no matter what size device you’re using to access it. It’s more important than ever before to have a design that works well on both desktop and mobile […]

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.