Everything comes full circle.

Marketing + Communications is a cyclical process; we must constantly test and learn; history can tend to repeat itself if we don’t pay attention and are willing to flex and grow.

OUR STORY

This field is constantly adapting/changing, and brands must be ready to adapt to changes as they come. But oftentimes, resources or staff support are limited.

That’s where I come in.

With seven years of academic background in marketing and more than 15 years of professional experience, I have seen firsthand the power in marrying new trends and channels with a traditional and proven model.

My approach in supporting clients is indeed full circle. I will be with you every step of the way, identifying gaps and opportunities through research, informing strategic planning, executing recommendations, and tracking KPIs and measurable outcomes.

There’s a reason why I say Marketing + Communications. The two go hand in hand, and I will be there to support you every step of the way.

Over the years, I have become a subject matter expert in marketing + communications strategies specific to different industries. It’s time to leverage this lack of learning curve.

Over the years, I have become a subject matter expert in marketing + communications strategies specific to different industries. It’s time to leverage this lack of learning curve.

Sarah Schwering, CEO

It has been my lifelong dream to start my own company, bridging my experience in both agency and corporate settings. I am well versed in both sides of the house. To my agency friends, I’ve been there, and I understand the power of client relationships and how much of our work is about trust and partnership. And to my corporate friends, understanding and communicating brand value and growing equity is what I do best.

I’m a lifelong Washingtonian, having spent more than half my life in the Spokane area. I know this region, its leading industries, and market demands. I’ve been honored to serve on dozens of boards over the years, supporting non-profits, higher educational institutions, community-based organizations, and more. I’m so proud of the network that I’ve built and continue to grow.

I was so blessed to attend Gonzaga University twice, first receiving by Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing, HR, and Entrepreneurial Leadership, and second receiving my MBA in Marketing. As a double alumnae, Bulldog pride runs deep in this house. I was blessed to be an adjunct professor for years teaching Communications, Business Statistics, and now Generational Marketing Theories and Practices. Fun Fact: I co-authored a Business Statistics textbook (that definitely made the Christmas newsletter that year).

Professionally, I worked with the incredible team at DH for years, growing my communications expertise in learning by doing. Most recently, I was Gonzaga University’s Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, serving an institution that I hold so dear and working with some of the most fantastic human beings you’ll ever meet.

Most importantly, I am a proud wife, and blessed mama to two amazing young men, John and Paul. For those wondering, yes, they were named after both Saints and Beatles. And no, we don’t have a Ringo.

I was so blessed to attend Gonzaga University twice, first receiving by Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing, HR, and Entrepreneurial Leadership, and second receiving my MBA in Marketing. As a double alumnae, Bulldog pride runs deep in this house. I was blessed to be an adjunct professor for years teaching Communications, Business Statistics, and now Generational Marketing Theories and Practices. Fun Fact: I co-authored a Business Statistics textbook (that definitely made the Christmas newsletter that year).

Professionally, I worked with the incredible team at DH for years, growing my communications expertise in learning by doing. Most recently, I was Gonzaga University’s Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, serving an institution that I hold so dear and working with some of the most fantastic human beings you’ll ever meet.

Most importantly, I am a proud wife, and blessed mama to two amazing young men, John and Paul. For those wondering, yes, they were named after both Saints and Beatles. And no, we don’t have a Ringo.

Megan Satchell, Strategic Communications Consultant

Megan Satchell joins as a Strategic Communications Consultant, supporting client initiatives in communications development, audit, analytics, and strategic counsel. Megan is a marketing and operations professional with 20 years of experience managing corporate marketing programs, customer and corporate events, worldwide customer engagement initiatives, and business operations. Most recently, she worked for Change Healthcare, where her communications work focused on supporting internal communications and virtual and in-person event production. Previously, she worked for Cisco Systems providing project management for their Global Customer Advisory Board program. Other roles include marketing team management, event planning, and operations management experience for a variety of organizations.

Megan’s specialty areas include producing strategic thought leadership events in the U.S. and internationally, B2B sales and marketing programs, communications program management, and managing team operations. Her industry experience includes software, technology, healthcare, consulting, video games, financial services, associations, and wine and spirits. She is an experienced project and program manager, with a passion for internal and external communications, events, and graphic design. She is a double alumnae from Gonzaga University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration: Finance, and Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She is also certified as a Digital Event Strategist (DES).

Kinzie Ridgewell, Communications Consultant

Kinzie Ridgewell joins the team as a Communications Specialist.  As a marketing freelance professional, Kinzie specializes in messaging and strategy development, mission alignment and qualitative research. Her budding career has been focused on storytelling and communications since the early days as a marketing intern for Sarah at Gonzaga University. She has been a part of executing large trade shows, small conferences, writing content, establishing messaging, and leading social media efforts.

Most recently, Kinzie has led marketing for a local technology startup where she has challenged conventional marketing methods to tell the company’s story in a developing market. She has collaborated with engineers, publicists, analysts and company leaders to establish the company as a leader in the industry. In addition, she has been a marketing consultant at an international leadership organization, leading the online marketing efforts.

She graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. Kinzie serves on the board of New Venture Lab, a student-run organization that works with local entrepreneurs to develop new products and business ventures. She now calls Coeur d’Alene, Idaho home with her husband. She is a lover of travel, interesting books and trying new gluten and dairy-free recipes in the kitchen.

Our Primary Industries

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(509) 481-1846

sarah@ssquaredmarcom.com