branding + interactive agency
Nerland Co. is a Minneapolis branding + interactive agency with a passion for igniting brands with our all-inclusive approach.
We start with smart marketing strategies and support it through print, web, organic + paid search, community engagement + social media. Nerland Co. believes it takes more than great design or a flashy website and more about creative brands that stand out and become category leaders.
Our team of creative thinkers, social gurus, smart writers and talented developers collaborate around the needs of each client — delivering strong results each and every time since 2003.
Combine brand experts with digital specialists and you’ve got Nerland Co. We never sit still or rest on yesterday’s laurels. Nerland Co. strives to be the best in what we do, so we don’t pretend to be everything for everyone.
where it all starts
What is your positioning? What makes you unique? Who do you want to connect with + how? How will you enter the marketing place? Where will you spend your marketing dollars? How will you measure success? Nerland Co. starts with a strategy and a plan so that everything we do for you and your brand has a purpose.
branding + design
creating distinct identities
Branding is more than a cheeky business card or slapping a logo on a brochure and calling it a brand. It is the baseline for everything you do. The fact that our in-house team ranges from account managers and designers to social media experts, everything your brand touches will be cohesive and consistently represented.
website + mobile
building an online experience
Nerland Co. is, simply put: digital and interactive specialists. We create website, responsive and mobile designs from a user experience point of view considering who will visit your site, how they arrive, and what they want to do there. Our programming is cutting edge, putting SEO and social interaction at the forefront.
connecting with your customers
Thought leadership. That is the idea that drive our targeted, on trend and deliciously sharp social media strategies. Our cross-functioning team will plan, write content and manage a smart social media community while our creatives build unique content to engage conversation and grow your brand where your customers are.
sem + seo
grow by lead generation
Google Certified and continually educated leaders drive our search engine marketing and search engine optimization strategies. We build lead generation campaigns with both organic search improvements as well as paid search and targeted remarketing to increase your online presence and deliver a strong ROI.
campaign + direct mail
expanding your brand's reach
Direct mail + campaigns are, to this day, a wildly successful way to reach targeted demographics because of their excellent ROI. Our team is always mindful of your budget, and combined with our decade of relationships, Nerland Co. is able to maximize your marketing plan. From direct mail, FSI, print or billboard campaigns, we manage it all.
video + photography
making you look good
Nerland Co. has both an on-staff photographer and partnerships with the best Minneapolis has to offer. We concept the photoshoots to ensure they are on-brand and tell the perfect story. Our video production team is amazingly creative and offers full motion graphics. From corporate videos to creative viral videos, we have you covered.
pr + events
stand out by standing out
Buying print is one way to gain exposure — making print is another. Our creative team dreams up events that will make the news and our account managers will manage every detail to pull it off. Have exciting news? We will handle your PR in a timely fashion and with personality so you don't miss out on a single opportunity.
Advertising agencies are often asked, “Who do you work with?” It’s a fair question — one we are happy to answer because we love working with such a dynamite group of companies. We have helped name, build, shape, launch, grow and maintain over 200+ clients since 2003.
Famous Dave's came to the Nerland Co. team with two initiatives: Promote their menu to March Madness fans and help launch a campai...
Boomerang hired Nerland Co. to rebrand and relaunch their company from a business-to-business bartering network, to a consumer dri...
Mojo Fit Studios
Nerland Co. was proud to successfully work on the marketing strategy, branding, website, mobile site, SEO, SEM, social media, Face...
Matt Engen Group
Matt Engen Group of Re/Max Results was ready to take off and hired Nerland Co. for their marketing strategy, branding, website, mo...
Tri Fitness Athletic Club
Tri Fitness in Minnesota made Nerland Co. their agency of record to re-brand and relaunch their business into the very competitive...
CREATIVELY DRIVEN. STRATEGICALLY LED.
long lasting relationships
we put relationships first
40% of our current clients have been with us for 5+ years, something we are extremely proud of. We build a lasting relationship with every company we work with.
In-House + Contract Blend
lower costs, higher expertise
One of our strategies is to blend an in-house and contract team. It allows us to stay affordable while offering consistent people - even our contract talent has been with us since the start.
comprehensive, well-rounded portfolio
from websites to direct mail
Nerland has a long history of branding, print, web and social. We've launched 200+ websites, 150+ direct mail campaigns, 50+ brands, 25+ social media strategies and more.
maximizing budgets for highest ROI
your needs before ours
Because we are not 'only' a designer or web designer or printer, we don't put our opportunity to make money before what's best for your brand or project's budget.
How has Nerland Co continued to grow and stay the course for a decade? We:
We’re big fans of Warby Parkers and iced coffee. We love our iPhones and never use headphones. Some of us even sport colorful socks. But as a whole, Nerland Co. is a hand-picked creative team inspired to evaluate your brand, improve it, re-evaluate it, and improve it some more.
Nerland appreciates brand integrity and works to maximize efforts, increase ROI and grow your brand to make you more money!
chief creative officer
With entrepreneurship in his DNA, at the age of 23, Nathan co-founded NADA advertising. His smart, holistic approach to design, branding and interactive has kept clients with Nerland since day one and a constant Y/Y growth. Nathan is the creative strategist behind Nerland Co as well as founder of the Carson Glore Foundation, who's mission is to educate an entire generation by building schools in Kenya.
Jordan has a B.A. in Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship and has a strong passion to help businesses succeed by understanding the core strategy behind a brand. In an average week, Jordan spends more time at coffee shops than he does at his own home. Outside of the advertising world, Jordan loves looking through the lens of a camera to uniquely capture weddings, engagements, and portraits.
Molly joined our team in May after returning from six years living in Austria & Germany with her family. She brings a passion for relationship building with years of Caribou Coffee experience as Manager of Global Franchise in the US and around the world. Molly is excited to bring her in-depth research and competitive analysis skill set to Nerland Co's new and future clients.
As a mother, Lilla’s number one obsession is her family: a wonderful partner, an eight year-old son, two incredible cats and (the youngest member of the family), an adopted mudi dog (a Hungarian shepherd species). As a designer, her passion is to: CREATE. If there is no “paper and pencil” she could regroup the interior in the house…twice a week.
culture studies + strategy
After spending 17 years in the marketing and corporate planning world, Angie has lead teams at Optum Health, United Health Group, Carrot, Capella University, Carlson Marketing Group to name a few. At Nerland Co., Angie leads strategic planning to discover the strengths and potential for our clients — which helps us launch a brand and marketing strategy most successfully.
account mgmt + copywriter
Claire is most passionate as a mama, marathoner and Mennonite. She has run seven marathons, plays Chopin preludes on the piano, devours literary fiction and eats an ungodly amount of peanut butter. She aspires to behave like Seinfeld's Elaine but knows she’s a better dancer having been a ballerina since age 6. She writes wearing red shoes and her favorite punctuation is a colon: Giddy-up!
seo, sem, social + content
Mike is a social guy in every sense of the word, though he graciously embraces the title 'Unapologetic Minnesotan' as well. He is driven by his two primary goals in life: connect and grow. Upon graduation with a BS in Marketing from NDSU, he cut his teeth working for local hospitality giant Kaskaid where he worked on brands such as CRAVE, CRAVE Catering, Sopranos Kitchen and Urban Eatery as Marketing Manager.
video + motion designer
From the mountains of Colorado, Derek has worked in the industry for over 5 years and understands what it take to creatively express your vision through the medium of film & animated graphics. Derek has worked alongside variety of brands including Harley Davison, The Minnesota Twins & HealthPartners. Outside of that he spends his time being inspired by his family & close community of friends.
new business development
Born and raised in Minnesota, Ali has spent years in the Twin Cities mobile, App and technology world at Mentor Mate and other leaders in the industry. Her passion for connecting companies with great resources and and strategic thinking is just what Nerland Co. was looking for. We are excited to have her on the team.
Originally a Massachusetts native , Drew assists Nerland Co. by creating, researching, editing, and driving new initiatives. He’s acquired an array of skills from a Hospitality Manager at a hotel in Nicaragua, to the exhibitions and gallery assistant at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and even studying at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He's currently finishing his final year at Macalester College studying Studio Art and English Literature.
Matt supports Nerland Co. with creative briefs, project managing, studying media schedules, and of course making the office breakfast every day. Studying Marketing at University of Northwestern, he is also the Brand Ambassador of Student Advertising Summit. When he’s not here, you’ll find him making a mean latte at Dunn Brothers in Roseville!
Khawar is a leader in his field. His expertise ranges from project management to development and coding. He leads Nerland Co. in bringing solutions to our client's most complex problems.
Mike is an artist at heart working with different mediums. He brings a clean, crisp and colorful talent to our design team.
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