branding + interactive agency
We are a Minneapolis branding + interactive agency with a passion to ignite brands in a holistic approach. Our marketing strategies are thought out with the collateral + online creative to support it through print, websites + social media. At Nerland Co, it is much more than great design or a fancy website, it is about creative brands that stand out + become category leaders.
Formerly NADA advertising in St. Paul, MN, we have been industry leaders for ten years lead by our Chief Creative Officer, Nathan Nerland. Nerland’s strength is to lead our team of creative thinkers, smart writers, and talented developers to collaborate on the needs of each client to deliver strong results each and every time.
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.
branding + design
creating distinct identities
Branding is more than just creating a cheeky business card or slapping a logo on a brochure and calling it a brand. That is not smart; that is not Nerland. We’re interested in understanding who you are, who want to reach, how you want to be perceived and where you plan to take the future of your business. The simple fact that our in-house team ranges from account brand managers to social media experts, everything your brand touches will be cohesive and consistantly represented.
website + mobile
building an online experience
Nerland is, simply put: digital and interactive specialists. We stay ahead of the tech trends and we’re savvy mobile users ourselves. We create website and mobile designs from a user experience point of view considering who will visit your site, how they arrive, and finally, what our design gurus can offer that will make the online experience streamlined, attractive and smart. Our programming skills are cutting edge, putting SEO and social interaction at the forefront.
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 strategy team is always mindful of your budget, and combined with our decade of relationships, Nerland is able to maximize our client's marketing plans each time. From direct mail, free standing inserts, print or billboard campaigns, we can manage it all. Creativity is our launch pad for every campaign, while our account services team will ensure a strong result.
social + sem + seo
connecting with your customers
Thought leadership. That is the idea that generates our online strategies. We don't use interns to manage your brand presence - our experts and certified leaders are targeted, on trend and deliciously sharp. Our cross-functioning team will develop, plan, write content and manage a smart social media plan suited to your needs while our in-house creatives build unique content to engage conversation. Our SEO and SEM experts will take charge of your plan and give you a strong ROI.
Advertising agencies are often asked who your clients are. It’s a fair question — one we are happy to answer because we have loved working with such a dynamite group of companies. We have helped name, build, shape, launch, grow and maintain over 200+ clients since 2004.
In 2012, Upper Room contacted Nerland Co. to design their new website. What started as a design project became a passion to create...
Nerland Co. has had the privilege of working with many great and amazing clients, but none with as much energy and zeal for life a...
Metro Urology hired Nerland Co. in 2008 to provide a complete overhaul of their online and interactive user experience. Metro Urol...
Moxie Java, a franchise coffee company from Idaho, has 100+ stores in states throughout the US. Our work with Moxie Java franchise...
Grand Avenue Association
Nerland Co. has branded and marketed many cities and neighborhood associations, and has been extremely proud of the work we've don...
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.
holistic, 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.
copywriter + strategy
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.
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.
Toni is a master at seeing a design, pulling out the moving pieces, and programming a masterpiece. With years of experience, no website is out of his reach - and development is his number one passion.
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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