think different. be different.
As digital channels have amplified, technology and connectedness have ignited us to evolve our business. We’re not just a creative team ready to churn out a website or brochure. We wear many hats. We’re purveyors of personalization. Superintendents of strategy. Directors of discovery.
Remember the 4 P’s? We know there’s more than just promotion. We put aside assumptions and deep dive into your product, your customers and get the nitty gritty details that help us understand your challenges, your audience, your goals. Once we know the problem, we set up each client for success through creative thinking and strategic planning. Only then will we worktogether to define your strategy. Only then will we move on to create a campaign that will help you succeed.
That’s our approach. Discover. Design. Deliver.
people + experience
From stakeholder interviews to developing a creative brief, before we create, we ask why. We work with our clients to understand their business, and ask those difficult questions to ensure we’re answering the right problem.
brand + purpose
Design is more than a logo. We develop your customer’s personas, understand the journey it takes to become a brand loyalist, unearth the hassles, and create mood boards.
marketing + performance
Our relationship doesn’t end when your brand launches, your sales materials are delivered or your social media plan reaches new highs. We protect your brand from eroding with brand guidelines, and keep the relationship moving on track by constantly asking Why, social media and PR.
we love what we do + we’re good at it
branding + design
website + mobile
sem + seo
photo + video
pr + events
we thought different + they became different.
Nerland Co. is a hand-picked strategic and creative group inspired to research, evaluate, create, launch and manage powerful brands.
Obsessed with differentiation, Nathan Nerland is CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Nerland Co., which strives to do just that for each and every client. At the age of 23, Nathan left his marketing role at Caribou Coffee with a mission to start an agency that would think differently, act nimbly, evolve naturally and progress quickly. He’s achieved that mission, and continues to foster an organization that strives to see its clients flourish in a world chock-full of media. Nathan’s dedication extends even further as the founder of the Carson Glore Foundation, whose objective is to educate an entire generation of students in Kenya, currently working on opening their third school.
chief experience officer
Angie’s drive to help organizations reach their true business potential is built upon nearly 20 years spent leading teams in marketing strategy at major organizations such as UnitedHealth Group, Optum Health, Capella University and Carlson Marketing Group. Angie’s role at Nerland Co. has her leading strategic planning for clients. Her focused attention to connecting the right people to the right business roles has her delivering positive results time and again.
Co (Coco) is Nerland’s agency mascot, best buddy, chief snuggler, stress reliever and work avoider. While no one really likes to discuss their age, Coco is our youngest team member, but she makes up for marketing inexperience with enthusiasm and tail-wagging. She contentedly fits on our laps now, but we’re loathe to tell her that she’ll soon weigh 60 pounds and be relegated to the floor.
It’s a ruff life—we know.
When it comes down to it, all things beautiful go through Jordan, our resident Creative Director. Whether the task is rebranding a 50 year old company, providing a fresh feel for an organization that feels stale, or contributing a tweak to a logo that doesn’t feel quite perfect, Jordan relishes the opportunity to break the parameters of design time and again. Whenever we need inspiration, we know Jordan will come through with something he just happened to put on his Pinterest account, waiting for the perfect opportunity to showcase it. Outside of the office, Jordan is a photographer, and his methodology of setting up the perfect shot has clients clambering for his work.
director of marketing
Katie’s commitment to discover the hidden possibility in every client comes from years of experience leading marketing and business development teams at organizations such as UnitedHealth Group, the Carlson School of Management, Carlson Marketing Group, Target and General Mills. Katie brings fresh perspective, research, organization, open communication and genuine interest to every project, which has proven fortuitous to her clients.
director of brand strategy
Robert is our savvy master of PR, communications and digital media; and uses this trifecta of expertise to help clients shape their brands. For 15 years he has assisted national consumer brands and major health care organizations in reaching their business goals by developing a thorough blend of these tools. In addition, Robert has vast account side experience at Interval, North Memorial Health Care and Carmichael Lynch Spong.
As Nerland Co.’s newest recruit, Drew brings with him a whole litany of creative skills ranging from InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress to bronze foundry, screen printing and even a little Japanese. As our Associate Account Manager, Drew is responsible for client on-boarding, research, project management, production, troubleshooting and client launch plans.
Our team wouldn’t be complete without our creative and talented team of designers, copywriters, programmers, content planners, social media community managers, video designers, proofreaders, and finance!
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