think different. be different.
Nerland Co. is a strategic Minneapolis branding + interactive agency with a passion for solving problems, launching start-ups, improving corporate culture, igniting brands and delivering results using our three phase methodology.
We put aside all assumptions at the start of each assignment to truly understand human experiences from a personal view, dive into the nitty gritty data, so we can discover and solve for the right problem. Once we know the right problem, we set up each client for success through creative thinking and smart planning.
Our creative services are all encompassing from branding, responsive website design and development, social media community strategy and management, search, seo and lead generation, direct mail and campaign marketing, as well as motion graphic video and story telling.
That’s our approach: Discover. Design. Deliver. Curious? Email us to learn more
people + experience
Before we create, we ask why. We work to understand their business and ask those difficult questions to ensure we’re solving the right problem. We use the brief as a foundation and a journey map as a guide through each experience.
brand + purpose
Our design phase is more than a look and feel — it is where your brand comes to life through personas, a cohesive marketing plan and purpose to connect with your customer’s buying habits so the work we do grows your business.
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 help you protect the brand from eroding with brand guidelines and creative work that supports your goals. As your business grows, your needs will grow too… and Nerland Co. will be there to help.
we love what we do + we’re good at it
strategy + research
brand identity development
social media management
sem + lead generation
journey mapping + culture
public relations + campaigns
A decade of work and over 200 clients
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!
2400 N 2nd St., Suite 402, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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