branding + interactive agency
Nerland Co. is a strategic Minneapolis branding + interactive agency with a passion for solving problems, launching companies, improving corporate culture, igniting brands and delivering results using our three phase methodology.
We put aside all assumptions at the start of each project to truly understand human experiences from a birds-eye view, dive into the nitty gritty details, and discover the problem. Once we know the problem, we set up each client for success through creative thinking and smart planning.
Our creative services are all encompassing from branding, website and mobile design and development, social media community strategy and maintenance, search and lead generation, direct mail and campaign marketing, as well as motion graphic video and story telling.
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
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.
expanding your 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.
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...
Grand Avenue, St. Paul
PROBLEM: Grand Avenue Business Association was not having success with social media engagement, website traffic and email newslett...
CREATIVELY DRIVEN. STRATEGICALLY LED.
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 Co. appreciates brand integrity and works to maximize efforts, increase ROI and grow your brand to make you more money!
chief creative officer
At the age of 23, Nathan co-founded NADA advertising. He is the creative strategist behind Nerland Co. and with his holistic approach, is driven by developing unique differentiators for clients that will breakthrough the clutter in their categories. He is also 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.
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!
Katie brings 20+ years of marketing, strategy and project management experience to Nerland Co. Her passion for relationship building has paved the way for success at companies such as General Mills, Target, Carlson Companies, Capella University, University of Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group, Group O, Coldwell Banker, and more. At Nerland Co., Katie acts as a liaison between our team and clients, helping our projects stay on time, and on budget.
Robert's passion is to help clients build their brands using PR, communications and digital media. The last 15 years, he has helped national consumer brands and major health care organizations determine exactly how PR and communications can support their goals, then developed and executed plans that made a difference. He has also been on the account side at Interval, North Memorial Health Care and Carmichael Lynch Spong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly joined our team 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.
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.
Fresh out of the Journalism School at the University of Minnesota, Laura has a knack for public relations and new media. Throughout her college career, she served as President of Public Relations Student Society of America, worked as a Senior Account Executive for the Minnesota Daily, as well as interned for Weber Shandwick, Yelp and KSTP. Laura is thrilled to fuse her PR skills with the Nerland Co. team and support in social media, client relations, and communications.
Unrelated to Kris Jenner, Rachel has over 15 years experience managing the finances of small businesses around the Twin Cities. When she's not visiting clients, she loves spending time with her girls and learning new things. Her latest project is expanding her knowledge of urban farming by raising backyard chickens.
Lukas is not your average copywriter. He detests flannel, craft beers and the occasional snarky Twin Peaks reference you probably missed. Instead, he’s deeply interested in crafting copy that’s smart, truthful and simple—he has written for global consumer brands all the way to small B2B companies. His pride in his work is most relevant when he’s captioning his Instagram posts or tweeting about his love for all things pizza.
If you think you found a typo, it wasn't on her watch. Sue delivers a fresh pair of eyes - and eagle eyes at that - to ensure we deliver the best and smartest creative.
Kristaps has mastered the skills of content management development and responsive design that is able to lead Nerland Co. into the most creative interactive options for our clients.
Mike is an artist at heart working with different mediums. He brings a clean, crisp and colorful talent to our design team.
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.
In 2011, Nerland Co. founder, Nathan Nerland, started the Carson Glore Foundation. Their only mission was to educate a generation by building schools in Kenya. The first Carson Glore school opened its doors to 388 students in 2012. With two schools now completed and nearly 800 students, the Carson Glore Foundation is currently fundraising for their 3rd school. Nerland Co. is proud to underwrite the entire costs of the foundation so that every dollar donated goes directly to building classrooms, adding water supply systems, installing new latrines, purchasing desks, buying school supplies, retraining teachers and supporting the parent teacher association.
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