Milwaukee, WI – (December 4, 2017) – Nelson Schmidt Inc. (NS), a full-service, independent marketing communications agency with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, has been named as one of America’s top 200 firms in the Chief Marketer 200, the world’s first and only comprehensive list of the best U.S. agencies.

According to Chief Marketer, advertising is no longer driving the rest of the marketing mix and spending on non-advertising is increasing to meet the needs of today’s consumer and business buyers. The Chief Marketer 200 is intended to give marketers insights as they seek out the right agency partners for their brands. The list, released on December 1, recognizes the best engagement and activation agencies across 11 categories and specialties. NS was recognized in the B2B Demand Generation Agency category.

“As our tagline for years has been ‘We Deliver Customers.’ we have long recognized that paid media advertising is not the only tool in the marketing mix that creates customer demand for brands and their products or services.” said Dan Nelson, Jr., president and CEO of Nelson Schmidt. “Being included in the inaugural Chief Marketer 200 is a tremendous affirmation of our time-tested approach to delivering our clients’ integrated communications across the entire spectrum of paid, earned and owned media.”

Of nearly 1,000 agencies that applied, the Chief Marketer 200 were selected by Chief Marketer’s editors following submissions of high caliber, consistent work across programs and clients. The agencies were assessed based on several criteria including: client testimonials, innovative case studies, and bold concepts and ideas that are moving the industry. The agencies selected are considered thought leaders and represent the best in the marketing industry.


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