Agency recognized in the B2B Brand Engagement Agency category

MILWAUKEE – November 30, 2021 – 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 marketing agencies in the Chief Marketer 200 for the fifth year in a row. Chief Marketer 200 is the world’s first and only comprehensive list of the best brand engagement and activation agencies across 11 categories and specialties serving the U.S. NS was recognized in the B2B Brand Engagement Agency category.

“Many of the marketing disciplines that were once considered ‘below the line’ have come into their own and become some of the most powerful marketing tools in the marketing mix,” says Jessica Heasley, Group Editor & Publisher at Chief Marketer. “We created the CM200 six years ago to shine a spotlight on this vibrant and fast-growing agency community, and to help modern marketers find the partners that will help them craft the kind of campaigns that modern consumers demand.”

“All of us at Nelson Schmidt are honored to be included again in the fifth annual Chief Marketer 200 list of the best marketing agencies in America,” said Dan Nelson, Jr., President and CEO. “Our pioneering work focused on helping marketers build more effective campaigns that deliver customers making highly considered purchases continues to differentiate our agency from the thousands of agencies that have put more focus on traditional advertising to consumers making impulse buys in non-durable CPG or FMCG categories.”

Chief Marketer’s editors accepted applications from across the country for the CM200 earlier this fall and published the winners on November 30th. Winners were selected based on several criteria including: insightful client testimonials; outstanding case study submissions; high caliber, consistent work across programs and clients; innovative and creative executions; and bold and inspiring concepts and ideas that are moving the industry forward. The 200 agencies selected for this year’s program are thought leaders in their craft and representative of the best of the marketing industry.


We Deliver Customers®. Nelson Schmidt Inc. is an independent full-service marketing agency with offices in downtown Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. As one of the Top 200 Marketing Agencies of 2022 according to Chief Marketer, Nelson Schmidt serves U.S. and international clients within select considered purchase industries. Nelson Schmidt is a member of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, ANA and PRSA.



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