Nehlsen Creative celebrates changing times

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, May 19, to celebrate new offices for Nehlsen Creative in downtown Davenport. CREDIT QUAD CITIES CHAMBER

A veteran Quad Cities marketing and advertising agency is celebrating a new chapter.

Nehlsen Creative was the center of attention at a Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, May 19, that celebrated the agency’s new home in downtown Davenport and its 51st year in business.

The business recently moved into a second-floor loft of 221 E. Second St., Davenport.

Award-winning graphic designer Matt Sanchez purchased the agency after the company’s 50th anniversary one year ago. Mr. Sanchez’s new ideas and knowledge for modern marketing tactics paired well with Nehlsen’s long history within the industry — dating back to the company’s formation in 1972. 

The company was founded by Nancy Nehlsen in 1972.

The next chapter in the Nehlsen Creative story is to continue infusing the agency’s unique twist into every project and elevating the partnerships they’ve established as a tight-knit team, according to the company.

“I work hard, and with a ton of pride, to build the creative place where I always wanted to work. How lucky am I to get to do so alongside my creative soulmates?” Mr. Sanchez said. “We’re a team of dreamers and doers who continue to fall deeper and deeper in love with the work we create together, for the betterment of our clients.”

During the ribbon-cutting, chamber leaders said they were happy the Nehlsen team is part of the  revitalization of Second Street and recently joined the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to stay connected to the larger community.

Nehlsen Creative is a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Its services include brand development, graphic design, website design, content development, public relations, video, social media and both digital and traditional advertising strategies.

The agency takes projects from conception to completion. “Good enough sucks” is the rally cry of the company, according to the business website.

Updates on Nehlsen can be found on its Facebook page.

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