About

We’re here to help you build a better brand online through social media and content marketing. We want to do this in a way that’s best for your organization. That’s why we offer a mix of strategic consulting, digital coaching, and training and events, as well as all of the great content here on the site including blog posts, podcasts, ebooks, and more.

We’re Brand Driven

Building better brands has been at the heart of what we do since Dean Westergaard founded our firm in 1981. Even as today’s digital shifts continue to change marketing as we know it, strong brands with something to say matter more than ever. Through the expanded digital marketing services developed by Nick Westergaard and the team, we combine classic brand strategy with savvy digital insights.

It’s one of the most exciting times to be in marketing. It’s also one of the most challenging. We help organizations overcome these obstacles and learning curves by diagnosing problems, setting sound strategy, and working together to provide on-going coaching, training, and analytics. More than an agency focusing on implementation, our team serves as a resource for helping companies and their agencies take their digital marketing to the next level.

Our workshops and corporate training programs are second to none. We offer on-site digital marketing “boot camps” that provide intensive and interactive learning experiences. We also host the annual Social Brand Forum, an industry-leading digital marketing conference that is consistently ranked as one of the best events in the nation.

Meet the Team

Our small, agile team is composed of experts in their respective fields — digital marketers, content creators, media specialists, and business strategists. We’ve worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, across a variety of industries. How can we help you?










Dean Westergaard
President

Nick Westergaard
Chief Brand Strategist

Macy Koch
Director of Digital Strategy

Angie Cottrell
Client Services Manager

Cate Dicharry
Project & Events Manager

Kristie Anderson
Controller

Sarah Moy
Search & Analytics Coordinator

Jordan Williams
Content Specialist

Meghann Foster
Digital Marketing Specialist


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Disclosures and Relationships

  • Brand Driven Digital partners with Waldow Social to produce the weekly podcast, The Work Talk Show co-hosted by Brand Driven Digital’s Nick Westergaard.
  • We regularly review books here that you might find useful. Sometimes we’re sent advance copies from the publisher while others are simply of our own choosing. We use Amazon Affiliate links to point to the books reviewed.
  • This blog and other websites our firm maintains are hosted on MediaTemple. We’re a member of their affiliate program.
  • For our client work, we use Sprout Social and are affiliates there too.
  • Nearly all photos of our team members and events on this site were taken by the talented Todd Adamson of Adamson Studios in Iowa City. We’ve been known to rave about Todd and why good photos matter on blogs.

Trademarks

The Brand Driven Digital logo is a registered service mark of Westergaard, LLC, an Iowa limited liability company.

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