company at a glance

Marketing Scale & Efficiency

Nelson Schmidt Inc. is a full-service marketing communications firm with offices in Milwaukee’s central business district and downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Our integrated capabilities include strategic planning, branding, creative, production, media, research, interactive, public relations and direct marketing. Nelson Schmidt is one of only a few full-service agencies to offer comprehensive in-house lead qualification and CRM reporting solutions.

Global Reach & Authority

From our long-term relationships with international clients, Nelson Schmidt has extensive experience adapting marketing communications to meet regional and global requirements. We regularly implement international programs for U.S.-based clients through MAGNET partner agencies located worldwide.


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Nelson Schmidt Inc. | We Deliver Customers.®
600 E. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 689-7721

Business Development
Christopher Vitrano
Chief Marketing Officer
[email protected]
(414) 224-0210

Nelson Schmidt

We Deliver Customers.® That is our brand. It is also the foundation for our NS Metrics™ process, a disciplined and proprietary methodology to Discover, Formulate, Execute and Measure marketing solutions that help our clients meet or exceed their business objectives.

Nelson Schmidt's in-house talent model provides clients with dedicated domain expertise focused on select "considered purchase" industries — Healthcare, Technology, Global Manufacturing, Financial & Professional Services, Outdoor Recreation and Building Products. Our proven abilities allow clients to gain the industry-specific insight and competitive understanding required to reach and influence U.S. and international audiences across all media.

We choose to serve strategic clients deeply, focusing on considered purchase markets where we believe we can beat all others.

Many of our clients sell through complex direct and/or indirect distribution channels. They dedicate substantial portions of their marketing efforts to maximize their domestic and global channel partners' abilities to promote and sell products locally to end-users. As a result, we are experts in channel marketing — with extensive experience communicating to and through direct sales, distributors, dealers, VARs, integrators, retailers, alliances and independent reps.

Our demand generation campaigns, combined with in-house direct marketing and telemarketing services, enable us to capture and qualify leads that can be distributed to field sales organizations, tracked to nurture prospects and quantify program outcomes.

success stories


As a consumer-focused recreational brand, Polaris relied on Nelson Schmidt’s B2B marketing expertise to help develop new go-to-market strategies for the company to reach business-to-business buyers within adjacent commercial markets.


NS led market segmentation efforts to define opportunities across global commercial, agricultural, governmental and institutional sectors. Over 800,000 commercial business entities were identified providing Polaris with a large-scale opportunity for commercial market expansion.


From brand platform development to the exploration and development of new channels, NS helped define an overall marketing strategy to accelerate demand among international B2B buyers. Once in place, comprehensive dealer support programs were developed to educate and prepare the channel while integrated paid/earned/owned lead generation programs were rolled out by market segment.


Polaris met its dealer recruitment goals in the first 100 days of program launch. The initial campaign generated over 4,000 qualified leads among new commercial buyers. And in 2013, Polaris built upon the market development success of its GEM campaign to launch its second commercial offering, "Brutus," which is Polaris’ first purpose-built, commercial-specific vehicle.