OUR TAKE
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Discovering how to personalize businesses and brands is the oxygen of our team’s daily approach. Working together, we are determined to discover your organization’s higher purpose – and pinning it to the wall as a solid gut-check for all to verify. It’s the “why” the business was started in the first place, and it provides the “human touch” that makes your business personal.   

Our Customer-In-Control approach frees everyone from old-world, legacy thinking. By connecting customer data, technology and creativity at the hip, we help you see the value of a company-wide customer strategy. You’ll gain more certainty about breaking with tradition, realize deeper customer engagements and build those longer-term trusted relationships you're after.

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Growth-minded organizations know this and are constantly searching for ways to thrive in the unknowns and the in-betweens of the Customer-In-Control world. We’re here to help you stay grounded in your purpose – with the confidence to ignite brave ideas that make business personal and incite inner fearlessness to make bold moves forward – defining your “Next.”

Welcome to //NKST

WE'RE SPECIALISTS

IN A CUSTOMER-IN-CONTROL WORLD

It’s a place where business is never just business. That concept is dead.

To us, business is always PERSONAL – and that’s what spurs growth.

 

SERVICES

Brand Strategy
and Positioning
Full Stack Digital Marketing Suite
Public Relations
and Strategic Communications
Data Analytics and Creative Development Integration
Customer-in-Control Strategic Workshops
Sales and Marketing Synchronization
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
360 Creative Concepting and Production
User/Customer
Experience and Design

SERVICE LEVEL

PARTNERS

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Spectrum Interactive:
Digital Marketing
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CENTRO:
Digital Media
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Adept Reality:
Virtual Reality
 
 

OUR TEAM

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DOUG LONGENECKER

Founder

A cross-over marketing executive

and critical-creative thinker who believes that “safe” ideas are risky business. Let's create an atmosphere of wide-open possibilities and discover the new challenges to take on next.

TARA
BAUMGARTEN

Head of

Public Relations

A strategic B2B PR and communications expert who combines creativity, curiosity and grit to help clients shape and share stories that drive the future of business.

JEFF
KUREK

Creative Director,

Partner

A digital creative veteran and conceptual/strategic partner for many high-profile brands. Helping them differentiate through big idea thinking in a crowded world of sameness.

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DONALD
CHRISTENSEN

Financial Services Lead

Business Development

A client relationship professional who combines wisdom, ability and experience to help clients integrate strategies and tactics for our customer-in-control world. 

ED
FARRIS

Marketing Strategy  Leader

and B2B Specialist

A client-side marketer who helps organizations navigate M/A activity,  align sales/marketing teams with the ability to win vs. attractiveness, and integrate digital transformation.

JUDY C.
ARNOLD

Regional Strategic Marketing Leader

An accomplished marketing executive and team leader who successfully navigates complex marketing and business development challenges.

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JONATHAN
TUASON

Data Scientist and Digital Content Marketer

A digital native content marketer and copywriter with enthusiasm for tech, digital channels, and creating connections between brands and their audiences that are human.

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ELIZABETH
BAGOT

Strategy and Change

Management Expert

An inspiring client partner who brings leadership's vision and strategies to life. Inspires individual and team transformations, defines and executes strategies for positive change. 

 

BRAND INFLUENCE

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*A sample of  //NKST a growth acceleration firm's collective wisdom, experiences, successes and passions obtained at other points along our professional journeys.