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SocialSurge Marketing

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At SocialSurge we understand that every business is unique and has their own story to tell. So unlike like other agencies, we pride ourselves on being on a first name basis with our clients, and we stay away from a one size fits all strategy.

Where It All Started

It all started with two high school friends who wanted to make a change. After graduating from high school in Racine and getting degrees from UW-Whitewater, our futures seemed set, however, after some time in the business world, we realized that the normal 9-5 wasn’t for us.

Once we realized that our talents perfectly complemented one another, there was no getting the idea out of our minds. So we created a marketing firm whose main mission was to help small businesses grow using our experience in social media marketing, sales, and analytics.

Meet The Team

Kevin Nelsen SocialSurge Marketing

Kevin Nelsen

Co-Owner | Head of Marketing‚Äč

Hi Everyone! My name is Kevin Nelsen. I was born and raised right here in Racine, WI. I started my marketing career at UW-Whitewater where I was on the marketing and public relations team for Warhawk Fitness. After getting my degree in Internet and Direct Marketing, I have held multiple positions as an analyst, in sales, and most recently, a social media and trade show planner. Now, I look forward to starting to work with you, small business owners, to grow your business using social media and whatever other fun and crazy Idea I can think of.

Eric Hess

Co-Owner | Head of Accounts

Hey there! My name is Eric Hess, and you can catch me hanging around downtown Milwaukee. Unlike most people in this industry, I graduated with a finance degree from UW-Whitewater, and I joined the investments field out of college.

I enjoy analyzing numbers, but I fell in love with helping people and building relationships during my first job out of college. That’s exactly what my role at SocialSurge Marketing is, and I’d love to grab a coffee or beer or just chat with you!

Eric Hess SocialSurge Marketing
Jake Levicki SocialSurge

Jake Levicki

Analytics and AdWords Manager

Hey! My name is Jake Levicki. Since graduating from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Digital Marketing I’ve had the opportunity to work with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to corporations, working in their AdWords and Analytics departments.

Currently based of out Minneapolis, my role is to help design and run effective Ad campaigns, and use your analytics data to see where we can improve your marketing efforts.


Jason Fogt

Content Intern

Hello! I’m Jason Fogt. I grew up in Racine, but now live in Milwaukee while I attend UW-Milwaukee. I’m working towards my degree in Information Science & Technology. My passion for technology is what found my interest in the creation process of digital art and designs. Now, I love working with programs such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro but the best part is learning everything these things can offer and build. Technology really is amazing and never stops surprising me.

Jason Fogt SocialSurge



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