About SocialSurge

The Story of SocialSurge

FRESH PRINCE STYLE

Now, this is a story all about how
Our lives got flipped-turned upside down
And we’d like to take a minute, Just let our story emerge
And we can tell you about how we became the owners of SocialSurge

In Racine, WI born and raised
At Case High is where we spent most of our days
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
Then out to UW-Whitewater for a little more school
Just a couple of guys who started their careers
Started getting ideas over a couple of beers
Got one little idea and that was enough talking
We said “You’re movin’ with your idea for an agency in Milwaukee”

We came up with some names about seven or eight
And we yelled when we found it “Yo homes, SocialSurge!”
We looked at our communities
That’s who we decided to serve
That’s how we became what is now SocialSurge

SocialSurge Marketing

Meet The Team

Kevin Nelsen

Co-Owner | Head of Marketing​

Hi Everyone! My name is Kevin Nelsen. I was born and raised right here in SE Wisconsin and have a degree in Internet and Direct Marketing from UW-Whitewater. After graduation, I held a number of different positions in marketing and sales in a variety of different industries. Most recently before SocialSurge, I was the Manager of Demand Generation and Partnerships for a SaaS company based out of Milwaukee and Boston. Throughout that time I found my joy in working with social media, content, and paid advertising. I am excited to start working with you, small business owners, and bring my experience to take you to the next level!

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!

Maddie Rashid

Digital Marketing Specialist

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie. I grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended school at UW-Madison for a degree in Communication Arts and a minor in Digital Studies (Go Badgers!). In my role, I assist with social media curation, digital marketing practices, and website content for our clients.

In my free time, you can find me working out at the gym, discovering new music, reading, or obsessing over any and all dogs on the Internet.

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.

Dom Savaglio

Social Media Intern

Hey! I’m Domenic (Dom) Savaglio. I studied International Business and Marketing at Marquette University, and I am currently enrolled in a Communication & Leadership Master’s at Gonzaga University Online. I also had the opportunity to study and live abroad in Milan, Italy for a semester.

My role is in helping create social media copy and graphics. Content creation requires thinking outside of the box, and I enjoy that aspect of the job!

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