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Looking to ignite your business’s marketing and communications efforts, but don’t know where to start? Don’t need the expense and headaches of building an internal marketing department? Let us handle it for you. Our data-driven, research-guided approach to creative won’t just attract attention; it will help you increase your bottom line.


We create marketing, communications, PR and advertising programs for world-leading companies and institutions in manufacturing, software development, education and more. Here are a few of the organizations that trust SCG to help them grow.

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Hubert White
IWCO Direct
University of Minnesota
Riedell Skates
U.S. Water
Yale Mechanical
St. John's Bible
Rocket League
MEA Energy Association
EMC Publishing

Case Studies

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University of Minnesota CEHD

University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is one of the world's most respected research institutions.

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Revitalizing Rocket League's Website

Rocket League has become one of the most popular eSports games in the world, earning a huge audience on the Twitch livestreaming gaming service.

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Creating a Brand Identity for RateLinx

Founded in 2002, RateLinx is a leading software developer and consultant for customized shipping and logistics management.


We have the creativity and expertise to handle every aspect of your needs. This integrated approach ensures that all your company’s marketing efforts are streamlined and coordinated to achieve the greatest results.

Public Relations

Our PR, communications & media relations experts place stories across traditional, digital & broadcast media. Our internal communications capabilities will engage your employees.


SCG’s BrandVision℠ process creates a unique message platform that's the basis of our marketing and communications efforts, crafting a brand identity that’s built to last.


Through our IPQ Research™ process, we identify your brand’s strengths, opportunities and competitive advantages to create a plan perfectly tailored to grow your business.


We're experts in advertising & media buying in all channels – online, radio, print, billboard & television. We coordinate your campaign's content to achieve maximum impact.


We’ll create a multichannel digital marketing campaign that resonates, then use our expertise in content creation, SEO and display advertising to target your customers.

Sales Support

SCG’s in-house design team helps you create a great first impression with brochures, sales sheets, signs and trade show graphics materials to make your brand stand out.

Web Development

Our web designers will revitalize your web presence with a fresh, mobile-optimized design. As an integrated agency, we can build a site that’s perfectly aligned with your marketing.


Our experts have years of experience in multimedia & content writing. Whether it’s blogging, case studies, video or social media, we know how to captivate your customers.

What Our Clients Have to Say

“As a busy business owner I didn’t have time to focus on our branding and communication messages. SCG has made it very easy, and it’s gotten us some amazing business opportunities. If you are looking for fast, profitable growth, I recommend working with SCG. They are a great marketing partner…”

Shannon Vaillancourt

President at RateLinx

“Feedback has been overwhelmingly and unanimously positive to the new website and the brand updates. Thanks again for the amazing work you’ve done. The extended IWCO Direct Sales family appreciates it, too.”

Debora Haskel

IWCO Direct

“To tell our company’s story to potential customers and employees in a compelling way, we worked with SCG to create a suite of videos. From planning to creative execution, they were easy to work with. The on-site shoot included a drone and captured dramatic shots of our facility. I love the way the videos turned out.”

Cody Cuhel

Millerbernd Manufacturing

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