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“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” – Peter Drucker


Marketing & Communication Strategies, Inc. (MCS) is a growth strategy firm specializing in the convergent disciplines of marketing, advertising, branding, strategic development, public relations, web development and graphic design. Founded in 1988 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the firm has steadily developed a national and international clientele, providing services to both B2B and B2C focused organizations. The power-packed staff is experienced, versatile and innovative, with emphasis centered on creativity and responsiveness.

MCS employs a comprehensively consultative approach to help clients advance in rapidly changing marketplaces and increasingly short planning time frames.

Meet the Team

Nancy Garberson, Founder, has more than 30 years’ experience; she holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.

Christa Nelson, Marketing Strategist, Web/Graphic Designer, SEO and Social Media Guru, holds a BLA, and graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s of Business Administration.

Anna Patty, Communication Strategist and our resident non-profit expert. She has extensive experience in fund development and is a self-proclaimed data geek. Anna holds a BA in Journalism and Spanish.


Hello world!

Marketing & Communication Strategies, Inc. is an award-winning advertising, marketing, graphic design, website creation, social media, public relations, guerilla tactics and strategic planning firm that focuses on fast business development.
Creativity, heart, passion, and gracious persuasion, from MCS, can help you improve visibility. An identity needs

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Testimonial – Derek Eager

I’ve worked with the team at MCS for 8 years, and I collaborate with them almost daily. They are truly, comprehensively talented, proactive and quick with everything they do for us – which is everything! From our website, to collateral materials, such as brochures and rackcards to advertising on TV, radio and billboards to events

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