Because with new thinking comes new ideas … which leads to new solutions.
And that’s where winning strategy matters.
And when smart creative begins.
And why meaningful messaging forms.
And how integrated design happens.
And that’s what we do.
We like to think new.
3fold is a team of go-getters (voted Sacramento Metro Chamber’s “Small Business of the Year”) and do-gooders (winner of the “People Helping People” award). We put these traits to work every day to make sure our clients, and our community, accomplish all sorts of amazing things. We combine marketing and communications strategy, design, digital development, media, advertising and community partnerships to create on-point solutions that get results. We have developed creative solutions for established entertainment icons and tech brands to progressive political idealists and community-focused organizations, we have the experience and drive to master any industry.
If you need new ways to reach out and capture the attention — and imagination — of your audiences, we can help. We have proven expertise in connecting brands with the Sacramento and Northern California regions, as well as introducing Sacramento to the world. If you want to see your brand at its strongest and your audiences fully engaged, talk to us.
We find the smartest ways to make great things happen.
We have found that most of our clients need more than just a big idea. They need to make things happen.
That’s where we come in — we get your big idea in front of your next customer.
Creating a brand that encompasses your product, message, and mission and then applying it to every facet of your business is the heart of what we do.
Once your message is established, we’ll make sure it’s communicated effectively to the right people, through the right media, at the right time.
Communicating in a clear, engaging way is essential in a world that’s overloaded with interference. We make sure you’re using the right media for your goals.
We pinpoint the best ways to target and engage your customers, capture opportunities, and establish brands in the marketplace. We know the best media strategies for maximizing your brand presence.
How a message is interpreted by an audience determines your success. Ensuring that the visual and audible elements of your brand incorporate the right tone, voice and look is a primary focus of our strategies.
From one-page microsites to content managed behemoths and e-commerce storefronts, there’s a whole digital world ready for your brand. We’re experts in identifying and developing the best digital strategies.
Passionate partners. Bold clients that are creating, solving, fixing, bettering, doing something that others cannot.
We might have overheard someone describe 3fold as "an idea oasis in a creative desert.” But sharing that would just be bragging, and that’s just so shameless.
So here’s some samples of our thoughts instead:
Meet team 3fold — a gaggle of dreamers, drivers and do-ers, banded together by an altruistic mission: to provide better, different, and creative client solutions. (And wow — our copywriters were working overtime on that sentence!)
Gordon Fowler launched 3fold in 2004 with a crystal clear vision: to lead a team of talented and hardworking individuals to help clients connect with their audience, build brand equity, and become leaders in their industries and markets – all while contributing to and building vibrant communities.
When it comes to market positioning, partnership strategy and regional trends, Gordon is the go-to expert – not just for our team, but anywhere. He has worked with big name brands and firms across the country, and brings the same expertise and enthusiasm to each 3fold client and project.
Gordon currently sits on the board of the Los Rios Community College Foundation, is an active board member at City Year, and also serves on several other nonprofit boards and advisory committees. We won’t tell you how many years he has under his belt, but it’s impressive, especially for one so young and handsome.
As CFO, Angela keeps 3fold operating by developing and maintaining the firm’s financial and business strategy. Not your typical number-cruncher, she also brings experience in journalism, public relations, media and design to the table and can often be found flexing all of her creative muscles to provide support for the team and clients.
Prior to co-founding 3fold in 2004, Angela earned a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Kansas, after which she worked in public relations and media firms in both Kansas and Washington, D.C.
Outside of the office, Angela is a member of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy group, serves on the leadership council for United Way’s Young Leaders Society, and is a member of Metro EDGE. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys honing her painting and writing skills, as well as discovering the latest and greatest tech trends that can benefit 3fold and its clients.
Liz develops strategic plans that guide 3fold’s marketing, advertising, branding and communications campaigns to help clients achieve their business goals and objectives. Using various forms of research as the foundation for all recommendations, she provides a solid direction for the firm’s work, including a keen understanding of target audience demographics and motivations, creative use of communications channels and methods, and crafting messages that inspire action.
With a focus on growing local businesses, Liz has developed several hyper-local strategies for both Sacramento-based companies and national companies with a local presence. Her formal training in journalism plays to her natural curiosity about the community’s latest and greatest assets and how to move them forward.
Liz received her bachelor’s in journalism and master’s in communication management from the University of Southern California, is a graduate of the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Leadership Sacramento program and serves on the leadership council for United Way’s Women in Philanthropy group.
Jamie utilizes a combination of smarts, experience and charm to guide clients and projects to success. She brings a focused and passionate approach to customer service as she leads with a clear understanding of project direction, process and results. She is dedicated to seeing that every 3fold campaign is effective and efficient.
As the leader of 3fold’s account team, Jamie oversees the implementation of each campaign and ensures that projects are managed on time and on budget. With more than a decade of experience in the sports industry, she brings expertise in marketing, promotions and corporate partnership activation to the team, with an emphasis on client satisfaction.
Outside of the office, Jamie is an avid golfer and tennis player, a self-proclaimed connoisseur of fine food, and a current member of Leadership Sacramento.
Kim heads up 3fold Connect, the firm’s nonprofit division that supports corporate philanthropy interests, provides sustainability assistance to nonprofit organizations, and conducts training for effective board service. If asked to describe her role, Kim will tell you she’s a broker for good—helping philanthropic people support worthy nonprofits, and helping nonprofits become worthy of investment.
Kim is determined to help the Sacramento region be the best place to live, work, and be in community with our neighbors. She has worked in and with nonprofit organizations since graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in social work, and loves to help nonprofit boards work well by ensuring that they’re able to serve the mission of their organization through fundraising and brand ambassadorship.
When not studying or strengthening the nonprofit sector, Kim serves as board chair for The Wish List Project, and is a board member for Friends of SMAC (Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission) and the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board.
Carol creates opportunities for 3fold’s clients through targeted strategy and proactive planning to create a broader reach among stakeholders, clients and the public. Always in pursuit of solid results, Carol is driven to garner earned media that leads to better interaction, improved communication, increased sales, and more connection points for developing long-term relationships.
Carol applies her extensive communications experience to her work, which includes newspaper writing and editing, corporate communications and television production. She has worked with the California Assembly, and also helped launch and acted as managing editor for a regional business/lifestyle publication in the Sacramento area.
A proud graduate of Santa Clara University, she supports the alum chapter and serves as a booster. She’s also a volunteer for all things Cristo Rey High School, and spends her free time reading, skiing and golfing.
Matt serves as the liaison between clients and 3fold’s creative, strategy, media and public relations teams. His ability to guide clients through the process of working with a creative team, and guide creative teams to meet client goals and objectives is a winning combination.
Christie is responsible for maintaining order and timeliness for all creative products in her role as traffic manager. She serves as a liaison between the account management and design teams to build project and deliverable timelines, manage project status, and ensure all applicable details are gathered and accounted for.
With years of experience in large and small agencies, there is no project Christie can’t bring order to. She thrives on developing and streamlining processes and project management logistics, and balances the rigid nature of her job description with a bent toward being fun and relaxed.
Creative by nature, Christie is an avid photographer and designer, and spends her time outside of the office on creative pursuits as well as hiking and volunteering.
Landon is a creative jack-of-all-trades. His combined years of work experience and design education provide a solid background in creative problem solving that he applies to each client and project.
With effective design as his anchor, Landon approaches projects with an eye for both aesthetics and function. In addition to graphic design, his creative pursuits have included television commercial production, web design and development, photography, film and music.
Landon’s positive attitude and sense of humor shine on the creative team, and he is always willing to take on new projects and weigh into the creative process of the team. He is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design at Sacramento State, and spends his “free time” studying and producing his own creative work.
Noel is no “plug-n-go” designer. She takes pride from creating unique custom imagery and being constantly on the lookout for new techniques. Perhaps creativity is in her DNA, as she comes from a long line of artists, and started painting seriously while just a little tike.
Now a seasoned graphic designer who graduated from the Art Institute of Sacramento, Noel brings deep talent and insight into concepts, copy and the final product. She comes to 3fold with an attractive entrepreneurial spirit gained while freelancing, and a driven ethic to see a project through. Noel began her career with the Sacramento River Cats organization, rising to lead designer there.
Noel says remembering her roots keeps her motivated professionally and personally. On her free time, she loves to sing and write music, and play with her 90 lb. pit bull Cali.
Amanda brings experience in design and creative problem solving to the 3fold team. With a passion for design—both graphic and web—branding and identity building, Amanda is skilled in bringing creative strategy to life.
Amanda exemplifies the collaborative spirit of 3fold with her team-player attitude and desire to see clients succeed. Prior to joining 3fold, she worked as a designer for Edelman Digital in San Francisco.
Phyl is the uber-efficient brains behind the complicated job of keeping our President and CEO in-line and on time. If her management skills weren’t best served ensuring Gordon always meets his deliverables on behalf of our clients, she would undoubtedly dominate in our account services department. 3fold is expertly run because she is an expert in organizing 3fold’s leader.
Phyl brings an unassuming sense of humor to her role and the 3fold team. Her organizational skills and strong work ethic are evident in the range of projects she assists the entire team with, and everyone fears and loves her.
While during work hours you wouldn’t know that Phyl thinks about anything but 3fold, she is passionate about antiquing and re-purposing salvaged items, and is also an animal shelter volunteer.
Brenton is the smiling face you’ll undoubtedly first encounter when visiting 3fold. As office coordinator, he ensures that each member of the team is equipped with the tools and resources they need to be effective, and that the office runs smoothly overall. He applies his passion for customer service to his numerous responsibilities, and can often be found bringing in homemade treats and baked goods for the team.
With experience in various industries, Brenton is focused on applying his organizational and office management skills to 3fold to ensure a pleasant office environment. When not at his desk, he is an avid cook, science fiction super fan, and overall family man.
When not at his desk, he is an avid cook, softball player and overall family man.
We built our company on the belief that connecting with the community—not just knowing who to contact, but being an active participant within a community—is essential to running the most effective and integrated outreach campaigns.
We owe a big chunk of our success to the city’s leaders and our fellow businesses who nurtured us at the start and supported us as we grew. With heartfelt gratitude and an ever-present desire to give back, we’ve grown 3fold as a community-based business. From the start, we’ve ensured:
10% of our collective time, talent and treasure is reinvested each year with the nonprofits and community projects we believe are best shaping our city’s future for the better.
100% of our team volunteers or holds a leadership position in a local nonprofit organization.
You start with a vision — to change the world, to improve quality of life, to empower people to act and to make a difference in your community. But with limited resources and a greater demand for services, the vision looks bleak and dim, and the grind begins to wear you down.
Yet, you know your vision is attainable, and you see every day that the services you provide are still needed.
We get it. We can help.
3fold Connect combines our expertise in marketing strategy with extensive experience serving the nonprofit community to ensure that nonprofits and corporate social responsibility programs not only survive, but thrive in their communities.
In 2006, 3fold recruited some of the most experienced and innovative thinkers in the nonprofit arena to our team. With extensive corporate philanthropy expertise and experience with local, state and national organizations and foundations, the 3fold Connect team has elevated 3fold to a major agent of change throughout our region. And we’re just getting started.
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