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.
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.
Emilie develops and implements public relations campaigns that are informed by her knowledge of industry and business trends, and augmented by her knack for recognizing and capitalizing on opportunities. By managing media and community relations, outreach, and strategy development, she harnesses the power of public relations to help clients meet their business goals and objectives.
With experience in industries ranging from public education to health care and the corporate sector, Emilie thrives on getting big ideas in front of target audiences. She earned her bachelor’s degree at U.C. Davis in history with a minor in communications, and grew her career through public affairs.
An active participant in the growth of the region, Emilie received the 2014 Sacramento Metro Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award, is a founding member and past chair of Metro EDGE, an active member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber board of directors and the Sacramento Regional Council for Make-A-Wish®, and is a current participant in the Catalyst Leadership Program.
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.
As public relations manager for 3fold Connect, Carol creates opportunities for nonprofit clients through a broader reach to funders, clients and the public. Always in pursuit of solid results, Carol is driven by garnering earned media for clients that leads to increased grant funding, improved operations, or a big turnout at events.
Carol applies her extensive communications experience to her work with nonprofits, 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.
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.
As account manager, Rebecca serves as the liaison between clients and 3fold’s creative, strategy, media and public relations teams to ensure clients are satisfied and campaigns are successful. Seeing the look on a client’s face when they take ownership of a new creative product is the highlight of Rebecca’s day.
With years of domestic and international marketing, sales and advertising experience, Rebecca is adept at project management and reaching client goals. Her ability to weave strategies into a high level goal ensures our clients move the dial in the ways they hope.
Rebecca serves as a volunteer work for United Way, is a member of Metro EDGE, and participates in community cleanups and volunteer events. She belongs to a very unofficial Beer Club, is a very serious wine taster, and is working to perfect her banjo playing skills.
Kati is one of the newest members of 3fold and is a natural fit with the mostly Midwest-transplant account team. As an account coordinator, she works hand-in-hand with account management and serves as a liaison with our creative, strategy and public relations teams to produce great work for our clients. She brings exceptional client relationship skills and infectious energy to the team.
A recent college graduate, Kati earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing education with a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota. Before relocating to the Sacramento region, she worked for various event and shopper marketing agencies to round out her advertising education.
Kati currently spends her free time getting acquainted with our great city, playing intramural soccer, and tackling her list of “50 books to read before you die.” Morbid, yet charming.
Brody is one of the newest members of 3fold and is a natural fit with the mostly Midwest-transplant account team. As an account coordinator, he works hand-in-hand with account management and serves as a liaison with our creative, strategy and public relations teams to produce great work for our clients. He brings a great attitude and eagerness to the team.
A recent college graduate, Brody earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota, and was highly involved in collegiate sports and sports marketing. He worked in Luxembourg at a social media monitoring company before deciding that Sacramento would be a great place to build his career.
Brody spends his free time playing basketball, thinking about snowboarding, and volunteering with GearUp Cycle for Youth.
As social media coordinator, Alexis implements social media strategies across a range of platforms to meet our clients’ diverse needs and goals. Having a robust customer service background, Alexis is focused on ensuring that plans are implemented with precision and results are measured and reported in a timely manner.
With the ever-evolving nature of social media, Alexis stays on the forefront of trends and their implications and opportunities for 3fold clients. Prior to taking on this role, she served as an account coordinator for 3fold Connect and managed grant programs for a local nonprofit organization. She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Jewish studies from U.C. Davis.
Outside the office, she can be found skiing, hiking and paddle boarding around Lake Tahoe. She is also a founding member of the Queen of Hearts Fund for the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
Christie is responsible for maintaining order and timeliness for all creative products in her role as traffic coordinator. 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.
Judd brings more than 10 years of experience in print and interactive design to 3fold’s creative team. His top-notch creative skills and understanding of what works best online, in print or over broadcast make him a valued team member who works every day to ensure clients are getting the best creative solutions.
While graphic design is his main charge at 3fold, Judd also studies calligraphy, hand lettering and motion graphics inside and outside of the office. His dedication to creativity and team-player attitude keep him level-headed and calm in the face of multiple deadlines.
Judd studied art history, photography, design and fine art at Laney College and Sacramento City College, and holds a certificate in digital illustration. Outside of 3fold, he lends his creative talents to his son’s school and various church groups.
Jeremy brings years of experience in design and creative problem solving to the 3fold team as a senior designer. With a passion for design—both graphic and web—branding and identity building, print collateral, package design, photo manipulation, and hand-drawn and computer generated illustrations, Jeremy is skilled in bringing creative strategy to life.
Jeremy exemplifies the collaborative spirit of 3fold with his team-player attitude and desire to see clients succeed. Prior to joining 3fold, he served in design capacities for the Sacramento Kings, various creative firms, and as a freelance designer.
When not attached to the computer, Jeremy can be found outside—snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. He served in the Army for eight years before earning a bachelor’s of fine arts from the International Academy of Design & Technology where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded Valedictorian.
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.
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.
A recent public relations graduate driven by results, Jordyn thrives in demanding environments and brings a positive attitude and desire to learn to her role at 3fold. She is especially interested in media relations, strategic communications, collateral development and a touch of creative, and soaks up her training at 3fold while contributing immensely to a range of projects and endeavors.
Jordyn earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Sacramento State, and has completed other internships that gave her experience in social media and strategic communications. She serves on the executive board of PRSA’s California Capital Chapter, and is the co-chair of the New Professionals section.
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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