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Solutions Design & Sustainable Strategy

Mission

Social 'Sotan is a design-driven solutions agency. We work with community, civil service, and value-based enterprises to create customized programs, catalyzing growth, through creative problem-solving and strategic implementation. 

Sustainability

Environmental consciousness is at the core of our company, and it can be at the core of your's too! Holistic solutions and waste strategies make companies more efficient, save money, maximize resources, and boost morale. 

Community

No matter the project, we build community solutions into your strategy. We partner with neighborhood companies, non-profits, and artists to giveback and fuel your local economy. 

 

Current client work includes conducting ethnographic research for Capital Defense Teams and Service Design Teams, while also collaborating with the Puttytribe and SOL Inspirations

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Sustainable Strategy


"Erika worked in a national non-partisan campaign to involve young people in the civic life of our community that I was a part of in the Twin Cities. Their work was effective and the young adults they worked with connected in a deep and fundamental way with her work."  

~ Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State

 

"Erika is a Swiss Army Knife of tools, skills, and resources; Social 'Sotan is a prime example of her mastery at work."

~ Joel Zaslofsky, COO of The Puttytribe

 

"Erika has an unparalleled ability to reimagine organizational chaos into easy-to-implement systems that benefit all levels of a business."  

~ Helen Tremethick, Founder of Communications Distillery

Sustainable Strategy


"Erika worked in a national non-partisan campaign to involve young people in the civic life of our community that I was a part of in the Twin Cities. Their work was effective and the young adults they worked with connected in a deep and fundamental way with her work."  

~ Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State

 

"Erika is a Swiss Army Knife of tools, skills, and resources; Social 'Sotan is a prime example of her mastery at work."

~ Joel Zaslofsky, COO of The Puttytribe

 

"Erika has an unparalleled ability to reimagine organizational chaos into easy-to-implement systems that benefit all levels of a business."  

~ Helen Tremethick, Founder of Communications Distillery

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

For the past ten years, Erika Backberg, Principal, has been providing quadruple bottom-line (people, planet, profit, purpose) business solutions and experience design solutions, for companies and organizations across globe; including New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Italy, and the motherland, Twin Cities, MN.

Erika has worked with a wide variety of campaigns and clients: Target, Honda, SimpleREV, Walgreens, Proctor & Gamble, League of Young Voters, and the University of MN, to name a few. 

 
 

Have questions? Ready to start?
hello@socialsotan.com or Call us (612) 642-1673

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About



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Erika Backberg

Founder, Chief Strategist

Erika is passionately committed to working with national businesses, and neighborhood organizations, to implement equitable social and environmental practices. Certified in Sustainable Resource Management, Erika has created community-based sustainability programs, for Target, Honda, Clorox, Levis, Publix, and Wieden+Kennedy. Through these programs, Erika has diverted an average of 90% of waste from landfills and repurposed materials valued over a million dollars, benefiting over 250 non-profit organizations worldwide.

Ms. Backberg has been named ‘Top 100 Creatives’ by City Pages, produced multiple award-winning films, including a Super Bowl commercial, and awarded ‘Best Children's Interactive Environmental Media’ by Wildscreen, for her interdisciplinary research in watershed education.