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sustainability + production + content

Social 'Sotan is...

A design-driven event management and business consultancy that nerds-out on sustainability.

We work with value-based clients to catalyze sustainable growth through creative problem-solving and strategic implementation.

Let's innovate!

 

Sustainable

Environmental sustainability is at the core of our company. 

We bring to you, 10 years hands-on experience, creatively greening projects of all sizes, in locations all over the world.  

You dream it; We green it.
This is our passion.

Community

Social 'Sotan is committed to servicing and investing in local, independent, and value-based enterprises.  

We also go above and beyond to  
create meaningful community connection through custom designing purposeful reuse programs that benefit local impact organizations and artisans.

Film & Event Production  •  Non-profit  •  Creative Content  •  Social Entreprenuer• Festivals/Conferences  •  Special Projects  • Strategic Planning

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Green Business


"Running a business and organizing events is hard enough. So, it's a huge relief to have – and amazing to see in action – Erika and Eric expertly managing all my zero waste goals while skillfully pulling it off. Our SimpleREV event participants were also inspired and impressed with the results - 97% of our waste was diverted from the landfill - and told me how great it was that we weren't just another group paying lip service to our Earth's long-term vitality.

Sustainability is really its own department, which is why it's magical to experience Erika and Eric doing it single-handedly."  

~ Joel Zaslofsky, Founder of SimpleREV

Green Business


"Running a business and organizing events is hard enough. So, it's a huge relief to have – and amazing to see in action – Erika and Eric expertly managing all my zero waste goals while skillfully pulling it off. Our SimpleREV event participants were also inspired and impressed with the results - 97% of our waste was diverted from the landfill - and told me how great it was that we weren't just another group paying lip service to our Earth's long-term vitality.

Sustainability is really its own department, which is why it's magical to experience Erika and Eric doing it single-handedly."  

~ Joel Zaslofsky, Founder of SimpleREV

GREEN BUSINESS 

For the past ten years, owners Erika Backberg and Eric Nigg have been providing sustainable business consulting and event planning solutions for companies all over the globe, including New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and our motherland, the Twin Cities.

Eric & Erika have worked with a wide variety of campaigns and clients, such as: Target, Honda, SimpleREV, Walgreens, Proctor & Gamble, and the University of MN, to name a few. 

 
 

HAVE QUESTIONS or READY TO START?
Email us hello@socialsotan.com or Call us (612) 642-1673

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About


About


Eric & Erika

He grew up on a Minnesota farm.  She grew up in the Minnesota capital. He loves old diners, campfires, and jazz. She loves flea markets, poetry, and whisky. The two wed in the Pacific, stay up too late, and created this company so that they could spend every, single, waking, minute, of their lives... together, designing creative solutions for people like you!  

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Erika Backberg

Principal, Chief Strategist

Erika is passionately committed to working with national businesses, and neighborhood organizations, to implement 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.


Eric Nigg

Principal, Creative Director

Eric coordinates originative, environmentally sustainable events for non-profits to the Hollywood elite, including celebrity weddings, film premieres and corporate conferences.  In addition, he has worked both stateside and abroad as an environmental film consultant for Target. 

Eric is an award winning writer with three short films screened at Festival De Cannes.  He has also been hired to write content for Panasonic, MTV, Comedy Central, Funny Or Die, the FX Network, and an award-winning Super Bowl commercial for Career Builder.

 

 

How can we help you?