Nebraska Digital was formed in 2002 to help small businesses with web development, mobile sites, marketing and social media.
The company sees its niche as assisting small businesses without large IT or marketing departments to reach their goals.
Initially formed with a statewide focus, Nebraska Digital now hosts hundreds of sites with clients in 28 states and the United Kingdom. It has produced sites in English, Russian, French and German.
The company is also one the Midwest’s leading WordPress developers. WordPress is open source software that allows companies to manage and update their web presences and mobile sites.
“The work we can do for a small business customer with WordPress is pretty exciting,” Rood said. “It provides a wonderful toolset that allows us to build cost-effective sites for our customers to keep pace or surpass competitors with much bigger budgets. WordPress levels the playing field and performs extremely well in Google and other search engines.”
Prior to forming Nebraska Digital, Rood spent 13 years with the Lincoln Journal Star and its parent company, Lee Enterprises. A former reporter and editor, Rood was the first online manager at the Journal Star and later helped manage Lee’s internet division. He was a founding member of the Newspaper Association of America’s New Media Federation and is a former member of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development’s Technology Committee.
Nebraska Digital is a service of PIQmedia, LLC. The company offices in the Turbine Flats Project near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s main campus in downtown Lincoln, NE. The company gives back a portion of its time and expertise to several nonprofit community groups, including: Family Service of Lincoln, the Family Violence Council of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Santa Cop, First Ponca Financial, El Centro De Las America Hispanic Center, the Seniors Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County, the Lux Center for the Arts, Kennedi’s Kisses and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.
You can reach John at (402) 476-3438 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.