What’s the story… who is Epiphany marketing?

Epiphany Your Creative Spark

Who we are and what we do…

Epiphany is a women-owned business, re-founded in 2018, providing strategic tactical marketing services to businesses and non-profits, including strategic planning and fund/friend-raising, brand identity, storytelling, digital marketing, web design, social media, media relations, and influencer marketing.

The company’s brand promise is to be the creative spark you need to ignite your legacy. The growing agency offices out of Marion and at MERGE in Iowa City. 

Looking to expand your brand trust team? Call us today to chat about how we can help you spark something new!



Each of us has gifts to bring. Ours is the gift of creativity. We specialize in helping businesses and nonprofits like yours grow big dreams through strategic and tactical marketing services. On the site you will find a few examples of recent projects. We have others we could share, but we would rather talk about you and how we can help you tell your story! Let us know what big ideas you have and we will help you spark something unique to you, your needs and your budget.

We leverage our experience, combined with industry trends, to create an effective tactical marketing strategy unique to you. Each piece we do, from web design to media relations is completed with your comprehensive brand strategy in mind. We believe everyone deserves the big agency quality service no matter the budget. Let us know if you’d like us to help you find your creative spark.

below the surface

Going Deeper

Our Mission

To be the creative spark you need to ignite your legacy. You deserve a unique, comprehensive approach to your marketing efforts that ensures that every penny spent has a purpose. Our team will act as an extension of yours, making sure to pay attention to every detail – so you don't have to. We will work beside you to define your creative spark and turn your goals into reality.

As a small business, we are very passionate about serving in our community and giving back. Helping you follow your dreams and build your legacy is a big part of our DNA. We admire those who, like us, use their talents to change the world for good.

Our Values

Our faith is the baseline for everything and behind the answers to who, what, why and how! It gives us hope for the future and strength for tomorrow.

We have the courage to be our authentic selves and empower others to do the same. Boldly building a community of world changers using our gifts and talents for good. Keeping curiosity alive asking questions and truly hearing the answers. If we are not here to help each other... what are we here for?

Why choose us?

The Spark Effect

coordinating and collaborating
disrupt the norm
disrupt the norm
interrupting the status quo
deep dive
deep dive
make you think beyond the surface issues
enhancing and emphasizing what you do best
beyond the bleed
beyond the bleed
out of this world actually, creative solutions to persistent conversations
where ideas create solutions
What our clients say


  • Christa has consulted on our communications and social media strategy for over 10 years. Her digital marketing knowledge has been invaluable in growing our organization's online reach across the country and around the world. She has been integral in establishing ATN's brand, working to develop our current logo and communications guide. Christa is highly responsive and always willing to creatively design projects that work in our all-volunteer organization.
    Julie Beem, Executive Director
    Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.
  • As a small non-profit, we are very fortunate to have a great partnership with Epiphany. Christa instinctively knew the visual appeal we would need so our event would capture the attention we were hoping for. Epiphany truly cares and are invested in the success of their clients and we could not be happier with our results.
    Shelley Woods, Executive Director
    Linn-Mar School Foundation
  • Christa has been one of the shining star teammates at Veterans Legal Support Network. From our inception she has created, suggested, improved and basically ran our website vlsn.org from the day we started. I know how good she is because people tell me all the time what an impressive web presence we have and it is ALL because of her. When we needed it, she linked technologies so our Facebook feed was immediately updated and thereby gave us a critical "current" look that changed as soon as we made any updates or added stories. She is always on the lookout for new ideas for us and I'm lucky we found her when we did. I would unequivocally recommend Christa and Epiphany and actually have to 2 other law firms. You'll be happy you did too. Semper Fidelis
    Mick Wagoner, Founder and Exec Dir
    Veterans Legal Support Network
We ignite creativity

Meet Team Epiphany

Meet Team Epiphany

Marketing is our passion. We love helping individuals, companies and nonprofits with all things marketing. Your power packed team, led by Christa Nelson (who doubles as a superhero), is a thought leader with over 20 years experience in providing strategic, tactical marketing services. As a gifted encourager, she is a natural brand influencer helping firms of all sizes grow big dreams. Christa's super powers include: Strategic, Developer, Communication, Arranger, and Adaptability. Her Real Color capes are Orange, Blue and Gold.

At Epiphany, we embrace a team building and collaborative approach. We believe working closely with your team and other SME partners allow us to achieve optimal results.

We believe in celebrating everyone's gifts and talents and greatly admire those who use those gifts and talents for good! We want to be the spark to help you ignite your passions.

Christa Nelson
Owner & Spark Team Leader
Christa is an Influencer, Tactical Marketing Strategist, Graphic/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Specialist,...
Revlis Hansen
Spark Editor
Revlis Hansen is a Cedar Rapids native, having grown up among the...
Carrie Peterson
Spark Coordinator
Carrie is an Iowa native who grew up in a small town...
Erin Marti
Spark Intern
Erin grew up on a working apple orchard outside of Mount Vernon,...
Cam Nelson
Spark Team
Cam is a recent graduate of Linn-Mar High School, heading off to...
Our Partners
are SPARKING awesome!
Epiphany is proud to partner with experts in our industry to ensure...
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