Electric cooperatives are our thing
Since 2003, we’ve built strong relationships with an array of clients – in almost every business sector from coast to coast – and we’ve gradually realized that working for electric cooperatives is exactly the work we want to do for the long term. In 2018, we made the decision to pursue partnering with co-ops full-time.
SCOTT WYATT began making websites in the 1990s and got his professional start in 2000 as the web producer for Semaphore Inc., a full-service South Carolina advertising and marketing firm that counted the state’s 20 electric cooperatives as clients – including The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. (ECSC), the statewide service and trade association for electric cooperatives in the state. After relocating to New Orleans, Semaphore continued to retain Scott’s services for a decade until its closing, which freed him up to then serve his own co-op clients. The skills he acquired over the previous decade uniquely qualified him to do just that going forward.
He’s back in South Carolina now, working from rural Aiken County.
Wyatt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin, College of Communication, and studied advertising and design at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Art and Design while learning the ropes working in almost every department for Grey Advertising and its subsidiaries in New York.
Originally from South Carolina, BRUCE LANE is the Co-founder & Thinker at Cooperative Inc. and serves as a project manager, editor, and copywriter, among other things. He is particularly adept at creating “big picture” project management plans and paying attention to even the most minute details. Bruce earned his Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and is a published author.
As WYATT LANE, LLC, we pride ourselves on applying a high level of attentiveness, creativity, and service to every project we undertake. Our focus is on helping clients define their online strategy and give them all the tools they need to get there in the best possible way.
Our first web client was The South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book who hired us in back 2001 to revamp their website.
In the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the Loyola University Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), enlisted us to be a vendor of choice working with locally-owned, independent New Orleans small enterprises – many of which had lost their brick and mortar businesses – to [re]start, grow and succeed in a digital world. In the following years, clients would tell us that we saved their businesses.
Small Company, Big Work
As a small company, we are able to focus on direct relationships with our clients.
While large cooperatives can make a sizable investment in their online presence, Cooperative Inc. provides the same core functionality, fit, and finish for a fraction of the cost, without locking clients into proprietary software or services.
We’re passionate about building exemplary electric co-op websites on time and on budget.
Our Experience, Your Advantage
While we have developed websites of all shapes and sizes for a variety of organizations and industries throughout the years – including the South Carolina Center for the Book, restaurant & hospitality, tourism, law, construction, professional membership associations, the gift & home trade, plus e-commerce projects and promotions – these days, we’re laser-focused on building easy to manage electric cooperative websites.
Everything You Need for a Top-Flight Co-op Site
Our exclusive focus on electric cooperatives enables us to be an extension of the co-op marketing teams we partner with. We will do everything we can to put your co-op in a better position than you were before we started working with you.