Like many young, small firms, Campus Commandos spent much of its youth jumping from office to office. It has spent time at TechTown and the Chrysler House, among other places, before settling into a more permanent home in the First National Building last summer. The company moved its staff of four employees (it has hired two people in the last year) and one intern.
"We invested a lot of money into the design," says Adam Grant, CEO of Campus Commandos
. "We are an advertising agency and I wanted to work in a place that fosters creativity."
specializes in marketing for the college environment, creating campaigns for everything from students to university staff. Grant, a Bizdom
graduate, got his start in the business while attending Michigan State University in the mid-2000s.
Campus Commandos' client list includes the like of eBay, Nike and Kaplan
. It is currently working on a mobile app that helps pair companies with college students to do everyday tasks. Work like that has allowed Campus Commandos to continue growing at a double-digit rate in recent years.
"We have maintained a 50-percent rate of growth," Grant says. "A large part of that is listening to our clients and executing on exactly what we say we’re going to do."
Source: Adam Grant, CEO of Campus Commandos
Writer: Jon Zemke
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