Campus Commandos has watched its revenue grow five fold, its client base triple and its staff double as the company continues to grow across the U.S.
The advertising agency for college students now has a staff of four people and more than 100 representatives at universities across the U.S. It has hired two people over the last year and now calls the Chrysler House in downtown Detroit home.
Campus Commandos has taken on a number of clients, including eBay and Hewlett Packard. For Hewlett Packard, Campus Commandos helped coordinate its online marketing efforts for calculators. Those efforts helped raise the online sales for the 50G calculator by 60 percent.
"We said, 'What is the only approved cheating tool on a test?' It's a calculator," says Adam Grant, CEO of Campus Commandos
. "We can't use a word like cheating with the brand so we used 'personal exam assistant.'"
Grant has been working in the college student advertising arena since he was in college at Michigan State University in the mid-2000s. He went through the Bizdom entrepreneurial curriculum in 2009 and has turned Campus Commandoes into a growing business since then.
Source: Adam Grant, CEO of Campus Commandos
Writer: Jon Zemke
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