New Company with CCAD Connections Shoots into Columbus

May 30th, 2012 by Katlin McNally
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There’s a new creative company in Columbus named after the legend of Robin Hood. Longstride has tapped CCAD talent and was recently featured in a Business First article

The company was launched in January 2012 by Anthony Trimpe, who was shortly joined by friend and Advertising & Graphic Design alumnus Greg Beck (CCAD 2009). Anthony’s brother, Alex Trimpe, who is a senior at CCAD, works with the team on a contract basis, as does CCAD faculty Andrew Ina.

“It was much less of an epiphany and more like a natural evolution on what we could do with our skill set,” Beck said in the article. “It was a shared passion.”

The team has worked with nonprofit organizations including the Capital Area Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Flying Horse Farms. Their services range from brand imagery and website work to videography and guerrilla marketing tactics.

“This is what I have been craving all this time,” Beck said. “Creative talents put to good use—for the benefit of others.”

They’ve kept costs low by working out of their homes and hiring freelancers as needed. They haven’t overlooked plans for expansion though. According to the article, they believe their 2012 revenue will reach $150,000, and they hope to hire a few full-time staff members.

“We know these types of [clients] don’t have deep pockets, but we believe they deserve the same top talent [as for-profit companies can afford],” Anthony said.

To learn more about the company and its work, click here.

 

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