Elevate Brand Marketing Named to Aggie 100 List
Texas A&M University recognized Dallas-based Elevate Brand Marketing as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by former Texas A&M University students. Elevate Brand Marketing was ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 in North Texas with a compound annual growth rate of 200.5 percent from 2013 through 2015. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders.
“We are thrilled to have earned such a high ranking on the Aggie 100 list," said Jeff Sampson, president of Elevate Brand Marketing and member of the Texas A&M Univeristy Class of 1993. "It is a testament to the tremendous effort of our team and our continuing focus on delivering exceptional branded products and packaging that help drive our clients’ marketing strategies to better connect with their consumers and fans.”
The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at an evening gala in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s football stadium, Kyle Field. The honorees were joined by employees, faculty, administrators, current students and fellow entrepreneurs to celebrate their success.
“The 12th Annual Aggie 100 is a very impressive representation of Aggie excellence," said Richard H. Lester, executive director of the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. "The companies reflect 1,352 years of experience bringing the best to their respective industries and keeping the Aggie entrepreneurial standards alive and well. We’re so proud of these top 100 performing Aggie entrepreneurs, and we celebrate the success of all Aggie companies that live by the Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. We need more of that in today’s business world.”