PARTNERS IN GROWTH

SOLUTIONS.

EXPERIENCE.

EXECUTION.

COMPLETELY FOCUSED ON THE BOTTOM LINE

 
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WHO

WE ARE

AGP is an innovative business development firm with focus on bottom line growth.

Our Disciplines: 

 

Established Brands

Emerging/Disruptive Brands. 

Sports/Entertainment Marketing

Content and Tech Companies.

Organizational Structure. Management Team. Operations. 

Go to Market.

Audience Development.  Consumer Engagement.

Conversion. 

Behavior.

Relationship Capital and Network Access for Growth.

 

WHAT

WE DO

  • Customer acquisition. 

  • Influencer acquisition.

  • Maximize sponsor ROI.

  • Go-to-market; new assets, partnerships.

  • Aply2; Direct to consumer amplification.

INCREASE

REVENUE

  • ROI benchmarks;
    eliminate waste. 

  • Maximize social
    media channels.

  • Direct to consumer conversion enhanced.

REDUCE

COST

  • Direct to consumer. 

  • Flip social media paradigm.

  • Enable social sharing.

  • Leverage deep relationship stack.

ELIMINATE

BARRIERS

  • Database.

  • Enhanced direct to consumer.

  • Cost effective tracking.

  • Maximize sponsorship ROI.

BUILD

ASSETS

 
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AGP2

AGP owns has a proprietary license for the Aply2 Technology that provides our clients and partners the ability to exponentially grow direct-to-consumer engagement, conversion, amplification, acquisition and monetization.

Innovative proprietary software.

Creates direct to consumer engagement.

Changes and flips the social media paradigm.

Develop a custom database of influencers and fans.

 

CLIENT

GROWTH

Our experience and unique marketplace offering has allowed AGP to work with numerous companies and brands as their "growth partner". Bottom line growth clearly varies by company and we are proud of our ability to adapt and apply our model to all types of business.

 

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***Owned & Operated: 

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"As we started our expansion in the early days of ProSmart, we were fortunate to be introduced to John and Merrill and have them help build and direct the US strategic path for us going forward. Their tremendous knowledge and high level network of industry leaders has been critical in our growth and development."

Alan Shuler, CEO, ProSmart/Sportgo

"Merrill and John delivered the industry credibility, experience and resources we were seeking to launch our media platform. As our partners they have shown amazing vision and work ethic in building and leading The Caddie Network".

Scott Sajtinac, President of APTC and Caddies United

"AGP assisted the World Surf League at a pivotal time in the evolution and development of our new league. Their creative approach to new revenue streams and growing audience was impressive."

Paul Speaker, Founder,
World Surf League

"AGP delivered both in strategy and bottom line growth for the USA Today Sports Media Group. Their approach to packaging unique assets, structuring league deals and creating custom solutions for our clients exceeded all growth benchmarks."

Dave Morgan, President,

USA Today Sports Media Group

"I have known both Merrill and John for many years. They are both industry leaders and trusted resources who understand how innovative deals are structured in the complicated business of sport."
 

Steve Phelps, CMO,

NASCAR

"Merrill and Team absolutely nailed it with the launch program for The North Face new endurance shoe. 50-50-50 will be remembered as one of the most successful expeditions. Their execution was flawless!"

Joe Flannery, CMO,

The North Face

 

FOUNDERS

John von Stade and Merrill Squires joined forces and combined their strengths to build Accelerated Growth Partners as the premier Growth Firm in the sports, entertainment and lifestyle industry.  

 

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John von stade

  • Negotiated, bought and sold over $400MM in brand sponsorships.

  • Was member of the Management Teams that sold agencies to Omnicom and Aegis LLC.

  • Built and directed non-media revenue models for sport marketing at Sports Illustrated and USA Today Sports Media.

 

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merrill squires

  • Expanded Sports Illustrated new business and Global brand extensions for 14 years

  • Responsible for over $100MM+ in new revenue streams.

  • Built and sold two sports marketing / brand development agencies.

  • Provided shareholder value and growth for iconic and emerging brands, companies, and technologies.

 

 

CONTACT

Thank you for contacting us!

Accelerated Growth Partners

845 Canal Street

Stamford, CT

06902

Office: 203.249.2011 

NYC Office: 917.574.4365

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