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ABOUT US

Visionaries growing remarkable and recognizable brands.

OUR VISION

Thrive is way more than your average brand management company. We’re a Consumer Focused Marketing agency that helps businesses grow. From product to promotion, we create, update, and manage brands to become household names.

And we do it by offering all of the services you need to enhance your success. From web and graphic design to video production to advertising and SEO, we do it all. Whether you need small or large business solutions, we have the experience and the innovative spirit to make you grow.

Thrive specializes in Consumer Focused Marketing for everyone including the following industries:
Tourism, Hospitality, Consumer Products, Real Estate, Product Development, Political Strategy, Construction and the Service Industry.

Tom

The future of marketing is connecting people.

Tom’s passion and expertise for marketing began as a musician. When he wasn’t on the road, Tom took various jobs and discovered he had an aptitude for understanding business. He went on to drastically increase productivity for corporations like Walmart and Louisiana Pacific. Businesses thrive when his experience and an organic multimedia approach to advertising and marketing are combined.

Tom MacDonald
CEO
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EVOLVE OR DIE.

A graduate of the University of Oregon in Philosophy, Steven’s personal mantra is this: “Evolve or die.” To Steven, the only constant in life, or business, is change. He enjoys always adapting to the latest changes in the business world as well as in his own life. An avid traveler with a diverse background in film making and marketing, Steven also believes that everything and everyone has a story. His passion for telling those stories and helping others tell those stories in unique ways is what propels and excites him every day.

Steven Goldfried
COO
Kevin

Make ‘em laugh or go home.

It was a tour of the local PBS station that got Kevin, a born-and-raised Kansas kid,  hooked on all things video production. Kevin majored in Electronic Mass Media with an emphasis in photography at Washburn University. He quickly rose up the ladder from director/photographer at Topeka’s NBC station to production specialist for the City of Topeka. No matter where he is, Kevin is always happiest with a camera in hand.

Kevin Dame
VP, Media Production
Jackie

GREAT DESIGN IS EQUAL PARTS ART AND FUNCTION.

California native and graduate of Design from UC Davis, Jacqueline is the co-founder and CFO of Thrive. Jacqueline worked with Thomas MacDonald at Linders Corp where she developed exceptional sales strategies. The duo teamed up and established Straight Edge Graphics which grew and evolved into Thrive. Implementing strong infrastructural and financial influence, she maintains final approval on a majority of Thrive’s projects and development.

Jackie Caro
CFO
Jake

I am as confident as I say I am and better than I say I am.

Jake has an extensive background in political campaigning, sociology, and anthropology, which makes him a great fit in media. While earning his degree at Lake Forest College in Illinois, he developed a strong affinity for market research and spatial analysis. Nowadays, you can find him researching the latest and greatest marketing tools and ways to increase a client’s ROI.

Jake Albion
VP, Client Relations
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WE DON'T SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE, WE SEE THEM AS WE ARE.

Madeline’s interest in marketing began during a course on networks, crowds, and markets. A student with a background in personality and social psychology, she was intrigued by all of the different things that motivated consumer behavior. After graduating with a degree in psychology from New College of Florida in Sarasota, she found her place working with Thrive’s Creative Team. She’s dedicated to growing and expanding her knowledge of consumer identities and creating effective brand personalities in order to better assist our clients.

Madeline Johnson
Content Director
Natalie

There is true beauty in simplicity.

Natalie has over a decade of graphic design experience and has worked with companies from coast to coast. She’s helped non-profits, educational institutions, the health care sector, and small business owners develop their brand identity and become stronger in the market place. Natalie is a graduate of the Art Institute and truly loves all aspects of design. Her passion drives her each day to find new and exciting ways of visually communicating a client’s message.

Natalie Kimmel
CCO
Hannah

Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.

A Colorado native, Hannah came to Florida to pursue a degree in Musical Theater and Dance at PBAU. After an Introduction to Business course, she was hooked and switched her major to marketing. After graduating she worked with a global advertising giant and cultivated a wealth of experience in global business development, sales, and account management. At Thrive, Hannah works closely with clients to help them realize their marketing goals and future opportunities.

Hannah Ferwerda
VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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LEARN FROM YESTERDAY, LIVE FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kevin came to Florida with his family in 2000. He pursued a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from FGCU, and later a Masters in Mass Communication specializing in Web Design from UF, while working full time for Apple Inc. Now, Kevin is pursuing his passion in web development as Thrive’s Web Developer.

Kevin Abrams
Web Developer

“There is nothing you do that isn’t sending a message, one way or another.”

STEVE MCKEE

Our mission says it all: From product to promotion, we create and manage brands to become household names. We strive to create powerful, meaningful brand identities by developing stunning logos, dynamic websites, and comprehensive marketing plans.

Thrive’s team of creative directors, web designers, producers, programmers, marketing experts, and business strategists pull out all the stops to elevate your brand into a market leader. We won’t stop until you’re a household name.

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.

RALPH MARSTON

Do you need to build an efficient and profitable business from the ground up or restructure your existing infrastructure? Thrive is here to help every step of the way. Our team has vast experience working with and managing businesses of all sizes.

Whether you’re on the ground floor or already soaring, a Fortune 500 business or local Mom and Pop shop, Thrive will help you grow with our Infrastructure Development Services.

Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.

ROBERT COLLIER

Thrive is here to help you with all aspects of distribution including inroads to global manufacturing and distribution centers.

Thrive also has the expertise to negotiate deals, and help companies respond to their customers in ways that resonate with the buying public.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and magic.

SETH GODIN

PR is all about knowledge, experience, and connection – and Thrive isn’t lacking in any of those departments. We have the editorial service quality that allows our clients the leverage other brands simply don’t possess.

We specialize in all things public relations, including press conferences, campaign management, reputation management, media booking, press release services, media relations, event planning, editorial and message management, and community relations.

Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.

DOUG KESSLER

Your ideal consumers could spend a thousand lifetimes browsing the infinite web and never come across your product or website. That’s where Thrive comes in. We know how to shine the Internet spotlight squarely on your company – and keep it there.

We start the conversation for you by setting up and managing all of your social media platforms, including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Social media is a major influencer for modern consumers and we handle the day-to-day operation so you don’t have to.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

ANDY WARHOL

The business world is a constantly changing and evolving entity and staying on top means always moving forward and adapting. Thrive is the solution for everything your brand needs to stay ahead of your market.

Our team will help you through every step of the process, including product development, identifying the perfect market, creating business and marketing plans, and even assisting with manufacturing. Thrive business development does it all and more!

The soul never thinks without a picture.

ARISTOTLE

A picture is worth a thousand words – so what are your graphics saying about your brand? We live in a visual world and Thrive has the wealth of experience needed to make sure your business’s graphics are speaking the right language.

A professional looking logo can send a powerful message to your customers: it lets them know you’re serious about delivering quality. We can help with something as small as a logo update or go big with a full-blown graphic makeover.

No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.

GARY VAYNERCHUK

A blend of artist and scientist, our photographers and videographers know the delicate balance needed to take the perfect photo or create the perfect video. Thrive is the production machine you need to create stunning, crisp, professional photos and videos.

Thrive also offers a one-stop solution for filmmakers. Whether you’re a writer, producer, or director, we can help trim away some of the unnecessary costs related to production. Let our thirty years of production experience help you bring your masterpiece to life.

What separates design from art is that design is meant to be functional.

CAMERON MOLL

A quality website can inspire confidence and trust in your brand, generate interest, and drive sales. But having a beautiful and visually stunning website is only half of the equation – you also need a top-notch team of back-end developments to make sure the website functions as brilliantly as it looks.

Thrive is at the forefront of creating engaging, interactive, and stunning websites. Our stellar team of web designers, coders, and SEO specialists will make your website dreams a reality.

PORTFOLIO

Whether it’s graphic design, photography, video, or web design, we exist to create beautiful things for you. Feel free to browse some of our work and get a first-hand look at the incredible services we have to offer!

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Cynthia Graf, President of MassageLuXe Fort Myers

“We have grown by leaps and bounds this first year – more so than any of our sister stores – and know a lot of this is due to our business partnership with Thrive. We are extremely grateful to have you as our partners!”

Jeff Nager, CMO of American Blue Collar - Stanley Tools Apparel Division

“Thrive’s video production and branding work is outstanding.”

Eli Mendes, Tropic Trailer

“My website receives over 4,800 new visits a week – which has gone straight to our bottom line. Use Thrive if you want results.”

Roy Smith, Snikwah

“Snikwah has grown considerably in a very short time. Thrive has been instrumental in our brand’s success.”

News Press

“Thrive is taking the lead in SWFL to develop young business leaders.”

Phil Phillips, Level Up Coaching & Consulting

 “Thrive is a strong component to the success of our business and our expanded reach. I highly recommend Thrive if you want to expand your brand’s visibility.”


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