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Our approach

We apply our unique content strategy framework to every project. We start by understanding your audience and engagement goals. With this foundation, we craft a creative and distribution strategy for the content we will develop. This holistic approach to meeting and exceeding your visual communication objectives enables us to reverse engineer creative solutions in a methodical yet organic way.

How We Work

Our Mission

We do good work with good people. Through trusting partnerships, we build and distribute powerful visual content that educates, engages and inspires.

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Do Good Work

We achieve success with our partners by working together to creatively solve complex challenges within any parameters.

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Value Our Partners

We always work in their best interest because they enable us to do what we love each day.

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Be Good to Each Other

We thrive in an environment built on transparency and mutual respect, constructively challenging each other to grow.

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Be Humble

We can always improve.

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Experiment Often

Try new things. Test. Fail. Tweak. Learn.

Meet the Team

In 2008, Ross Crooks, Jason Lankow and Josh Ritchie founded Column Five in a now-defunct cafe in Costa Mesa, Calif. Today, our team consists of more than 40 intelligent, diverse and creative individuals who come together each day to produce beautiful and results-driven creative work.

From the jungles of the Congo to the mean streets of Philly, they are sailors, philosophers, karaoke masters, professional gamers, nomads, DJs, authors, yogis, culinary artisans, sneakerheads, former anthropologists and future astronauts.