Up and Coming: Transcend Agencies

Recently, Uncharted Domain has paired with Transcend Agencies in an exclusive partnership. I sat down with the two founders, Nassir Criss & Mujtaba Elgoodah, to get a more in-depth look for our readers. Check out Transcend Agencies and all of their services @ www.transcendagencies.com!!

Q: What gave you guys the inspiration to start Transcend Agencies?

A: We’ve both always shared the entrepreneurial spirit. Working for ourselves was always something that was just a dream. Until we planned, organized, and finally made it a reality. We both decided we wanted to do something to actually make an impact on people’s lives around us, and realized that wouldn’t come by following the same mundane routine of coming and going in and out of an office, every day, 40 hours a week. Not to say anything is wrong with that at all, but we wanted to do something that we felt personally would bring us more fulfillment and would allow us to truly elevate others to that same mindset. And that’s how Transcend began.


Q: Why the name "Transcend"?

A: Transcend literally means to be or go beyond the range or limits of something. To surpass, exceed, eclipse, and explore. The name came rather quickly to us. We thought about what we wanted to stand for and more importantly how we wanted our clients to be represented. Our goal was and still is that all of the lives that we touch feel Transcended. We want to inspire people to Transcend boundaries, obstacles, doubts, fears, and even themselves in order to achieve true greatness in their personal lives as well as their businesses. To go beyond the limits of your imagination is something that we have been able to show people is actually real.


Q: What are the services that you offer?


A: Our services come in 3 major packages that can any needs of any client. Design, Go To Market, and Client Management. Within those three packages comes website design and development, graphic design, app integration, strategic planning, brand development, public relations, social media, network expansion, consultation, representation, marketing, and promotion. We believe that our team can conquer any needs and or wants that you and your business may have in order to take you all to the next level.

Q: Who are some of your top clients?

A: To us, all of our clients are our top clients. Some may be in different markets, with different specialties and skills, but each and every one of our clients gets treated like family and plays a special role in Transcend. Every client receives the utmost priority, and all the tools they need when they need them in order to maximize success.



Q: Where do you see TA in 5 years?

A: In 5 years, we see TA dominating international markets. We’ve talked about the scope of what this company can be, and we decided that we won’t settle for anything less than a global market. We also want to be the best at what we do. We want to be a name that everyone becomes familiar with and become a company that everyone wants to work with. That’s our goal for the next 5 years, establish that credibility, and show it in results.


Q: If you could hang out with any celebrity, past or present, who would it be and why?

A: Nassir – I’d love to spend the day with Malcolm Gladwell. Not sure if he’s technically considered a celebrity or not, but he’s one of the most brilliant minds of this century. If I could just pick his brain for a couple hours on world issues, current events, and even just life, I feel like he’d have a lot of important things to say.

Mujtaba –If I could hang out with any celebrity it would have to be Muhammed Ali. Talk about someone who’s struggled, and still produced greatness. He persevered, overcame, and ultimately succeeded in something no one thought he would. To be in the presence of someone like that would be extremely humbling to me.


Q: What do you have in-store for the near future, in terms of client acquisition, events, etc.?

A: We’re looking to finalize our team, and then after that Expansion and Exposure. Those are two major things that we are working on. We are in the process of acquiring some international clientele in Singapore, Australia, and China. We’re also planning currently both a yacht excursion with a company we partner with, and a large-scale networking conference hosted by Transcend for business professionals and entrepreneurs all over the world. Those are just a few of the things we have in store, can’t reveal all of the secrets though.


Q: Who would be your ideal client (famous or not)?


A: Michael Jordan. When you talk about someone who encompasses everything it means to be a businessman and a business, man he sums it all up. He’s iconic in everything he’s done in the business world, and also in how he’s branded himself. His personal brand is recognized by everyone, not just people in sports, or even in business, but by everyone across the world. One day we’ll reach out to him and even tell him we have ideas that can take his brand even further.


Q: What are you most excited about the partnership as well as being featured on UD?

A: Uncharted Domain is a needs based company. Millennials usually have no idea what’s going on in the world outside of pop culture. To see an idea like this driven by a company of intelligent, and talented people is incredible. We’re most excited to see the growth that will come in the next few years being partnered with each other. We wholeheartedly believe that UD is the next big thing in legacy media and not only do we want to see them succeed we want to help them succeed. This article marks the first step of a long partnership and mutually beneficial relationship between two outstanding entities. 

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