Finish Line Selects Thorpe Marketing as Agency of Record
January 26, 2021
NEW YORK (Jan. 26, 2021) – Finish Line™, the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty bicycle lubricants and related maintenance products, has selected Thorpe Marketing as its public relations agency of record. Thorpe Marketing will manage Finish Line’s public relations and assist the marketing department with their communications strategy in North America.
“We’re really looking forward to growing Finish Line’s already trusted brand presence in the US,” said Jasen Thorpe, co-founder of Thorpe Marketing. “Personally, I’ve been a fan of Finish Line products from the first time I used them, over two decades ago, on my then-state-of-the-art 26” hardtail. It’s been fantastic to see the brand grow and expand. We’re excited to work with a business that’s been going strong for over 30 years yet still maintains the same passion and enthusiasm for quality R&D that they started with.”
Back in 1988, Finish Line™ created the industry’s first dry-style bicycle lubricant which arguably launched the “Bicycle Lubricant Category” in the US and ultimately around the world. This single product changed the way bicycle drivetrains were lubricated and how they performed. Dry Lube did not attract or absorb contaminants like traditional household lubricants, which were the standard back then. So, shifting systems worked better and lasted longer. From its original Dry Lube, Finish Line grew and now offers over 50 different products, which are sold in 60 different countries.
“We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Thorpe Marketing,” said Hank Krause Founder & President / CEO of Finish Line™. We feel their experience, style and authentic relationships within the industry and cycling community, are the perfect fit for our fresh marketing approach. With exciting new product launches this year, we believe Thorpe can help take Finish Line’s marketing activities to the next level in 2021 and beyond.”
For more information about Finish Line™ please visit http://www.finishlineusa.com/.
Please direct Finish Line™ media inquiries to Katie Macarelli at [email protected].
About Finish Line™
Self-professed “tech-geek” and cycling enthusiast, Henry (Hank) Krause, founded Finish Line in 1988 when the availability of technically advanced bicycle lubricants for sophisticated multi-geared drivetrains were extremely limited. Krause began with a simple mission statement: “Develop premium quality and performance-enhancing bicycle lubricants. Formulate them with ingredients that respect the environment. Market them honestly. Price them fairly.” Guided by this original mission statement, Finish Line now manufactures over 50 unique products and enjoys a leading market position in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.finishlineusa.com.