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Joe Apfelbaum

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in:

Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO and co-founder of Ajax Union. An approachable and enthusiastic marketer, Joe actively works with staff members and business owners alike to facilitate the success of his clients. Joe has over 10 years of experience in online marketing, including SEO, PPC and web development, and loves to come up with new strategies to improve his client's search engine rankings and maximize their ROIs. Whether he's crafting a custom plan for a new business or simply offering some free advice over the phone, Joe is always eager help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online.

In recent months, Joe has expanded Ajax Union's focus beyond its small business clients to small businesses in general. Ajax Union has been hosting Google Seminars throughout the Greater New York area, covering both SEO and PPC, in addition to some of the company's own seminars on PR, social media, blogging, networking, and other topics.


Joe's educational programs are designed to help business owners make informed marketing decisions, whether they want to handle their own marketing or use a company like Ajax Union. The seminars and webinars have received extremely positive feedback from business owners, who praise them as fun and informative. Joe stays in touch with the current marketing trends to offer the most relevant educational webinars; for example, the company just did a Pinterest webinar following attendee requests.

Joe is a leader in and out of Ajax Union, having helped the company grow from a staff of 10 to a bustling office of over 50. He has made community outreach a huge part of Ajax Union's company philosophy, having spearheaded its seminar and webinar programs, which educate attendees on SEO, PPC, social networking, email marketing, and other online marketing fields.

Joe additionally makes it a priority to motivate his employees to break out of their comfort zones and learn new skills.


Website @joeapfelbaum

Nominated by Sarah Mogin


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