NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ajax Union, a Brooklyn-based local Internet marketing agency that works closely with small businesses to boost their online profiles, is announcing its inclusion in Inc. Magazine's annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. Available online at http://www.AjaxUnion.com, the online marketing company, which was launched in 2008, has experienced exponential growth since its founding. With a current staff of 50 employees and a roster of over 300 clients, the agency places at number 178 on the Inc. 500 2012.
"Appearing at such a high place on Inc. Magazine's round-up of the fastest-growing companies is one of the most exciting honors Ajax Union has yet received, and we're thrilled to have been included among such good company. Other Inc. Magazine honorees include Microsoft, Pandora, Oracle, Intuit, and even Facebook, so it means a lot to us to place among their ranks. We've experienced consistent growth since our launch, and anticipate that, with the help of our expert staff of marketers, we'll only continue to expand in the future," said Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of the Internet marketing agency.
In the 31 years that Inc. Magazine has conducted a round-up of growing businesses, 2012 has offered more competitive stakes than ever before. To be considered for inclusion in the Inc. 500 2012, businesses had to score a minimum of 770 percent sales growth; the median three-year growth rate of the 500 businesses clocks in at a staggering 1,431 percent. The companies that appear on the list are not merely successful in their fields, but have also generated over 40,000 new jobs in the last three years, in addition to the 48,000 people they already employ. Inclusion in the list signals internal success along with a general policy of encouraging economic growth and employment.
"Since the economic near-collapse in 2009, most businesses have found it extremely difficult to stay afloat. The fact that Ajax Union not only survived through these years, but has thrived and experienced a huge rate of growth, is testament to our extraordinary team; not only did we place 178th overall on the Inc. 500 2012, but we ranked 12th in the New York metropolitan area. We offer the kinds of services that can help catapult small businesses from online obscurity to industry-dominating success. We are happy to work with our clients to deliver the most personalized and effective solutions," said Zevi Friedman, President of Ajax Union.
Companies featured in Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Businesses list will be honored at the 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony held in Phoenix, A.Z. at the Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on October 3-5. Speakers at the event will include Mark Kelly, Commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavor's Final Mission; Guy Kawasaki, Founding Partner at Garage Technology Ventures; and Marie Tillman, Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Ajax Union offers small businesses a holistic array of Internet marketing services designed to expand their online reach and visibility. Companies can select the particular plans that would work best for them; service offerings include pay-per-click (PPC) and Google AdWords management, social media outreach, email marketing, professional blog content development, press release writing and distribution, on-site SEO, and other options.
Those interested in learning more about Ajax Union and its services are encouraged to visit online at http://www.AjaxUnion.com or to dial 1-800-594-0444 for a complimentary consultation. Ajax Union also maintains social profiles on Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/AjaxUnion and http://twitter.com/AjaxUnion, respectively, and updates its SEO-themed blog at http://www.AjaxUnion.com/blog.
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