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TMCNet:  Elite SEM Ranked #1 Best Place to Work by Ad Age

[January 07, 2019]

Elite SEM Ranked #1 Best Place to Work by Ad Age

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Elite SEM, a performance-driven digital marketing agency, ranked #1 today in the 2019 Best Places to Work survey by Ad Age, in the larger company category of 200+ employees.

This award recognizes agencies that are leading the pack where it matters most to employees: benefits, inclusion, and employee development. 2019 rankings are determined by an analysis of survey responses from employees. Scoring covered six key satisfaction areas: benefits, company culture, employee development, company environment, engagement, and perks.

"Culture is not about ping pong tables, game rooms, and free lunch - those are just perks of a great company," says President Zach Morrison. "Culture is a set of values that are created and shared amongst the entire organization, that they embody and experience on a daily basis."

Elite is known for a culture of feedback, transparency, and empowerment, where each individual contributes to the overall culture and the success of the business.

"Everyone is involved in creating, maintaining, and evolving our culture," says Morrison. "It's then leadership's responsibility to steward that culture and make sure it aligns with the company's values."

The key to Elite's cultural success? The team's adaptability with the changing workforce. This recognition follows a series of acquisitions for Elite over the past year, including social advertising agency OrionCKB, email marketing and creative agency Email Aptitude, and Amazon-focused ecommerce agency CPC Strategy. Through this rapid growth, Elite has maintained its focus on company culture.

"Elite has always shined as an innovative agency that puts its people first and gets great results for clients," says Nii Ahene, cofounder and COO of recently acquired CPC Strategy. "With Amazon being such a hot commodity, CPC Strategy had a lot of suitors. Elite cinched the deal for us because they are so aligned with us culturally."

Previously named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year: Best Agency Culture, Elite has since surpassed 500+ employees, bumping them up into the Large Agency category.

About Elite SEM
Elite SEM is an award-winning digital marketing agency founded on Search and focused on holistic performance-driven digital marketing. Elite's expertise spans Paid Search, SEO, Shopping & Feed, Paid Social, Display Advertising, Amazon & Marketplaces, Affiliate Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), CRM, Email Marketing, and Creative Services – collectively supported by Integrated Media Strategy and Analytics/Marketing Science teams. From discovery through acquisition, retention, reactivation and loyalty, Elite's services span all stages of an integrated marketing strategy and through the entire customer journey allowing leading industry brands to effectively and strategically evaluate digital marketing spend and increase cross-channel performance. Clients include: Bombas, Timex, U.S. Polo Assn., Adore Me, Tourneau, Tatcha, Francesca's, Einstein Bagels, Tommy Bahama, Melissa & Doug, Hugo Boss, Theory, Zipcar, and Terminix.

Elite SEM has won several prestigious industry awards and accolades for both culture and performance. Elite's commitment to people and performance has cemented their position as one of the top digital marketing agencies in North America. For more information, visit

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