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Founded on search engine marketing (SEM) – both paid search and organic search (SEO) – in 2004, Elite has evolved alongside client needs in the ever-changing online marketing industry, with further expertise spanning Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Performance Display Advertising, Paid Social, Shopping & Feed, and Mobile Strategy. Our teams develop and execute on strategic plans for clients that reach the right audience to generate sales and/or qualified leads at a cost-effective rate.

HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)411(+2%)

Key People/Management at Elite SEM

Ben Kirshner

Ben Kirshner

Founder and CEO
Tony Edward

Tony Edward

SEO Manager NYC
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Elite SEM Office Locations

Elite SEM has offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and in 3 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
142 W 36th St
Atlanta, US
550 Pharr Rd NE #300
Fort Lauderdale, US
1512 E Broward Blvd #300
Los Angeles, US
6300 Wilshire Blvd Suite #1507
Philadelphia, US
121 S 13th St
San Francisco, US
100 Bush St #845, San Francisco
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Elite SEM Financials and Metrics

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Elite SEM Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Email Aptitude LLCJune 27, 2018
OrionCKBOctober 31, 2017
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Elite SEM Online and Social Media Presence

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Elite SEM News and Updates

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...

Elite SEM Acquires Amazon Specialist Agency CPC Strategy

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning digital marketing agency Elite SEM announced that it has acquired CPC Strategy, the San Diego-based agency known for its expertise in retail, ecommerce, and specifically the Amazon channel, where it expects to derive more than half of...

PE-backed Elite SEM acquires OrionCKB

Elite SEM Inc, which is backed by Mountaingate Capital, has acquired Boston-based OrionCKB, a social advertising agency. No financial terms were disclosed.
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Elite SEM Blogs

Google Average Positions Update: What It Means

  Google is retiring its Average Position metric in favor of four new prominence metrics originally announced at the end of last year.  Advertisers use the Average Position metric as a reporting indicator of where a specific ad fell in Google search results. To date, an advertiser’s guiding light fo…

The Top 8 Facebook Ads of 2018

  Let’s face it: there are many variables in Facebook advertising that can make the difference between a mediocre ad and one that blows up with engagement and conversions. You can change up the copy or the creative, revamp a landing page, add in different targeting, keywords and even calls-to-action…

Elite SEM Wins Big at 2019 Interactive Marketing Awards

Elite SEM celebrated wins across multiple categories during Pubcon’s Interactive 2019 Marketing Awards gala ceremony on March 6 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Elite SEM scored trophies for “Best PPC Campaign” and “Best Interactive Marketing, Charity/Non-Profit” for their work on behalf of…

Google Introduces Shoppable Image Ads

  Google introduced a new ad format that features shoppable ads within Google Image search results at this week’s Shoptalk conference. The new shoppable ads on Google Images surface for broad search queries and have been compared to similar image ads that are popular on Facebook and Pinterest. In ad…

Why You Need Brand Ambassadors to Succeed on Social

  In the age of Instagram, influencer marketing is everywhere: Influencers contributed over 1.5 million Instagram posts in 2017. Brand ambassadors have become an important part of influencer marketing for driving authentic conversation and engagement. As millennials — the generation with the largest…

The Rise of the Customer Data Platform: What It Is and Why You Should Care

One of the marketers’ greatest tools is customer data. The more you know about your ideal customers, the more easily you can understand what they need and value, as well as what kind of messaging connects with them. This is equally true for retaining current customers — you know they’ve been driven …
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Elite SEM Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Elite SEM founded?

    Elite SEM was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Elite SEM key executives?

    Elite SEM's key executives are Ben Kirshner and Tony Edward.

  • How many employees does Elite SEM have?

    Elite SEM has 411 employees.

  • Who are Elite SEM competitors?

    Competitors of Elite SEM include Serpstat, Broadley Speaking and AskingCanadians.

  • Where is Elite SEM headquarters?

    Elite SEM headquarters is located at 142 W 36th St, New York.

  • Where are Elite SEM offices?

    Elite SEM has offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Elite SEM have?

    Elite SEM has 7 offices.