Internet Marketing Pioneer Ben Bradshaw Named Among The Most Dynamic Business Leaders in Australia in 2013

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Founder of Australia's fastest growing search marketing company, Ben Bradshaw, has been named a finalist in the 2013 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.

Founder of Australia's fastest growing search marketing company, Ben Bradshaw, has been named a finalist in the 2013 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.

The Brisbane-based entrepreneur and CEO of SponsoredLinX, who began his entrepreneurial career at the age of fourteen as one of Australia’s most popular magicians, was selected and short-listed for the prestigious award thanks to his entrepreneurial approach in the online and mobile marketing space. In addition to doubling the revenue of the business year on year, Ben has been credited for the positive impact he has had on Australian business owners, SMEs and larger companies.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and the only truly global program of its kind. Entrepreneurs are selected for the program based on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity and influence, financial performance, strategic direction and national and global impact.

Ben Bradshaw explained, "I'm thrilled to be a finalist among this list of outstanding entrepreneurs. My business is well-established as a leading player in online marketing, we provide innovative services and achieve tangible business results and customer growth for SMEs and larger companies too. Essentially we use highly effective methods such as Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing and Google AdWords as well as new concepts to provide businesses with strategies to generate leads and new business online."

Having launched his search marketing business in 2007, Ben now manages more than 2000 clients, 70 staff and is a prominent commentator in Australia's online marketing sector.

Ben's business achieved 100% growth in 2012 and launched a range of new solutions for businesses in 2013, such as Cloud Down Under which helps SMEs engage smartphone traffic, "I am a firm believer in keeping business solutions fresh and simple. We operate in a fast evolving industry which means we need to adapt and evolve our methods so Cloud Down Under services local businesses across Australia to ensure they reap the rewards of mobile search traffic."

"By hosting free seminars to teach business owners simple tricks to manage their online business requirements, I empower them to have a better understanding of the rules of business online. I have instilled in my team an incredible customer service approach to ensure our clients have access to a strong team of experts and receive a high standard of service," he continued.

With expansion plans on the horizon, Ben is planning to start operating in Hong Kong and Singapore markets by end of 2013 and has a clear objective to be the number one provider to SMEs for online marketing.

"Having begun my career as a magician and achieving the Guinness World Record for the fastest escape from a straitjacket, I now draw parallels between that and my current profession. Our strategies turn around incredible results for clients and we strive to be the best in the industry. My business model is sustainable through the continuous evaluation and research I conduct to improve our offerings to our clients."

SponsoredLinX boasts clients across a range of sectors from all over Australia, New Zealand and Asia, from small businesses like electricians, plumbers and caterers to large firms in industry and manufacturing, retail and fashion, health and beauty and telecommunications.

Log onto http://www.SponsoredLinX.com.au for more information about the business.

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About SponsoredLinX and Ben Bradshaw
Ben Bradshaw is one of Australia’s most renowned authorities in online marketing and an established Google AdWords pioneer. He is the founder and CEO of Australia’s largest Australian owned, multi-award winning internet marketing company. With a self-taught digital marketing skill and an ability to convert online opportunities into business results, Ben founded and launched SponsoredLinX, to provide clients right across Australia with guaranteed digital marketing solutions.

Ben and his business have received several awards including a BRW Fast Starter’s Award in 2010 and the Best in Search Award in 2013. Ben is the author of several books that outline online marketing strategies in a very straight-forward format for businesses. As an authority on online marketing, Ben is one of Australia’s most sought-after and respected speakers and trainers on Internet marketing and entrepreneurship, he is now a self-made millionaire and one of Smart Company's Hot 30 Under 30 title-holders. In fact, Smart Company aptly described Ben as ‘something akin to a Jedi Master in the world of search engine marketing’.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

The Northern region awards ceremony will be held in Brisbane on Thursday, 8 August 2013.

Biographies for the 2013 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year nominees are available online at http://www.eoy.ey.com.au.

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