|Company:||Blind Five Year Old|
|Bio:||AJ Kohn has had his hands in many different industries throughout the years. Running his own digital marketing firm, Blind Five Year Old, for 8 years, AJ hails from San Francisco and helps startups and high-growth companies with their SEM.
If you’re curious about the name of his company, his philosophy about search is simple, “Treat the search engines like a blind five year old.” Essentially, you need to grab their attention quick, tell them about your content piece many times, and care more about the information than design. Makes sense, right?
AJ makes his second appearance on the State of Search stage and brings his knowledge of the startup world to you. Some of the startups he works with are ODesk and Sugar, Inc.
This George Washington University graduate, when not managing SEM for startups, loves bicycling and reading as well as spending time with his wife and daughter.
AJ’s been an innovator in the digital marketing industry since it started booming 15+ years ago. As one of his former colleagues wrote: “AJ is not just your run-of-the-mill SEO guru: He's a thought leader in the industry, and someone I consider a career mentor. AJ is an excellent team lead, and brings a great mix of marketing strategy, technical skill, product management, and creativity to the table.”
We’re excited to bring AJ back and learn some of the SEM strategies he uses for growing small startups into global companies.