Forbes-Listed 23 Year Old Wins 2013 "Marketer of the Year" and He Still Studies at USC to become a Pro-Bono Reconstructive Surgeon
Two weeks after his 23rd birthday, marketing guru Ali Maadelat is named one of the winners of the American Business Awards’ "Marketer of the Year"— but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to help others.
Seven years ago, Ali Maadelat, a young name in the marketing world, saw the marketing firms around him at the time and was both shocked and angry. “I realized that all of the so called ’marketing firms’ in Los Angeles did the same thing… They would seek out small and medium sized businesses, offer them the world, take their money, and never deliver the results,” he said.
Maadelat, who commonly spoke in front of seminars, mingled with the “big names” in the industry, and took part in multi-million dollar product launches, decided that it was time for him to make a difference. “I realized that I couldn’t just stand around while businesses were swindled out of their money and lost their faith in marketing” he explained, ”Marketing, when used correctly, has the power to create a multi-billion dollar empire. After all, it’s what separates the local burger joint from McDonalds"
Now, seven years later, with countless businesses singing his praises, he has reached what some would called “stardom” by winning the American Business Awards’ “2013 Marketer of the Year”.
“When I got the news, I was extremely happy,” Maadelat said. “It was nice to know the marketing community thinks so highly of me. ”The American Business Awards, known affectionately as the ”Stevies“ have been called ”the business world’s own Oscar Awards" by the New York Post. Maadelat’s nomination for “Marketer of the Year” comes as no surprise to his clients. “Since working with Ali, my business has grown quarter over quarter,” explained Nicole Snow, founder of Darn Good Yarn, ”The ideas, the prospects, the motivation – he keeps it coming and I couldn’t be happier.”
“I don’t want to sound full of myself, but Forbes.com actually named me one of the ”
’Ten Consultants Who Avoid the BS’ so this is pretty in line with that” laughs Maadelat.
Big names in the business world aren’t shocked either. “Ali is the brightest mind in the marketing world today” says Frank Rumbauskas, a New York Times Best-Selling Author. “I feel privileged to work, think, and brainstorm with him whenever I get the chance.” However, Maadelat is not stopping here; he has much more noble goals in mind— becoming a pro-bono reconstructive surgeon.
“The firm is doing very well and I am leveraging that. My employees are phenomenal and we have a great team. In my off time, I want to do free surgeries on those who can’t afford them.”
While his goal is noble, he explains that many joke around with him because of it.
“My clients always remind me that there is no reason for me to keep working, let alone spend another 10 years in school to become a surgeon but I know that it’s worth it.” he says.
For now, Maadelat is excited and is waiting to see what will happen next, but he is keeping his eye on his clients. “At the end of the day, our clients are still my priority” he explains. “They’re the reason I am here, and I won’t put them on the back burner even for this award.”
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