In the ever-evolving world of technology, where data reigns supreme and marketing strategies are fueled by analytics, one individual emerges as a transformative force, bridging the gap between the realms of “Marketing” and the enigmatic “IT Department.” Meet AJ Seelund, a visionary software leader who possesses an innate understanding of the intricate dance between data-driven marketing and cutting-edge technology.
- Flexibility 64% 64%
- Analytics & Marketing Expertise 88% 88%
- Goat Care Knowledge 42% 42%
Corporate & Enterprise Analytics
Travel, Leisure, Events, and Automotive Markets
Web development since the early 2000s
Born in the heartland of Central Illinois, AJ Seelund’s journey took him from the serene farmlands to the sunny beaches of Florida, where he spent his formative years amidst the digital revolution. AJ’s thirst for knowledge, efficiency, and innovation led him to pursue a degree in Digital Media from Fullsail University, equipping him with the skills needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. This is where he cultivated a deep-rooted passion for software development, marketing, and branding. As he ventured into the realm of marketing technology, AJ observed the dissonance that often plagued organizations — a chasm between Marketing and IT departments. Recognizing the immense potential that lay in aligning these two vital pillars, AJ set out on a mission to bridge the divide and unleash a new era of harmonious collaboration.
AJ is very creative and pays very close attention to detail. He has a strong work ethic and is willing to go the extra mile to complete his projects.
“…willingness to share his knowledge makes him an indispensable.”
AJ has a great way of solving complex issues with cutting edge technology. His awareness of modern best practices and willingness to share his knowledge makes him an indispensable team member. Along with his likable personality, AJ engages 100% with his clientele, always looking for a solution around the corner.
With a diverse professional background encompassing small startups, medium-sized businesses, corporate franchises, and even Fortune 100 companies, AJ has left an indelible mark on the industry. He has lent his expertise to esteemed organizations such as accesso, ChannelMix, Darden Restaurants, AMC Theatres, Claire’s, AutoZone, and Sprint. Collaborating with these teams, AJ played a pivotal role in developing frontend software solutions, marketing strategies, and data insights that propelled revenues into the realm of tens of millions.
Drawing from his extensive experience working with startups, medium-sized businesses, and even corporate giants, AJ understood the transformative power of data insights and the importance of seamless integration between marketing strategies and technological prowess. With his strategic mindset and unwavering determination, AJ embarked on a journey to revolutionize the industry.
Today, AJ resides on a tranquil farm in rural Central Florida, where he shares a beautiful life with his wife, who hails from Brazil, his children and their many farm animals. Together, they embark on thrilling adventures, exploring hidden travel gems and bringing their beloved petting zoo to communities across Florida.
Beyond his professional pursuits, AJ holds a deep reverence for family, nature, and the great outdoors. He ardently believes in redefining business paradigms, striving to adapt companies to humanity rather than expecting humans to adapt to business. For AJ, giving back to the planet is not just a responsibility but a fundamental calling, as he channels his energy into sustainable practices and initiatives that contribute to a better world.
As the visionary founder and CEO of 8th Layer Marketing, AJ Seelund passionately dedicates his days to collaborating with clients and partners, helping them navigate the intricacies of the digital landscape. His expertise shines through as he deftly crafts solution architectures, offers invaluable organizational insights, and meticulously outlines growth operations and scalability for businesses.
AJ’s unwavering commitment to his craft, coupled with his genuine love for family, nature, and humanity, has propelled him to the forefront of the digital marketing industry. With his innovative mindset and holistic approach, AJ continues to shape the future of businesses, empowering them to embrace digital transformation while preserving their unique essence.
Founding 8th Layer Marketing in 2022, AJ unveiled a new paradigm—a bridge that connected the once-disparate worlds of Marketing and IT. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and an unparalleled ability to understand the intricacies of both domains, AJ leveraged his expertise to craft a unified vision. At the core of this vision lies a profound understanding of the symbiotic relationship between data analytics, marketing strategies, and the cutting-edge technology that fuels them.
8LM embarks on a daily quest to redefine the boundaries of what is possible. Collaborating closely with clients and partners to unravel their unique challenges, by weaving together solution architectures that harmoniously blend marketing objectives with technical capabilities. AJ’s innate ability to provide organizational insights, coupled with highly detailed schematics for growth operations and scalability, has propelled 8th Layer Marketing to the forefront of the industry.
Through his visionary leadership, AJ continues to narrow the gap between Marketing and the IT Department, forging a new era of collaboration where data-driven insights and innovative marketing strategies converge seamlessly. His unwavering commitment to excellence and his uncanny ability to harmonize the realms of technology and marketing make him a true luminary in the digital landscape.
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