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Jon Zacharias and Digital Marketing Agency GR0 Named “Fastest Growing Company of the Year” in 2021 American Business Awards®

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Digital marketing agency GR0 was awarded a Silver Stevie® for “Fastest Growing Company of the Year” as part of the 19th annual 2021 American Business Awards®. Co-founded by Jon Zacharias, the company has expanded rapidly since being founded in early 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges.

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Jon Zacharias, co-founder of GR0 (Photo: Business Wire)

Jon Zacharias, co-founder of GR0 (Photo: Business Wire)

The American Business Awards are the US’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations, and more than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Based in Los Angeles, GR0 works to help brands rank #1 on Google through a tailor-made approach to SEO and organic search. By focusing on content writing, on-page optimization, and performance marketing, Jon Zacharias and GR0’s strategy enables brands to have direct connections to their audiences and not be reliant on paid advertising. CEO of Sharma Brands, Nik Sharma, spoke praise of the startup agency: “The team at GR0 surprised and excited me with how proactive and resourceful they were regarding their approach to organic growth. They are definitely executing on the most cutting edge strategies I have seen in years. Their written content and press outreach programs are extremely high quality and as a result, I refer them to the majority of startups I work with at Sharma Brands who can benefit from an authentic and scalable SEO strategy.”

President of the Stevie Awards Maggie Gallagher said, “The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months.” She elaborated, “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people.”

For more information about GR0 and to read reviews, please visit Comparably, Glassdoor, Clutch or Crunchbase.

GR0’s founders, Jonathan Zacharias and Kevin Miller, were also honored with the Silver Stevie® Award for “Fastest Growing Company of the Year.” Additional details regarding The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at

About GR0:

GR0 is a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on igniting organic growth for direct-to-consumer startups and helping brands rank #1 on Google. GR0 empowers clients to build powerful online brands that deliver incredible value and joy to consumers.

GR0 was co-founded by SEO & marketing experts and long-time best friends Jonathan Zacharias and Kevin Miller, who both have a wealth of online marketing and advertising experience with top D2C and B2B brands.

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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors of The 2021 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.