Founder of Forward Push

Marc Apple

Marketer, Digital Strategist, and Author
(800) 986-5349

About Marc

As a kid, taking drum lessons from the same teacher who taught Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer was pretty cool. It also set me up for a successful career in…marketing.

I’m grateful for every moment I spent practicing on that drum set, because I discovered early on how learning from and working with top talent is key to producing the highest quality work.

In fact, “surround yourself with top talent” is the guiding principle behind the nationally recognized, award winning digital marketing agency, Forward Push, I founded in 2011.

I’ve worked for some of the nation’s largest communications companies, like CBS Radio and IHeartMedia, in some of the most fast paced marketing departments around.

In those positions I gained the experience to build a full-service agency where we thrive on championing progressive solutions and creative problem solving, all while getting real results for our clients.

I’ve also had an all access, backstage pass to witness the evolution of effective marketing collateral.

Early in my career, I found success in print media. I was the editor of a nationally distributed music and lifestyle magazine that I started in high school. I also wrote a book, You Talkin’ to Me? Thoughts and Observations on Marketing and Promotion about my industry experiences.

Now, I collaborate with some of the most talented graphic designers, videographers, writers, and web developers to create digital and traditional media assets that get real results for our clients.

Obviously, I didn’t end up being a full-time drummer, but I am still passionate about music, supporting musicians, and live music venues. I also own over 3000 albums on vinyl…with the Beatles and Rolling Stones catalogs being some of my most prized possessions.

I currently serve on the boards of local philanthropic organizations in Atlanta, including The Elaine Clark Center that champions inclusive child development, and as a member of the marketing and communications committee of the BBB of Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia.

Latest Articles


WP Elevation

Certified Digital Business Consultant

Google Analytics Academy

Digital Analytics Fundamentals


Engage for Agencies

Google Analytics Academy

Google Maps

Bing Ads

Accredited Professional


Webinar Professional

Podcast Appearances

Best SEO Firm, San Francisco

MarCom Awards
2019: Gold Award

The Communicator Awards
2015: Silver Award of Distinction
2015: Silver Award of Distinction
2016: Silver Award of Distinction
2018: Silver Award of Distinction
2019: Silver Award of Distinction

Hermes Creative Awards
2016: Creative Excellence Award
2018: Gold Award
2020: Gold Award

Davey Awards
2015: Silver Award

Videographer Awards
2016: Award of Distinction
2019: Award of Distinction

Summit International Awards
2018: Best in Category

Muse Creative Awards
2020: Design Award

Vega Digital Awards
2020: Law Firm Websites
2020: Law Firm Websites

Marketing Over Coffee Awards
2014: Best Campaign
2015: Best Design

Georgia Business Journal
2020: Georgia Marketing Firms

Speaking Engagements

Ikea Digital Competence Development Workshop

Marketing United Conference

Society of Financial Service Providers

Guest Articles