Innovative Marketing Firm Recognized for Local Economic Growth


Syracuse, NY, April 29, 2017– Digital Hyve, a marketing firm with offices in Rochester and Syracuse, was named CenterState CEO’s 2017 Business of the Year in the category of companies with fewer than 50 employees. A full-service digital advertising agency, the company was selected based on customer satisfaction, financial performance, innovation, employee satisfaction and commitment to the community.

More than 50 Upstate New York businesses were nominated for this prestigious award, covering 4 categories, including businesses with over 50 employees, non-profit agencies and minority-owned businesses, in addition to the under 50-employee category that included Digital Hyve as a finalist. The winners were announced at CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting, held on April 27 at the Oncenter in Downtown Syracuse.

The theme of this year’s annual meeting was “break through,” and explored how businesses and communities can “surmount challenges and seize opportunities with a bolder vision for the future.” It is in this spirit that the Digital Hyve is most proud to be representing the area’s businesses.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to have our team recognized by the community that we believe in and care so much about,” said Jeff Knauss, the firm’s Co-Founder. “We’re fortunate to have strong partnerships with great local companies. We’ve also worked incredibly hard growing a staff of talented, smart marketers that are dedicated to helping our client’s businesses grow.”

At present, Digital Hyve counts 17 full time employees, and aims to bring on 3 more over the next two months. The firm begun operating an office in Rochester to better serve their expanding client list. “Rochester is a major focus of our firm’s growth. We’re a fit for the area in terms of services, and our agency’s culture” Knauss said.

“In today’s business climate, companies are looking for agile partners to help them harness the power of digital communications, and create fresh, engaging relationships with their customers and prospects. And that’s what we focus on.” according to Co-Founder, Jake Tanner. “It’s refreshing to see business leadership from Rob Simpson and the entire CenterState CEO team guiding Central and Upstate New York businesses through a challenging yet exciting landscape.”

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The Digital Hyve is a full service digital marketing firm. Our mission is to blend cutting edge technology and forward-thinking strategies to grow our client’s brand with measureable and meaningful results. If you would like more information, please contact Jeff Knauss at 315-573-4376 or by email at