Digital Hyve Named 52nd on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies


Over the past 4 years, Digital Hyve has achieved an impressive revenue growth of 5,064%. This number has placed us on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies nation-wide. We have broken the Top 100 of the list, coming in as the 52nd fastest growing company in America! We have also been named the 5th fastest growing marketing & advertising company in the country!


To say we’re honored is an understatement. This milestone has been a goal since our founding in 2014, and we have our talented crew and our supportive clients to thank. This would not have been possible without them.


The Backstory

To get the full scope of what this recognition means to us, we’ll need to take you back to the beginning. Digital Hyve was born in a 200-square foot office in Syracuse, the brain child of co-founders Jake Tanner and Jeff Knauss. Jeff had quit his successful career in television advertising management to start the new company with Jake, an entrepreneur who had his own consulting company from the age of 19. Both business-minded individuals with an eye for opportunity, they saw the potential of digital marketing to help businesses in the area grow.


Both Jeff and Jake came from an advertising background, and had seen too many clients being taken advantage of in advertising—specifically digital marketing—which, at the time, was a relatively new player in the marketing field. They wanted to create a full-service digital marketing agency founded on integrity, and placed the Finnish word ‘hyve’ meaning “virtue” in their company name as a testament to the core value and “client first” mentality their business would be built on.


Where we are now

Fast forward to 2018, and what was once a small, but promising start-up company in Syracuse has now grown to include 32 full-time employees, and has expanded to include two office locations, one in Syracuse and another in Rochester, with plans for an expansion into Buffalo.


Integrity and client satisfaction remain the core tenets of our agency. Our co-founder, Jeff Knauss says, “The thing I love most is that our growth is a direct result of our client’s businesses growing due to our digital marketing efforts. We don’t win unless our clients do.”


Jake adds, “This growth wouldn’t have been possible without the crew of talented individuals we have assembled. The fact that we’re able to find talent of this caliber in Upstate New York is a testament to the revitalization of our communities. Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and Albany are places that are primed to be areas of tech innovation, and we’re proud to be a part of that movement.”


Inc. 5000 and the future

Since 1982, Inc. Magazine has documented the nation’s fastest growing privately owned companies in their Inc. 5000 listing. Making the Inc. 5000 list has allowed us to join the ranks of remarkable companies like Microsoft, Pandora, and Intuit.


At Digital Hyve, we’re passionate about helping other businesses grow to their full potential, utilizing targeted digital advertising to capture the attention of our client’s perfect audience, and delivering the right messaging at the right time. The use of forward-thinking strategies and in-depth interpretation of data create measurable results and positive ROI outcomes for our clients. All our work is backed by a true passion for digital marketing, and a talented crew of individuals who go above and beyond to create real results for our clients.


The Inc. 5000 ranking is an affirmation that putting clients first while investing in our talented crew of digital marketing experts has been the key to successful growth for our agency. We will continue to model our growth around the integrity and client-first mentality that has proven so successful, and we look forward to helping more clients—both locally and nationally—grow their businesses using innovative digital marketing strategies.


Digital Hyve is a full-service digital marketing agency. Our mission is to blend cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking strategies to grow our client’s brand with measurable and meaningful results. Want to work with us? Feel free to contact us today! Our digital marketing experts can help you create a targeted strategy to reach your perfect audience and grow your business.

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