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Virtue Based Digital Marketing, with Jeff Knauss

Jeff Knauss

Jeff Knauss is the CEO & Co-Founder of Digital Hyve. Digital Hyve is a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Syracuse and Rochester, NY with 55 full-time employees.

In 2018, Digital Hyve was named the 52nd fastest private growing company in the U.S by Inc. Magazine in their annual Inc. 5,000 edition and were also named the 5th fastest growing Marketing & Advertising Company in the nation.

Entrepreneur Magazine also listed them as one of the top 360 best entrepreneurial companies in America.

Adweek has listed Digital Hyve as 59th fastest growing agencies in America in their inaugural “Top 100 Fastest Growing Agencies in America” edition.

In 2019, Digital Hyve was listed as a Success story on Facebook.com.  They were also named one of the first 51 Facebook Marketing Preferred Partner in the Country when they created the program in June 2019.

Digital Hyve also has a deep relationship with Google. They were one of the first agencies in North America to be invited into the Google Elevator Program, a business accelerator developed by Google for fast growing agencies.

In 2020, Digital Hyve was named the 98th fastest growing company in the United States by Financial Times & Statista alongside companies like Netflix, PayPal, Uber, and Tesla.

Jeff graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Marketing. He spent 8 years in broadcast television media sales and sales management before starting Digital Hyve with his business partner, Jake Tanner.

He is also very engaged with his community. Currently, Jeff sits on 7 Board of Directors including the Food Bank of Central New York, Loretto Foundation, Byrne Dairy, United Way of CNY, CenterState CEO, Onondaga Community College Foundation, and SUNY Oswego Foundation.

Jeff lives in Skaneateles, NY with his wife, Heta, and 2 children, Max and Lila.

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