Our Co-Founders

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Jacob Tanner

Co-Founder

Jake was born with a truly entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of 15, he was creating and managing video game mods and servers which was a stepping stone that sparked his passion for internet marketing at a young age.
He later began creating his own websites and marketing them at the age of 17. He gained a lot of valuable experience during this time on his own sites that would help him execute successful campaigns for his clients. Tanner started his first company, CNY Marketer in 2009, which evolved into the creation of The Digital Hyve with Jeff. Jake is an integral member of some of the leading internet marketing mastermind groups in the world. These information sharing groups help him and his team stay on the cutting edge of the fast moving digital world. He has also coached and taught SEO and Internet Marketing to over 1,500 students in online courses.
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Jeff Knauss

Co-Founder

40 Under 40 recipient 2014
Board of Directors – Food Bank of Central New York
Contributing Writer – Business Journal News Network Obsessed with TV commercials and advertising growing up, Jeff knew his passion was for marketing at an early age. Jeff graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in Public Relations and a concentration in Marketing. During that time, he studied in Nice, France at an international marketing school and met his wife Heta, who hails from the beautiful (and cold) land of Finland. They just had their first son, Max. After college, Jeff began working for the ABC and CW affiliate in Rochester, NY as an Account Executive. After working at the station for 5 years, he accepted an Advertising Sales Management position with the NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate in Syracuse, NY.Jeff met Jake while he was giving a presentation to business owners about the importance of digital marketing. After the presentation, Jeff was impressed with Jake’s knowledge and stayed in touch. After 3 years of working at the station and meeting with many business owners, Jeff would hear time and time again about their need to have someone they could trust help them with their digital marketing. Whether it be Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Email Marketing, etc, Jeff finally decided to dedicate 100% of his time to helping business owners harness the power of the internet and joined The Digital Hyve. Since joining Jake, the company has grown exponentially thanks to the expertise and dedication The Digital Hyve‘s team has to truly helping businesses grow.

What Our Clients Say


Working with The Digital Hyve team is always a learning experience. Not only are they personable and accommodating, they have a wealth of knowledge that they share with our team at every opportunity. Working with Digital Hyve has really enhanced our ability to make sound decisions about our digital marketing strategies

Director of Marketing for Syracuse University College

Our Certifications



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