What It Means To Hold The Highly Coveted Google Partner Designation

Leverage Digital is proud to have held the esteemed Google Partner designation for over two years. Being a Google Partner is an achievement that only the most elite agencies reach, as the requirements are rigorous and multifaceted.

To be awarded this designation, agencies must pass Google-administered certification exams every 12 months, use industry best practices to manage their campaigns, have AdWords Certified individuals on staff, and manage over $10,000 in ad spend over a 90 day period. The agency must also demonstrate that their clients are happy, their business is healthy, and that they adhere to Google’s high standards.

“It is an honor to receive the Google Partner designation, and further differentiates Leverage Digital as a top tier digital agency in the marketplace. More importantly, this designation provides our clients with peace of mind knowing that they work with an agency which has been endorsed by Google,” said Jay Taylor, Managing Director at Leverage Digital, upon attaining the qualification in February of 2016.

Google uses their coveted certification to ensure that businesses work with vetted agencies that follow best practices in search, display, video, and mobile advertising. Essentially, they do the heavy lifting so you can spot a quality agency at first glance.

To learn more about what it means to be a Google Partner, you can check out what Google itself has to say. To learn more about working with Leverage Digital, you can browse our recent projects or get in touch.

Leverage Recognized by USF as Top 10 Fastest Growing Alumni-Led Company

Leverage Digital Honored as one of the University of South Florida’s 56 Fastest Growing Companies for Third Year in a Row

Tampa, Fla., (May 1, 2018) – The University of South Florida has recognized Leverage Digital again for their year over year growth. For the third year in a row, the Tampa-based digital marketing agency was inducted on April 27th into the Top 25 of the USF Fast 56 by USF System President, Judy Genshaft, who was joined by USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair, April Monteith.

Leverage Digital moved up three spots to 9th on the list after ranking 12th in 2017. This is the first time Leverage Digital has entered the Top 10.

“We’re proud to recognize Leverage Digital as one of the 56 fastest growing USF Bull-led businesses in the world,” said USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland.

“It’s such an honor to be recognized among such a diverse and inspiring group of companies. My time spent at USF has always been special to me and it’s truly the cornerstone for the success Leverage experiences today. The lessons learned, both in and out of the classroom, are invaluable and the alumni and students I’ve encountered make me proud to be a USF alumnus. Go Bulls!” said Jay Taylor, Founder and Managing Director at Leverage Digital. Mr. Taylor received both a bachelor’s degree in 2004 and a master’s degree in 2008 from USF.

The 2018 USF Fast 56 companies were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in revenue, as documented by Cherry Bekaert, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Fifty-six USF alumni-owned or led businesses were selected as recipients, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956.


Leverage Digital is an award-winning digital marketing agency that partners with brands to successfully engage their audiences and achieve measurable results. The agency is a Certified Google Partner, and its work has garnered numerous industry accolades over the years, receiving honors from the International Davey Awards, Hermes Awards, W3 Awards, and Communicator Awards to name a few. In 2018, Leverage Digital was named the 9th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus. For more information, please visit http://www.leveragedigital.com/.


The Fast 56 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the world’s fastest growing USF Bull-owned or Bull-led businesses. The awards celebrate their success while also providing a forum for passing lessons to the next generation of Bull entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit http://www.usfalumni.org/.


Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital