Leverage Digital Ranks as One of Tampa Bay’s Largest Advertising Agencies

Recently, the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) released its highly awaited list of Largest Tampa Bay Advertising Agencies and Leverage Digital ranked at number 16.

Growing Fish in a Big Pond

The list, locally compiled by TBBJ’s Research Director Chris Erickson, is based on companies’ number of full-time local employees. It also provides information regarding each agency’s specialties, founding year, 2017 revenue, and top local executive. To ascertain the area’s largest advertising agencies, a wide net was cast (just under 6,000 square miles) covering Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties.

As a young, vibrant company, the Leverage team was proud to place amongst a list of many long-established companies, some founded as early as 1922.

“This is just the beginning,” said Managing Director Jay Taylor, “Leverage Digital’s rapid growth is a testament to the power of results-based digital marketing, strategic data measurement techniques, and a personal touch. We have an all-star team in place and I look forward to seeing the Leverage family continue to grow.”

A Decade Dedicated to Digital

Mr. Taylor, who founded Leverage Digital in 2008, saw the need for a marketing agency that specialized in digital and valued measurable results as well as creativity. At the time, many agencies were focused on traditional advertising and digital marketing was still in its infancy.

Since then, the agency has grown in both size and acclaim, receiving honors for its work from the International Davey Awards, Hermes Awards, W3 Awards, and Communicator Awards, to name a few. In 2018, Leverage was named the 9th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

The Leverage team is excited to be the 16th largest agency in beautiful Tampa Bay. However, the agency plans to make an even bigger growth-related announcement soon—stay tuned!

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.

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL

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/.

ABOUT THE USF FAST 56 AWARDS

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/.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital
813-489-4494
jcrosskey@leveragedigital.com

Leverage Digital Honored With Eight Industry Awards

Leverage Digital Wins Hermes Creative and Communicator Awards for Digital and Integrated Campaigns, Branding, and Website Design

Tampa, FL, (August 23, 2017) – Leverage Digital was recently recognized for excellence in both digital and integrated campaign development and execution, brand strategy, and website design with five Hermes Creative Awards and three Communicator Awards. These honors are a symbol of the success that Leverage Digital has achieved in the legal and real estate industries, across multiple disciplines.

In the legal vertical, the agency garnered a Gold Hermes Award and a Silver Communicator Award for integrated campaigns it developed for law firm, Trent Cotney, P.A. Additionally, Leverage Digital’s work with Trent Cotney, P.A. earned the agency a Silver Communicator Award in the online marketing and advertising campaign category, as well as a Gold Hermes Award in the website design category. The agency also received an additional Gold Hermes Award for the website it designed on behalf of the Law Offices of Ryan Cappy.

In the real estate vertical, the agency earned a Platinum Hermes Creative Award and a Silver Communicator Award for a branding campaign executed on behalf of new luxury apartment community, Aura@4th in St. Petersburg, FL. Leverage also won a Platinum Hermes Creative Award for development of the Redfin inspired Zach Mclean, Gulf Coast Real Estate Services website.

There were entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 35 other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2017 competition, which is presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Winners ranged in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Only 17 percent of entries won the Platinum Award, the organization’s top honor, and only 22 percent won the Gold Award.

Presented by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), the Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

“It’s an incredible honor to continue to see our work be recognized by such esteemed organizations. These awards are a testament to our passion for producing the highest quality work on behalf of our clients,” said Jay Taylor, Managing Director of Leverage Digital.

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL
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 2017, Leverage Digital was named the 12th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

Leverage Honored as 12th Fastest Growing USF Alumni-Owned Company

Leverage Digital Receives Prestigious Distinction from the University of South Florida Alumni Association as Top 25 Fastest Growing Company for the Second Year in a Row

Leverage Digital has been recognized again for its growth by the University of South Florida Alumni Association. For the second straight year, the Tampa-based digital marketing agency was inducted into the top 25 of the USF Fast 56 by USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Jim Harvey. The 2017 USF Fast 56 honors the fifty-six fastest growing companies led by a USF alumnus. This year, Leverage Digital moved up two spots to rank 12th on the list after ranking 14th in 2016.

“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 a tremendous honor to be recognized again by the University of South Florida as one of the fastest growing alumni-led companies. I greatly value the time that I spent at USF, and owe Leverage Digital’s success in large part to the education received, relationships built, and activities participated in while attending USF,” 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 2017 USF Fast 56 was revealed in a ceremony on Friday, April 28 at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and Oval Theater at the USF Tampa campus. The winning organizations are required to have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

The 2017 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. Of the 56 winners, the top 25 companies received special recognition during the awards ceremony.

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL

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 2016, Leverage Digital was named the 14th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

ABOUT THE USF FAST 56 AWARDS

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/.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital
813-489-4494
jcrosskey@leveragedigital.com

Leverage Wins 3 Awards of Excellence From Tampa Bay Builders Association

Leverage Digital Honored For Work Ranging from Mobile Website Development to Billboard Design

Tampa, Fla., (December 8, 2016) –  Adding to what’s already been an award-winning year, Leverage Digital was honored with three Awards of Excellence from the Tampa Bay Builders Association. The Tampa digital marketing agency received awards for “Best Website,” “Best Mobile Website,” and “Best Billboard” for its work with a multi-family developer, in branding their newest luxury apartment community, Aura@4th in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Awards of Excellence are presented by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and honor the best work of marketing, design and sales professionals in Tampa Bay’s building industry. Awards were given at a stunning and festive ceremony in front of an audience of over 360 guests, held at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

“We are very proud of the work that we’ve done for Aura@4th, and are honored to receive these awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association,” said Jay Taylor, Managing Director at Leverage Digital. “Our team works tirelessly on every project and campaign to ensure that we exceed our clients’ expectations, and it’s wonderful when great organizations like the Tampa Bay Builders Association recognize our efforts.”

ABOUT THE TAMPA BAY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION  

The Tampa Bay Builders Association is a trade organization affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders, which works diligently to fulfill its mission by providing important services to enhance the building industry in Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The TBBA is comprised of volunteers from a number of professions, including builders, developers, trade contractors, suppliers, lending institutions, title companies, engineers, attorneys and other types of businesses that have a relationship to the building industry. For more information, please visit http://www.tbba.net/.  

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL

Leverage Digital is an award-winning branding and digital marketing agency that partners with brands to successfully engage their audiences and achieve measurable results. Its team of digital marketing experts, UI/UX designers, developers and content specialists, create intelligent campaigns that capture the minds of consumers. 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. In 2016, Leverage Digital was named the 14th fastest growing company owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus. 

MEDIA CONTACT

Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital
813-489-4494
jcrosskey@leveragedigital.com

Leverage Digital Wins Five 2016 Communicator Awards

Leverage Digital Honored With Two Gold Awards of Excellence and Three Silver Awards of Distinction

Tampa, Fla., (October 17, 2016) – Continuing to add to its growing list of industry honors, Leverage Digital received five Communicator Awards, ranging across three different industries, including home building, legal, and automotive. The Tampa-based digital marketing agency garnered Gold Awards of Excellence for custom websites designed for architectural firm, ROJO Architecture and home builder, Alvarez Homes. The agency also won Silver Awards of Distinction for custom websites designed for home builder, Bayfair and law firm, Trent Cotney, P.A., as well as GPS security device manufacturer, Find It Now USA.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

“It’s great to have the hard work of our team honored by such an esteemed organization like the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. These awards signify our commitment to producing high quality, innovative work for our clients each day,” said Jay Taylor, Managing Director of Leverage Digital.

ABOUT THE COMMUNICATOR AWARDS

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the
world. For more information, please visit http://www.communicatorawards.com/.

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL

Leverage Digital is an award-winning agency that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the latest digital marketing techniques to provide its clients with results-oriented web development and digital marketing solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.leveragedigital.com/.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Johnny Crosskey
Leverage Digital
813-489-4494
jcrosskey@leveragedigital.com

Leverage Digital Honored as Top 25 2016 USF Fast 56 Award Recipient

Leverage Digital Revealed as 14th Fastest Growing Alumni Owned Company at USF Fast 56 Awards Ceremony

The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association honored the 2016 USF Fast 56 – the fastest growing USF alumni owned or led businesses in the world – on Friday, April 29, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and Oval Theater at USF Tampa.

Leverage Digital is one of 56 USF Bull-led businesses inducted into the 2016 USF Fast 56 by USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Betty Otter-Nickerson.

“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.

“We are honored that Leverage Digital has been recognized by the University of South Florida as one of the fastest growing companies led by a USF graduate. I give much of the credit for this success to the education received, relationships built, and experiences enjoyed during my time as a student at USF,” 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.

To be considered for the USF Fast 56 program, an organization must have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

The 2016 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. Of the 56 winners, the top 25 companies received special recognition during the awards ceremony.

About Leverage Digital

Leverage Digital is an award-winning agency that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the latest digital marketing techniques to provide its clients with results-oriented web development and digital marketing solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.leveragedigital.com/.

About the USF Fast 56 Awards

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/.

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Media Contact
Lequita Westbrooks
Leverage Digital
813-489-4494
lwestbrooks@leveragedigital.com

We’ve Been Busy Making Things Work For Our Clients…

We’ve been busy at Leverage Digital; so busy making things work for our clients that we haven’t had a spare second to update our own website! Don’t worry, we are in the development phase of a new website that will BLOW YOUR MIND! Until then, here’s a quick rundown of all the digital marketing services we offer:

BRANDING AND DESIGN

  • Brand strategy + execution
  • Logo design
  • Website design
  • Email template design
  • Social media page design
  • Content creation (copywriting, photography, videography)

WEB AND MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

DIGITAL MARKETING

  • Search engine optimization
  • Paid search marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Strategic content marketing
  • Retargeting
  • Programmatic advertising
  • Media planning + buying

Throughout the next few weeks, we’ll expand on some of these concepts to give you a little “food for thought” on how these services can help you achieve your digital marketing objectives.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us today at (866) 611-6267 or submit our contact request form.

 

Leverage Digital Wins Six 2016 AVA Digital Awards

Leverage Digital Receives One Platinum Award, Three Gold Awards, and Two Honorable Mentions From the AVA Digital Awards

Tampa, Fla., (April 14, 2016) – Leverage Digital recently received six new AVA Digital Awards to add to its growing list of industry honors. The Tampa based web design and digital marketing agency received a Platinum Award, the organization’s highest honor, for its work with ROJO Architecture, three Gold Awards for its work with Alvarez Homes, Bayfair, and Find It Now USA, and two Honorable Mentions for its work with Trent Cotney, P.A. and Settlement Solutions National Pooled Trust. The six awards won range across four different industries, including architecture, home building, legal, and automotive.

The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding creative work in digital communication. Work is evaluated based on quality, creativity, and resourcefulness. This year, there were 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 17 other countries. Of those, only 14 percent of entries won the Platinum Award, and approximately 19 percent won the Gold Award.

“We are honored to be recognized among an elite group of agencies and creative professionals by the AVA Digital Awards and the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. These awards are another testament to the high caliber work we provide our clients in order to ensure their success,” said Jay Taylor, Managing Director of Leverage Digital.

ABOUT THE AVA DIGITAL AWARDS

The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals involved in the planning, concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP) administers and judges the AVA Digital Awards. For more information about the AVA Digital Awards, please visit http://avaawards.com/.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS (AMCP)

The AMCP consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and freelance professionals. AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.amcpros.com/.

ABOUT LEVERAGE DIGITAL

Leverage Digital is an award-winning agency that utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the latest digital marketing techniques to provide its clients with results-oriented web development and digital marketing solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.leveragedigital.com/.

Media Contact

Lequita Westbrooks
Leverage Digital
P. (813) 489-4494
lwestbrooks@leveragedigital.com

Leverage Digital Wins 2014 Davey Award For Web Design

TAMPA, FLA. (November 6, 2014) – Tampa Bay web design and digital marketing agency, Leverage Digital earns a Silver Award in the 2014 Davey Awards for web design. This is Leverage Digital’s second award for web design in 2014, previously winning a W3 Award.

The Davey Awards focus on recognizing top creative work from the best small firms around the world. The awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), which is an invitation-only body consisting of 600+ renowned professionals in the visual arts community. With nearly 4,000 entries, winners are judged based on a standard of excellence as determined by the AIVA.

“This year’s Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small firms with big ideas. The work entered into this year’s competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small agencies worldwide” noted Linda Day, Executive Director of the Davey Awards. She added, “On behalf of the Davey Awards and the Academy, we applaud this year’s entrants and winners for their dedication and commitment to perfecting their craft. Congratulations once again for a job well done.”

About The Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. For more information, please visit www.daveyawards.com.

About Leverage Digital

Since 2008, it has been Leverage Digital’s mission to build lasting client relationships through open communication, professionalism, exemplary service, and most importantly, results. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology and the latest digital marketing techniques, Leverage Digital is committed to implementing results-oriented web development and online marketing strategies that exceed their clients’ offline objectives.