|Born||September 8, 1988|
|Alma mater||Harding University|
JC Hite (born 8 September 1988) is an American entrepreneur and digital marketing expert. He is the founder of Hite Digital, a holding company focused on global marketing & communications. Hite is best known for his expertise in gaining online traction for his clients and is considered one of the leading marketing experts in the country. He is also a Forbes Council Member.
Hite has over a decade’s experience as a digital marketer in serving B2B and B2C businesses across various verticals. He has a strong grasp of business networking and social media management and has managed to build a huge network by running his company - Hite Digital, on a Franchise Model to provide immediate exposure for brands and businesses.
Hite is also a frequent speaker and contributing author who often shares his expertise as a subject matter expert. He has also gained the attention of multiple media outlets including Influencive, Disrupt Magazine, SF Weekly, Haute Living, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Future Sharks.
Early life and education
Hite was born on Sept. 8, 1988. In 2006 he enrolled in Harding University, where he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, graduating in 2011.
Hite started his career in 2006 as a teller in Regions Bank, where he worked for four years. He then joined the Fifth Third Bank as a financial advisor and personal banker, where he worked for over a year.
In 2014, Hite ventured into the real estate industry simultaneously co-founding Virtual Lingos, an E-learning platform focused on offering an affordable way to learn English. Hite worked for three years with this startup and spearheaded its expansion across Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama.
In 2017, Hite founded Hite Digital, a digital marketing agency that aims at helping SMEs gain market traction and scale their businesses. Within three years, under the leadership of Hite, this agency has positioned itself as one of the fastest-growing agencies in the US. In 2019, Hite also became a Forbes Council Member. In 2020, Hite launched its Franchise Model, becoming one of the first agencies in the world to franchise digital marketing.
Hite likes to spend his time between Nicaragua and Arkansas along with his wife and two children.
In the media
- "The story of a marketing powerhouse feat Mr. JC Hite". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "3 Things Your Business Should Automate (And 3 It Shouldn't)". Business 2 Community. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Reads, Hite Digital. "Hite Digital is Making a Splash in the World of Digital Marketing". Franchising.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "How a Personal Commitment Helps Your Business Grow". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "JC Hite's 3 Top Tips to Help Agencies Scale". Influencive. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "How a Digital Marketing Agency Survived and Thrived in COVID-19". Disrupt Magazine. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "Meet JC Hite, the Founder Helping Digital Marketing Agencies Scale Their Business". Disrupt Magazine. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "We are all about people and leadership: JC Hite (Ceo and founder, Hite Digital)". SF Weekly. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "JC Hite's Insight: A Leader Should Be Worthy Enough To Be A Leader!". Haute Living. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "5 Lessons Learned From My First 6 Months as a Franchisor". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "Council Post: How To Find Out More About A Potential Hire In Under Five Minutes". Forbes. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- "Experts Weigh In on Why It's Time to Upgrade Your At-work Training Programs - Future Sharks". futuresharks.com. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "6 Ways to Keep Your Employees Learning At Work". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "9 Ways to Add Revenue to Your Marketing Agency Before 2021". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "10 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Digital Marketing Agency". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Fraser, Matthew (3 December 2020). "How Hite Digital is Helping Small Agencies Can Grow Faster in 2021". Medium. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
- Hite, J. C. "Council Post: How To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Company Culture". Forbes. Retrieved 14 December 2021.