A refreshing
web experience.

We take a down-to-earth approach and see every relationship as a partnership. That means that we succeed only when you succeed.

Our team is knowledgeable, community oriented, and approachable. We bring web page design often reserved for five or six-figure budgets to growing businesses and nonprofits.

Our Approach

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Understanding your customers is what we do best.

At Engenius, we put ourselves in the shoes of your customer. We focus on the end user to learn what they value most. Then, we measure results and adjust our tactics to ensure they find what they need.

The Team
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Chris Manley

Co-founder & CEO

Chris Manley is our co-founder, team leader, and chief strategist with fifteen years experience in marketing communications. A native of the Upstate, he also leads a nonprofit (Rebuild Upstate), is passionately involved in the Greenville community, and has earned honors as the SBA’s 2013 S.C. Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Greenville Chamber’s 2014 Young Professional of the Year (not to mention a husband and father of two!)
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Rachel Testa

Marketing Director

Using her background in marketing management, Rachel Testa is all about sharing her enthusiasm for Engenius. As Marketing Director, she makes valuable connections with Greenville community members, organizations, and businesses to show them all Engenius has to offer. Rachel joins us after living in Texas, where the guacamole is always followed by exclamation points. She is certain that finding good guac in Greenville won’t be a problem, and will be making the effort (and lunch meetings) accordingly to find the perfect one.
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Anna Beam

Executive Assistant

Anna Beam uses her stellar organizational skills to support Chris as his Executive Assistant. In addition to fulfilling this role with flare, Anna also occasionally puts on the hat of office manager, HR representative, accountant, and unofficial office counselor. With a background in client communication and administration, she likes her space organized and her to-do lists color coded. Anna is married to Justin (Beam, not Timberlake, though she’s a big fan of both) and adds to the office’s many dog-lovers with a pooch of her own, named Maia.
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TJ Deluccia

Production Manager

TJ Deluccia uses his multifaceted ad agency background to lead our award winning production department. As Production Manager, he makes mince meat of deadlines and seeks innovative ways to produce work that fosters creativity while maximizing efficiency. On top of all that, he maintains clear and consistent communication with our clients to keep projects running smoothly. TJ is a proud Clemson grad who you can find listening to Mumford & Sons and eating pizza at any Clemson home game (Go Tigers!). A self-proclaimed “hipster”, TJ frequents shoe stores and loves to spin the disc at local disc golf courses.
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Susan Lesser

Project & Support Manager

As the liaison between Engenius’ clients and our production team, Susan Lesser keeps all website projects moving forward and looks after our clients support needs long term. Not only does she address pressing issues, but she also manages analytics and reporting to monitor the health of your website. Susan is passionate about providing exceptional client experiences—and that is exactly what she does. She is a graduate of Carson-Newman University (Go Eagles!), serves as the secretary for the International Ballet Board of Directors, and is seen more often than not with a cup of coffee in her hand.
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Taylor Craig

Marketing Specialist

As the Engenius Marketing Specialist, Taylor Craig builds strategic partnerships with a wide range of companies. Using her background in communications and digital marketing, Taylor becomes intimately familiar with your business, determining what marketing practices will serve you best. Taylor recently left the Columbia area to join the Greenville community, recognizing the rapid growth of the Upstate and loving the cultural abundance found in GVL. She’s still discovering the amazing food scene but already found some love at Cantina 76. When out of the Engenius office, you can find Taylor jamming to Zac Brown Band and raising her golden retriever, perhaps with a peppermint patty in hand.
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Ellison Manley

Web Designer

Ellison Manley -no relation to Chris— is our primary web page designer, creating beautiful, functional websites. Once the website’s framework has been decided and content has been written, our clients website falls into Ellison’s capable hands, where it is brought to life in stunning color and user-friendly functionality. You can see examples of Ellison’s handiwork here. Ellison is a proud Presbyterian College graduate and Engenius’s first fanatical Gamecock fan. She volunteers with the Albino Skunkfest, enjoys live music, and loves spending time in downtown Greenville.
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Brent Alexander

WordPress Developer

As our WordPress Developer, Brent Alexander takes a hands-on approach with many Engenius projects, through which his design skills and creativity shine. A graduate of North Greenville University, he has a special place in his heart for Batman and the Atlanta Braves. He enjoys rockin’ out to some Death Cab for Cutie and snacking on dark chocolate with sea salt, peppermint, or chili pepper. But if he wants a full meal, it’s either Thai or Japanese cuisine that he’s reaching for.
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Lindsey Holzberger

Web Copywriter

Our resident copywriter, Lindsey Holzberger, brings a spicy-sweet blend of content strategy and creativity to the table. Lindsey’s favorite thing about writing is using any and every internet platform to effectively communicate how awesome Engenius clients are to the Greenville community and beyond. Doing this while sipping on espresso or munching on popcorn is a double win. When she’s not working, you can find Lindsey spending time with her husband and dog, scoring on the ultimate frisbee field, or scouring the aisles of home depot for home project supplies.
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Cody Edgar

Project Coordinator

A graduate of Furman University, Cody Edgar brings his communications experience to the table as our Premium Services Project Coordinator. Whether it’s SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, or Social Media Management, Cody translates your vision to create content and contribute to the overall project success. When he’s not churning out killer premium services ideas, you can find Cody listening to Punch Brothers or playing video games (Pokemon is his favorite).
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Brooks Manley

Production Assistant

A recent graduate of Clemson University, Brooks Manley brings a little bit of everything to the Engenius table as our Production Assistant. Brooks wears a lot of hats, assisting with content marketing, SEO, SEM, and client support. When not providing superb assistance to our production team, Brooks is out playing volleyball or working his way to the front of a concert. Taco Tuesdays are the way to his heart.
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Emily McCoy

Spring 2017 Intern

Emily’s aptitude for writing led her to develop an interest in marketing, which allows her to use her creativity to refine and perfect others’ messaging. As a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations at Anderson University, Emily is mastering many aspects of advertising. She hopes her internship with Engenius will help her hone her skills in the digital space and give her valuable agency experience as she determines what she wants her future career to look like. Grabbing a drink or sushi with her new coworkers/friends along the way will be a bonus!
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Hannah Houck

Spring 2017 Intern

Hannah is a junior Communication Studies major at Furman University. During her course of study, Hannah has gained experience in many areas of advertising and marketing. She is most passionate about digital communications, though, and can easily spend hours creating compelling blog content and graphics. Hannah is excited that her internship with Engenius will expose her to the technical and analytical side of digital marketing. Outside of the academic setting, Hannah has learned the most from her lifelong involvement in musical theater. She says, “I’ve learned so much about working on a team, working through conflict, and creating something incredible with hard work. Plus, who doesn’t love being a tap dancing rat or a sassy 5-year-old every once in while?”
Jobs @ Engenius
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Current Opening: Account Executive

Status: Full-Time
Location: Greenville, SC
Position Posted: March 10, 2017

Who We Are: Founded in 2008, Engenius is a Greenville-based digital marketing agency specializing in using digital campaigns to lead to strong results that drive revenue and sales. We believe that all marketing campaigns should measure return on investment and that an agency should be invested in long-term measurable results for its clients. We utilize websites, search optimization, ads, and content in a coordinated way to accomplish these goals. Engenius strives to be a market leader in the rapidly evolving digital marketing sector. We believe in constant learning, problem solving, and peer education. It is that desire to learn that enables us to educate our clients and the community; we believe that an educated marketplace is a better marketplace. Bringing success to our clients is paramount – though equally as important is the healthy of our culture and our commitment to making our community a better place. Our values guide us to do great work and also have a team-based culture.Our flagship Engenius Grants program is just one of the ways we build-up our community, which extends to paid time for volunteering and team-wide volunteer experiences.

Whom We Seek: The Account Executive will be an enthusiastic, ambitious, self-starter who embraces the vision and core values of Engenius through daily interactions with clients and team members. This person will use their knowledge of client management and their affinity for relationship-building to meet the evolving demands of Engenius’ top-tier clients. In addition to generating creative and sustainable systems for managing a large book of clients, this person will have the ability to work independently, think quickly to resolve issues, and see new initiatives through to completion.

The Account Executive will manage client files and contact information using our existing CRM software and work with a support ticketing system to properly direct clients’ technical requests. Success in this role includes a thorough understanding of the agency’s services and clearly communicating to clients how these services add value to their business. Client retention, client satisfaction, and growth of client accounts will be the primary metrics by which this person’s performance is measured. The position will report to Rachel Testa, Director of Accounts.

A Typical Week in This Role: An ordinary week in this role might include some of these activities:
  • Reviewing campaign progress with a client to analyze digital marketing ROI and the client’s strategic business objectives.
  • Scoping out a potential digital marketing campaign alongside a content strategist.
  • Planning lunch & learn workshops with the goal of increasing clients’ web marketing knowledge.
  • Leading the content team in developing a segmented email campaign from Engenius to clients.
  • Contributing memes and sharing new music via the Engenius team Slack channel.
  • Leading monthly and quarterly campaign review meetings with key client accounts.
  • Reviewing content for a client project and providing feedback to a copywriter.
  • Updating the Accounts team weekly on client’s statuses and needs.
  • Racing to answer the weekly trivia in the Monday morning staff meeting.
  • Sending an interesting article to a client that answers a specific question they’ve had recently.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-5 years marketing agency or customer service experience
  • Account management experience preferred
  • Strong references from previous employers
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Networking experience
  • Experience with Google Apps
  • A team-focused mindset
  • Strong listening skills
  • HubSpot CRM experience a plus
How to Apply: Engenius offers competitive benefits, including health care coverage and vacation leave. A full benefits package will be reviewed during the interview process, though we are happy to provide more information upon request. Our interview process is extensive, typically involving up to four discussions with members of our team. We believe it is important to thoroughly evaluate a candidate’s skills and fit with our culture, as well as allow plenty of opportunities for a candidate to evaluate our culture and expectations. This process moves quickly, though is important to ensure a mutual fit. To apply, please visit this link to answer a few preliminary questions and provide a cover letter and your resume, which are required to apply for this role. When writing your cover letter, please write it specifically for this position at our company. Use it to tell us why your skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position. Also tell us why you would be the best person to join our team. We look forward to getting to know you.
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Current Opening: Internships

We are now accepting applicants for Summer / Fall 2017 interns who are eager to learn about life in a digital marketing agency. Think less coffee-fetching and more immersing yourself into the daily rhythm of a creative business.We’re laser-focused on helping our clients see results while maintaining a vibrant work culture based on five core values. To hang with us, you’ll need to be hungry to learn, detail-oriented, and internet savvy. Our most successful interns have been willing to ask questions and think creatively. We appreciate interns that are eager to try their hand at whatever is thrown at them – even if it’s new territory. We also laugh a lot, so you’ll need to be good at laughing.Here’s a quick look into a few of the things you’d be doing as an Engenius intern:
    • Assisting our Sales & Marketing Team: Our marketing and account team is responsible for building new relationships with potential clients and nurturing those relationships long after we complete a client’s project. You might be asked to assist with a discovery meeting, help qualify a lead, brainstorm a scope of work, or proofread a proposal. Great communication skills and a mind for finding creative solutions are must-haves.
 
    • Assisting our Production Team: Our production team creates the strategy, content, design and user experience that goes into each project. Helping with this team may look like writing blog posts, creating a social media strategy, building a WordPress website, or designing an infographic. You’ll need to be a quick learner, familiar with computers and basic software, and visually-minded.
 
    • Assisting our Support Team: The online world is constantly evolving, so we provide ongoing maintenance and support to our clients to help make sure things stay in tip-top shape and can be fixed if something gets wonky. A day with support would consist of communicating with clients who submit support tickets and addressing problems with an attention to detail and careful testing. Bonus points if you have experience working in WordPress!
 
  • Assisting with Administration: You’ll play the starring role in the Engenius first impression – greeting guests and answering the phones. You’ll see what it takes to keep a small business organized behind the scenes (it’s never boring!) If you love thinking ahead and identifying problems before they arise, you’ll love this opportunity to serve the entire team by helping keep our office running smoothly.
We’re looking for someone who can spend at least 20 hours per week with us during our business hours of Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm. This is a paid position, and we’re typically able to accommodate school schedules and any evaluations that your curriculum may require if you’re still in school.