Ruckus is a full-service digital agency, technology group, and accelerator partner at the hub of new business and advertising. We transform insights into strategy, execute with highly skilled assets, and engineer meaningful, measurable growth. By leveraging research, marketing, and technology skills into turnkey solutions, we’re able to impact businesses at all stages of their lifecycles. Our regimented approach has increased revenue and brand recognition for our clients to ensure sustained success, and it has earned us recognition as the “18th Fastest-Growing Agency in America” on the Agency Post 100 list. Ruckus boasts a proven track record, having successfully completed over 100 projects and been featured on prominent media outlets such as ABC, CNN, CBS, Adweek, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
- Industry: Advertising & Marketing
- Year Started: 2009
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- # of Employees: 14 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)
Co-founder and President
Alex Friedman is the co-founder and president of Ruckus, an agency, technology group, and accelerator partner. Since its inception, Ruckus has continued to grow more than 100 percent year-over-year, most recently earning recognition as the “18th Fastest-Growing Agency in America” by the Agency Post 100. Alex has developed the technology practice to include multi-platform expertise, from iOS and Android to complex SaaS platform, commerce, and social technologies. He’s often called upon to evaluate existing technology infrastructures and provide guidance for connecting disparate systems. Alex is a regular contributor to Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Techli, and many other publications. He’s also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an exclusive network of rising entrepreneurs in the U.S. Ruckus work has garnered national attention from The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, CNN, NBC, ABC, and many more.
- Age: 32
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
Co-founder and CEO
Josh Wood is the founder and CEO of Ruckus, having pioneered its launch and growth with over a decade’s worth of expertise in marketing, advertising, and digital technology. In addition to business modeling and growth plans, Josh spearheads Ruckus’ analytical approach to marketing and advertising, offering insights into digital best practices that have benefited established companies and successful startups alike in New York’s emerging Silicon Alley. With a focus on the big picture and emerging opportunities, Josh has positioned Ruckus for expansion into new markets, including craft brewing and real estate with the $30-million Brewers Hill development project. He’s managed award-winning campaigns, assisted clients in opening new revenue streams, and still pushes the envelope with a fresh approach and sound business theory.
- Age: 35
- Ethnicity: Caucasian