May 21, 2008

LEAP Named As Finalist In 2008 American Business Awards

by: lfi in News

LEAP has been named a finalist in the Web Site, Brand Building/Promotion category in The 2008 American Business Awards.

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and new categories including Best Management Team and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program. LEAP will be competing in the Web Site category for Brand Building/Promotion for its Lily of France "Find Your Sexy Style" campaign.

"We would like to congratulate all the other nominees for this prestigious award," said Alan Gilleo, Executive Vice President and Creative Director of LEAP. "There is a very talented group of agencies in the running for this award and any one of them would deserve to win it."

LEAP has previously been awarded a Gold Regional ADDY and Gold Louie for the "Find Your Sexy Style" campaign. The interactive marketing agency has also earned ADDY awards for its work for Tommy Hilfiger, Brown Forman, and the Louisville Orchestra as well as an IAC Web Award for its work for Tuaca.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging during the week of May 19. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

"ABA entries grew more than 30 percent this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. "We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

"We work very hard and while client satisfaction is our main consideration, when we receive recognition like this from our peers, it makes the effort that much more satisfying," said Gilleo. "I just want to congratulate the team who put a lot of hard work and dedication into this campaign."

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About LEAP

LEAP is a full-service interactive agency, offering Interactive Productions including strategy, creative, web-software services, and interactive marketing including PPC management, SEO, promotions, blog management, viral and social media marketing. Clients include Tommy Hilfiger, YUM! Brands International, Brown-Forman, Aleris, Warner Brothers, Jacuzzi and Insight Communications. www.leapagency.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.