Inc. has ranked LEAP, a full-service interactive agency,
No. 1,444 on its annual listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private
companies in the United States. LEAP enjoyed a considerable bump in
the rankings, rising 1,851 spots from its position in 2008.
growth has been the catalyst for LEAP's success. From 2005 through
2008, the interactive agency has enjoyed a revenue growth rate ten times greater than its industry benchmark.
The reason behind that kind of return is rooted in LEAP's
philosophy of providing performance-driven work for its clients.
to our clients and going the extra mile for them is what enables us to
achieve an honor like this," LEAP Chief Executive Officer Daniel
Knapp said about the agency's placement in this year's Inc. 5000 list.
"It's this kind of extra effort put in by our very driven team that has
helped us stay strong during these challenging economic times."
addition to being ranked on the Inc. 5000 list, LEAP
has also been awarded a place on Business First's Fast 50 list for 3
years running, and has been recognized as a member of Louisville's High
Impact companies each year since the program's inception.
marks the third year for Inc.'s annual list. The 5000 list is the most
comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -
America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. It offers a unique report
card on the U.S. economy, revealing that despite the recession, the
private, fast-growing companies on the list have continued to have an
impact on the economy.
"Savvy trend spotters and those who
invest in private companies," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim
Melloan, "know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about
young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of
unprecedented business models as well as older private companies that
are still expanding at an impressive rate."
The Inc. 5000
is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through
2008. To qualify, companies must be able to show four full calendar
years of sales, be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and
independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
LEAP is a performance-driven online marketing agency
that creates powerful and innovative marketing initiatives for major
brands in the consumer retail, fashion and entertainment, food and
beverage, and financial markets.
With offices in
Louisville and Boston, LEAP works with clients from
coast to coast, including McGraw-Hill, Lily of France, Sutter Home,
Tommy Hilfiger, Axcess Financial, and Graco.
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