Jun 22, 2011

LEAP Adds to Creative Team

by: Emily Van Winkle in News

LOUISVILLE, KY. – June 22, 2011 – LEAP, a digital advertising agency, made a recent addition to its Creative Department in the Louisville, KY. office. Jeremy Reiss and Mike "Brownie" Brown joined LEAP, bringing a combined 23 years of experience in the advertising field.

Mike Brown, Senior Writer, has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Kentucky and a Masters of Arts in Advertising from University of Texas. He has 12 years of experience in advertising.

For his work, Brown has received 23 Gold Louie Awards, 60 Silver Louie Awards, and was the recipient of the 2010 Louie Best in Show. He has also been the writer on numerous projects that won Louisville Graphic Design Association awards.

Jeremy Reiss, Senior Art Director, has a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Communications from Georgetown College and a Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. He also has 11 years of experience in advertising.

In the past, Reiss has developed marketing and design solutions for clients like Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, Geek Squad, Louisville Science Center, The Filson Historical Society and Minor League Baseball. Reiss has received 20 Gold Louie Awards, 70 Silver Louie Awards, and is a member of the Louisville Graphic Design Association.

Reiss and Brown’s work was featured nationally in the 2010 PRINT Regional Design Annual.

“When we were looking at candidates for these two positions, it was tough to find someone who fit our company just right. Reiss and Brown were so good, there was no question that they would fit in well with the team. They have the creativity, the passion and the drive that fit in well with our current creative team,” said Alan Gilleo, Chief Creative Officer at LEAP.

The Creative team at LEAP drives the vision and passion for campaigns, creating the big idea concepts, which are then incorporated throughout the marketing plans.

“I’m very excited to help drive this digital agency, and we have a lot of great projects in the works. Everyone has been very welcoming and there’s good energy here. We have a very high expectation for the quality of creative work we’re producing,” said Reiss.

LEAP has a Creative team in Louisville, as well as a Creative team in Cincinnati to provide face-to-face access to clients in that city. The majority of the projects the Creative team works on are interactive marketing pieces including websites, digital display and social media. However, the amount of traditional projects has grown in the last year.

About LEAP

LEAP is a digital agency with an integrated philosophy. LEAP helps clients engage with customers according to their own individualized relationship with the brand. Agency services include a full spectrum of strategies and executions from brand creation to campaign integration to metrics analysis. With offices in Louisville, Boston and Cincinnati, LEAP works with clients from coast to coast, including Sun Tan City, McGraw-Hill, Sutter Home, Tommy Hilfiger, Graco and Texas Roadhouse. For more information, please visit www.leapagency.com.