Oct 13, 2011

LEAP Ranked Top Advertising and Marketing Company in Kentucky

by: Emily Van Winkle in News

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 13, 2011 – Inc. magazine has ranked LEAP, a full-service digital agency, as the number one company in the Advertising and Marketing industry in Kentucky. LEAP was ranked at 278 overall in the nation in the industry.

To qualify for the Inc. 5000, 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. This year's list ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010.

In this timeframe, LEAP had a 65 percent growth rate and is ranked at 3,093 on the full Inc. 5000 list. LEAP started as a digital marketing agency in 1999, and has added traditional marketing elements to campaigns when it fits the client’s needs and target audience.

With an integrated approach, LEAP is able to direct clients on the best marketing approach from start-to-finish. Starting with the L.E.A.P. process, a four-stage marketing strategy and planning process, LEAP lays the groundwork and research, which is the foundation of a campaign. The steps stand for Listen, Engage, Act and Perform. LEAP then makes educated actions based on the research to produce the most targeted, digital marketing campaign for the client to get the most return on investment.

"At LEAP, we start with a strong foundation on each campaign because we take the time upfront to conduct extensive research for our clients. We then take this data and apply it to each aspect of the campaign, which in turn produces results-driven campaigns,” said Daniel Knapp, Chief Executive Officer at LEAP.

The Inc. 5000 list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. It serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes that are taking place in the U.S. economy and how these companies are thriving despite the challenges.

If you would like to read more about this, you can do so on the LEAP blog.


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 executives 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


About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.