CHICAGO, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leapfrog Online is the winner of the 2013 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Trailblazer Award. This distinction recognizes Leapfrog's innovations in digital marketing as well as its success in helping brands generate increased sales across all customer touch points, whether that be PC, mobile, tablet, or at retail outlets.
Winners were announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala yesterday in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracted more than 700 people representing 400 organizations – including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers. Judges hailed from major organizations including Microsoft, University of Chicago, New World Ventures, Walgreens, and World Business Chicago. The list of past winners includes GrubHub.com, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics, Carole McCluskey of Coinstar/Redbox, and Braintree, among others.
The annual CityLIGHTS awards is the Midwest technology community's premier award event, honoring some of the outstanding technology companies, executives, and advocates in Illinois each year. The Trailblazing Award is presented to the company that has developed or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional and innovative way of doing business or creating culture that has produced significant value and growth for the company. "Being recognized as a trailblazer reinforces our longstanding commitment to innovation," said Scott Epskamp, President of Leapfrog Online. "We represent a new kind of agency, one constantly challenging ourselves to think outside the box and this award is a proof that our model is living up to expectations."
Leapfrog Online, one of the largest digital marketing companies in the U.S., helps Fortune 500 brands uncover new customers and revenue across multiple marketing channels, including PC, tablet and mobile or at retail sites. Founded in 1995 and based in Chicago, Leapfrog Online works with companies in the financial services, telecommunications, automotive, home services, consumer packaged goods, and education industries using a unique value-based performance business model. For more on Leapfrog, please visit www.leapfrogonline.com.
About the ITA
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