Leap Group Expands Presence with New Chicago Office and Clients

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Press Release

Chicago, Illinois: Leap Group, a bespoke agency holding company, today announced it has opened a new office in Chicago at 110 N Wacker Drive. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the newly renovated space includes individual offices, coworking areas and a spacious meeting room with sweeping views of the Chicago River and the West Loopently attended the organization’s in-person event in Las Vegas this April.
Leap Group has had a firmly established presence in the Midwest for 25 years, with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Louisville, Kentucky. The marketing and advertising network has several employees based in Chicago, including Executive Creative Director Kenny Friedman, and new clients based in the city, including Pinstripes, the fast-growing restaurant venue chain.

Chicago Office

“We intentionally designed Leap Group with the client in mind, offering simplified access to specialized agencies,” says Alan Gilleo, Founding Partner and Chief Marketing Officer at Leap Group. “The new Chicago office builds on that commitment to our clients and our passion for helping them matter more with our proven, results-driven process for creating authentic human experiences.”

Chicago Office

“Having lived and worked in Chicago for 18 years, I’m thrilled that Leap Group is making a home in the city,” says Kenny Friedman, Executive Creative Director at (human)x, a Leap Group agency. “It’s a group that truly understands the Midwest mentality: honest, hardworking, genuine and deeply talented. Our creative team has diversity, drive and a unique understanding of how the majority of the country lives, works and plays.”

Chicago Office

Leap Group was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2023 for demonstrating 238% growth over the past three years. The network added 30 new employees and signed 13 new clients last year, including its selection as the Agency of Record for the American Kennel Club, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs.

About Leap Group Network: Founded in 1999 by Alan Gilleo and Daniel Knapp, Leap Group is an award-winning, bespoke agency holding company that gives clients simplified access to specialized agencies. With offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville, Leap Group’s independent network of wholly owned agencies are aligned by a shared philosophy – market less, matter more – and driven by a passion for understanding how people think and make decisions.

Its proven, human-first approach includes a PhD-led team of researchers and humanView, a proprietary predictive modeling product, that helps uncover key human insights and create truly meaningful experiences. Leap Group proudly includes WBENC-certified women-owned and LGBTQ+ owned agencies within its network, all available with one consolidated approach. Learn more at leapgroupnetwork.com.

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