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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gage hires Leapaldt as director of emerging marketing

Gage has hired Andy Leapaldt as director of emerging marketing.
As director of emerging marketing, Leapaldt works with cross-functional teams, creating and executing social media plans. He also educates clients and agency personnel on emerging platforms, leveraging technology to drive performance.
“I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with a proven team within a marketing discipline that is so dynamic and affecting all industries,” says Leapaldt. “Emerging technology presents a swath of opportunities for brands to allow consumers to better connect with them on the platforms and devices they choose to engage in: from desktop, to mobile to social. I look forward to adding value to the Gage team and our clients by leveraging my past experiences and understanding of technology to create solutions that meet and exceed their business goals.”
Leapaldt comes to Gage from Target Corp. where he was a manager of social business strategy. While at Target, Leapaldt was an initial member of the product team for Cartwheel, a personalized savings application. Cartwheel is a simpler, easier way to keep track of the offers customers want most and makes everything available on a computer or mobile device. By leveraging technology, social, and data, Leapaldt and the Cartwheel team were able to create the optimal user experience, fuel performance marketing and cultivate two million active users within six months.
“We are excited to have Andy joining us,” says Tom Belle, president & CEO, Gage. “His work at Target and proven record of success exemplifies the forward-thinking qualities for which we were looking. We pride ourselves on working on the cutting-edge of marketing and his experience fits perfectly with our clients’ and our goals.”