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The Story of Lever Interactive

Lever Interactive is a full-service online marketing agency specializing in performance-based marketing management. With a focus on search engine marketing, Lever Interactive combines the experience of seasoned search and online professionals with the latest in advertising technologies. With over 15 years of direct and interactive marketing know-how, the team at Lever Interactive provides leading expertise in today’s most advanced online marketing opportunities.

The Lever Interactive approach to performance marketing is the result of combining best-of-breed strategies and tactics, seasoned marketing professionals and a client-side mentality. Layered on top of advanced web analytics, Lever Interactive provides total marketing management of some of today’s most effective marketers. Developing custom strategies around client goals, Lever Interactive plans and executes each campaign with measurable results as top priority.

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Why the name Lever?

Pronounced: [lee-ver]

Effective online marketing (and all marketing in general) is about knowing which “levers” to pull and when in order to maximize the efficiency of your efforts. Continual adjustments and a knowledge of their effects are what make online marketing work best.

Why the British pronunciation of our name? Well, it limits the chances that when we answer the phone, people think we work at Lover Interactive, which would probably sell different services.

Why work with us?

If you’ve read this far, you probably have a problem that you want solved, and you’re hoping Lever Interactive might be able to help. Maybe your problem is an under-performing website. Or being buried in the search results. Or that you’re a really ambitious job seeker who just needs to connect with the right agency. We have solutions, and we’d love to help you. Whether you’re a prospective client or an eager job seeker, below are just some of the many reasons you should work with us:


Everybody says they offer great customer service. We prove it. Talk to any of our current or former clients or view our Testimonials page. Our service is second to none. Your Account Manager will be closely involved in ALL aspects of your campaigns/projects, not just to delegate work, but as a knowledgeable leader with actual experience.

Work Ethic

Call it Midwestern charm or scrappiness. We’re not into the flash and glamour or the bells and whistles. We don’t choose projects based on awards opportunities or inflating egos. We’re “you-focused” instead of “us-focused”, with an entrepreneurial spirit. We like to roll up our sleeves and get things done.


We’ve done some great things for our clients (some of which can be seen on this website), but we’re never satisfied with good enough, and we don’t rest on our laurels. We’re constantly striving to grow and improve both for ourselves and for our clients. That’s just who we are.


Our clients are our team. We share with them all of the data that’s important to help them make wise decisions – the good and, occasionally,  the bad. No hidden fees. No hidden agendas. Just our team helping your team succeed.


We work towards your overall success, not just meeting arbitrary goals. Our team’s depth of experience on both the client and agency sides provides a unique understanding of and empathy towards your challenges and unique goals. No copy & paste solutions here!


Our team isn’t made up of people right out of college. We have years and years of experience on both the client and agency sides of the business, having worked with clients of all sizes. We understand the challenges you face every day, and we have solutions to offer.


We have a wealth of knowledge gained from experience, and we don’t hoard it. Of course we use this knowledge to run successful online marketing programs. But we also understand that our client contacts need to report to their management. We are happy to share our knowledge and insights with them in order to make them look good. It’s a win-win-win situation.


Lever was set up to be extremely flexible in working with our clients. Headquartered just outside of Chicago, we’ve worked with clients of all shapes and sizes, from large international retail clients to small local service providers. We can customize services, reporting, billing methods and just about anything else you can think of. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.


We have great relationships with many of the industry’s best service providers. We’ve been working with the Google team since they first opened an office in Chicago. These close ties with top industry talent help keep us informed of the latest news and allow us to tap into our network to leverage relationships when clients have urgent needs.


Most agencies do the bare minimum to be able to say they are certified. And what do we think of people who just do the bare minimum? We make sure to develop our talent. We are well on our way to having every member of our team individually, not just as a team, Adwords and/or Analytics certified through Google. This is relatively unheard of. But we don’t settle for good enough.


We use the latest and greatest in technology, but we believe that it is wasted without the input of people. We don’t just hit a button and watch our clients’ online marketing programs run. There is human intervention and input in every process we utilize. We believe that technology should be leveraged thoughtfully and with purpose to automate simple or redundant processes for efficiency, but not relied upon in place of human input.


The online marketing industry is constantly changing. The same processes that many used to “help” their clients two years ago could very well be harming them today. We recognize the challenge for companies’ marketing teams trying to keep up with all of the change. That’s what we’re for. Lever Interactive utilizes the most current best practices and available enhancements, and are among the first to adapt to algorithm changes. You won’t have to worry about falling behind when you work with us!

The Lever Difference

Customized Marketing Strategy

Campaigns designed around client goals and budget

Integrated Approach

We understand search is often part of a larger marketing plan and use search to assist other channels

Campaigns Beyond the Conversion

We identify primary and secondary key performance indicators (KPIs) to show how channels can impact additional site metrics

Advanced Analytics

Custom reporting and analysis provides the detail needed to assess a campaign and can be tailored for executive level reporting

Big Client Experience

We bring advanced, proven online marketing to each client

Uncovering Opportunity

We have a unique ability to find gaps in the marketplace and help you fill them on an ongoing basis

Conversion Recommendations

Lever looks at website content, conversion path and other factors outside of the campaign that impact campaign performance

Technology/Engine Independent

Our experience with many search marketing technologies allows flexibility in developing the best program for you

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Here are just a few of the clients who have chosen us.   See More >>

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