Involve meets you where you are. And takes you where you want to be.

We get you to a place where your audiences are actively involved with your brand in meaningful new ways. And the journey is half the fun. Our experienced partners, practice leaders and talented team are passionate about accelerating affinity for the brands in our care. We take a dynamic, top-down, all-in approach, working with you closely to solve business and marketing challenges, and celebrating every critical milestone along the way. You’ll get closer to the people you want to engage and the relationships you want build. And you’ll do it with a team that is as excited about the direction your brand is heading as you are.


  • Brand Optimization
  • Brand Activation Plans
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Key Influencer Activation
  • Digital Content Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy and Management
  • Sponsorship Activation
  • Sales Promotion
  • Contests & Sweepstakes
  • Live Engagement
  • Research and Customer Insight
  • Sports & Cause-related Partnerships

“Involve is an incredible team of highly talented, creative individuals that worked together to drive our network’s external brand marketing efforts as well as our internal communications for HR directives. Involve successfully helped us re-launch our brand in an incredibly competitive market.”

-Lyndsay Czwornog
Marketing Director, Lexington Health Network

Our Agencies

The Involve family of agencies includes Chicago-based Involve Media, our strategic media planning and buying headquarters. UQ Marketing, based in Columbus, is our student-focused arm, working to accelerate affinity on college campuses by creatively connecting brands with today’s college consumer.

“We are really fortunate to have found a partner with the knowledge and expertise to help us meet our goals.”

-Federico Foli
COO, Technogym USA

Agency Leadership


Agency Founder Craig Lerner has more than 30 years of experience as an agency owner, agency director and brand-side marketer. With an early focus on advertising and promotion for pharmaceutical and health care companies, Craig is also an expert in sports marketing and the sporting goods industry. He has a history of successfully promoting leading products, events and brands in these spaces.

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Agency Partner David Schwantes leads Involve’s consumer insights and research practice. A key member of the brand strategy team, Dave brings extensive background in marketing research and strategy, brand building and brand equity management to clients in a wide range of industries. Dave is also a skilled reporter and an Executive in Residence at Capital University’s School of Management.

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Agency Partner Michelle Moore leads Involve’s public relations and social media practice. An established media relations specialist, she brings 20 years of industry-related experience to the table and has helped companies and individuals increase awareness and business productivity, build market share, enhance customer loyalty and develop and penetrate target markets with memorable results.

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Greg Niederlander serves as Involve’s resident business coach. A 30-year veteran in the areas of physical conditioning, coaching and personal performance enhancement, Greg applies his expertise in human performance to the business realm, working to improve and enhance brand wellness for Involve’s client base.

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Stacey Elicker serves as Involve’s Director of Digital Strategy. She has overseen digital strategy and execution for clients within many business sectors and focused her work in digital advertising for over 15 years. She has experience in the complete digital life cycle including; user experience & interface, SEO, digital marketing, coding and data analytics.

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Lesley Levenson is a branding and licensing industry expert. She has extensive experience in a full range of product categories and distribution channels. Lesley’s passion for building brands and her technical experience in product development, licensing and marketing began at Macy’s where she entered the training program right out of college and worked her way up to become the buyer of Designer and Better Handbags.

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