We have a lot to say. Admittedly, some of it probably shouldn’t be said in public, so we’ll keep it to the stuff that matters. Don’t expect us to only spew words or facts. We’ll tell you what we think, and more importantly, why it matters to you.

Apr 07, 2021

Digital Strategies for Any Higher Education Institution During a Pandemic

Melissa Ross Advertising, Digital, Education, Social Media, Strategy, Website

While there are countless industries that have struggled since the beginning of the pandemic, one industry that’s facing major challenges and seismic changes is higher education. These institutions have been forced to completely rethink how they’re marketing to potential and current students. Whether it’s navigating new COVID restrictions, rolling out virtual learning, dealing with students opting out of college all …

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Jun 23, 2021

Looks like the hot home improvement marketplace isn’t going away. How can marketers capitalize?

Dan Diveley Trends

The home improvement market has been on fire for more than a year, and it doesn’t appear to be cooling down.    Retailers reported big jumps in sales for the first quarter of this year. Home Depot® saw a 31% jump in sales over the previous year and Lowe’s® was not far behind with a 24.4% increase compared to Q1 2020. Consumer spending is 20% …

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Jun 16, 2021

3 Ways Tool Manufacturers Can Grow the Skilled Labor Workforce

Shawn Maher Branding, Communications Agency, Education, G/L Work, Integrated Marketing, Strategy

Over the recent months, we have read a lot about how the labor market is in an unprecedented state of transition. While many jobs that were eliminated have returned, we have also seen many jobs, often those with poor pay and minimal benefits, remained unfilled. At the same time, skilled labor is seeing much of its workforce head to retirement …

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Jun 15, 2021

Freezing the summer melt in higher education

Geile/Leon Advertising, Full Funnel Marketing, Trending Now, Trends

We know you’re tired of hearing about it – that irritating and frustrating phenomenon when prospective college students lose their motivation to attend college and “melt” away during the summer after their senior year. Every year, an estimated 10-40% of high school students don’t make it to campus in the fall.  They’ve applied, been accepted by, and have actually made a …

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May 20, 2021

Key Takeaways from a Year of Online Product Launches

Shawn Maher Advertising, Branding, Communications Agency, Education, G/L Approach, General, Integrated Marketing, Strategy, Trending Now, Trends

There’s something about a really well-executed product launch event that captures our attention and our imaginations. When it really clicks, the anticipation among consumers is electric. But during the pandemic this past year, packing a giant event space full of people for a product launch simply wasn’t an option.  Of course, necessity is the mother of invention. And if there’s …

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Apr 27, 2021

How to evolve your target personas in higher education post COVID

Randy Micheletti Education, Full Funnel Marketing, G/L Approach, Planning, Strategy

As most of you know, your target personas should be a living document. Because society experiences shifts in attitudes and external factors, these personas should change as frequently as necessary to ensure accuracy. Markets can change quickly, and effective marketing must evolve with it. Many industries have experienced a dramatic shift in response to the past year, but perhaps none …

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