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.

Sep 22, 2021

Brands making an emotional connection are more important than ever

Tim Leon Branding, General, Return On Empathy, Strategy, Trends

As we reach the home stretch of 2021, brands continue riding the pandemic rollercoaster. Continued surges and new variants present more turbulence than we anticipated in this spring, when vaccinations and lowering rates gave us hope for getting back to normal. And that has marketers searching for stability in a sea of uncertainty. That stability comes in the form of …

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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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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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Feb 25, 2021

Now’s the time to rebuild your construction marketing efforts

Shawn Maher B2B, Branding, G/L Approach, Strategy

During the pandemic and all the social distancing that has come with it, many industries have been affected. However, the construction industry is particularly interesting. Not only for the boots on the ground, but because so much of the marketing efforts in the industry are people oriented. Looking for new clients or even new vendors? Many industry professionals rely upon …

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brand discovery
Jan 28, 2021

Why Brand Strategy is in Such High Demand

Shawn Maher Brainstorms, Branding, G/L Approach, General, Integrated Marketing, Planning, Strategy

If you know G/L, you know we’ve always talked about the importance of brand strategy. It’s been central to our 30+ years. It’s why we created Distilled Thinking, our 5-step comprehensive brand discovery and development process. However, CMOs throughout the industry are realizing the importance of brand strategy as defining who they are as a brand has become more important …

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