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.

Jan 29, 2019

Finding Your Happy Place in Rural Areas

Geile/Leon General

I came across an interesting Washington Post blog (https://www.weforum.org) on some research published a little while back by the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University concerning the geography of well-being in Canada.  With over 400,000 responses from 1,200 communities across Canada, the study truly covered the country’s entire geography. Their chief finding centered on a correlation between population density …

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Nov 30, 2018

Trending from G/L: Payless Becomes ‘Palessi’ For New Awareness Campaign

Melissa Ross General

“Real people, not actors.” It’s a disclaimer you have seen before. Maybe you recall Chevrolet’s “Real People, Not Actors” campaign that kicked off in 2016, or the parody follow-up ad by Progressive titled “Real Actors, Not People.” Now, adding to the trend of ‘tricking people into saying great things about your brand’ is the Payless Shoesource “Palessi” campaign which has …

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Sep 14, 2018

Trending from G/L: Debating Like A True Marketer

Leanne Kaltenbach Creative, Design, General, Strategy, Trending Now, Trends

These days it seems like there is a debate about something new EVERY DAY. Some of the topics can be a little, well, trivial in the grand scheme of things, but nonetheless are discussed in fervor on social media. Are women’s pockets inferior to men’s? Yes, yes they are. Is St. Louis the microbrew capital of America? Well, no…but we …

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Aug 29, 2018

How User-Generated Content Is A Necessity For Brand Awareness

Mike Haueisen Brainstorms, General, Planning, Social Media, Strategy, Trending Now, Trends

If you’ve ever seen the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carrey, you probably remember laughing at the various “product placement” scenes. The premise of The Truman Show, for those who haven’t seen it, is that Jim Carrey is unknowingly the star of a reality TV show – his entire life is broadcast by hidden cameras, and every experience and …

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Jul 26, 2018

A Crash Course In Marketing Your Online Courses

Geile/Leon General

Today nearly every university offers online courses to both full-time and part-time students, making online courses a rapidly growing component of an increasingly digital age. Online enrollment is the fastest growing segment of higher education and is expected to jump to 5 million by 2020*. While these universities offer online courses on topics like marketing and business analytics, many of …

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