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 26, 2018

Trending from G/L: Brands Taking a Stance

Melissa Ross Advertising, Creative, Design, Planning, Public Relations, Strategy, Trending Now, Trends

In overwhelming numbers, today’s top brands are beginning to take stances on certain issues and stepping up on a soap box to make those positions known. In recent years, we’ve seen many businesses take positions on social and even some political issues. The conventional thought has long been that doing so runs the risk of 1. alienating some of your …

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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 25, 2018

Trending from G/L: Millennials Get The Best of Both Worlds With Agrihoods

Melissa Ross Planning, Public Relations, Trending Now, Trends

You’ve heard it before and have seen the headlines: “Millennials Are Killing The So-And-So Industry.” Everywhere from diamonds to napkins, millennials are being blamed for the downfall of many industries that were once booming in the past. And now there’s another thing to add to the list: Country Clubs. In the 1990’s, baby boomers flocked to tiny golf communities because …

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Jun 06, 2018

Finding Your Happy Place in Rural Areas

Tim Leon Brainstorms, Education, G/L Work, Planning, Public Relations, Strategy, Trends

I came across an interesting Washington Post blog concerning research recently published by the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University about the “geography of well-being” in Canada. The study covered Canada’s entire population, with over 400,000 responses from 1,200 communities across the country. The research indicated a correlation between population density (concentration of people in a given area) and …

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May 30, 2018

Building Buyer Personas for Rural Lifestyle

Melissa Ross Advertising, Brainstorms, Communications Agency, G/L Work, Planning, Strategy

In marketing, what you’re communicating is just as important as defining who you’re communicating with. But most target audiences only manage to scratch the surface. For example, targeting men ages 25-65, with children at home and a household income of $100,000 is a good start, but have we really painted a picture of their everyday lives, responsibilities, and likes/dislikes? That’s …

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