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.

Feb 18, 2019

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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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 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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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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