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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 should matter to you.

Key Takeaways from a Year of Online Product Launches

Shawn Maher
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 […]

How to evolve your target personas in higher education post COVID

Randy Micheletti
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 […]

Remote Learning Presents Unique Challenges for Technical Schools

Mary Sawyer
A Wall Street Journal article and accompanying podcast recently addressed several formidable obstacles faced by technical schools during the pandemic. Like other educational institutions, these schools had to quickly pivot from in-person to remote learning. To an even greater extent than traditional schools, the tech schools rely on in-person instruction. When Covid-19 shut down their […]

Digital Strategies for Any Higher Education Institution During a Pandemic

Melissa Ross
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 […]

How Universities Can Make Online Grad School Exciting

Shawn Maher
Many of us remember college fondly, but not necessarily for the time we spent in the classroom. The overall college experience is a big part of education marketing: the campus, clubs, sporting events, networking and more. But like anything else, many universities are finding ways to successfully adapt to the (all together now) new normal […]

Building Brand Loyalty with Construction Marketing

Shawn Maher
For those in the construction industry, trust is important. From the big-picture view, it is essential to create trust in the performance of your products and your work. There aren’t many other industries where a job well done – one that is sure to last – is more important to the safety and well-being of […]

Now’s the time to rebuild your construction marketing efforts

Shawn Maher
B2B
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? […]

A Video Strategy for Every Phase of the Funnel

Melissa Ross
Why video? It’s a known fact. The play button has become the most compelling digital call-to-action. In the past, video was used as a supporting element in digital marketing campaigns, but within the past five years, that notion began changing, and now video lead generation campaigns can be more powerful and effective than other marketing […]

Why Brand Strategy is in Such High Demand

Shawn Maher
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 […]

What Will the New Normal REALLY Look Like?

Shawn Maher
It seems like every time you blink, the world has changed. During the pandemic, consumer behavior has evolved more rapidly than maybe any other time in history. But is the world we live in now actually the new normal? Recently, Dentsu Aegis Network performed a survey of CMOs in the US regarding their preparedness for […]
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