the blog

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.

Following My Own Advice When Preparing for a Media Interview

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
There is nothing like being on the other side of an interview to make you think about what you do for a living. As Vice President of Geile/Leon Marketing Communications, a St. Louis public relations agency, I train people how to do effective interviews. But when it is personal, I wonder what to say and how it […]

Branson’s Hiltons Receive First-Ever “Blue Energy Award”

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
The Hiltons of Branson, which comprise the Branson Convention Center, Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and nearby Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel, are the proud recipients of the first-ever “Blue Energy Award,” given by Hilton Hotels. The Hiltons of Branson are a client of Geile/Leon Public Relations, a St. Louis Public Relations agency. The […]

Promising News on the Ad Industry Front for 2012

Tim Leon
This week is the 8th Annual Advertising Week in New York City, the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communication gurus and thought-leaders. This year’s conference is making the news, despite the crappy economy and economic outlook. On day one, there was a panel discussion that shed a very positive light on our industry […]

Digital Marketing Strategy Approach

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Hi everyone. I’m Robert Mews, Digital Marketing Strategist here at Geile/Leon. I recently moved from Minneapolis where there are two seasons: winter and construction season. I’m excited to be here and to help clients create stellar business results through the use of digital media. There are a lot of exciting things to try with digital […]

First Ever, Ad Club Creative Symposium!

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
  On October 13, 2011, the St. Louis Ad Club is putting on the 1st annual Creative  Symposium… Creative Symposi-what? The Creative Symposium is an in-depth professional development opportunity for those involved in all aspects of marketing communication, especially the creative types. This event will feature presenters from the industry’s top-flight agencies—discussing topics from both […]

Branson Convention Center Featured in Major Meeting Industry Publication

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
The Branson Convention Center, a client of Geile/Leon Marketing Communications, one of St. Louis’ Best Public Relations Firms, is featured prominently in the latest issue of Meetings Mid-America. Geile/Leon PR worked with the editors to have Branson Convention Center executives included as experts in the story about the growing trend of Family-Friendly Meeting Destinations. The article points out […]

Digital Balance: The reason digital strategists and designers don’t eat at the same table

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Do you dream about a world where digital strategists and web designers live in harmony? So do I. Well, I mean, I guess I don’t remember all of my dreams, but I’m sure it happened once or twice before. As G/L’s copywriter, I’ve been working closely with our designers and digital strategists on the new […]

Still Time to Help Joplin Victims and Enjoy Great Mexican Food at Same Time

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Casa Gallardo, a client of Geile/Leon, one of St. Louis’ Top Public Relations Firms continues its fundraiser to help victims of the Joplin tornado.   Casa Gallardo’s Fundraising Effort For Joplin Relief Fund Continues Through October 16 St. Louis, MO (August 30, 2011)—While the federal government has frozen future aid to tornado-ravaged Joplin to focus […]

On-Set with G/L and MOST

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
When prompting actors on this commercial shoot, their motivation was… getting kids out of the house and off to college! Missouri’s MOST 529 College Savings Plan is the easy, affordable and diverse way to plan for a child’s future. G/L was on-set today with Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel and family for the upcoming 2012 […]

Casa Gallardo Serves Up Fried Ice Cream to Channel 5 Hosts

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
To celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Casa Gallardo chef Antonio Murillo and Regional Director Robert Fowler appeared on KSDK’s “Today in St. Louis” 6:00 a.m. newscast. The two demonstrated how to prepare fried ice cream and explained how Casa Gallardo invented the Tex-Mex dessert here in St. Louis back in 1975. During the […]