Is this the Cadillac of Brand Manifesto Ads?

Shawn Maher
One of the most interesting trends we discussed this week was Cadillac’s new ad campaign. Especially since it premiered on the red carpet. Well, that is if the commercial breaks during the Oscars can be considered the red carpet. Still, it’s definitely a primo ad placement.  Cadillac’s new CMO is launching his first campaign. It […]

Is Email Marketing Effective? Depends on Where You Work.

Tim Leon
First of all, let’s get this out of the way. Email is important to digital marketing. Really important. There, we’ve said it. But recent benchmark statistics from Campaign Monitor reveal some really interesting trends.  These 2019 statistics show that, in terms of open rates, the public sector is head and shoulders above private sector companies. That […]

Budweiser: Subverting the Expected

Shawn Maher
If you’re like us, or even if you’re not, you’re probably buzzing about the slate of ads for this year’s Big Game. Being St. Louis born, bred and based, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about the biggest brewer in a historically great beer town.  That fairly well-known brewery in Soulard renowned for their […]

Trending From G/L: Timing Is Everything

Shawn Maher
It’s time for some more trends. There’s been a lot of work in 2020 that’s had us buzzing, and this week was no exception. In fact, in this week’s trend discussion, G/L found a really interesting counterpoint between two brands attempting to ride social media buzz. The lesson we learned? When it comes to social […]

Is Peloton in a No-Spin Zone?

Shawn Maher
In this holiday ad cycle, nothing ground many people’s gears like the now-infamous Peloton ad. Bike puns aside, many you have seen the controversial Peloton advertisement at this point. And probably even the Ryan Reynolds spinoff ad used to sell his gin and make light of a heated topic. Unsurprisingly, this marketing morass made its […]

Trending from G/L: Marketing a Sensitive Subject

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
In our weekly status meetings, we bring in advertising and marketing trends that we want to discuss. While it’s always a great thought exercise, this week Grace brought in a video from the Marie Curie Foundation from Great Britian, a non-profit organization that deals with palliative care and encouraging families to discuss the plans for […]

Community Outreach: Focus on People, Not Products

Shawn Maher
Despite the insistence of conspiracy theorists decked out in the latest tin foil hat fashion, marketing isn’t just a way to trick people into buying something. Very often, it might not be trying to sell a thing. That’s especially true when it comes to community outreach.  For some of our clients, the objective of our […]

4 Essential Truths In Advertising That Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Throughout 30 years, massive changes are inevitable for every industry, and advertising is no exception. New research, changing demographics and media landscapes and more have made the best practices of old almost unrecognizable from the best practices of today. But through it all, there are concrete and essential truths that have never changed about this […]

Ads We Wish We’d Written

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
You can tell a lot about the way people think by observing the people they admire and the traits they aspire to emulate. As advertisers, we think that applies to our work as well. As we celebrate our 30th year in business, we wanted to look back not just at our own business and successes […]

Building Buyer Personas for Rural Lifestyle

Melissa Ross
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 […]
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