A little over a week ago, a couple G/Lers and I attended an event at COCA (Center of Creative Arts) with world-renowned marketing and leadership thought leader, Simon Sinek. To my surprise, the discussion focused on a compelling topic separate from his book Start with Why. Sinek raised the question: What makes great leaders and […]
Every year Fast Company magazine honors the world’s most innovative companies and follows that up with their Innovation Uncensored event, where the likes of you and I can learn lessons from these world-changing innovators. I attended this event in New York last week and had the opportunity to hear from the most creative, nimble, inventive […]
Every once in a while, a certain kind of client comes along. A client you have a personal affinity for will make its way into your agency’s world, and you find yourself chomping at the bit to sink your creative teeth into that brand…to give it exactly the kind of sizzle you know it needs.
It’s fair to say that, as an industry, we can’t get enough Mad Men. And what is particularly interesting and inspiring, for me, is the show’s authenticity. Creator and Executive Producer Matthew Weiner’s attention to detail is all there, from costume — to set design — to storyline.
Whatever you do, don’t say “March Madness” or “Final Four.” It’s a perfect scenario for any “creative” in the marketing and advertising field really: Figure out a savvy way to utilize social media and digital exposure that ties into the “ma-ma-ma-ma-mad” basketball games that start today. It’s called digital ambush marketing — a low-cost alternative […]
Not everyone likes change. With today’s announcement from Facebook, you can expect a fair share of negative feedback from traditionalists and late-adopters. The historic and iconic Facebook image continues to change over the years in order to keep up with the mobile lifestyles that exist today where there’s never any time. We have recently seen […]
They say it isn’t over ‘til it’s over – and last night, the 2012-13 St. Louis ADDY Awards Ceremony wrapped up ADDY Week STL. (Not after #SNOmg, #Snowmageddon, #Snowpacalypse – however you described it – put a disastrous damper on last week But the closing of ADDY Week is always a bittersweet feeling, right? Another […]
What’s it like to develop a game plan for the new business year? Geile/Leon Director of Account Services, Miranda Warren, explains some helpful insight, tips and advice to setting the agenda and goals for the year around the corner. These words of wisdom go along way in creating a successful marketing and advertising plan that […]
With the popularity of branding today, the question becomes—can a celebrity spokesperson enhance brand image and positively predispose customers to the brand. There is no right or wrong answer here, but our belief is that you have to pick the right spokesperson. Here’s some insight on how to do just that!