Opinion | St. Louis needs to build a new brand. Here’s what it should say.

Tim Leon
This article is featured in the current issue of the St. Louis Business Journal printed on April 1st, 2022. I recently received an email from the St. Louis Business Journal inviting me to fill out a survey regarding how St. Louis is perceived in the business community, the challenges of the region, and possible solutions for addressing […]

Freezing the summer melt in higher education

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
We know you’re tired of hearing about it – that irritating and frustrating phenomenon when prospective college students lose their motivation to attend college and “melt” away during the summer after their senior year. Every year, an estimated 10-40% of high school students don’t make it to campus in the fall.  They’ve applied, been accepted by, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding Creativity: My Summer as a G/L Intern

Since I first decided I wanted to work in video production, finding my creative voice has been a journey. I’ve worked on many projects and created a lot of different content that has pushed my ideas in varying directions, but never have I worked in such a place as this where I was surrounded by […]

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 […]

Sales People Want Solid Leads. Here’s 10 Tips to Make It Happen

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
There are many things you can do to generate leads among your prospective customers. With Geile/Leon’s 30 years of experience, we’ve compiled a list of the tried and true tactics that have been helpful to our B2B clients in the past. 1. Develop personas The best place to start in developing a successful lead generation […]

Top-5 Focus Points For Marketing Higher Education To Generation ‘Z’

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Now that the Gen Z generation is coming of age, let’s take look at some interesting facts that could help you better attract them to your campus. 1 – They Are Confused! 45% of Gen-Zers find the process of deciding where to go to college confusing, according to a recent Ologie study. What makes this […]

The Big Game vs. The Big Picture

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Every industry has “their Super Bowl.” Some have conventions, others have awards shows, but for advertising professionals, our Super Bowl is, well, the Super Bowl. Each year, major brands pony up massive amounts of money for a 30-second spot during the big game, often launching new campaigns or products in the process. It’s the biggest […]
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