The Addition of 300 words to Dictionary.com

Tim Leon
A recent article from Dictionary.com raised a lot of discussion within our agency about the new words that have been added to Dictionary.com in 2021. Granted, 2020 brought challenges on all fronts and also created a myriad of words as a result of Covid, social struggles, racial injustice, and the ever-changing technology space. Our group […]

Social Media Video Reference Guide

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Content is king, and the content that is proving to be royally valuable for brands is video. Studies have shown that 81% of consumers have been convinced to purchase by video. Not only is video way more engaging, but it has greater recall than any other media form. However, effective results go beyond simply creating […]

Has TikTok Become a Sneaky Opportunity for Online Video Marketing?

Shawn Maher
When we talk about online video content, we often discuss the importance of picking the right channel. Often, our clients ask about YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. But what about TikTok?  Before you dismiss it as a channel for teeny boppers without disposable income, let’s talk it out. It turns out that TikTok is a […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The Unexpected Ways Video Consumption Has Changed During the Pandemic

Shawn Maher
We know that you’ve probably heard about the death of television many times over the years, but the statistics actually show video consumption is rising. Especially during the pandemic when we’re all stuck at home. Well, it appears that it’s not just people flipping on the boob tube, but instead consuming more and more video […]

Advertisers Need to Connect with Soothing (and Responsible) Messages

Mary Sawyer
During the past six months, people have exercised, watched puppy videos, done random acts of kindness and attempted thousands of ways to find relief from the traumas and negativity of 2020. There’s no need to recite the litany of bad news…suffice to say we are a weary and worried population. Consumers are adapting their social […]

Why Your Branding Is So Important for Potential Employees

Shawn Maher
When we talk about branding, many would immediately begin thinking about how it works in relationship to the sales cycle and staking a claim in the consumer marketplace. But what about the human resources marketplace?  We all understand how vital our staff is to our success, not only in their skillset, but also their fit […]
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