G/L Content Studios Production Protocol Playbook

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
One of the reasons we continue to do great online video work despite the pandemic is because we’ve put into place safety protocols to keep our production crew and our clients safe.

TikTok Expansion Hurting Advertisers?

Melissa Ross
Since the start of the pandemic, millions of people worldwide have found themselves trying to kill time during quarantine, yearning to connect with people both inside and outside their front door. Some families needed an outlet to be together with each other that would allow them to have fun, and other individuals wanted an avenue […]

When Return on Empathy Is Found at a Party

Luke Smith
For today’s Return on Empathy discussion, I wanted to focus on the importance of not trying too hard. With social distancing policies in effect across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has single-handedly dismantled many social aspects across all walks of life. Birthdays, commencement ceremonies, concerts, dances, family reunions, and more have all been canceled and […]

Less Selling, More Selfless

Meg Strange
Brands have always been held to a high standard when it comes to managing and preserving their identity, reputation, and connections with consumers during times of crisis. During times of national or global crisis, a brand’s response matters, even if their industry Is not directly related to the crisis. With that in mind, brands are […]

When What You Say Matters Most, Choose Your Words Carefully

Shawn Maher
During this worldwide health crisis, brands should be communicating frequently with their customers and stakeholders. And even more importantly, listening carefully. Maximizing your Return on Empathy is crucial right now, and communication is a large part of that.  However, when it comes to crisis communications, nobody’s getting an A for effort. It’s NOT the thought […]

The New Normal: Empathy

Let’s get this out of the way: this is a blog concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. But I’m hoping it provides marketers a simple solution to how to address your marketing and messaging for the next few months. It may not be a cure-all, but there is a way to move forward – a way to […]

Optimizing Your Video for Social: How to Create an Oscar-Worthy Performance

Melissa Ross
Online video is helpful, if not essential, to a successful social media strategy. However, this goes far beyond simply just uploading an existing asset to your profile. No matter what type of video,  whether it’s a television commercial to something you shot on your smartphone, uncut and poorly lit, it’s important to abide by a […]

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 […]

#GEIL30N: One Last Trip Down Memory Lane

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
It’s turkey time, and this year we are extra thankful as our year-long 30th anniversary celebration draws to a close. During the celebration we wrote a series of blogs, cleaned up our neighborhood with Brightside St. Louis, helped provide 18,275 meals for those in need with the St. Louis Area Foodbank, and gave some walks […]

Dirty 30: JetBlue Holds Passengers Hostage

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
In honor the 30th anniversary of when we first hung our shingle, we have been revisiting some fond memories over the past few months. However, since our founding in 1989, there have been plenty of stories of brands who have bottomed out. We explore some of our favorite stories from the past 30 years of brands […]
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