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 […]

The Digital Download: A new blog series by our Digital Content Producer

Melissa Ross
Over the past eight years working in social media marketing, I’ve learned that it’s impossible to find success without staying relevant and up-to-date on trends in the social atmosphere. As Geile/Leon’s digital content producer, I know our client’s success depends on my dedication to staying on top of what’s happening in the digital space. That […]

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 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 […]

Now’s the time to rebuild your construction marketing efforts

Shawn Maher
B2B
During the pandemic and all the social distancing that has come with it, many industries have been affected. However, the construction industry is particularly interesting. Not only for the boots on the ground, but because so much of the marketing efforts in the industry are people oriented. Looking for new clients or even new vendors? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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: 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 […]
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