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 […]

Brands making an emotional connection are more important than ever

Tim Leon
As we enter into 2022, brands continue riding the pandemic rollercoaster. Continued surges and the omicron variant cause more turbulence than we anticipated.  Booster vaccinations , increased hospitalization rates, and worker shortages continue to be part of the national conversation.  And that has marketers searching for stability in a sea of uncertainty. That stability comes […]

Are your sustainability claims sustainable?

Terri Waters
As brands look to gain a competitive advantage, they may be tempted to jump on the sustainability bandwagon. It seems more and more organizations, from manufacturers to banks to sports teams and everything in-between, claim they are committed to sustainable practices or that their products are eco-friendly.  While embracing sustainability is no doubt a good […]

What Will the New Normal REALLY Look Like?

Shawn Maher
It seems like every time you blink, the world has changed. During the pandemic, consumer behavior has evolved more rapidly than maybe any other time in history. But is the world we live in now actually the new normal? Recently, Dentsu Aegis Network performed a survey of CMOs in the US regarding their preparedness for […]

Online Video Lessons from Quarantine: Why Your Message Matters So Much

Shawn Maher
As the world continues to adapt to new work environments in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw many wonder what the future held for both content marketing and for business as usual. However, our Return on Empathy™ campaign helped shine a light on these answers. And our Chief Brand Strategy Officer Tim Leon […]

Opening After COVID: It’s Not When, but What Your Customers Want

Shawn Maher
Now is an unprecedented time for businesses. Of course, we’ve been saying that since March at least. But at least now optimism mixed in with all the uncertainty. However, when it comes to opening back up for business, you can’t just sprint out of the gate. You have to move slowly and safely.  And maybe […]

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 […]

Lifting Up Our Community

Randy Micheletti
Make it Mean Something is our guiding principle here at Geile/Leon. And not just in the work we produce, but rather in all facets of our lives, including how we communicate with others, how we help improve our communities, and how to make the world a better place both individually and as a brand. When […]

In a Time of Crisis, Turn to Maslow for Marketing Advice

Melissa Ross
My time during these past few weeks has been occupied much in the same way yours and many others’ has. I spend my time at home worrying. The irony is that we are all isolated while feeling the same sense of worry.   Is there going to be toilet paper when I brave the grocery store? […]
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