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 […]

Your Audience Is Online Waiting. But Where Will You Find Them?

Shawn Maher
It’s a simple fact right now: whether it’s business or play, we’re going to be doing it online. So where on social media is your audience social distancing? Other than online video conferencing services, of course, because that’s a no-brainer to businesses at this point.  But when it comes to reaching your target audience, consistent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trending from G/L: Instagram’s Hidden Like Count Test

Melissa Ross
Instagram is positive. It’s happy. It’s bright. It makes the users ‘feel good’. But, is the pressure to align with Instagram’s “happy” culture causing users to actually be less happy “IRL?” While no one’s questioning Instagram’s impact on users’ purchasing decisions, a recent test by Instagram could change the way advertisers and influencers use the […]

How User-Generated Content Is A Necessity For Brand Awareness

Mike Haueisen
If you’ve ever seen the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carrey, you probably remember laughing at the various “product placement” scenes. The premise of The Truman Show, for those who haven’t seen it, is that Jim Carrey is unknowingly the star of a reality TV show – his entire life is broadcast by hidden […]

Trending from G/L: Engagement is key to Instagram’s new algorithm

Melissa Ross
Back in March of 2016, the world flipped upside down when Instagram put an algorithm in place to change how our content was delivered to us. Previously, posts were shown in chronological order, but with the new algorithm, content became prioritized based on the likelihood that you would engage with it. Since then, Instagram has […]

Trending from G/L: “Black Mirror” Episode Comes To Life

Ben Schwab
Fans of the popular Netflix series “Back Mirror” are no strangers to its delightfully dark, prescient perspective on the human condition, our cultural relationship with technology, and how those things will often come to odds with one another. One episode in particular, Nosedive, imagines a world where people can rate each other from one to […]

5 Social Media Trends to Consider For Your 2018 Strategy

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Last year, there was no shortage of surprises, new features and time in the national spotlight when it came to social media’s influence in politics. Cough, Russia. In 2018, we can expect to see the social media relationship between brands and consumers continue to evolve and affect the way we connect and engage with one […]
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