It’s Brandolicious

Tim Leon
I read an interesting article in the New York Times recently on the growing trend of marketers making up words of their own in place of real words. They’re disregarding all those great “real” words from the Webster College Dictionary (all 988,968 of them) and generating new, more interesting and memorable invented words in order […]

Advertising Costs How Much?

Ben Edmonson
These days, companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their business. Cutting costs, downsizing, upselling, “right-sizing”…it’s all part of the big picture. But, what is the big picture? For some, ROI comes to mind, but for others it’s a never-ending onslaught of concentrated marketing efforts to achieve goals. For startups and even established companies, […]

The Experience Approach

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
An ad grabs your attention, tells a story and truly makes a mark…in the ad industry, you respond with kudos to its creator and share it with your coworkers. You also have the strong possibility of reading an article about the ad’s accolades at some point in the year. But, while industry cred is always […]

Creating Relevant Content

Randy Micheletti
Your goal as a marketer should include the distribution of varying content across multiple media and platforms – or at least as your budget allows. You should make efficient and confident decisions that give consumers the opportunity to interact with your company, and eventually purchase your product or service. But…you can’t just push content for […]

Maintaining Your Marketing Plan

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Before we know it, the first quarter of 2014 will be behind us. Hopefully the annual marketing plan that was so carefully developed is being implemented, and so far, proving successful. Although, there’s one valuable aspect to remember – plans aren’t set in stone. While some initiatives prove to be as successful as you anticipated, […]

Designing Effective Packaging

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
There aren’t any set guidelines when it comes to creating effective packaging, but there are some things to consider before you get started. After you have considered the type of packaging you are using and have chosen to use suppliers like Impacked (Impacked has a huge range of wholesale jars and more) who have recyclable […]

Take Your Marketing Plan a Step Further

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
By mid-November, chief marketing officers and their teams are deep in the trenches of planning for the upcoming year. They are evaluating successes, failures and opportunities for growth. Whether you’re just beginning or wrapping up, consider these few thoughts if you haven’t already.

A Walk Through the XIOLINK Website Redesign

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
It’s been some time now that we’ve worked closely with our client (and friends) at XIOLINK, the industry leader in fully-managed IT solutions. XIOLINK acts as an extension of a business’ internal IT department, which frees up their time to work on more strategic IT initiatives that help grow their business. There’s no red tape, […]

Optimize Your Subject Lines for Email Success

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Email subject lines are the gatekeepers to a successful email campaign. The amount of click throughs or conversions may hinge on just a few words. So, it’s time to ask yourself, are you maximizing that subject line.

The Value of Media Training

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct dozens of media training sessions for hundreds of people, from account executives to chief executives of some of the world’s largest companies. Before venturing into public relations, I spent many years as a broadcast journalist on the other side of the microphone, so I know how […]