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 […]

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 […]

Building Buyer Personas for Rural Lifestyle

Melissa Ross
In marketing, what you’re communicating is just as important as defining who you’re communicating with. But most target audiences only manage to scratch the surface. For example, targeting men ages 25-65, with children at home and a household income of $100,000 is a good start, but have we really painted a picture of their everyday […]

Trending from G/L: Brands Taking a Stance

Melissa Ross
In overwhelming numbers, today’s top brands are beginning to take stances on certain issues and stepping up on a soap box to make those positions known. In recent years, we’ve seen many businesses take positions on social and even some political issues. The conventional thought has long been that doing so runs the risk of […]

Trending from G/L: Debating Like A True Marketer

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
These days it seems like there is a debate about something new EVERY DAY. Some of the topics can be a little, well, trivial in the grand scheme of things, but nonetheless are discussed in fervor on social media. Are women’s pockets inferior to men’s? Yes, yes they are. Is St. Louis the microbrew capital […]

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: Marketers Moving Away From Saturday Morning Cartoon Ads

Melissa Ross
Who can forget Saturday mornings as a kid? Getting up early (sometimes before mom and dad), rushing into the kitchen, making a bowl of the most sugary cereal in the pantry, and heading to the living room to turn on the television. This was what most of us lived for as kids – Saturday morning […]

The Most Patriotic Brands In America

Melissa Ross
The 16th annual Brand Keys Most Patriotic Brands in America study has been released, and we’re seeing some interesting trends in terms of patriotic campaigns and who they’re targeting. The survey ranks 297 brands in 2018 that were most resonant when it came to patriotism. With the current division between political parties within the country, […]

Trending from G/L: Country Time Stands Up For Kids

Luke Smith
Does shutting down a kid’s lemonade because they don’t have a business permit sound crazy to you? If it does, you’re likely in the majority, but unfortunately, police have been doing just that. After a recent rash of Lemonade stand shutdowns requested by crotchety neighbors, Kraft Heinz’s Country Time Lemonade brand sprung into action with […]

When Subpar Branding Just Won’t Fly

Randy Micheletti
For horse owners, summer is the time for peaceful, early morning rides before the sun heats up the day. It’s a time to spend washing, treating and connecting with your horse. Unfortunately, it is also the season of the most heinous insect on the planet…flies! And, as all horse owners know, it’s a never-ending battle. […]
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