TikTok Expansion Hurting Advertisers?

Melissa Ross
Since the start of the pandemic, millions of people worldwide have found themselves trying to kill time during quarantine, yearning to connect with people both inside and outside their front door. Some families needed an outlet to be together with each other that would allow them to have fun, and other individuals wanted an avenue […]

Revising Your B2B Strategy in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Mary Sawyer
The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 crisis, and every industry had to adapt to new circumstances to survive. What does that mean for the future of your business? Digital sales will undoubtedly play an increasingly bigger role in your marketing success. McKinsey and Company, the global management consulting firm, is reporting […]

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 […]

Is Peloton in a No-Spin Zone?

Shawn Maher
In this holiday ad cycle, nothing ground many people’s gears like the now-infamous Peloton ad. Bike puns aside, many you have seen the controversial Peloton advertisement at this point. And probably even the Ryan Reynolds spinoff ad used to sell his gin and make light of a heated topic. Unsurprisingly, this marketing morass made its […]

Trending from G/L: Important Lessons on Higher Education We Learned from a Spelling Bee

Shawn Maher
The Scripp’s Spelling Bee is a long-running annual tournament that pits the nation’s best elementary school spellers against each other in a tension-filled contest to crown the champion speller. Or at least that was what it was designed to do. In this year’s tournament, somehow eight students all tied for first place… and that’s not […]

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 […]

Ads We Wish We’d Written

Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
You can tell a lot about the way people think by observing the people they admire and the traits they aspire to emulate. As advertisers, we think that applies to our work as well. As we celebrate our 30th year in business, we wanted to look back not just at our own business and successes […]

Trending from G/L: How to break through a creative block

Randy Micheletti
Creative block is definitely a real thing in the agency industry. It happens to the best of us, at the worst times possible. So, if I told you that you could end your creative block by playing a card game would you give it a shot? Well, Matt Vojacek, agency principal at Zwelly in Columbus, […]

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 […]
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