The search for meaning is something that all of us as human beings strive to attain. And we at Geile/Leon Marketing Communications have a deep respect and understanding for what it takes to achieve meaning for your brand. It’s a process of brand discovery that is proven and revealed over time — creating relationships between brands and the marketplace that mean something.
Geile/Leon Marketing Communications | 130 S. Bemiston Suite 800 | Saint Louis, MO 63105
What do we do? Well as a full-service marketing communication firm, we do everything, but most importantly we do what works for your brand and generates positive results. Geile/Leon is made up of a talented team of individuals in every field of marketing communications. We collaborate forces to give dimension and depth to everything we do.
Advertising & Marketing Communications Services
When it comes to the art of communication, we know what we’re talking about. Our writers and designers are driven by strategy and inspired by creativity. In a world of constant distractions, we create messaging that turns heads and stops consumers in their tracks. Messaging that stirs people — moves them to act beyond the brief interaction. And when it comes to advertising, we really do it all, right here.
Brand Strategy & Development Services
FIND YOUR UNIQUE CLAIM OF DISTINCTION
Strong brands embody your identity, and smart brands get results. Finding the balance and delivering it to your audience on a silver platter is our job. At G/L, we have over 20 years of brand development under our belts. So whether you’re the new brand on the block or a brand looking for a breath of fresh air, we can be a valuable resource for you.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY + DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHT
As a full-service interactive marketing agency in St. Louis, we build, design, and embellish websites to drive the maximum amount of traffic and keep them coming back. Understanding how to utilize the web to promote and sell products and services is absolutely essential for any company hoping to stay viable in the future. We pride ourselves on having extensive knowledge and technical savvy when it comes to online marketing.
Public Relations Services
OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK APPROACH
G/L has a top-ranked public relations department in-house. We work in all facets of consumer and business-to-business communications, including media and community relations as well as special events. Our experienced PR staff even offers media training to make you a better advocate of your brand. They work hand-in-hand with our advertising team to build total awareness communications for clients on a local and national level.
Media Planning & Buying Services
RIGHT PEOPLE + RIGHT PLACE + RIGHT TIME
Buying media in St. Louis, regionally or nationally is nothing new to Geile/Leon. For us, it’s all about the science of hitting the right audience at the right time. Why reach uninterested audiences when you can speak to those who are already predisposed to buying your product or service? At G/L, we’ll take the guesswork out of that equation. So you can feel comfortable knowing that your ads are gaining maximum exposure.
Geile/Leon is in the business of producing positive outcomes for our clients, whether that’s to generate leads, raise brand awareness, motivate employees, increase web traffic or just sell more widgets. We want to change consumer behavior. Our approach starts at the end, with results.
We said we had great work, but talk is cheap. So here is a little sampler platter of G/L work, a delicate balance of strategic messaging and creativity. Take a look at our portfolio and campaign showcase.
- Clayco | Beyond These Walls
- Enterprise Fleet | D.R.I.V.E. Program
- Metro Imaging | Skeletons Campaign
- Metro Imaging | Call and Compare :30sec TV
- Murray Calloway County Hospital | “We Specialize in You.” :30sec TV
- Arizona Daily Star | “Dancing Cactus” :30sec TV
- Suddenlink | “Dinner Table” :30sec TV
- XIOLINK | “Free IT” Print Campaign
- Ranken | Annual Report
- Unico | Print Campaign
- Thermadyne | Tweco Print Campaign
- Rebel Yell | “Blaze Your Own Trail” Campaign
- Crane | Merchant Combo Brochure
- Clayco | “Beyond These Walls” Print Campaign
- Enterprise Fleet Vehicle Guide | Website
- Spectracide® Brand | “Bug & Weed Identifier” Mobile App Campaign
- Clayco | Website
- Ranken | Online Annual Report
- GO! St. Louis | Website
- Crane | Website
- Ranken 2012 | Billboard
- Metro Imaging | Public Transit
- Murray Calloway County Hospital | “Touching More Lives” Billboard
- RSW | Pocket Perks Campaign
- Luxco | Ezra Brooks
- Crane Merchandising Systems | Trade Show Promo Video
- Integrated Marketing Campaigns |
- Broadcast |
- Print |
- Interactive |
- Outdoor |
- Sales Promotions
Whether it’s having an impromptu rooftop patio brainstorm or staying late to get the job done, there is never a dull moment around the Geile/Leon office. We recruit shapers of ideas, drivers of concept, distillers of thought and purveyors of success. Meet our crew.
Dave Geile // Creative Director, Managing Partner
Dave is our fearless creative leader. He has an eye for design and a way with words, almost a sixth sense of sorts for creative execution. He pushes creative and keeps us on strategy. When not steering us toward the next big idea, Dave serves as a local City Councilman and on several other City Committees. Dave holds an associate’s degree in commercial art and a B.A. in communications and journalism from Washington University, St. Louis.
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Tim Leon // President, Brand Strategist
Tim Leon is our strategy guru. Smart, witty and always on the move, Tim never slows down–unless a fishing pole is involved. He has his hands on just about every project that comes through the door. If you are looking for strategic direction, words of wisdom or somebody to have a jam session with, look no further than an open chair in Tim’s office. Tim helps G/L clients discover their brand and develops integrated communications plans that bring brands alive.
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Miranda Warren // Principal, Director of
Miranda heads up our account service team. She is the force that keeps things moving forward. When she is not thinking about a client’s strategic direction, or ways to improve G/L’s client service, Miranda likes to watch “Glee” and spend time with family and friends. She is an ambassador of client relations, keeping everyone from the creative department to the account team and client on the same page.
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Adam Arriola // Principal, Associate Creative Director
Adam infuses his positive energy and unique creative style into all things G/L. Whether it’s drilling to the core of a creative brief or directing a high profile shoot, Adam leads the G/L creative team as they strategically take on all digital, brand and advertising challenges. Adam oversees every project to make sure all work leaving G/L’s doors exceeds clients’ expectations. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and two beagles and restoring old cars. Adam graduated with a BFA from Miami University.
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Dan Diveley // VP of Business Development
Dan has his own proven approach to successfully acquiring new business accounts at G/L. Diveley looks for more than just clients, he seeks new partners. Dan developed a knack for attention to detail during his days as a reservist with the United States Marine Corps and runs a tight ship when developing new client relations. Always upbeat and persistent, Dan is a key component in developing the ever expanding G/L client list.
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Kathy Leonard // VP of Public Relations
The woman at the forefront of our PR department is both extremely accomplished and an invaluable asset to our team. A senior publicist for over 11 years, and prior to that a seasoned reporter and a news anchor, Kathy brings to G/L unparalleled public relations skills and a sharp eye for the story. Because of her experience in broadcast, Kathy knows the types of stories reporters are looking for. Kathy pitches specific stories to specific reporters, giving clients more opportunities for media exposure.
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Ben Edmonson // Senior Art Director
Ben is the go-to guy on our design team. He always gets the job done and comes to us with years of design experience on everything from packaging and print to in-store promotions, web design and more. Edmonson is a very talented designer, and we are lucky to have him when deadlines get short and creative demand is high. He graduated from Missouri State University with a BFA in graphic design.
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Sallie Ervin // Creative Strategy and Expression Officer
Sallie Ervin is the woman behind the G/L-Ervin merger. She founded Ervin Marketing in 1988, and her creative talent and business experience have proved invaluable around this office. Sallie maintains strong long-term client relations, which have helped to build the G/L client-base. Throughout her career, Sallie has established a strong reputation for developing impactful employee and marketing communications for clients such as McDonald’s, Ford Motor Company and SSM Cardinal Glennon.
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Jennifer Fuhrman // Digital Producer
From strategy and execution in traditional and new media to being the daily go-to for her clients, Jen likes to get as integrated as possible with her clients. Her familiarity with multiple industries such as hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and agriculture makes her accessible to take on whatever task is thrown her way. When she’s not working, you may find her cooking, watching the St. Louis Cardinals or hanging with her husband, Justin, and their two boxers, Sonny and Stella.
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Erin Gitau // Account Executive
Erin is everywhere at once. Since merging with Ervin, she has seamlessly integrated herself into the G/L account team, lending her positive attitude and strategic input wherever needed. Her vast industry experience in healthcare, finance, information technology and consumer packaged goods, as well as employee communications make Erin a well-rounded account exectuive. She is a graduate of the
University of Missouri.
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Marcus Griffen // Web Designer/Programmer
Marcus was a critical addition to the G/L team. Just as our digital department really took off, Marcus found our doorstep, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He is a whiz at everything Web related, including the design and development of websites, banner ads, and applications. Griffen does more than just Web, designing and producing print materials when G/L work loads get heavy and deadlines are short. He earned a BA in philosophy from SIUE and a BFA in graphic design from SIUE.
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John O’Connor // Public Relations Account Manager
If John weren’t in PR, he would, not surprisingly, be a journalist. Prior to working on the public relations side of things, John worked in television and radio news for 15 years in many different parts of the country. Since becoming a media relations specialist, he has placed stories for our clients everywhere from The New York Times to “This Old House.”
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Lucas Pierson // Assistant Account Executive
Lucas joined Geile/Leon after graduating from the Mizzou School of Journalism, and his background fuels his creative writing, blogging, social media and interest in design. Around here, Lucas is known for being proud of his home state, Texas, and desire to get out on the golf course. At G/L, he develops voice and messaging for the online presence of our active clients and the agency — establishing best practices for audience recruitment and retention that increases brand awareness, web traffic and opportunities for lead generation.
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Adam Schneider // Art Director
“Schneids” brings over five years of industry experience to the G/L team as a designer/art director, along with his daily passion and enthusiasm to create. During his time in the ad biz, the artist formerly known as Adam has worked building a variety of brands and developing collateral reaching across all media. When outside the G/L walls, “Schneids” enjoys #MIMSing, traveling, Cardinals baseball, and trying his hand at screen printing and letterpress.
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Anne-Marie Vaughan // Business
Anne-Marie is not your average CPA. She brings 10 years of experience in the financial industry to the G/L team, but don’t let her love of spreadsheets fool you. This left-brained lady has a passion for the creative industry. When she isn’t wading through debits and credits, Anne-Marie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and roller-skating.
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Nancy Nava // Administrative Assistant
As administrative assistant, Nancy untangles the phone lines and welcomes every visitor with a contagious smile, keeping the office chemistry clicking every day. Nancy’s time with G/L over the years is highlighted by the great people she has the opportunity to work with. She is always full of energy and a positive attitude, except when G/Lers leave their dishes in the sink. When Nancy isn’t jazzercising after work, she is spending time with her grandkids and watching Dancing With the Stars.
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If you like what you see, give us a buzz, shoot an email, heck stop by sometime.