Does Your Brand Belong on Instagram?

This year alone, Instagram grew from 300 million users to 400 million, surpassing the audience of Twitter. Coincidentally—or perhaps not—Instagram also opened its doors to all marketers in October. For the past two years, Instagram has invited only select brands to advertise on its platform. If you haven’t thought about advertising your brand on Instagram


Why Hospitals Need A Content Strategy Now More Than Ever

For the past four years, the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) defined content marketing as “the creation and distribution of educational and/or compelling content in multiple media formats to attract and/or retain customers.” But, says the Institute, content marketing has matured into a formal business discipline. This year, they changed the definition to “a strategic marketing


GLC Wins 13 Content Marketing Awards

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We're only halfway through the year, but already three content marketing award competitions have bestowed GLC with a total of 13 awards for print and digital work in categories such as design excellence, best website, most improved layout, and best magazine. GLC took home five prestigious APEX Awards, presented by Communications Concepts, which are based

The Fake War: Print vs. Digital

Here’s what you know: People are exposed to digital content more than ever. About 92,000 new articles are published online every day, according to publishing analytics-software provider Chartbeat. Here’s what you think you know: As a result, print is dying. But this simply isn’t true. In reality, print remains critical when it comes to marketing


Remake/Remodel: The Hidden Art of the Magazine Redesign [Part 2]

Guest author: Scott Oldham, Creative Director In the last installment, I revealed some of the thinking behind GLC’s recent redesign of The Residential Specialist, the member publication of the Council of Residential Specialists. In this sequel, I want to look at the redesign of a totally different kind of animal: Bats (the member publication of


Remake/Remodel: The Hidden Art of the Magazine Redesign [Part 1]

Guest author: Scott Oldham, Creative Director The recent overhauls of The New York Times Magazine and Consumer Reports, helpfully dissected here and here, provide excellent case studies on both the need for and process of conducting a magazine redesign. All magazines need it from time to time; a magazine that fails to evolve will almost


Whoever said that design shouldn’t be hard?

Do lawyers hate legalzoom? Do doctors hate WebMD? Some cursory anecdotal research would suggest the answers are yes and yes (though deeper analysis reveals that lawyers and doctors really hate their clients and patients, respectively). In both cases, what the professionals seem most upset about is the one-size-fits-all mentality of the two services in question.


Corporate Influence in the Media & Native Advertising

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The Custom Content Council asked select members, including GLC’s Joe Stella, to comment on John Oliver’s take on native advertising and corporate influence in media.


Throwback Thursday: 25 Years and Counting

Andy Lenner has been doing prepress for 25 years. He’s seen all the trends and advances, and still enjoys every minute.


Design Relaxation

Senior Art Director Rick Cruz shares the helpful tips he picked up at this year’s HOW Design Conference.

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