Inside LGND: Favorite Podcasts

Patrick Sims · September 28, 2019

There is Economic Opportunity in Sustainability

Matt Lockwood · August 26, 2019

Last week, Business Roundtable announced a new statement of corporate purpose. Among the commitments outlined, the association pledged to “protect the environment by embracing sustainable practices across our businesses.” This was a huge moment for the business world and highlights the tension between purpose and profit that many businesses struggle…

LGND Analytics Will Unleash Data-Driven Decision Making

Patrick Sims · July 28, 2019

Data Analytics Is In Our DNA We started LGND because the very first visualization we helped build and launch–the Distressed Communities Index (DCI)–unlocked the combined power of data + technology + storytelling to better understand real-world challenges and create high-impact solutions.  Looking at the DCI’s economic data on a granular…

LGND Acquires Stellar Video Partner

Mike Aleo · July 11, 2019

Helping good ideas win means never compromising with your storytelling LGND is built on the cornerstone that through unique storytelling we can help good ideas win. It’s the bet we’ve collectively made and continue to make. Our foundation relies on collaboration between folks with differing skill sets working towards a…

LGND’s Next Adventure

Matt Lockwood · June 20, 2019

My cofounders and I launched LGND just over two years ago to help good ideas win. Since its founding, we have partnered with people tackling some of the most important challenges of our time, including protecting the environment, improving access to economic and educational opportunity, promoting inclusion, guarding America’s innovation…

Designers: Kill Your Darlings

Mike Aleo · January 16, 2019

The expression “kill your darlings” is usually attributed to the great Southern author William Faulkner. In giving this advice to writers, Faulkner meant: you know that word or sentence or paragraph that you feel the proudest of, that you think is the prettiest thing you’ve ever written? — get rid…

Unsafe Unseen: Google Requires SSL, Safety, and Security For Site Rankings

Ryan McCahan · August 17, 2018

In trying to make the internet safer and more secure, Google–the world’s most popular search engine–is officially downgrading insecure websites from search results. And recently, the company started indicating which sites are and aren’t secure. Know What’s Secure To know if a site is secure, just take a look at…

Five Things to Consider Before You Recode the Wheel

Ryan McCahan · July 2, 2018

LGND builds a lot of sites on WordPress, which gives us access to a vibrant ecosystem of more plugins than one could ever possibly need. If you need a specific feature (a calendar, event RSVP or custom fields, for example), chances are we already have a plugin that will slot…

An Unfiltered Take On The New (Instagram) Museum Experience

Molly Fisher · May 17, 2018

The scene is all too familiar. Lines—very long lines—stretching around corners and through bookshops. The visitors, who seem energized by a tangible collective momentum, stand ready to participate in the new first-person narrative of the museum experience: Instagram. On weekends I moonlight as a tour guide for the National Gallery…

Simple Isn’t Stupid

Patrick Sims · April 23, 2018

“Keep It Simple, Stupid” Has Lost Its Meaning.  Originally coined in the mid-20th century by aircraft engineers, it’s now thrown around ad nauseam by politicos and PR professionals everywhere. In the early days of flight, the phrase carried helpful value for explaining complex systems. Today, however, the adage implies that…

The thing we’re most proud of building is the team you’ll be working with.

Our clients are diverse, yet they share one challenge: their issues are far from simple. This challenge never stems from lack of information and data. Rather, their core messages are hidden in obscure places or buried in complex materials.

We help our clients distill ideas to their purest and most compelling state by crafting a story that animates their mission and captures viewers’ attention.

Meet your new team