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The One Habit You Need to Grow Your Brand

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Creative Development

Whether you are a new start-up or have been around for decades, you probably have one of the same marketing objectives as most businesses – growing the brand. Building your brand is the only way to take limited popularity and convert it into long-term success. It’s what turns a passing fad into a legitimate product […]

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Avoid these Common Instagram Pitfalls

Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Does your business have an Instagram account? If not, why? Instagram is for more than just the creative industries. Many different types of markets can find success using this popular social media platform. Instagram is a great tool for reaching people you otherwise wouldn’t be able to. It is also a smart way to expand […]

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4 Types of Services Grand Marketing Solutions Offers Chicago Businesses

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Evolve, Marketing, Sales Conversion, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Development

Grand Marketing Solutions is more than “just” a website service company. While we often provide our Chicago business clients website design and implementation programs, we also offer so much more. We hope you also consider us a one-stop-shop for all of your marketing and branding needs. Here a 4 types of services Grand Marketing Solutions […]

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The Biggest Thing Small Businesses Forget When Managing Their Own Marketing

Business Planning, Evolve, Marketing, Strategize

Whether you are the owner of a small business or the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, we all have a need for a good marketing plan. The difference comes in how each of us chooses to approach the task. Some hire out the service relying on the expertise of a trusted marketing professional. Others […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Customer to Say “Yes” When They’re on the Fence

Marketing, Web Development

How are your conversion rates? Are you closing the deal when it comes time? Your CTA’s are only useful if they actually prompt your audience to make the move. And you can only generate a sale if the other person is willing to say “yes”. Most people though are often on the fence. In fact, […]

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How to Create a Branding Message that Stands Out

Brand Strategy, Marketing

No matter where you are in the brand building process, there is always room for improvement. One of the most important aspects of any brand is the underlying message you sends to others. It is one of the best ways to clearly convey what your brand is about and what you have to offer others. […]

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Why Outdated Posts are Hurting Your Chance at Success

Brand Strategy, Content Marketing, Marketing, Web Development, Writing

If your website has been around for a while, you probably have more than your fair share of outdated posts. Even sites that would be considered “newer” may have a few posts that are not very useful. While our first thought might be to leave well enough alone, these outdated posts could actually be hurting […]

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7 Critical Factors Your Social Media Campaign is Missing

Content Marketing, Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Your social media campaign is an important requirement for a strong online presence. Most businesses are at least active on one or more social media sites on any given day. But how effective are their efforts? There is more than one way to approach this type of marketing tool. Using the best strategies can lead […]

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4 Tips to Skyrocket Your Page Views

Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Strategize, Web Development

There are few things more disappointing then putting hours upon hours of energy into your website only to see mediocre page view numbers. Content can only be read and enjoyed if people actually see it. And products can only be sold if others visit your virtual marketplace. When it comes to increasing page views there […]

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3 Marketing Questions You Should Ask Yourself Daily

Approach, Marketing

There are so many different ways you could approach your marketing program. In fact there are literally thousands of tasks you could try to cram into each day. But what if managing your marketing strategy was easier than that? What if creating a successful brand is accomplished through the simple act of asking yourself the […]

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How to Know if Your CTA’s are Working

Lead Conversion, Marketing, Sales Conversion, Web Development

What is a Call to Action and, more importantly, do you need one? A Call to Action or CTA is simply put a way to invite your audience to complete some type of specific action. It could be completing a sale, subscribing to your blog or even following you on social media. Why CTA’s are […]

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Trying to find the Best Keywords? Avoid these Three Common Mistakes

Approach, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Strategize, Web Development

Most brands would agree that including keywords in your content is important. They would probably also agree that researching what keywords to use is just as important. What you may not get the same answer on though is how to go about discovering the right phrases and words to boost your SEO rankings. There is […]

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4 Marketing Principles Every Small Business Owner Should Adopt

Approach, Evolve, Marketing, Strategize

Small business owners need to know a lot about a lot of things. They need to know how to balance their books, how to run payroll and, most importantly, how to keep their doors open. One aspect of business management that is often a little more difficult to pinpoint is how to best market your […]

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What People Say

    It has been a pleasure working with GMS. They are knowledgeable, professional and prompt. I will continue to use their services and recommend them to clients, associates and friends.
    - Bryan
    We are proud to be partners with GMS. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I value a relationship with a partner who is cut from the same mold. Grand Marketing Solutions understands what it takes to keep our company competitive in a ever changing market. They ask the right questions and treat our business as it was their own. With Grand Marketing Solutions as our partner we can focus on our core business while they execute on our marketing strategy. We've been with a handful of marketing firms over the years. Some were large, some were small, but none of them have had the impact that Grand Marketing Solutions has.
    - Rob
    Grand Marketing Solutions is among the very best for creative ideas and insightful marketing strategies to change your business. The team at Grand Marketing Solutions have taken creative marketing and a solutions driven strategy to a new level. They have helped me re-define our firms focus and strategies. The team at Grand Marketing Solutions is among the very best to help small and mid-market companies. Karl Hofmeier and the team at Grand Marketing Solutions are a tremendous resource for companies that are seeking to grow their revenues and increase profits. Simply, an excellent company that delivers value to your business.
    - Berk
    Before starting Business Image Magazine, I met with dozens of graphic designers/printers and worked with a couple before I met Karl Hofmeier of Grand Marketing Solutions . I heard Karl speak at a networking event and was impressed with his expertise. Since then, Grand Marketing Solutions has become my one stop shop for marketing advice, graphic design, printing, website design and maintenance. The service is second to none and I am happy to refer all my clients and prospects to him.
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    I have called upon Grand Marketing Solutions to provide various web and design based services to several of my clients. In every instance, I have found Grand Marketing Solutions to be client focused, extremely responsive and cost and value conscious. I am happy to recommend Grand Marketing Solutions to my clients as a valuable resource and extension of the strategic services I provide.
    - Dennis
    Grand Marketing Solutions has been very effective for us. They are the right size firm with the right mix of talents. They spruced up our logo, redesigned our web site, printed new literature, and worked smoothly with our people.
    - Bill
    We are proud to be partners with GMS. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I value a relationship with a partner who is cut from the same mold. Grand Marketing Solutions understands what it takes to keep our company competitive in a ever changing market. They ask the right questions and treat our business as it was their own. With Grand Marketing Solutions as our partner we can focus on our core business while they execute on our marketing strategy. We have been with a handful of marketing firms over the years. Some were large, some were small, but none of them have had the impact that Grand Marketing Solutions has.
    - Rob

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