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4 Expert Tips for Faster Proofreading

Marketing, Writing

Proofreading your blog post is like doing laundry. No one likes making time for it but if you don’t you’re left with only dirty clothes to wear tomorrow. It’s a necessary evil if you want to ensure your writing is polished and professional. But what if you could take this mind-numbing task and make it […]

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Have You Adopted a Marketing Concept Mentality?

Business Planning, Lead Conversion, Marketing, Results, Sales Conversion, Strategize

If you haven\’t heard the term “marketing concept”, you are sure to hear more about it in the near future. Marketing concept is based on the principle that companies should analyze the needs of their customers and base their decisions on meeting those needs. It also emphasizes the importance of satisfying those needs better than […]

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3 Things Every Successful Facebook Ad Campaign Needs

Advertising, Approach, Marketing, Social Media Marketing

An easy way to get more exposure for your brand is by better utilizing the tools you already have. For most businesses, Facebook is at the cornerstone of their online presence. This social media platform makes it simple to establish a business page while also reaching a large amount of people. Even a business owner […]

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Three Marketing Budget Busters You Should Avoid

Advertising, Business Planning, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing

Every small business needs to be mindful of how they spend their marketing dollars. Budgets are limited and every penny counts. You want to make sure you get the most bang for your marketing buck. What you invest in can mean the difference between success and a busted budget. There are many avenues you can […]

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Are You Making the Most Out of Your Customer Testimonials?

Brand Strategy, Evolve, Marketing, Web Development

Customer testimonials can be one of the most powerful marketing tools you have. And better yet – they are free! When people have good things to say about your business, you want to shout it from the rooftops. But far too often we under-utilize these precious commodities. In an age when everyone is beyond busy, […]

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15 Genius Ways to Give Your Brand a Facelift

Brand Strategy, Implement, Marketing

Is your brand\’s image getting boring? Falling a little flat? If so, you are not alone. Many brands find themselves needing to update their image every couple years. Taking time to modernize it is what keeps your brand fresh, current and on point with your current branding message. The toughest part is finding ways to […]

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10 Easy Ways to Discover Great Blog Topics

Content Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Writing

Stumped on what to write about? It\’s easy to get stuck in a writing block when it comes to your blog. And not knowing what to write about only makes the process of generating great posts even more difficult. Finding ways to come up with engaging topics can help you write faster while still creating […]

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How to Spring Clean your Pinterest Account

Marketing, Social Media Marketing

It\’s that time of year again. The season when we open our windows, sweep out the dust and accomplish some deep spring cleaning. But this annual tradition is for more than just the home. Spring is also a great time to give your social media accounts some much needed attention including your Pinterest boards. Pinterest […]

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How to Establish a More Modern Print Ad Campaign

Advertising, Marketing, Print Marketing, Writing

Some marketing experts say print marketing is a lost cause. The days of catalogs and mailers have been replaced with websites and Facebook ads. And while online promotion is quickly becoming the leading way to boost your business, print still has its place in every good marketing program. In order to make print ad campaigns […]

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Is Your Website Designed to Be Mobile First?

Marketing

Back in November 2016, Google announced that it would be implementing a Mobile First indexing change. It was a clear step in the trend of mobile design search rankings as Google\’s algorithms changed from evaluating website design to mobile effectiveness. This news ushered in a wave of businesses scrambling to make their sites more mobile-friendly. […]

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5 Simple Ways to Take Your Marketing Program Global

Marketing

It doesn\’t matter how big or how small your business is it never hurts to expand your reach as far as possible. In fact, going global is a great way to connect with others you may have otherwise never had the opportunity to meet. And with the huge expansion of online marketing, spanning your message […]

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Why Hiring a Locally-Based Chicago Marketing Firm is Important

Marketing

When it comes to your marketing partner, there are many options to choose from. You could hire an online provider to develop your branding plan. You could also do it on your own learning the tricks of the trade from books and YouTube. Or, better yet, you could hire a locally-based Chicago marketing firm such […]

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    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.
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