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Do You Listen as Well as You Market?

Marketing

Promoting your product or service is all about communication. In fact the American Marketing Association defined marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” Effectively conveying and sharing information with other people is one of the […]

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How Deleting Old Content Can Help Your SEO Rankings

Business Planning, Evolve, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Strategize, Web Development

Did you know that old content could actually be hurting your site’s rankings? We may think those posts we wrote back in 2005 have little influence on how well we are performing today, but they have more power than you think. Deleting that old content can help your SEO rankings. When you delete old content […]

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4 Reasons Why Chicago Businesses Should Invest in Market Research

Market Research, Marketing

When setting a course for your Chicago company’s marketing success, there is a lot to consider. Print ads, Facebook campaigns, website design – the different directions you can take are endless. How do you know which one will make the best use of both your time and money? One of the best ways to begin […]

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The New Rules of Email Marketing

Email Marketing, Marketing

Email marketing is one of the best ways to reach a large audience. While engaging subject lines and a good message still matter, many of the other email marketing rules have changed. In fact, 2017 and beyond will see some big shifts in how businesses use this old-school marketing must-have. If your email strategies have […]

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Three Things to Consider When Writing Your Company’s Story

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Marketing

Every company needs to tell their story. Whether it’s through an “About Me” page or in a product catalog, the story is what makes your company something more than just a business. It helps create the connection with the customer while telling the world what your brand is all about. Many businesses get stuck when […]

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How GMS Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

Marketing

The small business world can be tough. It takes a lot of work and effort to grow a successful startup from the ground floor. This is where a good marketing program can be the differentiator. Promotions, sales, social media, website management, branding – they are all under the umbrella of a small business’ marketing campaign. […]

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4 Elements Your Instagram Account is Missing

Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Instagram seems so easy. Take a picture, change the filter, add a cute title and post it. But is simply doing the basics serving your small business best? Is there a better way to market yourself on this powerful platform? To gain greater visibility of your Instagram profile, you need to think beyond the basics. […]

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4 Ways to Leverage Yourself as the Industry Expert

Approach, Marketing, Strategize

Are you stumped as to why your business isn’t getting more traffic online? You have a good website. You engage on Facebook and Twitter. You may even be trying out some SEO tactics. So why aren’t you gaining traction? The biggest mistake businesses make with their online efforts is not establishing themselves as the industry […]

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What Will Happen in the Marketing World in 2017: The Winners and Losers

Approach, Brand Strategy, Content Marketing, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Strategize, Web Development

Are you ready to put 2016 in the books? It has been a year of many marketing up’s and down’s. Mobile online shopping and video content both took huge leaps forward while conventional advertising took a backseat. Add in a presidential election and it made for one crazy year. As 2016 comes to a close, […]

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How to Achieve the Marketing Edge in Your Industry

Marketing

Every business has hopes of being the leader in their industry. A trusted product and great customer service can help to achieve success in your individual niche. Another way to grow your presence is by crafting a smart marketing plan. Social media campaigns, website development and print advertising can all help launch your brand even […]

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How to Make Your Online Shop Mobile-Ready

Marketing

The numbers are out from Black Friday and the results may surprise you. Adobe recently released their data for online shopping for the 2016 season. While a staggering $5.27 billion was spent online even more astonishing was how much mobile revenue had increased over last year. This Black Friday became the first day in retail […]

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10 Small Ways You Can Boost Your Brand in 2017

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Content Marketing, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Strategize, Web Development

The whole concept of marketing can be overwhelming. There seems to always be so much to do. Project planning, social media campaigns, SEO strategizing. The list of complicated tasks can go on and on. Fortunately, there are many small things you can do in the new year to boost your brand. While having a comprehensive […]

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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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