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10 Tips to Facebook Marketing Success

Approach, Business Planning, Content Marketing, Lead Conversion, Sales Conversion

While many of us use Facebook every single day to talk with family, friends, and even acquaintances, business owners are often stumped on how to succeed in the marketing world using this social media platform. I have learned quite a bit about how to utilize this helpful tool in the last couple years and found […]

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Small Business Loyalty Programs – Are They Right For You?

Brand Strategy, Sales Conversion, Strategize

Small Business Loyalty programs have long been hailed as one of the best ways to build brand loyalty and keep the customers coming back for more.  Like any other marketing strategy though, these “frequent shopper” platforms aren\’t right for every small business.  While a business selling a product or offering a service on a frequent […]

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The Art of Finding the Perfect Small Business Marketing Firm

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Creative Development, Implement, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Development

Shopping for the right marketing firm for your small business can be tricky to say the least. What questions to ask, what experience to look for, and what services to request may be difficult to answer for those without general marketing knowledge. But don\’t let the mysteriousness of the process prevent you from hiring a […]

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Content Writing 101

Approach, Content Marketing, Creative Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Shhhh! I have a little secret. Come close and I\’ll tell you it. Although I am a professional blogger, I struggle week after week to write stuff you want to read. God bless those that writing comes naturally to but I cannot say I am one of them. Fortunately for me, I have developed some […]

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Marketing To The Middle Class

Evolve, Market Research, Sales Conversion

The past five years have been a struggle for many working-class Americans, especially for those that fall into the “middle class” income level. In fact, according to a recent CNN Money article, most Americans (except those in the richest 1%) have seen just a 0.4% increase in income from 2009 to 2012. With less spending […]

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Social Media Security: Protect Your Assets

Implement, Social Media Marketing

Hackers are everywhere including on many of the popular social media sites.  Whether you are an individual or run a small business, keeping your profiles safe on these apps is important now more than ever before.  For companies, leaving marketing social profiles prone to security breaches not only puts your interests at jeopardy but also […]

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Seasonal Winter Marketing

Business Planning, Evolve, Lead Conversion

The northern Midwest has experienced one of the coldest winters on record and there doesn\’t seem to be an end in sight. While we would like to stay warm and cozy tucked in our home, the world and our business continue to keep moving. The frigid temperatures and mountains of snow bring their own unique […]

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6 Tips for YouTube Success

Implement

As one of the strongest and most robust video stream services out there, YouTube is a great way for small businesses to strengthen their brand and connect with customers. Not only is it easy to use, YouTube is also virtually free keeping marketing dollars in the pocket of the business owner. Like many other types […]

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For Social Media Strategies Think Long Term!

Results, Social Media Marketing

For most small businesses there are two main objectives to any marketing strategy – increasing sales and building brand awareness. Rightfully so, these two goals can help a company grow and flourish in today\’s tough economy. Many want to approach social media in the same way they would print advertising and online website design. Even […]

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Is Groupon Right for Your Small Business Marketing Strategy?

Implement

Most consumers love Groupon. Who doesn\’t want to save 50% or more on dinners out, spa treatments, and the occasional family trip? Consumers have saved a ton of money through the years on haircuts, restaurant gift certificates, and even an űber-relaxing body wrap. How effective though is Groupon as a tactic within the average small […]

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Planning A Successful Marketing Strategy

Strategize

The days of “fly by the seat of your pants” marketing are long gone. From start-ups to well-established businesses, the need for creating intentional, planned marketing strategies has proven vital to promoting the brand. Defining goals and setting a path for marketing success has allowed business owners to keep the customers coming through the door […]

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What Candy Crush Has Taught Us About Mobile and Social Marketing

Evolve, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing

When my mom dressed as a huge Candy Crush board for Halloween this past year I knew that this online game was more than just a passing fad. A widely popular strategic pastime, Candy Crush now boasts millions of online users and is generating some seriously big bucks for the brand\’s developer, King.com. And the […]

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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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