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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Blogging

Business Planning, Content Marketing, Strategize, Web Development

To be successful at blogging requires a level of dedication to both consistent writing and quality work. For a true procrastinator, maintaining a steady stream of read-worthy posts can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. Distracted easily, they are often in a constant struggle to stay on task.  While it may seem like this perpetual […]

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The BIG Secret to Winning Over New Customers

Business Planning, Evolve, Lead Conversion, Sales Conversion

Have you ever received free shipping on your first purchase online or a percentage off a service just for trying a new company out? If so, then you have been given the gift of reciprocity – the BIG secret to winning over new customers. Reciprocity is defined as responding to a positive action with another positive action or […]

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The Art of a Successful Logo Change

Brand Strategy, Creative Development, Implement, Web Development

A logo change is one of the riskiest marketing endeavors businesses both large and small can undertake. The end result rarely goes unnoticed and is often categorized as either a huge hit or a big miss. Netflix is the latest victim of a logo change gone wrong. After recently transitioning their recognizable red logo to a red-on-white design, […]

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Is your website Tablet-Friendly?

Brand Strategy, Creative Development, Evolve, Web Development

Responsive web design has become one of the biggest catch phrases for both small businesses looking to expand their brand and marketing firms trying to win them over. And while creating a site that adjusts to the ways in which consumers shop is important also having a clear focus on what type of design will […]

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Linking-In for Marketing Success

Brand Strategy, Business Planning, Implement, Social Media Marketing

Founded in 2002, LinkedIn offers professionals in a number of industries the opportunity to interact and network through a series of connections. While the site started as a networking tool, it has since grown to include advertising, specialized campaigns, and article postings. While there are a slew of relevant and effective social media sites out […]

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How Do Technical Issues and 404 Errors Affect SEO Rank?

Evolve, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Internal Server Error are three dreaded words you don’t want to see on your website. Visiting sites that have 404 errors or redirecting pages can be frustrating and annoying to say the least.  Most importantly, 404 errors affect SEO rank!  In order to improve the user’s experience, Google and other search engines will rank lower […]

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5 Tips for Writing Quality Press Releases

Content Marketing, Results, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing

Press releases are a great way to share exciting news about your business with customers. They can also help build your Google ratings too! In order for press releases to be the most effective though they need to be read by others online. Creating interesting, attention-grabbing press releases will help make your efforts well worth […]

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How Making Friends Can Help Build Your Quality SEO Links

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Strategize

All lasting business is built on friendship. -Alfred A. Montapert What if I told you creating more backlinks for your website was as easy as meeting some new people?  Well, it is!  Taking time to reach out to others and build relationships is a great way to create some of those precious links everyone involved […]

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How To Use Google Plus: 7 Things NOT To Do

Creative Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, Strategize

The world of Google Plus is still an unknown to many in the industry. While some may choose to concentrate on easier targets like Facebook and Twitter for their social media content, it is a HUGE mistake to ignore Google Plus and doing so can actually hurt your online marketing strategies. Boasting as the second […]

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Tips For Building A Small Business Brand

Brand Strategy

As a small business owner, you have probably built a strong branding campaign for your company.  With the consumer’s growing use of digital media and online social platforms, business owners are increasingly being pushed into the spotlight.  Whether you run a small appliance shop or a fashionable hair salon, owners need to be aware of […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Blog Planning

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

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin This is some sage advice from one of America’s most beloved patriots.  Blog writing can be demanding while brain-numbing at the same time.  Constantly trying to develop writings that are interesting yet easy-to-read is a skill that takes time and energy to master.  […]

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Website Organizational Design Tips

Approach, Creative Development, Web Development

Decluttering is a spring cleaning must for me and I find that my household runs better when there is less stuff in it.   If this rule applies to our living spaces shouldn\’t it apply to our business websites too?  A streamlined, clutter-free site can help your customers find information and products easily while making them […]

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What People Say

    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
    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
    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.
    - Tom
    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
    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 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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