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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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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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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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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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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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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 Tips for a Successful PPC Campaign

Implement, Marketing, Results, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Development

For any small to mid-size business, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising can be a tricky venture to undertake.  When done right, PPC marketing can be a differentiator in launching your brand to a next level.  If you miss the mark in your PPC approach though, you risk draining your budget on a program that bears little fruit. […]

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How to Design a Strong Homepage

Brand Strategy, Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Development

What is your website\’s current homepage telling the rest of the world?  Think of your homepage as the front door of your home.  You want it to be pretty, appealing and, most of all, functional.  Much like the perfect paint color can be a warm welcome, there are simple strategies you can use to create […]

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How to Get Your Customers to Read Your Weekly Blog Posts

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

As a small business owner you probably already know how important it is to maintain a healthy marketing presence. It is a surefire way to stay engaged with your customers and remain on the top of their list when it comes to your particular service or industry. A great way to promote your company is […]

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How an Amateur can Create a Killer YouTube Video

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

Let\’s say you are a small business owner.  You have a website set up and blog on it regularly.  You have joined Facebook and even tweet out some hot news every now and again.  But why do you still feel like you aren\’t reaching any new customers? If you are looking for a new way […]

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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.
    - Tom
    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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