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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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#WhyILoveHashtags

Approach, Social Media Marketing

While some may find hashtags slightly annoying, I have an odd affection for these little nuggets of goodness and, if you are looking to grow your company’s brand, you should too!  There are a lot of useful applications for hashtags and they can be found on all the major social media sites from Facebook to […]

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Social Media For Professionals: What Your Profile Picture Says About You

Social Media Marketing, Strategize

If you are like me, you feel a certain level of anxiousness when attempting to add a profile picture to your social media accounts.  This is especially true for professional sites such as LinkedIn.  How important are these images?   The answer… very important.  In the past, first impressions were made in the conference room or […]

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What People Say

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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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