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How Save a Mismanaged Marketing Program

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

Has your marketing program been ignored for way too long? Or maybe you’re taking over another person’s marketing mess? Whatever the case, handling a mismanaged marketing program is no easy task. Here are some strategies to getting it back on track. Problem #1: The program lacked direction. How to fix it: If you don’t know […]

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Are You Making the Most Out of Your Customer Testimonials?

Brand Strategy, Evolve, Marketing, Web Development

Customer testimonials can be one of the most powerful marketing tools you have. And better yet – they are free! When people have good things to say about your business, you want to shout it from the rooftops. But far too often we under-utilize these precious commodities. In an age when everyone is beyond busy, […]

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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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5 Ways to Get Your Customer to Say “Yes” When They\’re on the Fence

Marketing, Web Development

How are your conversion rates? Are you closing the deal when it comes time? Your CTA\’s are only useful if they actually prompt your audience to make the move. And you can only generate a sale if the other person is willing to say “yes”. Most people though are often on the fence. In fact, […]

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Why Outdated Posts are Hurting Your Chance at Success

Brand Strategy, Content Marketing, Marketing, Web Development, Writing

If your website has been around for a while, you probably have more than your fair share of outdated posts. Even sites that would be considered “newer” may have a few posts that are not very useful. While our first thought might be to leave well enough alone, these outdated posts could actually be hurting […]

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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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How to Know if Your CTA\’s are Working

Lead Conversion, Marketing, Sales Conversion, Web Development

What is a Call to Action and, more importantly, do you need one? A Call to Action or CTA is simply put a way to invite your audience to complete some type of specific action. It could be completing a sale, subscribing to your blog or even following you on social media. Why CTA\’s are […]

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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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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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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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