Grits Marketing Group

When you’re a girl raised in the South, grits are a part of life, a comfort food, a staple on your dad’s breakfast plate, and never as good at a restaurant as they are at your grandmother’s kitchen table. They give us energy to function at optimal levels, and naturally contain minerals that are vital for growth and development. Since our goal is to be the fuel that provides those same benefits for our clients, what else would we call ourselves besides Grits Marketing Group.

When it comes to your business, you’re the expert. We’re here to give you the time to focus on it. Whether the “hassle” that’s consuming your day is your media plan, that new website design, or even that new business pitch you just don’t have the manpower to dedicate to, we can help. Contact us today to discuss what Grits Marketing Group can take off your plate to make your day as comfortable as breakfast in grandma’s kitchen.

About Us

The new millennium came with a new career path for Grits Marketing Group president/owner, Susan DeLong. Gone were the days in the broadcast news control room, replaced with cost per points and client meetings. That new career ignited a passion for marketing that has grown with every passing year. With the support of her family, the experience of the last 15+ years, and the desire for doing things her own way, Susan made the leap into entrepreneurship and launched Grits Marketing Group.

We have a simple approach; the mission of Grits Marketing Group is to simplify the work-life of its clients and partners. If at the end of each day, we’ve given our clients more time to focus on running their business because they were able to spend less time micro-managing their advertising plans, we consider that a successful day. If we are able to fill a void for a partner to get them through their current workflow overload, we can raise a glass to fulfilling our mission.

We believe in a work/life balance, and we want to help our clients and partners enjoy the same. Their success is our goal; their stress is our motivation. It’s what drives us to work harder to provide more value in their day to day business. We want to be considered an asset on their balance sheet, not an expense.

We appreciate the opportunity to become a partner in your business, and hope that Grits becomes your go to comfort food.
1134 Ballena Blvd., Suite 12
Alameda, California 94501
Susan DeLong
The Placemaking Group
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The Placemaking Group approaches the strategic planning of each assignment with a clean slate. We ask: What are your goals? What do you want your audiences to do or feel? What brand association do you want to create? How will your – and our – success be measured?

We collaborate with you to create well-balanced solutions to your communication opportunities. As a full-service marketing communications agency our strategies are created with no preconceived media or tactical bias.

We believe that utilizing the right mix of skills and market knowledge is essential. With the Placemaking Group, you’ll work with creative brand consultants who understand technology; marketing strategists who recognize the value of outstanding creativity; public relations experts who dig into your core business to find what the media are looking for, and deliver it.

Ultimately, our job is to make your audience take notice of your city or building, product or service. And that’s what we’ll do.
505 14th Street, 5th Floor
Oakland, California 94612
510-835-7900 x203
Dennis Erokan

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