Marketing • Events • Communications

 
GRand Solutions: Marketing, Events, Communications
 
 

GRand Solutions LLC is committed to exceeding client expectations in the traditional areas of sponsor and event activation, public relations, guest services and consumer marketing – as well as financial and operational consulting, risk management and business process improvement. Our focus is to provide each client with creative and comprehensive solutions, tailored by specific individual need and crafted for affordability.

Our objective is to help our clients manage their respective sports properties. Athletes, teams, event promoters, sponsors and sanctioning bodies are examples of sports properties where we now offer new and innovative solutions to help them achieve long-term, financially viable results.

 
 

Marketing & Business Solutions

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Event Services

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Digital Media

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Communications Solutions

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Everything is designed. Not everything is of GRand design.

 

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GRand Solutions unites the complementary skills of Gene Cottingham, former CFO of Champ Car and Ruthie Forbes, former Director of Event Marketing for IndyCar. Much more than just an adventure for the ‘dynamic duo’ – they bring a wealth of knowledge and more than a quarter-century of international motorsports industry experience.

As fee-based advisors, our only motivation is the success of our clients.
By avoiding commissions, GRand Solutions is able to maintain focus on creative solutions that match the needs and objectives of its clients.

 
 
Gene Cottingham
Gene
Cottingham
Ruthie Forbes
Ruthie
Forbes
 
 
Becca Bornhorst
Becca
Bornhorst
Lindsay Condon
Lindsay
Condon
Chris Cross
Chris
Cross
 
 
Marissa Johnson
Marissa
Johnson
Paul Kelly
Paul
Kelly
Krystin Wiggs
Krystin
Wiggs
 

Our only motivation is the success of our clients.

 

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The Pod Squad

By: Paul Kelly We live in virtual world of ever-evolving content in which video and images are more popular than words and audio. Just look at the rise of YouTube and Instagram. So what I’m about to admit will embroider a scarlet letter “U” – as in uncool – on my breast pocket, but I […]

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Activia: From Jamie Lee Curtis to Shakira. Oh, and the World Cup.

By: Krystin Wiggs Activia, the yogurt for old women, appears to be trying to change its image. Silver-haired actress Jamie Lee Curtis served as Activia’s spokesperson for several years, telling us in our living rooms that Activia is the product we need to regulate our digestive systems. But wait a second. It’s 2014, and it’s […]

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Stern Lessons from Howard

By: Gene Cottingham Radio shock jock Howard Stern has a polarizing effect on people – you either love him or hate him. I am not a fan of his type of humor, as it is mostly insulting to everyone at some point. Even so, this weekend I found myself once again watching the 1997 film, […]

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The GRand Transition

By: Marissa Johnson Coming back to GRand Solutions was, in a sense, coming back home after an extended vacation. I interned with GRand last summer during the Indianapolis 500, and it was great. But as I pride myself in being an honest person, I have to admit there was a bit of hesitation on my […]

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Wednesday Aug 20 - 1:26pm

Are podcasts still effective in this digital age? @GRandPK says yes! Read more in this week's blog "The Pod Squad": http://t.co/4eVxUxNiy5

Saturday Aug 16 - 8:12pm

.@lamborghini has unveiled the #SuperTrofeo version of the Huracán for 2015. #LSTNA https://t.co/21SmAzkQtG

 

GRand Solutions is dedicated to activation and execution.

 

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katherine legge

Race car driver Katherine Legge called on GRand Solutions in December 2010 to help her get back on track in the US.

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international motor sports association

The IMSA Development Series is a development system for the newly-formed TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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james hinchcliffe

The Hinchtown website, created with the help of LiveLink in 2011, allows residents of Hinchtown to stay updated on the IndyCar driver and ultimately helped Hinch land the coveted GoDaddy sponsor.

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josef newgarden

When Josef Newgarden burst onto the IndyCar Series scene as a rookie with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in 2012, very few people knew who the handsome blonde kid was who happened to be really fast in a car.

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baltimore grand prix

In 2011 we were called upon about two weeks prior to the Baltimore Grand Prix to offer up our services in any way possible to assist them in salvaging what the media and the racing industry foretold as a doomed event.

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schmidt peterson motorsports

IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud went back to his French roots for a crepe-making PR campaign that had him donning an apron over his firesuit in multiple race markets.

 

We are committed to exceeding client expectations.

 

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Our offices are conveniently located in the shadows of Turn 1 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You’ll find us enjoying the redevelopment of Main Street, across from the new Dallara facility. Please come see us.

 
 

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GRand Solutions LLC
1140 Main St.
Speedway, IN 46224 USA
(317) 731-6394 office
(317) 973-1059 fax