We had the good fortune of connecting with Jimmy Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jimmy, what do you attribute your success to?
Consistency. The GF Marketing Group brand has been in existence for almost ten years. One thing we’ve been able to accomplish is just to remain consistent. Through the ups and downs, the adaptations, strategic changes, brand adjustments – we stayed in our lane, ran our own race, and only competed with ourselves. Those that know us are familiar with the brand, first – it precedes us, and we attribute that to our determination to succeed.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
GF Marketing Group is a marketing and business consultation firm. We offer a full menu of professional creative services that meet all of our clients needs. We provide marketing campaigns and business consultation that’s growth specific. What’s exciting, is that there’s very few marketing agencies existing today that still offer traditional marketing services. Our portfolio incorporates offline marketing with online- we build partnerships, provide competitive services and pride ourselves in the ability to grow our clients ideas into a successful brand.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Entertaining in Houston is easy- there’s an abundance of things to do, visitors coming to town is non-stop. Typically, we try to host a day-long outing- breakfast, site seeing, lunch, somewhere to hang for a sec., then either dinner or a cool late night spot. For us, support of the African-American community is important- so, incorporating popular or well-known establishments is key. Plus, those are the spots out-of-towners most want to see. Keep in mind, there’s other great establishments out there- they just need a little exposure. We’ll start with perhaps Lucille’s for breakfast- or maybe Breakfast Klub- we know visitors usually want to go there. Then, the Galleria- an outlet mall, those are good for lunch and/or walking around, site seeing, etc. Afterwards, we may do a familiar mom-and-pop soul food like Mama’s Soul Food, The Greasy Spoon or Turkey Leg Hut. But, if we choose to go corporate- Steak 48, Fogo de Chao, Perry’s, Houston’s, Cheesecake Factory or Pappadeaux.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Reaching success isn’t easy– especially, building your own brand. Everyday is a new opportunity– and, a part of that is learning how to incorporate dealing with adversity. Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of negative advice to simply abandon our dream- but, at the same amount we’ve gotten a lot of positive encouragement to continue pressing forward, as well. We’d like to dedicate this shoutout to those that were the motivation- our true supporters, those that want to see us successful. Family, close friends, loyal clients, supporters, etc.- media outlets like Voyage Houston, this is for you all. Thank you!!
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