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Building Brands In Uncertain Times

I remember 23 years ago when the Red River flooded in Grand Forks. It was devastating. Homes and businesses were lost. It was a financial and personal tragedy of epic proportions. At the time, I was selling for a manufacturer, and I remember one of my lawn and garden retail customers in Grand Forks taking… Read more »

Differentiating Bank Products

All checking accounts are the same. That’s not a true statement, of course, but it sure can seem that way sometimes. When rates are low, the difference between an account that earns nothing and an account that earns next to nothing can be hard for consumers to comprehend. Sometimes banks can add on features, but… Read more »

The Ten Biggest Pitfalls Of Package Design

If part of your job is creating packaging, you know that it is both exciting and challenging. It’s thrilling to see your work displayed in stores and in consumers’ homes, but it is equally nerve-racking to know that any error comes with significant consequences – like hundreds of thousands of incorrect packages, for example. Here… Read more »

Solve Problems By Asking “Why?”

Have you ever been the target of a young kid who incessantly asked “why?” I remember when my own kids were in this phase. Sometimes the conversation would go on and on until I was exasperated! This single-minded curiosity is acceptable for small children because we understand that he or she is developing and trying… Read more »

Mergers, Acquisitions And Messaging

If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that Anchor Marketing believes wholeheartedly in the power of a strong brand. It helps to define your business in the minds of your customers. It helps to differentiate you from your competitors. It helps to give prospects a head start on getting to know your products… Read more »