Anchor Ideas

Should You Be Using Marketing Automation?

One of the hottest buzz words in marketing for the last few years has been “marketing automation.” The goal for marketing automation is to simplify manual processes and create marketing qualified leads (MQLs) to pass onto your sales team.

It’s Easier Than You Think To Use Emerging Media To Promote Your Brand

Remember when newspaper, radio and TV were on top of the media world? Remember when direct mail and personal sales calls were the only real options for business to business communication? It seems like it was only a few years ago this was the case, but I have a few startling facts for you: Facebook… Read more »

Snapchat As A Recruiting Tool

We live in a digital world, and it can be tempting to think that everybody uses the same social platforms as we do. This isn’t reality, of course, and if you are looking to reach young people, you may need to look outside your own favorites. For example, imagine your business is growing, and you… Read more »

Does Your Branding Rely Too Much On Timing?

Everyone knows that humans don’t make buying decisions all at once. To employ an over-used marketing buzzword, it’s a journey – one that includes the awareness step, the consideration step and finally the decision step. The trick, then, comes in trying to show them your product or service in the right way at the right… Read more »

For Engineers And Systems Integrators, It’s Better To Have All The Questions Than All The Answers

We all know somebody who only talks about themself. It’s a character trait that is less than endearing, and I see it manifest itself too often in the world of branding. Think about your experiences with LinkedIn. It’s likely that you’ve been approached by someone you’ve never met trying to make a connection, and as… Read more »

Next Big Thing Fatigue

Right now the biggest name in social media is probably Instagram. Of course its older sister Facebook has more total users (as does its cousin WhatsApp), but if you are looking for a legit, mature platform that is in its prime, Instagram is the winner. And speaking of mature – did you know that Instagram… Read more »

Anchor President Hal Halliday Presents “How Strategy And Planning Can Make Your Marketing Tactics Successful” For The Midwest Manufacturers’ Association

Anchor’s President Greg “Hal” Halliday recently presented on the topic “How Strategy And Planning Can Make Your Marketing Tactics Successful” during session seven of the Midwest Manufacturers’ Association’s AMFA/CMMA/TSMA Marketing for Manufacturers Webinar Series. Throughout the presentation, Halliday shared advice and tips about building strong brands for manufacturers, distributors and other B2B businesses. A few… Read more »