2022 Brand New Conference: The Best Lessons We Learned

2022 Brand New Conference: The Best Lessons We Learned

One of our favorite events of the year is the annual Brand New Conference by UnderConsideration. This conference is a two-day event focused on corporate and brand identity. Each year it’s in a different location and brings together designers and communication consultants from all across the country for a time of learning and idea sharing….

How Churches Celebrate Christmas: Two Things Churches Need to Rethink

How Churches Celebrate Christmas: Two Things Churches Need to Rethink

We know, we know.  “What about Thanksgiving?!”  How churches celebrate Christmas matters. And regardless of the size of your church, it’s important to start early if you want to create a meaningful experience for your members. Planning proactively is especially important if you’re a small church with limited resources and manpower. The 95 Network says…

Content Editing With Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Content Editing With Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Picture this: You have a high-profile writing project for your organization. Maybe you’ve used our communication planning resource to create a social media calendar for your brand. You’ve developed the content for each channel, and now it’s time to commence content editing. Having multiple stakeholders who need to review and approve content can sometimes feel…

How to build an email list: a quick start guide

How to build an email list: a quick start guide

In today’s world, building an email list can seem easy (who isn’t building one these days?) and then at the same time, tricky. (again, everyone is building one and everyone sets out the bait) Coming up with ways to set yourself apart and capture your audience is key; both capturing their email address and capturing…

The Dilemma: To Speak or not to Speak?
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The Dilemma: To Speak or not to Speak?

As the leader of an organization, you’ve undoubtedly been faced with the challenge of delivering difficult feedback. While we may generally agree that feedback is an important part of growth, most of us are pretty uncomfortable communicating it. We don’t want to be perceived as arrogant or uncaring, and we know our words have the…

Building Trust with Your Audience Through Feedback

Building Trust with Your Audience Through Feedback

Building a strong relationship with your customers is key to having a successful business. If you’ve been around Anna Montgomery & Co very long, you probably already know that we believe one of the best ways to build strong relationships is by cultivating trust. There are lots of factors that are important in building trust…

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

When it comes to change, what’s your style? For some of us, change is a necessary evil. We’re generally leery of it, preferring the perceived safety of the known—even if we’re not too crazy about it—to the riskiness of the unknown. The people at this end of the change spectrum likely arranged the furniture in…

How to be 1 in 100 Million: The Power of Visual Storytelling

How to be 1 in 100 Million: The Power of Visual Storytelling

“A picture is worth a thousand words” -Henrik Ibsen Today’s marketing climate puts a new spin on this common phrase. More than ever, consumers are being inundated with information, ads, entertainment, and sales pitches. According to SocialPilot, there are more than one hundred million photos uploaded to Instagram every day, and one billion Facebook stories…

Building Trust with Volunteers: 3 Simple Strategies
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Building Trust with Volunteers: 3 Simple Strategies

Have you ever been told that managing volunteers is like herding cats? While that expression is chuckle-worthy for anyone who has been in a leadership position, it’s a harmful approach to communicating with one of your most important audiences. If you work for a church or nonprofit, chances are volunteers are an important part of…