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Mark Arnold is an expert in branding and strategic planning who helps mark organizations for success

As President of On the Mark Strategies™, a consulting firm specializing in branding and strategic planning, Mark Arnold helps businesses, credit unions and banks achieve their goals with marketing insights and energized training.

Use a Frienemy Not A Facilitator During Strategic Planning

The best strategic planning sessions use facilitators. Am I biased on this point? Of course (strategic planning is one of the core services we help clients improve). But as we tell credit unions and banks, we are also going to serve as your frienemy. A frienemy is...

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Are You All In With Your Brand?

Branding is not a project. Branding is not one person or department’s job. Branding is not your logo or your look. Branding is who you are. Branding is your positioning strategy. Branding is how your employees represent your credit union or bank. In other words,...

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Five Questions to Ask At Your Strategic Planning Session

It’s that time of year again: strategic planning sessions are in full bloom. Once September hits, it’s not just football season—it’s planning season. With that in mind, now is the perfect time to begin preparing for your upcoming strategic session. Great planning...

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Speaking

Energizing audiences of all sizes coast-to-coast, Mark is equally at ease speaking to staff, management, senior executives and boards of directors. He provides passion, knowledge and practical insights on a variety of topics.

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Branding

Your brand is your most valuable asset. But how unique is it? Mark can help guide your financial institution or business through his trademarked On the Mark Strategies™ branding process to help you build a strong brand.
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Strategic Planning

In strategic planning sessions, Mark focuses on how to ensure your business does not stagnate, but rather grows exponentially. Mark’s trademarked On the Mark Strategies™ planning process includes several exercises to help you develop an effective strategy.
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Marketing Audit

We audit everything in financial services. But do we audit marketing? By conducting a marketing audit with Mark your organization will have fresh ideas on how to improve and refresh your marketing.

“The best I’ve ever heard. Even better than Zig Ziglar.”

Florida

Audience Attendee

“In Mark we invested in a resource that paid a huge dividend. There is no way that we could have accomplished the goal of developing new vision, creating buy-in to that vision and implementing the new vision in the short time span that we did without his assistance.”

Tim Lyons

CEO, TTCU ($1 Billion)

“I have worked for two different banks and now a credit union, and the differences between their training methods and yours, well were mind blowing. I definitely took more away from your training than any other training provided me.”

Pennsylvania credit union official

“Mark will provide an energetic approach that will make you not want to end your meeting. My Board and Management Team can’t wait to have him back for our next session.”

Todd Pearson

CEO, Arizona Central Credit Union ($433 million)