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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.

Strategy Means Pruning

When it comes to your marketing, we’ve written about cutting the copy. For your strategy, however, you need to cut the priorities. In most planning sessions credit unions and banks add tasks, strategic initiatives, timelines, and tons of data. How often do we actually...

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You Don’t Own Your Brand Story

While you may think you get to decide if your bank or credit union brand story/identity is authentic and meaningful, quite the opposite is true. Here’s the potentially painful revelation — the final arbiter of your brand identity (and its authenticity) is completely...

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Strategy Takes Initiative

As we close the books on 2016 and enter the New Year, strategy is probably top of mind for most financial institutions. Credit unions and banks are either reviewing plans they made in the Fall for 2017 or they are busy preparing for a first-half of the year strategic...

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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)