WHO WE ARE
We're a full-service design studio, producing everything from websites to gift cards to concert posters. But we're also skilled communications and social media experts, versed in hashtags as well as the traditional press release. We're passionate about great design (check out the inspiration) and helping businesses strengthen their brands through new media and innovative marketing. Use the menu at right to learn more about us.
Art + Design
Anchor is a full service design firm with a keen sense of traditional and new media marketing. We photograph, film, sketch, write, post and program. Versed in ISO as well as jQuery, we create wonders for the eye, whether in the digital or physical space.
Head over to our blog to see our favorite pieces.
Social media smarts
We're artists by trade, but we're social by nature. We know the best ways to develop and grow online brands, increase digital audiences and target potential customers. Let us help you craft an effective social media strategy to promote your business at little or no cost. Check out the platforms we work on:
Maybe you want to build a website from scratch. Maybe you want a customized blog to make publishing content easy. Or perhaps you just want to reevaluate your digital marketing strategies. We make beautifully designed, mobile-friendly sites. We're fluent in PHP and we love blogging platforms. And we can show you how to grow an online audience and turn visitors into customers. Got a web-related question? Just ask us!
Advertising + PR
We'll help you find and evaluate advertising options — local or global, traditional, digital and social — and we'll show you how to attract and maintain free, local press.
Building your brand
Developing a brand guide, learning to harness social media, crafting durable marketing plans that include goals for growth. We do that. Let us show you what proper planning can do.
Design and planning for
Make Music Portland
We're proud to work with Make Music Portland — based in Portland, Maine — enhancing their online presence, designing brand materials, building a website, and engaging with local press. Since 2013 we've handled marketing and art for their annual summer solstice event, part of Fête de la Musique.
See their design collection or learn more about MMP.
"A Gelato Fiasco Wedding." Production, direction, and photography in collaboration with Zach Boyce for Brunswick, Maine-based Gelato Fiasco.
Integrated marketing for
We recently worked with The Hive, a venue and gallery located in Kennebunk, Maine, to develop their brand identity, build an overall marketing strategy, reboot their social media, redesign their website, plan events and promotions, and carry out traditional and online advertising campaigns.
Check out some of projects we worked on.
"Anchor has been a part of our annual summer music festival ever since we began in 2013. Each year they've designed our website, not to mention all of the artwork associated with our events. In addition, they manage our social media and public relations and help us with planning and executing our event."
—Robin Lee, vice president of Make Music Portland
"Max Mogensen of Anchor Arts and Communication has used his experience and ingenuity to help us produce beautiful videos, photography, and special events. Anchor has proven ability to turn broad ideas into reality."
—Bobby Guerette, Director of Marketing for Gelato Fiasco
"We approached Anchor to help us define our brand and better market our business, a venue and gallery. They helped us develop short- and long-term marketing strategies, gave us excellent advice, and really beefed up our social media. We worked with Anchor for over a year, during which time they were integral to our marketing, design of business materials, and overall planning."
—Rachel Morse, former director of The Hive in Kennebunk, Maine
A few of the fine groups we've had the privilege of working with...
Marketing, design, photography, video, event production + advertising services.
Copy writing services for press + promotional materials.
Brand development, design, website, social media, marketing + press relations.
Research, analysis, reportage, design, photography + copy writing services.
Marketing consulting, design, website, press relations + guerrilla marketing.
Design services, brand development, social media + blog customization.
Owner and creative director
Born and raised in Maine, Anchor's head honcho began writing for local papers in high school. He attended Columbia University and City College in New York, where he designed and helped publish the lit journal Quarto. The author of Legendary Locals of Androscoggin County, he still writes for various outlets. He cut his teeth at marketing while working for Gelato Fiasco and has since helped businesses enhance their brands through creativity and design.
Anchor's head of event marketing produced Make Music Denver in 2012 and Make Music Portland since 2013, not to mention dozens of events for her day job with March of Dimes.
Anchor's wunderkind programmer, Sam makes sure all our crazy ideas work on the web.