Some companies throw a party to mark a business anniversary. After all, what’s better than a catered affair with confetti and confections to celebrate a 10th, 25th or 50th business anniversary? How about a business anniversary “sell”-abration that contributes to the bottom line? I’ll take that over a slice of anniversary cake any day.

The “Let’s-Throw-A-Party-Because-It’s-Our-Anniversary” mindset ignores the marketing power of a business anniversary. Every business anniversary is an opportunity to:

  • Remind others of your company’s staying power, achievements and community service
  • Win new and repeat business, build stronger key relationships and gain competitive marketplace advantage.

That’s why smart companies launch a business anniversary promotional campaign that has three key elements:

  • An anniversary-year theme
  • An anniversary branding message for key stakeholders
  • Promotional strategies and tactics that position products and services within the context of the anniversary.

As a result, the business anniversary becomes a “sell”-abration, contributing directly to the company’s future success.

Will you celebrate or “sell”-abrate your next business anniversary? Please share your thoughts here.

Blogger  Bio: Pauline Bartel, M.A., is President and Chief Creative Officer of
Bartel Communications, Inc., an award-winning corporate communications firm,
specializing in marketing, public relations and business anniversary consulting
services. The firm  created “The Bartel Years™” and “The Bartel Years 200™,” rosters of business  anniversary symbols to inspire two centuries of business anniversary
“sell”-abrations. Download free copies of “The Bartel Years™” and the special
report “The Top 10 Business Anniversary Ideas for SELL-abrating Your Business
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