THE CREW

Our Team of Strategists, Designers and Developers

At Anchor, we value collaboration, candor, flexibility, wonder, altruism and excellence. We love getting to combine our knowledge and experience towards helping organizations further the good they are doing.

Danielle Gagner - Anchor Markerting CEO |

Danielle Gagner

The Captain

Danielle began her marketing journey in investments before transitioning over to a kids and family speciality agency, where, as Business Development and Marketing Manager, she teamed up with prominent family brands like the BC Lions, Boston Pizza, Toronto Blue Jays, Cracker Barrel, and the Boston Red Sox. She later joined an agency specializing in charity and non-profit work as Marketing Director where she advanced her experience in media placements, awareness campaigns and niche market strategy with large and small nonprofit organizations. In 2018, Danielle launched Anchor Marketing, a boutique agency with a strategy-first approach where Danielle and her crew are passionate about helping nonprofits with their strategy, brand identity and awareness, fundraising and donor communications. Anchor helps their clients chart their marketing course, while providing the necessary tactical suggestions and executional support to reach their destination.

Rhoda Brooks

Rhoda Brooks

First Mate

Rhoda and Danielle worked together before Anchor Marketing was even a thought. Their love for strategy, good creative and collaboration made for a great team, and Rhoda was proud to jump on board when Anchor set sail. Rhoda has worn many hats as Anchor has grown, and now, with the growth of an amazing crew, serves as the Captain’s right hand. Rhoda has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge and was owner of a successful photography and design business for 10 years before entering the world of marketing. To top it off, she also brings a wealth of experience from working with a major Canadian nonprofit in donor cultivation and event planning!

Natalia Suarez - Advertising Expert

Natalia Suarez

Agency Manager & Digital Marketing Specialist

Natalia is an integral part of the behind-the-scenes well-being of Anchor. She has a love of learning and is also working on her degree with a major in entrepreneur leadership. Natalia’s organizational and digital marketing skills, along with her proactiveness and quick learning, keep Anchor healthy and moving ahead. She is a wonderful team player and is passionate about doing work that relieves stress and helps others.

Rachel Rendle - Marketing Expert

Rachel Bell

Marketing Director

Rachel brings a wealth of experience to the team at Anchor. From logistics management for the immense growth of Saje Natural Wellness, brand strategy and direction of 8 separate brands under the umbrella of Pacific Bottleworks (GoodDrink), to marketing director at a private liberal arts university, we are happy to have her aboard! Rachel is passionate about innovation and has great depth of experience across multiple platforms, including: social, digital, video and print. Rachel loves collaboration, strategy, and teamwork and is constantly looking at new ways of inspiring creativity within her crew.

Joanne Yen - Fundraising Nonprofit Expert

Joanne Yen

Account Director

For the past 11 years, Joanne has been honing her skills in graphic design, video production and event management, while partnering with clients to help make their visions come true. Her wide cross section of clients and experience in the marketing industry makes her a valuable team player and diligent problem solver. Joanne uses her unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities within each project to determine what is needed to bring them across the finish line. At Anchor, she has found her home and love for account and production management, with a passion to help our clients move their mission forward!

Jobina Bardai

Account Manager

Jobina loves being a part of AMI’s crew, where she combines her many years of expertise as the right-hand to some of the UK and Canada’s most well-known companies’ CEOs and founders and her love for leading projects. Jobina thrives on staying ahead of the curve and anticipating client needs in order to ensure a smooth execution and great client experience. From account and project management, to client and vendor relations, Jobina is a star in our books!

Ronald Nganga - Designer

Ronald Nganga

Senior Visual Designer

Ron has been developing eye-catching and memorable designs across a variety of mediums and platforms for over 10 years. As a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a degree in Interactive Arts & Technology, Ron trained in the SFU internship program which introduced him to the corporate/organization world where he learned how to integrate his skills with the marketing needs of clients. Post internship, Ron has worked with a large variety of both corporate and nonprofit clients. His strength in creative direction and composition is equally matched in his knowledge of tools and technical know-how. Ron knows what questions to ask to get to the core of what needs to be done and the best way to do it! Ron also happens to be one of the three core crew from the setting sail of Anchor in 2018.

Kenan Phillips - Social Media Expert

Kenan Philips

Senior Visual Designer

Kenan is a key designer and web developer at Anchor Marketing, who enjoys helping organizations build their brand and website from the ground up! He is detail oriented, passionate about good design, and loves working with clients who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. Kenan brings a deep level of nonprofit design experience from his previous employer that our clients certainly benefit from.

Derek Nobert

Senior Copywriter & Content Strategist

Derek left the frozen prairies to seek fame and fortune out west—he found neither, but he is warmer now! The meandering road of life has given him a unique mix of expertise and viewpoints, from being an EA to a First Nations Chief in northern Alberta, to owning his own business for over a decade, to serving as the interim marketing director of a liberal arts university. Today—as Senior Writer and Content Strategist for Anchor Marketing—Derek is using his love of language and words to help clients tell more compelling stories and multiply their impact in creative new ways.

Land Acknowledgement

Anchor Marketing is an agency that works in the nonprofit, charity and education sector. Our team is made up of settlers, immigrants, newcomers and descendants of colonizers.

We are located on the shared, traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the scəw̓aθən, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and other Hun’qumi’num speaking people. We hold deep gratitude towards the historical and ongoing stewardship of these sacred lands by the Peoples who are connected to her.

We acknowledge how the marketing industry perpetuates harmful stereotypes of Indigenous and other marginalized peoples. As a team we hold ourselves accountable to critically reflect on the role marketing has played and take the steps within our power to end the harm it has caused. We are all in different stages of our decolonization journey and we are committed to both the unlearning and learning needed and we invite correction. Our team welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with Indigenous creators, amplify Indigenous voices, and ensure fair representation of Indigenous People with all the clients that we work alongside.

We run a tight ship with transparency, passion and integrity.

Our team can help you navigate your next steps, with marketing anchored in strategy and our expertise on your side.

When our clients excel, the communities they serve benefit and we consider it the best success we could strive for.

Our Voyage Together

Discovery Session

We ask hard questions to ensure the key stakeholders are aligned and blind spots are being accounted for.

Strategy Development

We take a methodical approach to setting strategy that is informed by experience, research and best practices.

Project
Planning

Your dedicated account manager will curate your creative team and produce the timeline and milestones for the project.

Team
Kickoff

We believe in Murphy's law so we make sure we plan for it by walking through the plan with your team to see if there are any potential risks or problems.

Content Creation

Everything we produce is bespoke and tailored to meet your specific goals

Proofs + Feedback

We believe that a project is a best done as a collaborative effort between your team and ours, which is why we provide 3 rounds of edits at both the writing and design stage.

Launch + Execution

We keep a close eye on things from launch to finish and make adjustments as needed to ensure a successful outcome.

Review & Recommendations

Looking back always provides valuable insights and learning for us and our clients that can help inform future decisions and projects.

Our Achievements

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2021 RUNNER UP

Hashtag Awards

Best In Show for Medium
Marketing Agency

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2021 WINNER

Hashtag Awards

Best Direct Mail Campaign

2023 WINNER

The Netty Awards

Boutique Marketing Agency of the Year

2023 FINALIST

Delta Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Small Business of the Year

What People Are Saying

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