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Credit Union Growth | Credit Union Marketing | Marketing & Sales Strategy

Why to Include Sales Enablement with Credit Union Strategic Planning

By: Meredith Olmstead
April 27th, 2017

This blog originally appeared as a guest blog on CUInsight. As we work with clients to build digital marketing campaigns centered around lead generation, it has become clear to us that many Credit Unions are also in need of support in handling these sales leads effectively. This is why we recommend that sales enablement should be included when planning for your CU’s future. First... What Exactly IS Sales Enablement?

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Social Media Marketing | Marketing & Sales Strategy | Credit Union News & Information

Credit Union Social Media: Avoid These 5 Mistakes on Instagram

By: Tara Moseley
April 24th, 2017

How Your Credit Union Can Avoid the Top 5 Mistakes on Instagram Is your CU on Instagram?  If not, maybe it should be.  After all, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms today.  The audience on Instagram skews much younger than Facebook, most being between the ages of 18-29, which makes it an excellent platform for your CU to reach younger potential new members.  However, if you’re going to use this new social media platform, it’s important that you avoid the most common mistakes. Here’s a list of the top 5 mistakes we see regularly on Instagram: 1. Profile is Incomplete When creating an account on Instagram, you have up to 150 characters to use to describe your Credit Union.  Make sure your description is complete and straightforward.  Also, make sure your website is listed, since it is click-able directly from your profile. We also recommend that you change the link in your profile when you share relevant content from your website, as this is the ONLY hyperlink on the platform that so it’s the best way to send people to your CU website. Refer to these links in the relevant posts with comments like “link to blog in profile above.”

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Social Media Marketing | Credit Union News & Information

The Top Three Biggest Mistakes We See In Credit Union Social Media

By: Meredith Olmstead
April 23rd, 2017

Here are the top three mistakes we see often in Credit Union social media: Mistake #1: Being Interruptive on the CU's Credit Union Social Media In case you're wondering, just broadcasting promos doesn’t work! Social media is about relationships – Just Like CUs vs. Banks!!) In 2016, 78 percent of U.S. Americans had a social network profile, representing a five percent growth compared to the previous year. So it's essential to be present on these platforms. But no one wants to be jarred out of their online experience. If you are posting on Facebook don't just share about your products and services. Be inspired by the platform and share content that is appropriate. I tell clients to focus on being either ENTERTAINING or USEFUL.

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Credit Union Marketing | Marketing Tips

6 Credit Union Marketing Tricks That Work Every Time

By: Tara Moseley
April 20th, 2017

If you are managing the social marketing content at your credit union then you’ll want to read these 6 credit union marketing tricks that work every time. As a content marketing agency for credit unions, we know first hand what tricks work every time.

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Social Media Marketing | Credit Union Growth | Credit Union Marketing | Marketing Tips | Successful Contests & Campaigns

How-To: Make Facebook Fans into New Credit Union Members

By: Meredith Olmstead
April 11th, 2017

Facebook Testimonial Contest Helps Generate 170+ New Credit Union Members! Recently we helped run a testimonial contest campaign for one of our Credit Union clients, AERO Federal Credit Union, and the results were definitely worth sharing.  AERO wanted a way to better engage current members and also generate content that would be usable again in the future to reach potential new members. We also suggested that they needed to find a way to put a human face on the outstanding member service experience at their Credit Union.  And voila… the Annual “My AERO Ah-Ha Moment” Facebook Contest was born!...

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5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Is a Waste of Your Credit Union Marketing Budget

By: Meredith Olmstead
April 7th, 2017

Maximize Your Credit Union Marketing Budget by Ditching Snail Mail and Going Digital! Every business, from Nike to the smallest local mom and pop store has a finite amount of money to spend on advertising. But not all advertising is equal, and there are some forms of marketing that are more efficient than others. Direct mail is not a very efficient use of a credit union marketing budget, and here are the 5 main reasons why. Here are Five Reasons Direct Mail Is a Waste of a Credit Union Marketing Budget: Reason #1: Wasted Resources  -  Often when using direct mail marketing, there is a tempting rebate offered by the printer if the customer chooses to print a larger number of copies.  Coincidentally (or not), often if a business orders 1000 units to be printed, there is an added rebate if they order 2000. Or, if a business orders 5000, there is a rebate for ordering 7500 and an even greater rebate for ordering 10,000. The offer of a rebate is very tempting, but the truth is, most companies would be better off sticking with their original order number, even though they often don’t. What happens to those extra copies that were purchased thanks to a big rebate? They usually get put on a shelf or in a cabinet for a later date, and eventually they are wasted.

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