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Ida Burr

Ida is the Inbound Marketing Manager at Social Stairway, LLC, which provides Digital Marketing services to Credit Unions and Affiliates. She has been with Social Stairway since 2014 assisting Credit Union staff with their social media platforms and campaigns. Ida has experience in the banking industry as well as digital marketing, communication and content development.

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7 Most Engaging Credit Union Posts We've Shared on Facebook

By: Ida Burr
August 30th, 2017

Now that fewer and fewer people are visiting branches in person, credit unions are missing out on valuable touch points with members.  Facebook is a great place to reach out to your community on a daily basis but it's not always easy to find ways to effectively engage your members and community on social media. Here are the seven most engaging credit union content posts we've shared on social media so far this year!

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12 Credit Union Marketing Ideas You Can Use Right Now!

By: Ida Burr
August 20th, 2017

Credit Union Marketing Ideas You Can't Pass Up! Credit unions are especially attractive to the average consumer because they often provide a lower cost option for many of the same products offered by a traditional bank. But even if potential customers may realize that credit unions have more to offer than most banks, you still need to get them in the door.  Here are 12 Credit Union Marketing Ideas that will help you get the visibility you need - right now! 1) Website Easter Eggs In video game terminology, an Easter egg is a hidden area in a video game. Discovering these Easter eggs is always incredibly fun and intriguing to players, so consider planting a few Easter eggs on your website. For example, you can place a small icon in a well-hidden spot. By clicking on the icon, site visitors could earn a special surprise bonus when opening a new account.  Some CUs have also made these kinds of scavenger hunts on their Facebook pages or blogs. Be creative and have some fun themed prizes to encourage participation.

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Is your Credit Union Missing the Mark When it Comes to New Member Growth?

This e-Book will help you find the best ways to maximize your digital presence, reaching new potential members while increasing your share of wallet for existing members.

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4 Critical Elements to Your Credit Union Growth

By: Ida Burr
August 16th, 2017

Two of our Social Stairway team recently attended Brewing Marketing Success and Sales. We had a great time; there were many amazing speakers and we learned some great tactical tips and strategy ideas. The first speaker was Bob Ruffolo, CEO of IMPACT Branding & Design. In his presentation Bob shared some critical elements to growth... we adapted his points to our niche, so here's four keys to Credit Union Growth!

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How to Make the Most of Your Credit Union Email Lists (on Facebook!)

By: Ida Burr
August 14th, 2017

Using Your Credit Union Email Lists to Create a Facebook Custom Audience Facebook Custom Audiences make it easy to reach people that have already interacted with your business. A Custom Audience can be made from a Credit Union email list, as long as your contacts have agreed to be contacted, or you can create a custom audience from people that have visited your website. Once your custom audience is created, you can narrow it down to a very specific group of people by making a Saved Audience. A Saved Audience will allow you to target your current customers and deliver them content that is tailored to their needs.

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Want Better Credit Union Growth? Ditch Direct Mail and Go 100% Digital

By: Ida Burr
August 10th, 2017

As many of us know, the daily life of the average person has changed drastically in recent years. People are spending more time on their mobile devices and online than ever before. Sure, people still recieve and check their actual physical mailboxes, but can direct mail really compete in this new digital world? Here's why we recommend that for better Credit Union growth you should ditch direct mail and go 100% digital! #1 - It's Expensive In this boundless digital world, you no longer have to fight for physical space like you did with print advertising. The fact that space is unlimited means that the costs are low and Return on Investment (ROI) is high.  Many studies show that Direct Mail is in fact still effective, but the major problem is the COST. And we all know that Credit Unions MUST watch their budgets very closely!

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Top 5 Credit Union Marketing Ideas to Engage Your Members

By: Ida Burr
July 25th, 2017

It takes a lot of trial and error to find ways to effectively engage your members and community on social media. We've helped our clients host many contests - and seen them hosting their own contests - some were great and some missed the mark. Here are 5 credit union marketing ideas that were a big success for us and will help you engage with your members online! 1) Get to Know You Customer Day The third Thursday of every quarter is "Get to Know Your Customer Day" and in honor of this you can create a small giveaway contest for your members. All you need is a few small prizes (i.e. $10 gift cards to Dunkin Donuts) and a few questions you would like to be answered by your members.

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