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

Are Credit Union Managers to Blame When Institutions Fail to Innovate?

By: Today's Credit Unions
October 23rd, 2017

You tell us... Are Managers to Blame When Companies Fail to Innovate? The buck really does stop at the top. Specifically, when the company makes fewer bucks because it isn’t keeping up with the competition, its managers may be the cause.  That’s what some new research from staffing firm Robert Half suggests. Robert Half interviewed Chief Financial Officers, who cited too much bureaucracy (30 percent) and being bogged down by daily tasks and putting out fires (27 percent) as the biggest barriers to innovation. 

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Growth & Technology - Two Credit Union CEOs Plan for the Future

By: Meredith Olmstead
October 20th, 2017

As we begin the Fall season many of your Credit Unions are also beginning the strategic planning season! So we reached out to several Credit Union CEOs we work with or we've worked with in the past and asked them about their plans for the future. Here's a couple of items that seem to be popular on their lists: #1 CU Leadership Priority for the Future: Technology is King According to Jim Garvey, CEO of St. Mary's CU, a $800+ million CU headquartered in Marlborough, MA, "our biggest priority is to migrate our operating core to a new platform which will allow us to offer our members a significant upgrade to their mobile banking experience."

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

The Millennial Homebuyer Journey - Is Your CU Ready?

By: Guest Blogger
October 16th, 2017

Guest Blog from YEXT: When looking for a place to call home, where is the first place people tend to start their search? In years past, it was the real estate section of their local newspaper, or homebuyers would put their trust in the hands of an agent to show them the ropes. However, in the age of the intelligent search, mobile, and on-demand technology, that has all changed, especially for the millennial homebuyer!

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How Your Credit Union Can Better Compete with Online Lenders

By: Meredith Olmstead
October 6th, 2017

As Credit Unions move their marketing and member service further into the 21st Century, one of the keys will be competing with online lenders. We work with clients daily on better reaching their target audiences with messages of the benefits of banking and borrowing through a credit union. Here's a few quick tips your credit union can implement immediately to better compete with online lenders: Tip #1: Share and Engage with People About Topics Related to Lending, But Don't Try to SELL First

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How to Create a Killer (Credit Union) Website [Inbound17 LIVE BLOG]

By: Meredith Olmstead
September 26th, 2017

So today I'm sharing my notes with you in this LIVE BLOG from an amazing annual event in Boston, put on by HubSpot -- Inbound 2017! These tips are adapted from the presentation by Carina Duffy, of Impact Branding & Design (HubSpot's Agency Partner of the Year 2017). Carina's session was titled "10 Things We've Learned From Doing Over a Hundred Website Throwdowns." Now when Impact does a 'Throwdown' it's basically just the equivalent of picking apart your website for the biggest problems or mistakes and giving your tips for improvement. We actually did one with them last year and found it very useful.

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Credit Union Growth | Credit Union Marketing | Credit Union News & Information | ADA Compliance

Is Your CU Website REALLY ADA Compliant?

By: Meredith Olmstead
September 11th, 2017

One question we’ve been getting A LOT lately is around an issue that our team here at Social Stairway didn’t initially have a good answer for, and that is how to ensure that a credit union website is ADA compliant.  This concern has begun to gain even more traction, highlighted by the recent warning from CUNA Mutual Group. When we began researching the topic we found a wide variety of potential solutions and varying answers to how CUs were tackling the ADA compliance issue. We also asked a few clients about how they were dealing with this new compliance topic.

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