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Why Should Your Financial Institution Invest in Video?

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Feb 13, 2019 6:35:00 AM

How much video have you watched recently? What about your friends, children, coworkers? If you have been anywhere near social media, news sites, or…you know, the internet, you have likely seen and or watched at least a few seconds of footage. Because video is everywhere.

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Topics: banking preferences, digital banking, content marketing, video marketing, bank marketing, credit union marketing

Ditch Your Stale CTA – 4 Steps to Crafting for Response

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jan 23, 2019 6:53:00 AM

The best example of a failed call-to-action (CTA) I have ever seen wasn’t a CTA. It was a scene in the famous 1967 Mel Brooks film, The Producers. Max and Leo (played by Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) are on the edge of their seats – waiting for the mass walk-out every bad play sees at intermission. Instead, they are met with joy and laughter.

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Topics: digital banking, email marketing, content marketing, video marketing, bank marketing, credit union marketing

10 Ways Your Institution’s Content is Killing Your Business

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jan 9, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Banks and Credit Unions are terrible at writing content. A recent report from VisibleThread discovered the average financial institution scores a 48 or lower on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test – a metric rating the ability of an average consumer to understand what is written.

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Topics: email marketing, content marketing, video marketing, credit union marketing, bank marketing

Your Value Proposition Bites. But It Doesn't Have To.

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jan 2, 2019 9:30:23 AM

A value proposition is the ‘essence of strategy’ – a statement that represents the core strategy and describes the distinctive competitive advantage of your business. Originally coined in 1985, a ‘successful’ value proposition should act as a foundation for ongoing relationships as well as a way to communicate true differentiation from the competition. (Frow et al. 2014) In fact, a study performed by the CTBC Financial Management College in Taiwan found perceived value is the most important aspect in generating brand loyalty.

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Topics: content marketing, bank marketing, credit union marketing, digital marketing

3 Content Marketing Pitfalls...and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Dec 5, 2018 6:03:00 AM

You are 475 times more likely to survive a plane crash than click a banner ad, according to Business Insider. Or 31.25 times more likely to win a prize in the Mega Millions. Or 112.5 times more likely to complete NAVY SEAL training. You get the idea. Advertising isn’t what it used to be.

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Topics: bank marketing, credit union marketing, omni-channel marketing, digital marketing, content marketing