FCTI - Blog

5 Social Media Brand Building Tips for Bank & Credit Union Marketers

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jun 19, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Social media platforms are arguably the most accessible, least expensive way to generate greater outreach to current and potential account holders. With 42% of the world population (around 3.2 million) and over three-quarters of the Gen X and Millennial generations reporting regular social media use, it is no wonder so many businesses are flocking to social (Oberlo).

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Topics: financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, financial institution marketing, social media marketing, social media

3 Barriers Found Through “Non-Obvious Thinking” from Rohit Bhargava

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jun 12, 2019 6:45:00 AM

“In a world where everyone is one click away from being a self-declared expert, learning to think differently is more important than ever.” (Bhargava, Non-Obvious 2019)

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Topics: financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, financial institution marketing

Find What Makes You Different: Insights on Building Better Financial Institution Brands

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on May 22, 2019 6:45:00 AM

“The only thing we are left with is brand,” said Gary Vaynerchuk in his opening keynote at the 2019 Financial Brand Forum in Las Vegas, NV. But what is brand?

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Topics: financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, financial institution marketing

Nailing the First Impression – Account Holder Onboarding Strategies that Work

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on May 15, 2019 6:45:00 AM

55% of most checking account portfolios are not fully engaged, reported Tricia Hrotko, Regional Executive for Digital Onboarding, Inc. speaking on stage at The Financial Brand Forum 2019. This statistic is especially daunting when you realize digital businesses like Amazon have found ways to keep consumers regularly engaged.

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Topics: financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, email marketing, digital banking, financial institution marketing

Three Little (Giant) Steps to Differentiating Your Financial Institution Marketing

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on May 8, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Most marketing sucks, said Christopher Lester, Founder and Chief Strategist for C4ward Strategies speaking on stage at the Financial Brand Forum 2019. A majority of people (91%) say ads are more intrusive now than they were two years ago. So, how is it possible to reach out to consumers without becoming just another part of the noise?

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Topics: digital marketing, financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, financial institution marketing

Fast Marketing Strategy Insights from Gary Vaynerchuk #FBForum

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Apr 24, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Gary Vaynerchuk is an influencer, five-time best selling author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. Vaynerchuk, or “GaryVee,” has millions of social media followers and a penchant for the occasional f-bomb. But there is one thing he isn’t…afraid.

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Topics: digital marketing, financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing, social media marketing

The 8 Second Catch - Improving Marketing Communications

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jun 14, 2018 6:22:00 AM

Money is boring. But your marketing doesn't have to be.

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Topics: atm marketing, digital marketing, financial brand forum, credit union marketing, bank marketing

Increasing Attention, Recall, and Response: with Neuromarketing

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on Jun 6, 2018 10:06:00 AM

“The human brain is lazy. Yes, even yours,” said Nancy Harhut, Chief Creative Officer for HBT Marketing, kicking off her session on Neuromarketing at The Financial Brand Forum 2018. “We all like to think we are logical people but, in reality, our brains are always applying shortcuts to our decision making.”

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Topics: atm marketing, financial brand forum, neuromarketing, credit union marketing, bank marketing

Top 7 takeaways - The Financial Brand Forum 2018

Posted by Rebecca Hellmann on May 29, 2018 6:49:00 AM

If you are a bank or credit union marketer and haven’t attended The Financial Brand Forum I have to say, you’re missing out. I have had the pleasure of seeing this event grow from it’s very beginning - as a small conference hidden away in the bowels of Caesars Palace to one of the largest shows in the financial space. And the success is well deserved. The Financial Brand Forum, from its inception, has striven to provide quality, relevant content with unique insights and information to inform and update the financial industry on marketing strategies, best practices, and the latest technologies.

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Topics: atm marketing, digital marketing, atm branding, financial brand forum