“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?
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.
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?
With all of the hype surrounding social media, SMS/text, and mobile applications, it would be easy to assume email marketing is on its way out. *Cue laugh track.*
Well over half of Americans (66%) check their bank account at least once per week. A similar majority (73%) also reported they carry two or fewer credit cards. (Lexington Law) Another 53% consider paying off debt a high priority. Surely, such signs are indicative of financial responsibility?
Fewer than 1/3 of B2B and less than 1/2 of B2C CMOs actually use all of the data marketing analytics has been providing to make critical marketing decisions.