It is the dead of night and the sounds of revelry have long since quieted to a distant susurrus. Standing tall amidst the remnants of celebration, illuminated as if a statue to victory, looms a wooden statue built to represent the city’s emblem. A soft scrape breaks the silence and suddenly, from the belly of the structure drops first one man, then several more. They converse briefly before splitting up to head toward the gates.
Peak Marketing is the best outreach you can offer to your target audience. While every marketer strives to create experiences, content, and advertising which bring the highest level of return, it is only a select few campaigns which reach the qualification for “Peak” status.
Many businesses still think of social media managers as “the Facebook person.” While the days of delegating social interactions to the intern or someone’s niece are passed (we hope), there is often a lingering perception that anytime spent posting or viewing online platforms is time spent being entertained.
“‘Digital banking’ has become synonymous with ‘banking,’” notes Joyce Colin, Vice President and National Sales Representative for 360View.
Smartphone use is on the rise (of course!). But beyond the general overall growth in use, it is also having an affect on consumer behavior - even when it comes to financial interactions.
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).
“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)
“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?