How to Push Your Content to the Next Level

Posted by Doug Wilber on April 2, 2019

 

 
This article was originally posted to   ABA Bank Marketing .

Don’t settle for average.

In a world buzzing with content, precious few pieces stand out among the masses. Most are skimmed, skipped, and doomed to mediocrity. To ensure your bank’s content actually grabs readers’ attention, you need to check three important boxes. The content must be educational, digestible, and actionable.

Today’s consumers have a very short fuse when it comes to thinly veiled attempts to market products, services or brands. What they crave is authenticity. In fact, 86 percent of respondents in one study reported that authenticity is a major factor when they’re deciding which brands to support. When it comes to content, it’s time to ask what you can give, rather than what you can take.

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Topics: content engagement, content marketing, content marketing strategy

Get to Know Gremlin: Joshua ‘Schwartzy’ Schwartz, Head of Customer Growth

Posted by Meghana Hermes on March 26, 2019

At Gremlin Social, we think it’s important for our clients, partners, and other stakeholders to be able to put a face to a name. That’s why we like to do monthly employee spotlights! This month, we sat down with Joshua Schwartz, head of customer growth, to ask him a few questions about his experience at Gremlin.

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Topics: team, Social Selling, About Gremlin Social

Calculating Costs Part 2: Empower Your Employees on Social While Retaining Control of Your Brand

Posted by Will Moses on March 20, 2019

As a financial institution, consumer trust is your currency, but building that trust (and converting it to sales) involves more than creating and deploying a few TV and radio ads. Rather, it’s about starting a two-way dialogue with your customers — and as we discussed in part one of our “Calculating Costs” series, your employees are the perfect conduit for doing just that.

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Topics: ROI, social media ROI, strategy, team, social media measurement, Social Selling

Calculating Costs Part I: Make 2019 the Year for Social Media Marketing

Posted by Will Moses on March 12, 2019

Traditional advertising channels like TV, print, and radio are quickly going the way of the dinosaur, but advertising trends in banking seem to be lagging. Digital advertising spend eclipsed that of TV all the way back in 2017, yet many financial institutions still spend the bulk of their advertising budgets on channels that provide little opportunity for customization, measurement, and direct customer engagement.

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Topics: ROI, social media ROI, strategy, team, social media measurement, Social Selling

Out: Social Influencers; In: Social Selling

Posted by Doug Wilber on February 26, 2019

This article was originally posted to ABA Bank Marketing.

When it comes to modern advertising, subtlety is everything. Think about it: Consumers are bombarded with 2,617 media touchpoints every single day, and they’re getting better at identifying and ignoring marketing messages they deem irrelevant or just plain annoying.

In your quest to grab consumers’ attention in this distraction-heavy media landscape, you might be tempted to partner with social media influencers to review and recommend your offerings. But this so-called subtle strategy just doesn’t make sense for financial brands. For one thing, most social media influencers lack the specific industry knowledge necessary to become a trusted voice in finance. For another thing, why would you hire an external advocate when your most valuable marketing channel exists within your company’s own walls?

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media Marketing, team, Social Selling

Get to Know Gremlin: Will Moses, Director of Business Development

Posted by Meghana Hermes on January 29, 2019

At Gremlin Social, we think it’s important for our clients, partners, and other stakeholders to be able to put a face to a name. That’s why we like to do monthly employee spotlights! This month, we sat down with William Moses, the director of our business development department, to ask him a few questions about his experience at Gremlin.

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Topics: sales, social media knowledge, team, Social Selling, About Gremlin Social

4 Best Practices to Keep in Mind Before Diving Headfirst Into LinkedIn

Posted by Doug Wilber on January 22, 2019

Just as every superhero has a unique background, every social media platform has an origin story.

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Topics: linkedin, social media education, social media for banking, social media knowledge, social media marketing, social media tips

Get the Most Out of Facebook With These 3 Best Practices

Posted by Doug Wilber on January 15, 2019

Facebook now boasts 80 million small- to medium-sized business pages, and this cutthroat competition means it’s harder than ever to break through the noise.

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Topics: social media strategy, social media education, social media marketing, social media posting, social media tips, bank marketing

Want to Up Your Twitter Game? Follow These 4 Best Practices

Posted by Doug Wilber on January 10, 2019

These days, Twitter seems to be dominated by journalists, celebrities, social justice warriors, and politicians. But this platform has always been a key tool for businesses trying to connect with their customers — and the banking industry is no exception.

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Topics: Social Media Marketing, social media results, social media tips, twitter marketing, bank marketing

Buzzword Breakdown: Social Sellers vs. Social Influencers

Posted by Doug Wilber on December 18, 2018

The world of social media marketing can be complex. Because it’s a relatively “young” branch of marketing, many company leaders in established industries are still getting up to speed on best practices and even vocabulary. This can pose issues. When you confuse important terms, for instance, you jeopardize your goal of deploying marketing messages that will truly resonate with your customers and prospects.

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Topics: social media ROI, social media tips, social media measurement, social media risk management, bank marketing, Social Selling

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