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

Get to Know Gremlin: Shelby Cutright, Head of Sales Development

Posted by Doug Wilber on December 11, 2018

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 Shelby Cutright, who is the head of our sales development department, to ask her a few questions about her experience at Gremlin.

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Topics: social media, social media education, social media knowledge, team, About Gremlin Social

Gremlin Social Releases the Only Benchmarking Study for Financial Services

Posted by Doug Wilber on December 4, 2018

How do my social media efforts stack up against the efforts of other financial institutions? Are these efforts translating to business results? Where do I need to focus to improve?

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Topics: social media results, social media update, Year In Review, social media measurement, bank marketing, social media study

How to Become Your Bank’s Social Media Evangelist

Posted by Meghana Hermes on November 20, 2018

Of course you see the value in social media for your bank: Consumers spend about 41 percent of their online time on these sites, and 90 percent say they’d recommend a business after a positive online interaction. So why, then, is it so hard to make a successful pitch for more social media resources to your higher-ups?

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Topics: social media for banking, social media marketing, social media results, social media ROI, social media tools, Social Selling

Quarterly Roundup: 4 Banks With Top-Notch Social Media Strategies

Posted by Meghana Hermes on November 13, 2018

When it comes to social media, too many banks are on the outside looking in — or at least only cautiously involved. Heavy regulations and compliance constraints keep a majority of banks acting like wallflowers at the school dance — too nervous to jump in.

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Topics: social banking, social media banking, social media for banking, social media monitoring, social media risk management, bank marketing

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