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Social Media Tips Financial Marketers Can Use to Fuel Consumer Lending

Posted by Doug Wilber on November 19, 2019

This article was originally published to The Financial Brand.

To better compete for Millennials' credit needs, financial marketers can help empower their lending teams by embracing three practices used by the broader real estate community to build relationships and business.

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Topics: lender, marketing best practices, mortgage, social media for loan officers, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy

If You’re Still Advertising on Billboards, It’s Time to Reevaluate

Posted by Doug Wilber on November 12, 2019

This article was originally published to Business 2 Community.

Anyone who has cruised along miles of interstate or inched through a crowded metropolitan traffic jam has likely felt acutely aware of the larger-than-life presence of billboards. But every time I see one, I feel like I’m looking at a vestige of a bygone era.

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Topics: advertising, billboard, brand, ROI, traditional media

Are You Making These 5 Social Media Mistakes?

Posted by Doug Wilber on November 5, 2019

This article was originally published to ABA Banking Journal.

By now, most financial institutions understand that social media is a powerful channel for reaching audiences directly and building trust with consumers. The fear of losing control and damaging their reputation, however, often limits banks’ confidence in their ability to market socially.

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Topics: archiving, marketing best practices, social media compliance, social media policy, Employee Advocacy

Become the online expert mortgage customers need

Posted by Doug Wilber on October 22, 2019

This article was originally published to BAI Banking Strategies.

Loan officers have watched mortgage rates drop, smiling all the while. In August, they fell below 4 percent for the first time in three years, leading a rush of buyers to lock in low rates for long-term loans. Since last year, the rate of refinancing has tripled and home purchases are up 12 percent. But as consumers navigate originations and refinances, they need resources to guide them.

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Topics: branding, mortgage, social media for loan officers, social media for mortgage, Employee Advocacy

Direct Messaging Is a Great Idea for Banks. Here Are 3 Tips to Make It Compliant.

Posted by Doug Wilber on October 1, 2019

By now, most banks have realized the need for an effective social strategy to engage their customers. But simply being on social isn’t enough. Now, bank employees need to be available for immediate two-way dialogue with customers through direct messaging.

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Topics: Compliance, financial social media, policy, social media archive regulations, Employee Advocacy

5 Ways Mortgage Lenders Can Stay Compliant on Social Media

Posted by Doug Wilber on July 30, 2019

 

This article was originally published to National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

In today’s digital landscape, social media should be a key element for any mortgage lender’s marketing strategy. After all, social media is now a major part of the homebuyer’s journey.

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Topics: Compliance, mortgage, policy, social media compliance, social media monitoring

4 tips to turn credit union employees into social media advocates

Posted by Doug Wilber on July 23, 2019

 

This article was originally published to Credit Union Journal.

Credit unions should know by now that a marketing strategy without social media isn’t an option. As the CEO of a company that helps financial institutions, including credit unions, reach audiences and build awareness online while remaining within the boundaries of compliance, I’ve seen that social media is the best way for brands to connect with communities. But in a digital landscape full of branded content, how can you break through to send messages that will resonate with your audience?

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Topics: social media strategy, Social Media for Credit Unions, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy

Using Social Media to Ignite Social Selling for Your Organization

Posted by Doug Wilber on July 16, 2019

 

This article was originally published to The Venture Center.

Brands must reach consumers where they are — today it’s all about social media. Consumers want to hear a brand’s social voice, not the cut-and-dried one on TV commercials and billboards. In your quest to grab consumers’ attention in this distraction-heavy media landscape, build that social voice by letting your employees speak for your brand on social media. It’s called social selling and it works.

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Topics: content marketing strategy, stats, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy

Why social selling holds the key to winning consumer trust

Posted by Doug Wilber on July 2, 2019

 

This article was originally posted to BAI Banking Strategies.

Most people would sooner talk about politics, religion and romance than start a conversation on income levels or credit scores. Perhaps that even describes the person sitting in the cubicle next to you. Or you.

So how can your bank expect to stand out in a world where conversations about money remain so taboo? The answer is simple: Build trust.

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Topics: social media compliance, social media ROI, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy

The Best Ways to Build Trust with New Generations

Posted by Doug Wilber on June 11, 2019

This article was originally published to ABA Bank Marketing.

It’s hard to imagine a banking executive who doesn’t recognize the need to reel in younger customers. Doing so gives a financial institution the opportunity to engage consumers just as they’re beginning to build their wealth. Later in life, the thinking goes, they’ll be ready for more lucrative products (investments, retirement accounts, mortgages, life insurance, etc.), and in theory, these individuals will turn first to the institution where they already have a trusted relationship.

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Topics: generation z, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy, millennials

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