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

Measuring Success: Going Beyond Likes and Followers

Posted by Jenny Watz on June 5, 2017

Part 3 of our 3-part series

When you started down your content marketing strategy path, you hopefully included some metrics to gauge your success. How well is your content resonating with your audience? Are you reaching the goals you set out to achieve? There are numerous ways to measure your campaign’s impact, and there is a veritable buffet of measurement tool options. You can get lost in too much data, so which measurements should you focus on?

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Topics: content marketing, Social Media, social media analytics, social media ROI, social media measurement

3 Ways Financial Social Media Is Like Mother's Day

Posted by Mikki Ware on May 12, 2017

This weekend, we celebrate the women who have given birth and nurtured us our entire lives. But believe it or not, figuring out what will make mom feel special can be tricky business. Doing nothing obviously isn’t an option, but doing the wrong thing is risky as well. You know you have to do something, but where do you start? Social media for the financial services industry is equally perplexing, so here are three ways to mitigate your social media fears.

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media for Banking

Top 10 Reasons Banks Use Social Media

Posted by Jenny Watz on March 24, 2017

OK, you’re ready to start using social media, so now what? First, you need to decide what you’re trying to accomplish. What do you want people to know? Are you hosting an event within the community? Do you have a new product? You can use social media platforms for these reasons and more.

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media for Banking

New Year, New Trend Forecasts: How Will Social Media Change in 2017?

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on January 3, 2017

It’s official. 2016 is behind us, and we’ve got a fresh new year full of possibilities ahead of us. As we continue planning our strategy for social media and digital marketing for the coming months, here are a few trends you’ll likely be seeing take hold:

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Topics: Business, Social Media

Convince Your Boss -- It's Time to Get Social!

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on December 27, 2016

Gremlin Social Is the Best Fit For Your Bank’s Social Media Marketing Efforts

It’s easy. It’s effective. And it helps you master social media.

If you’re looking for a way to make your social media management easier – or are just getting started and need some help diving in – Gremlin Social Guardian is the solution. Need to convince your boss? We’ve got you covered. This list of talking points will make it clear that when it comes to social media management, Gremlin Social Guardian is the tool to use.

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media for Banking

Building a Social Media Strategy for Financial Services

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on December 12, 2016

The new year is always a chance to wipe your slate clean and start fresh. Championing new ideas that will take you a bit out of your comfort zone seems much easier at the beginning of the year, when you are at your most optimistic and energized for what’s to come.

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Topics: social media strategy, financial services, social media, Social Media, Social Media Education, Social Media for Banking

3 Key Steps For A Strong Social Media Strategy

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on December 2, 2016

Have you decided your bank needs a social media presence in 2017? Smart move! But now what? Before creating your social media accounts, we at Gremlin Social recommend these three key steps to help you build a successful social media strategy:

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Topics: social media strategy, social media, Social Media, social media education, Social Media Education, Social Media for Banking, Uncategorized

4 Tips for Determining Your Social Media Marketing Spend in 2017

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on November 29, 2016

Christmas is fast approaching, and we’ve got a brand new year basically starting tomorrow. Which means you need to get your marketing budget locked down and approved so you can spend 2017 basking in the glory of success.

We’ve got you. Whether you’re looking to completely restructure your marketing efforts, or simply need some help convincing your C-level executives to approve your budget, we’re here to help you accomplish your marketing goals. How? Simple!

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media Education, Social Media for Banking, Social Media Marketing

Don't Tweet That! The Dangerous Reality of the Social Family

Posted by Ryan Bell on September 23, 2015


It’s probably safe to say that by now, most of us live in a healthy state of caution when it comes to social media. We’ve read the cautionary tales so selflessly provided by J.P. Morgan, Epicurious, and Justine Sacco, and most of us have decided that, yes, we should exercise a little care on the keyboard.

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Topics: Social Media, Social Media Marketing

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