Marketing to the Generations: How to Connect With Gen X

Posted by Mikki Ware on August 15, 2014

Ask yourself: who is your audience? All financial institutions are not created equally, so it is important to have a grasp on to whom you are selling your services. Previously, we discussed how to reach out to millennials, those born between the years of 1980-1999. Now it’s time to talk about their predecessors, the group born between 1960-1979 who Douglas Coupland famously coined as Generation X.

Generation X presents an interesting challenge for marketers because there is no slam dunk way of appealing to them. They are tech savvy, but not as likely as millennials to look for their banking solutions online. They have a bit of money, but quite a bit more debt than Boomers; not that Gen X are frivolous spenders. The debt is a result of their position as the most educated generation, and consequently, the generation who owes the most in student loans. Let’s take a look at what else you can expect from Gen X, and how to close the deal with them.

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Topics: facebook, Gen X, linkedin, Marketing, social media, Social Media, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing, strategy, twitter, twitter marketing

Banks, Don't Bore Your Customers: 3 Ways To Succeed At Social

Posted by Mikki Ware on April 8, 2014

Banks and financial institutions face a number of challenges when it comes to digital marketing, particularly with social media. Compliance and privacy issues pose unique challenges for financial marketers who recognize the benefits of having an online presence, but are beholden to guidance from the FFIEC, FINRA and SEC. Still, some banks and credit unions are successfully leveraging social media to further their brands. Susquehanna Bank is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based bank operating over 260 branches in four states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia. The bank engages its more than 15,000 Facebook followers with weekly features such as “Where is it Wednesday?” and “Trivia Tuesday” — as well as social responsibility campaigns dedicated to helping those in need.

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Topics: compliance, Compliance, facebook, FFIEC, social, social media, Social Media, social media compliance, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media marketing

Social Media & Banking: Gremln Get Started Guide – Part 3

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on October 29, 2013

Setting Up Your Twitter Profile

Twitter – 140 characters of sheer bliss! Don’t feel that way? Don’t stress. We’ve got the basics covered here for you – from setting up your profile to plotting your online presence – guiding you step-by-step through the process.

Twitter is a micro-blogging site that started in 2006 as a San Francisco-based company’s internal communication tool. It quickly evolved into one of the most communicative social networks available. Friendships, customer relationships, and even marriage proposals have blossomed within its short-and-to-the-point confines.

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Topics: 101, Business, business, Marketing, social media, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media for business, social media marketing, strategy, twitter, twitter business, twitter marketing

Social Media & Banking: Gremln Get Started Guide - Part 2

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on October 22, 2013

Get Friendly with Facebook!

When you think of social media, the first network that probably comes to mind is Facebook, and for good reason -- it currently boasts more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.

Upwards of 15 million businesses, companies, organizations, and public figures have company Pages -- and Facebook continues to gain more and more power as a marketing, customer service, and outreach tool. These Pages can be managed by a number of admin, and are easily integrated into Gremln's dashboard system.

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Topics: 101, Business, business, education, facebook, facebook business page, Facebook company page, facebook fan page, social media, social media 101, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media marketing

Gremln Customer Spotlight:Bank of Urbana

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on September 16, 2013

We love hearing how our customers are taking advantage of all that Gremln has to offer – so much so that we decided to share some of their experiences on our blog! We’re introducing Customer Spotlights where we highlight how social media marketers just like you are using Gremln to help boost their brands.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, facebook, gremln, gremln tips, social media, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media for business, social media marketing, twitter

Mission Control:A Gremln Company Update

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on July 25, 2013

 It’s been a stellar year for Gremln – since launching an updated version of its social media platform in the spring of 2012, we’ve been hard at work creating a compliance toolkit to help regulated industries get social, and working to keep you up to date on the latest industry news, tips, and social media best practices. With offices in St. Louis; Springfield, MO; Chicago; Dallas; and San Jose, Costa Rica – and over 150,000 system users – Gremln is growing fast. We’re excited to share a few highlights from the past year, as well as a bit of what’s to come.

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Topics: compliance, gremln, Gremln News, social media, social media marketing, social media platform, social media tools, twitter business, twitter business tools

Becoming a LinkedIn Super User: Part 3

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on June 26, 2013

Now that your profiles and networking skills are polished and professional, it’s time to look at the numbers and make sure you are getting the traffic and attention of potential customers and employees you need to take your business to the next level.

In our third and final installment of becoming a LinkedIn "Super User" we look at building traffic to your company page, your website, and your business itself. Get a better understanding of the traffic

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Topics: Business, linkedin, networking, recruiting, social media, social media advertising, social media marketing, Social Media for Small Business

Becoming A LinkedIn Super User: Part 2

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on June 10, 2013

Previously, we shared our tips for making the most of your LinkedIn profiles - both personal and company pages - in order to take advantage of all that LinkedIn has to offer. Now that those are spruced up and full of the skills, endorsements, products, and reviews you want viewable to your audience, you're ready to dive in to the next stage of LinkedIn: networking!

In Gremln’s second installment of becoming a LinkedIn “Super User” we’re sharing tips for expanding your business leads, getting involved with and creating groups, reading and sharing industry news, and using all these features to help you network with the best of 'em.

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Topics: Business, linkedin, networking, social media, social media business, social media marketing

Are You A LinkedIn Super User? Make the Most of the Professional Social Network

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on May 30, 2013

With over 225 million users and more than 10 years in the social networking game, LinkedIn has grown from what was once considered a place to hunt for a new job (and not much more) to a community for professionals and businesses to talk shop, find new leads, connect and reconnect with colleagues, friends, and business partners.

So what are you doing to make the most of this professional landscape?

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Topics: Business, linkedin, social media, social media for business, social media marketing, Social Media for Small Business

Get Your C-Level Executives Serious about Social

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on May 1, 2013

As the CEO (or CFO, CMO, or any other C-level executive) you’re a pretty big deal. Your hard work has paid off and you’re seen as a thought leader by your customers, competitors, and employees. People want to hear what you have to say. You know you need to be where your customers are, but there’s already an incredible amount on your plate (note the aforementioned big-dealness). Can you really add social media as one more way to spend your time? We think yes – here’s why:

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Topics: Business, business, CEO, Compliance, gremln tips, social media, social media marketing

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