How to Win Social Media Like Navy Federal Credit Union

Posted by Mikki Ware on March 24, 2016

Credit unions have a unique position when it comes to social media. Unlike banks, which are opened to everyone, credit unions have a specific customer base. Members have to be affiliated with certain groups, such as an employer, community, or school. With the smaller, more targeted pool of members and potential members, social media can be viewed as a natural extension of strategic community engagement. The challenge is getting buy-in from credit union decision makers, as well as tracking ROI of social media participation. However, the tide seems to be turning, as research from CUNA Mutual shows that 60 percent of credit unions have been using social media for about 2 years.

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Topics: credit unions, facebook, FFIEC, financial services, gremln, ROI, social media, Social Media for Credit Unions, strategy

How do you measure social media ROI? Go to the dark side

Posted by Mikki Ware on May 20, 2015

Have you ever looked at the traffic to your website from social media and thought it didn’t look quite right? Does your direct traffic seem unusually high? You might be experiencing what Alexis Madrigal calls DARK SOCIAL. In short, dark social is when people copy and paste content or links from a website and share it with friends (or even just one friend) as opposed to sharing from a social network or social share button. Confused? Okay, here is a real world scenario:

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Topics: Business, gremln, social media, Social Media, Social Media Education, strategy, twitter

Facebook Changes You Need to Know

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on March 4, 2015

It seems like Facebook is constantly changing, whether it’s making tiny updates to the privacy settings, or dramatic algorithm adjustments affecting how Pages reach their audiences. Little or big, these changes all add up – and they’ve made Facebook a very different place for companies to promote their businesses. Creative content and savvy customer service that used to help companies connect with their audience members now takes a backseat to paid advertisements.

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Topics: facebook, social media, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Updates, strategy

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Social Media Strategy, Part 3: Tips for Twitter

Posted by Mikki Ware on February 25, 2015

In the first two installments of this series, we guided you through using LinkedIn and Facebook to grow and nurture your network as a loan originator (LO). Next we’ll talk about Twitter, and how you might tweet your way to closed deals in 140 characters or less.

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Topics: financial services, gremln, social media, social media compliance, Social Media for Mortgage Banks, social media marketing, strategy, tips, twitter, twitter business tools, twitter marketing

The Loan Officer's Guide to Social Media Strategy, Part 2: Turn Likes Into Loans

Posted by Mikki Ware on February 18, 2015

Last week, we discussed the importance of social media use for loan officers to grow and nurture their networks. We also introduced you to LinkedIn, taught you how to set up your account, introduced features to help grow your network, and advised on the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette. Today, we are turning to Facebook.

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Topics: facebook, social media, social media for loan officers, Social Media for Mortgage Banks, social media marketing, strategy

Hiring Your Social Media Dream Team, Part 3: Team Workflow

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on January 28, 2015

In our first installment of Hiring Your Social Media Dream Team, we talked about the importance of having an organized plan in place to help your team be as successful as possible and start you on the right track. Our second installment described the various team members and positions that can make up a Dream Team. Today, we’re helping you make sure your newly-assembled team rises to the occasion and propels your company’s social media efforts to the next level.

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Topics: Marketing, social media, social media for business, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing, strategy

Hiring Your Social Media Dream Team, Part 1 – Getting Organized

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on January 14, 2015

 

Have you resolved to improve your social media marketing efforts? If getting a team together that can help you meet your social media goals is part of your game plan, we’ve got some advice for you to heed when staffing your social media squad.

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Topics: social media, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing, social media policy, strategy, tips

Marketing to the Generations: 4 Tips for Getting – and Keeping – Gen Z’s Attention

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on September 19, 2014

You’ve mastered marketing to Generations X and Y. Now it’s time to gear up for the next generation – Gen Z – the post-Millennials who grew up with the internet and will redefine the way you reach your future audience.

First, let’s get a better understanding of the people that make up Generation Z. Defined as those born between 1992-2010, Generation Z-ers are currently in their teens and early twenties. According to Mashable, “Nearly half of teens who use the Internet buy things online, more than four in five will use social networks this year, and 96% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 will use the Internet at least monthly.”

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Topics: Business, generation z, social media, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media marketing, Social Media Marketing, strategy

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

Gremln Get Started Guide For Banks: 3 Key Steps For Social Media Strategy

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on May 28, 2014


So you have decided your bank needs a social media presence – great – now what? Before creating your social media accounts, the Gremln Get Started Guide outlines 3 key steps for a successful social media strategy:

1)     Determine Your Purpose & Voice – Decide how you plan to use social media to further your organization. Is it for brand awareness? Building relationships within your community, customer service, or all of the above? The goals you set for your brand on social media will determine the direction of your strategy. Additionally, you will need to define the “voice” of your social media to ensure your messages have the same tone across the board. Are you casual and fun, friendly, or more professional? Know your audience and choose the voice most representative of your brand.

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Topics: compliance, Compliance, facebook, FFIEC, gremlin, linkedin, social media, Social Media, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, strategy, twitter, twitter business, twitter marketing

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