So much has changed in social media in the last few years. TikTok is even bigger. Twitter is now “X.” LinkedIn feels like the new Facebook, and Facebook is a ghost town of ads and conspiracy theorists. If this sounds daunting, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Everyone—even the “experts”—look for a little refresher on social […]
During the last great recession, nobody trusted banks. Financial experts extolled the virtues of credit unions on national television. Credit unions gained 1% market share. Recently, several high-profile banks failed and sent shockwaves through the financial world. The biggest beneficiaries of scared consumers were the largest banks. Credit unions were barely affected. Clearly, credit unions […]
Your credit union competes for more than the best rates on mortgages and auto loans. You also compete for visibility on the internet. That is, on Google’s (or Bing’s) search engine results pages. If you’re on the first page for a given query—or in the top 3 results—you’re doing well. If you’re not, you effectively […]
This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in July 2021. It is not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a cursory introduction to marketing to Millennials and Gen Z.
Content marketing is a kind of marketing strategy designed to attract and nurture inbound leads. It relies on maintaining a consistent and prominent online presence to show up in peoples’ internet searches. Can credit union content marketing work? Few credit union marketing strategies are exactly alike. Each credit union fills a unique niche and appeals […]
In a perfect world, the reputation of any given credit union would precede it, and people would flock from far and wide to join. Not a dime would be spent on marketing. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world. Any credit union growth strategy is going to rely on marketing for brand recognition. The real question […]
2021 has been much better than 2020 already. Last year at this time, marketers were scrambling to keep their credit unions afloat while keeping their members’ needs in mind. It was a delicate balancing act.
Fintechs have some of the best ideas and technology in the financial space. But getting those ideas in front of other people—and raising interest—is a whole different story. It’s so easy to assume that the right product or technology will sell itself. But it won’t.
Do you ever wonder if your credit union members are using Yelp? We can answer that for you: Yes. They are. Here’s why you should pay attention… and why you should use it, too.
These days, most people use the internet to research the things they’re interested in. It happens constantly with consumer goods—people read reviews, blogs, tech specs, and anything they can find about their intended purchase. People educate themselves with online content to ensure they make the best decision they can before they pull the trigger. The […]