How Financial Institutions Can Use Social Media to Boost Brand Awareness During COVID-19

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Sep 1, 2020 2:15:00 PM

 

With more time at home in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are turning to social media more than ever before. Now at an all-time high, social media use is an avenue for staying connected with loved ones, political engagement, shopping, and so much more. While financial institutions seek to take advantage of this massive, concentrated audience, the tension of general economic unrest can make it tricky to navigate the best ways to connect. According to a study conducted by The Financial Brand in April, most prominent financial brands saw a drop in their social media sentiment scores immediately following shutdowns due to the pandemic.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy, Creating Content/ Copywriting, Marketing Methodology, Messaging, Tips From the Pros

How to Get More From Your Outbound Emails

Posted by Alli Sisson on Aug 25, 2020 4:15:00 PM

 

Let’s do a word association game. When we say Instagram, what comes to mind? Perhaps funny memes, your favorite products, visual inspiration? Now, what about when we say email? Is it suddenly feeling stuffy in here?

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Topics: Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy, Creating Content/ Copywriting, Marketing Methodology, Messaging, Tips From the Pros

The How-To on Facebook Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Alli Sisson on Jul 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM

 

There's a secret that well-seasoned marketers know. No matter how many warm fuzzies an ad campaign gives you, or how clever, or funny, or relevant it is, none of it matters if the campaign can't drive engagement that leads to revenue. No matter how well the intention should have played out, a campaign that falls flat often loses all the stakeholder support and is replaced with new efforts. That can be stressful whether you are in in-house marketer, a freelancer, or an agency under contract.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy, Influencer, Marketing Methodology, Tips From the Pros

Do You Know Your Style? Brand Guidelines & Establishing Consistency

Posted by Alexa Audet on Jun 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM

 

There's an old saying in marketing called The Rule of 7. Discovered by former advertising executives of the 1930s, the Rule of 7 is the average number of times a person must be exposed to your messaging before taking any action. Luckily with a solid social media strategy planned out, this becomes much easier. But it only works if your potential buyer recognizes your brand every single time they see it. For this to happen, your brand needs to be consistent across various topics, no matter the location or situation.

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Brand Growth, Branded Content, Marketing Methodology, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros

The Secret Sauce to Scheduling Social

Posted by Alli Sisson on Jun 23, 2020 12:15:00 PM

 

When social media first came out, developing a following and getting likes and shares was the task at hand. It was largely reactive, rather than proactive and responded to the trends of the day, rather than setting trends. As professional marketers expanded the social media space, being proactive and building trends became the pathway for much of the traffic. As this has continued, organic social media has taken a back seat to paid social efforts. As with most endeavors, paid advertising is what grassroots efforts use to go from local hotspot to regional or national trends.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Social Influencers, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros, content management

Linkedin Learning: The Tool That Will Change Your Work Game

Posted by Alli Sisson on Mar 24, 2020 9:45:00 AM
 
I remember the first time I heard about a business social media app, like Facebook, but for adults or work. I was in high school. I took a class that was supposed to get me ready for the real world. More than just building a paper resume, the course was designed to help me think about career aspirations, what I would do, and where I could go. One of our focuses was setting up a LinkedIn account to open our eyes to the world of online networking.
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Topics: Social Media Management, Social Influencers, Influencer, S.M.A.R.T. Goals, The Mobile Economy, IoT, Freelance Economy

Insights Into Your Digital Marketing Action Plan for 2020

Posted by Joshua Weir on Mar 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The New Year is slipping away, and we are about to jump into Q2. It is always helpful to take an introspective moment to understand why we're operating the way we are, but making sure your reaching for the right goals is something to re-visit before too much of the year passes. Lots of buzz starts early, picking up steam in mid to late December and exploding onto the scene in January. But like most ambitious, life-changing endeavors, the efforts are short-lived if we don't check-in and hold ourselves accountable. 

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Topics: Social Media Management, Marketing Support/ Staffing, Marketing Strategy, Prime Culture, product marketing, Marketing Methodology, Target Marketing, S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Traditional Marketing, Tips From the Pros

What’s in a Like? The Good and Bad of Instagram’s New Policy

Posted by Alli Sisson on Dec 31, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Let's be real for a second—2019 has been wild. Kanye started a church. Starbucks made it into Game of Thrones. The nerds nearly stormed Area 51. Fully grown adults bought and wore fanny packs. And Instagram announced it would be making "Likes" invisible on its platform.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Social Influencers, Brand Evangelism, Marketing Methodology

The Hunt for Influence: 6 Reasons you need Influencer Marketing

Posted by Alli Sisson on Dec 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Over the last few years, we've watched influencer marketing explode like a mac truck in a Van Damme movie. The past year was the biggest yet, indicating nothing but a continual climb for the marketing channel in the future. But as big as influencer marketing has become, many small businesses are still unfamiliar with how it works, as well as if it's right for their brand. That's why today we're explaining exactly what influencer marketing is, and why no matter who you are, it needs to be part of your marketing in 2020. Let's dive right in.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Influencer, Brand Evangelism, Marketing Methodology, Strategic Growth, Messaging

Designing to fit your medium-device differences and responsive strategies for your website

Posted by Ben Fjare on Dec 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Fewer things are more likely to make a perfectly reasonable human being hurl their device across the room faster than an aggravating, user-unfriendly experience. With our proclivity to change devices to look at particular sites in different ways, responsive design can make or break the experience for the user. And, while you may expect that every site you come into contact with should work breezily on any device you own, it’s unfortunately not the case. There are still quite a few websites out there in their unresponsive state, which could use an upgrade to their experience for the sake of mobile devices everywhere.

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Web Design, The Mobile Economy, Design Forward Thinking

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