Leadership & Culture Archive

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The ‘Big Bang’ of Bank Marketing

To prevail in the new digital battlefield, financial marketers will have to work more closely with IT than ever before.

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8 Tips for Banks & Credit Unions Building Employee Incentive Programs

How to develop a successful employee incentive program — one that improves productivity, increases retention and boosts your overall culture.

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How to Become a More Effective Marketing Leader

The strength of your internal relationships determines the success of your marketing objectives. That's why marketers must forge alliances.

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Evolve or Die: 3 Steps Small Banks & Credit Unions Must Take Now

Community banks and credit unions must tackle big challenges or suffer the same fate as the independent corner grocery store.

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5 Tricks to Becoming a Financial Marketing Entrepreneur

Cultivating the mind of an entrepreneur will help financial marketing executives navigate the industry's massive changes with nimble aplomb.

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Incremental Change Killed Blockbuster… Are Community Banks Next?

When massive seismic shifts rocked Blockbuster and Sears, how did they respond? With incremental changes… and we know how that played out.

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The Toughest Challenges Financial Marketers Face in 2014

Here's what 40 bank and credit union marketing executives said was the biggest challenge they faced in 2014 — verbatim.

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How Financial Marketers Can Turn Leadership Obstacles Into Opportunities

Three strategies financial marketing executives can use to flip today’s leadership challenges into competitive advantages.

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Building The Bridge Between Bank Marketing and Sales

Strategies to improve the often tenuous marriage between financial marketers and their counterparts in sales.

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Citi Execs Get Schooled on Digital Strategies by Gen-Y Mentors

Students from the University of Miami will spend the next six months reverse-mentoring senior Citi execs on social media and digital tech.

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Op Ed: Vancity’s CEO On Values-Based Banking

Tamara Vrooman, CEO of Canada's largest credit union, says socially conscious financial institutions outperform big banks along nearly every measure that matters.

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Can The Financial Industry Move From ‘Product Pushy’ to Client Centric?

The difference between a product-centric financial institution and one that is truly client centric? The sales process. But investments in frontline staff are falling short.

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Cool Artwork Livens Up Call Center to Inspire Bank Staff

Financial institutions can sometimes forget how important call center staff are to their brand. But one bank just jazzed up its call center with amazing illustrations.

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Bank Staff Under Pressure: Sales Over Service?

Do sales goals pervert financial institutions’ promise to “put customers first?” Can banks really align their priorities with consumers’ best interests?

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How To Wreck Your Bank Or Credit Union In 3 Easy Steps

Executive managers running retail financial institutions need to avoid these leadership mistakes that could bring their entire organization crashing to the ground.

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How To Keep Customers From Jumping Ship After A Merger

Here’s what you need to know to build an effective communications strategy that keeps customers from defecting during a merger.

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Credit Union Charity Fundraiser Results In Pies To The Face

After employees of Oregon Community raised $45,000 for the United Way, a few of them got to throw pies in the faces of senior execs.

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Barclays Goes All-In With 8,500 iPads For Frontline Branch Staff

One of the world's largest banks is giving 8,500 of its employees an early Christmas present: iPads. Why? And what are the iPads for?

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Can Advertising Save BofA’s Battered Brand?

If BofA doesn’t get its act together fast, the bank’s next ad agency is going to have the hardest job on earth. What should BofA do instead?

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Financial Firm Green Lights Social Media For All 1,000 Employees

An investment firm has given its entire staff -- all 1,000 of them -- the thumbs-up for social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Could you be this brave?

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