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Links, Blogs & Websites

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Financial Marketing Blogs

  • Andera blog covering the digital banking space
  • Art+science=FINANCIAL blog by Parters+simons (discontinued)
  • Banca due Zero blog on banking innovation in both Italian and English (discontinued)
  • Bank 2.0 blog supporting Brett King’s book of the same name
  • Bank Blog from Optirate (discontinued)
  • The Bank Blog by Hansjörg Leichsenring in Germany
  • The Bank Channel by Rob Findlay (discontinued)
  • Bank Marketing by Julie Arnsdorf (discontinued)
  • Bank Marketing News by from Financial Marketing Systems
  • Bank Marketing Strategy by Jim Marous
  • Bank Marketing Strategy + Ideas by Neal Reynolds
  • Bankfutura from the company of the same name
  • Banking.com from Intuit
  • Banking Business Review
  • Banking Kismet by George Pasley (discontinued)
  • Banking on Customers (deleted)
  • Banking Review on issues affecting Australian financial institutions (discontinued)
  • Banking4Tomorow another blog by Brett King about tech innovation
  • BankInnovation.net from Royal Media Group
  • BANKNXT by Jouk Pleiter
  • BankPulse with observations from Huntington Bank
  • Banktastic from The Garland Group (discontinued)
  • BankThink from American Banker
  • BankTwoZero focused on innovation (discontinued)
  • Bankwatch Colin Henderson’s blog about banks who get the web lifestyle
  • BankWatch covers banking from Charlotte, by Andrew Dunn
  • Better Bank Marketing(discontinued)
  • The Better Banking Blog (moved)
  • Beyond The Arc from the consulting firm of the same name
  • Blue Coin by Ivar Van Duuren (discontinued)
  • BlueSpire Marketing blog
  • The Bold War by Michael Nuciforo
  • The Brand Notebook from Bryan Claggett (discontinued)
  • Brand Partners blog (out of business)
  • Cash Cow a blog on bank marketing in India (discontinued)
  • Celent Banking Blog
  • Community Bank Marketer by Lori Philo-Cook
  • Content Marketing for Financial Institutions Blog by Truebridge
  • Corner The Market{ing} from MAX Advertising (deleted)
  • Corporate Insight Blog looks at trends in the financial industry
  • Credit Union Blog by Chuck Bruen, CEO/First Entertainment Credit Union
  • Credit Union Warrior by Matt Davis
  • CreditUnionMBA (discontinued)
  • CU Broadcast by Mike Lawson
  • CU Communicator from the North Carolina Credit Union League (discontinued)
  • CU Grow
  • CU Homepage by Tammy Holtzmeier (discontinued)
  • CU Hype from Anderhmahr Marketing (deleted)
  • The CU Loop from credit union advocate Andy LaFlamme (discontinued)
  • CU Potential by Christian Mullins (discontinued)
  • CU Suite from NAFCU
  • CU Soapbox sponsored by The Credit Union Journal
  • CU Skeptic attacks common credit union assumptions (discontinued)
  • CU Tomorrow from Filene Research Institute
  • CU Water Cooler from Matt Davis, William Azaroff, Tim McAlpine, et al
  • Currency Marketing blog for credit unions (discontinued)
  • Designing Banks by (discontinued)
  • Digital Draw (ownership and authorship unclear)
  • Digital Money Blog
  • DigitalMailer blog and its sister blog Click-Connect-Communicate
  • Discerning Technologist by financial IT expert Bradley Leimer
  • The Emerging Finance on banking in the Middle East
  • Efma
  • Empower Your Message from financial branding consultant Karolina Reiss (discontinued)
  • EverythingCU.com (for credit union employees only)
  • EverythingCU.com blog by Morriss Partee
  • (discontinued)
  • Extreme Content Media blog on social media for mortgage professionals
  • FICO Banking Analytics Blog
  • FI-natic from ad agency Mullen (discontinued)
  • Financial Marketing Insights from ACTON Marketing
  • Financial Marketing News by ad agency Salva O’Renick
  • Financial Public Relations by William Mills Agency
  • Financial Services Blog from Oracle
  • Financial Services Club blog from Chris Skinner
  • Financial Services Marketing Handbook by Evelyn Ehrlich
  • Finextra tech and news service, primarily for UK bankers
  • Finventures by Tom Noyes (discontinued)
  • Forward Banker from Deluxe
  • FSO Knowledge Exchange
  • The Future of Banking by MISYS (inactive)
  • Getting Your Message about video merchandising by Kiosk & Display
  • Glatt Consulting
  • Global Banker (discontinued)
  • Global Banking Business & Finance Review
  • GoBankingRates.com
  • Golden Mean from Rick Otero at Kimera Consulting (discontinued)
  • Gonzobanker from Cornerstone Advisors
  • Group Thinking by Lafferty
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily McCormick
  • iHelpBanks by ACTON’s Mark Zmarzly
  • image.works bank and credit union marketing blog
  • iMazuma by George Pasley
  • Infrequent Inanity by Aden Davies
  • J.D. Power & Associates Banking Blog(discontinued)
  • Jeff for Banks by banker Jeff Marsico
  • John Ryan blog on branch design (discontinued)
  • John Siracusa on online marketing strategies for banks (discontinued)
  • Johnathon-Wright.com by the author of the same name (discontinued)
  • KirkLowe.com for financial advisors by the author of the same name
  • Long Lasting Ideas by Neal Reynolds
  • Mapa blog from the UK mobile banking vendor of the same name
  • Mark Arnold’s blog
  • Market Insights Insider (discontinued)
  • Marketing ROI: Whims by Ron Shevlin (discontinued)
  • Marketing Tea Party by Ron Shevlin (discontinued)
  • MarketMatch on bank marketing
  • Matt Wilcox Pro (discontinued)
  • mBanking
  • The Members Group blog for credit unions
  • Mercator Advisory Group with research for financial marketing execs
  • Meridian Interactive (discontinued)
  • Mobile Banking by Brandon McGee
  • MyMarketingInsights by LemmonTree Marketing (discontinued)
  • NAFCU Compliance Blog
  • Netbanker by Jim Bruene
  • Nexus Connection from CUES (discontinued)
  • Open Source CU powered by Trabian (discontinued)
  • Outside In Banking by Tom Brezina (discontinued)
  • Payments News by Glenbrook Partners
  • Prime Insights from Prime Performance (discontinued)
  • Project New Age Gen-Y marketing from PSCU (discontinued)
  • PSST! Word of Mouth Marketing for banks and credit unions (discontinued)
  • Radian6 blog on social media in the financial space (discontinued)
  • Retail Banking Strategies from Peak Performance (discontinued)
  • Sales Transformation Blog by St. Meyer & Hubbard
  • SAP Banking View
  • Shared iDiz by iDiz Inc.
  • Skybox from CUES
  • Snarketing 2.0 by Ron Shevlin
  • Social Assurance on social media in the financial industry
  • Social Media and Banking by Jesse Torres (inactive)
  • SpringPoint Media on credit unions and social media by Renee Pomerleau
  • Steve Sleeper blogs his thoughts (discontinued)
  • Strategically Speaking from ProfitStars
  • SubCat Marketing Blog (discontinued)
  • TekFin by Yann Ranchere
  • That CU Guy (discontinued)
  • That Credit Union Blog from a group of CU lawyers and guest contributors
  • The Raddon Report from Raddon Financial Group
  • The Saatchi Daily Banking Blog for NZ and AUS (deleted)
  • The Story from Creative Brand Communications
  • The 2020 Vision of Marketing by Denise Wymore
  • Third Degree Insights from the agency of the same name
  • Tomorrow’s Transactions Blog by David Birch at Hyperion Consulting
  • Tonioli Creative blog (discontinued)
  • Tribed by Jeff Stephens (discontinued)
  • turnLEFT blog by InetSolution (discontinued)
  • UniBul Credit Card Blog
  • Visible Banking from Christophe Langlois
  • What’s the Difference credit union marketing blog (discontinued)
  • World 2.0 Adventurefrom Everything CU (discontinued)
  • YES CU Blog: Serving 18-to-30s from CUNA  (discontinued)
  • Zafin blog about relationship banking solutions
  • ZootBlog by tech/lending vendor Zoot

Industry Leagues, Associations & Resources

  • American Bankers Association (ABA)
  • America’s Credit Unions – CUNA’s site for the general public.
  • America’s Credit Union Museum – Located in Manchester, NH at the site of the first credit union in America.
  • Bank Administration Institute (BAI)
  • California & Nevada Credit Union League (CCUL)
  • Credit Union Association of Colorado
  • Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) – Advancing the professional development of credit union CEOs, senior management and directors.
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA) – The U.S.’s primary credit union trade association.
  • CreditUnions.com (Callahan & Associates) – Comprehensive data and statistics for U.S. credit unions.
  • CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council - a national organization for credit union marketing and business development professionals.
  • Filene Research Institute – An independent, non-profit organization conducting research about credit unions and consumer finance.
  • International Association of Financial Management (IAFM) – Professional and executive development organization.
  • Kansas Credit Union Association
  • Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) – Trade association for credit union marketing professionals.
  • Michigan Credit Union League
  • National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) – Represents the interests of federal credit unions before the federal government and the public.
  • National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) – Enhances the ability of credit unions to serve their members through CUSOs.
  • National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) – Regulatory body for the nation’s federally insured credit unions.
  • New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA)
  • North Carolina Credit Union League
  • Texas Credit Union League (TCUL)
  • Utah League of Credit Unions
  • Washington Credit Union League (WCUL)

Financial Trade Publications Covering Marketing Topics

  • ABA Banking Journal
  • American Banker
  • Bank Director
  • Bank Marketing
  • Cards International
  • Credit Union Business
  • Credit Union Magazine
  • Credit Union Times
  • Credit Union Journal
  • CU Insight
  • CUES Management Magazine
  • CUNA News Now
  • The Financial Times
  • Finextra
  • PaymentsSource
  • Private Banker International
  • Retail Banker International