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Credit Union Guide to Setting Marketing Budgets

A statistical analysis of 100 US credit unions reveals how much the industry spends on marketing, and how much each credit union should budget.

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Notably Quotable: Strategic Planning Priorities for 2015

What are the critical marketing trends that banks and credit unions need to plan for in 2015? Here are 10 different perspectives from industry experts.

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How to Leverage Tablets for Marketing in Branches

Tablets like iPads have the potential to transform your branch experience. Here are 14 insights to help get your creative juices pumping.

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10 Big Mistakes That Mess Up Financial Marketers’ Strategic Plans

Here are some of the most common sins banks and credit unions commit when building a strategic marketing plan. How many are you guilty of?

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The ‘Buzz’ Surrounding Debit Card Loyalty Rewards

Buzz Points, a loyalty program rewarding consumers for shopping with their debit card, can generate up to $96 per cardholder annually.

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Customer Referral Programs: Simplify or Die

The success (or failure) of any referral program hinges almost entirely on your design — the rules and mechanics of your system.

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Are the 4 Ps of Marketing Dead?

Do the 4 Ps of Marketing ask the right Qs? Here's why it may be time for financial marketers toss this model aside as obsolete.

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Financial Institutions Use Real-Time Marketing To Drive Sales

Financial institutions are positioned to leverage big data for real-time digital marketing solutions that can drive sales and satisfaction.

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National Banks Vulnerable to “Jaws” Attack

Lurking beneath the placid surface of retail banking is a deadly threat to the long-term prospects of national banks.

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4 Big Direct Marketing Trends in Banking

Look at the data and what the big banks are up to. You'll see direct mail is alive and well in the financial industry (and other surprises).

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Next Generation Onboarding and Revenue Strategy for Financial Marketers

Tired of using the "spray and pray" shotgun approach to getting your marketing messages out there? Here's how to sharpen your marketing aim.

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10 Things Financial Marketers Should Stop Doing Now

Ten thought leaders in the financial marketing industry share some of the things you may be doing today that should stop.

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The Importance of Multichannel Customer Communications in a Digital World

As businesses wake up to the value of corporate reputation, customer communications management will become increasingly important.

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Behavioral Pricing – Watch Your Competitors, But Price for Consumers

Banks and credit unions pricing decisions should be based on competition as well as the principals of behavioral finance.

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Going Local With Branch Marketing… Without Busting The Budget

Here's how financial institutions can translate sophisticated branch data into hyper-local programming through digital signage.

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Sales & Marketing Lessons for Financial Institutions From the Retail Sector

Door-busters, sidewalk sales and clearance events. Do campaigns like these work in the financial industry? Yes, if you think like a retailer.

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Transform the Branch Through Data-Targeted Marketing Messages

Here's how to make use of sophisticated branch data analysis in the creation of targeted marketing messages.

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Banking on Marijuana

Some U.S. financial institutions are looking at the lucrative pot market thinking it might be time to dive in.

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20-Point Branding & Strategic Marketing Self-Assessment

Ever wonder how brand savvy your organization is? Whether your marketing was as strong as it should be? Here's your chance to find out.

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2014 State of Bank & Credit Union Marketing

This annual comprehensive scan of banks and credit unions reveals financial marketers’ strategies, priorities and challenges in 2014.

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