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Regulatory Shocker On Social Media In Banking Coming Soon

Proposed regs for social media say banks and credit unions will need to have a formal written strategy, monitor social mentions and (gasp!) even measure ROI.



Reality Check 2.0: Social Media Myths & Facts

Is social media a game changer? Or just a bunch of hype? This free seminar will challenge how you think about social media in the financial industry.



Big Banks Pay Bloggers Big Bucks for Sales Referrals

Some banks pay bloggers as much as $150 for new accounts, a practice that raises some ethical questions — especially for Ally Bank.


Datahead: Switching, Credit Cards, Social Media, Channels & More…

83% will or have switched banks… 1 in 4 bankers say innovation isn't important… These facts, plus more graphs, charts and numbers for financial marketers.


5 Ways Financial Institutions Can Use Social Media*

Five examples of specific situations where social media can be beneficial...along with some significant caveats.


What Is Social Media Really All About? Who Knows

Is it any wonder financial marketers are unclear about "social media" when even the so-called experts can’t agree on what it is or isn’t?


Why Social Media Is a Waste of Time for Most Banks & Credit Unions

11 reasons why social media has generally been unproductive for most financial institutions.


5 Reasons Banks Suck at Blogging

18% of banks and credit unions have blogs, yet many of them struggle for one or more reasons.


An employee speaks out against his CU’s name

An employee of Maine State Credit Union says in his blog that "people should be able to see your credit union's name and know if they are eligible for membership, without ever…


New media lessons from old school brands

You probably haven't picked up an issue of Adweek in quite a while, because what’s happening on Madison Avenue with the Budweiser account doesn’t really affect the financial industry. But a recent…