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Before Sept. '08, there were never stories about credit unions. For decades, the media ignored this sleepy sector of banking. Not anymore.
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Sydney Credit Union is rebranding, with a new name, a new tagline and a new marketing strategy. Will it catch on with members?
No one else in the financial industry can make a loan. So, if your institution has change to spare, tell the world and people will come.
All the love for credit unions may not last forever, but credit unions should take advantage of the good press while it lasts.
Some of the Bank of America's customers were able to hold on to the jersey for 19 hours in a traditional BofA stamina promo.
For customers with good intentions, they can earn $10 from Seattle Metro Credit Union if they promise to 'pay it forward'.
Here's a handy glossary to help every bank and credit union translate the news media's coverage of the economic meltdown.
The good press might not last forever for credit unions — it's critical they take advantage of the all the love.
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Over a dozen references to credit unions in the media lately. Most stop shy of endorsements, but many unabashedly urge people to switch.
It sounds like employees of credit unions have a lot of pride in where they work, and know more about "credit unions" than we may assume.
Maybe it's not possible for banks and credit unions to earn the love that Disney has from customers, but they can learn from Disney's brand.
Do some banks deserve a bailout simply because they are 'too big to fall'? Industry experts are asking, but there isn't a clear answer.
United Community FCU just gave brand new 2009 Chevrolet HHRs to 17 employees, wrapped from bumper to bumper with credit union graphics.
Marketing can't ever create a sense of trust. As with all our relationships, trust is something earned — usually over time.
Most credit unions in the banking industry have perfunctory names. These 50 credit unions earned a spot on the 'creative branding list'.
Affinity products are great to engage people with a financial brand and counteract the dull image associated with the average bank.
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