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Build a better employee survey for your financial brand

Alexandra Reilly, CFMP of Banktastic in front of modern artwork with title: how to build better employee surveys5-minute video
Employee engagement surveys should be more than a requirement for HR to check off of a To-Do list. Well-designed surveys are an opportunity to listen and then create a corporate culture that retains the best employees and attracts more employees like them. This is critical to growth and success in this crushingly tight labor market.

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Wasted financial brand communications: marketers must do better

Martha Bartlett Piland on how financial marketers must use better communications strategies to build customer loyalty and love6-minute video
Even standard notices can build love and loyalty for your financial institution's brand. Don't just "check the box" and send out a policy communication that squanders the opportunity to show value to customers. That's a wasted opportunity.

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Your financial marketing to millennials may be as effective as an empty page

Hand of a Black person turning the page on a book with blank white pages_photo from UnsplashAttention financial marketers: before millennials can consider your institution and your products, they have to have awareness and understanding of those offerings and their benefits.

Many of your millennial customers are hungry for financial education at its most basic levels. If you’re not satisfying this need, your marketing may not be any more effective than an empty page.

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Win the Customer Experience Game with Personalization

Woman sitting in front of laptop computer with drawings of eyes covering her real eyes“DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER” is the laziest greeting in business.

I recently received an email with this salutation from a company where I spent a significant amount of money about two years ago. They wanted to see if I needed more of their services. They even referenced a survey that I had “recently” filled out—but actually had done more than a year ago.

To start, the timing was odd. The work and the survey were so far in the past, I wondered if my name had ended up on the wrong list.

And more than a little tone deaf, “Dear Valued Customer” doesn’t make anyone feel valued. You may as well say, “Hey you!” and be the poster child for customer experience fails.

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Harness the power of brand champions for winning M&A communications

tween girls pulling on a rope in a tug of war game outdoorsMarketers can find themselves scrambling as they try to manage every detail of (re)branding and communications to employees and customers during a merger or acquisition. It often makes sense to expand the team by reaching outside of the marketing department to multiply your power.

But who can help?

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