Credit Union conferences are a great way to learn, be inspired, and connect with industry leaders and innovators. We always come away reinvigorated with ideas for helping our clients grow. Unfortunately, a majority of our favorite conferences have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many conferences have switched to a virtual delivery but are still worth investing in. We have included several of these virtual options throughout this article along with a few in-person events that organizations are optimistic will take place. In the meantime, you can visit our credit union marketing resources page and explore various online marketing strategies for credit unions.
There’s no question that incorporating video throughout your digital marketing is a strategy worth investing in. In their 2020 State of Video Marketing Report, Wyzowl found that 84% of people say that they've been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand's video. Additionally, 87% of video marketers said that video had helped increase traffic to their website, and 80% indicate it directly increased sales.
Many credit union marketing departments are struggling to get results and show a positive ROI with their digital marketing efforts. Having worked with many credit unions, I wanted to share the tactics that have been the most effective for our clients and us.
Like many other industries, marketing in the financial space is rapidly changing. Consumers are researching online for financial products at a higher rate than ever before, and FinTechs like Ally and SoFi are setting a new standard for the online experience that consumers expect from their financial partners.
In 2014, Mid-Atlantic Controls Corp. (MACC), partnered with WebStrategies to improve the capabilities of their existing website. As a trusted facility automation provider throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C., they wanted their website to accurately portray the products, services, and value that they bring to each of their clients and help them generate new opportunities.
In general, manufacturers have been slower to embrace digital marketing compared to some of their B2B counterparts in other industries. As they do shift their marketing budgets gradually towards digital, they often see impressive results and are then eager to try more inbound marketing tactics. When this manufacturing client began working with WebStrategies in 2016, they quickly realized the importance of developing a digital marketing strategy. In turn, they have broadened their opportunities to generate leads in very niche target markets and generated impressive results from their digital strategy.
Your website is the ultimate hub for your credit union. Each day, thousands of users visit your site to log in to their accounts, make payments on loans, receive financial education, or research more about why they should choose you as their financial partner. Every page on your website is valuable, but some hold more weight than others. This post will explore two of the most important types of pages for credit union websites: product pages and location pages.
Advertising has been around for a long time. In fact, the first paid advertisement was a Coca-Cola ad in a French newspaper in 1836. Today, there are boundless advertising strategies that credit unions and banks can learn from and leverage. But, what makes a truly effective advertising strategy?
We regularly update the following post with the latest information pertaining to Digital Marketing Budgets. Last update: November 2020 (note: this information has been updated to include adjustments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but further changes could be needed as the long-term impact become more clear.) This article provides information that can guide you about how to budget for marketing and where to invest your marketing dollars. Included in this article are: