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Gain & Retain Credit Union Members by Knowing What Matters to Consumers

Posted May 9, 2022
4 minute read
While credit unions have long been known for their low rates and trust-worthy business practices, younger consumers in this digital-first era have different priorities. In our exclusive, Consumer Banking Preferences & Behavior Report, based on a survey of 1,000 banking consumers, we learned that there is a wide gap between what consumers under 45 value and those that are 45-plus value in a financial institution. It is up to marketers to resonate with consumers on things that matter most to them which may require changing up the message as well as the channels in order to reach a younger audience.
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Topics Email marketing, Digital Marketing, Credit Union Marketing, HubSpot for Credit Unions

How do Credit Unions Reach the Under 45 Audience?

Posted April 21, 2022
4 minute read
As a credit union marketer, knowing what the target audience cares about most is essential to crafting a message that resonates. Do you know what banking consumers under age 45 prioritize in their financial institution? Are you promoting the features that matter to them as competition increases against national banks and online-only banks for share-of-wallet? 
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Topics Credit Union Marketing

When Credit Unions and Fintechs Battle for Millennials, Who Wins?

Posted February 17, 2022
3 minute read
Credit unions have long been talking about fintechs and their implications for the financial industry. WebStrategies has been deeply curious about this as well so we hired an outside research firm to dive deep into the public's perception of credit unions and online-only banks, among other things.
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Topics Credit Union Marketing

Advertising Dos and Don'ts to Accomplish Credit Union Goals

Posted December 21, 2021
5 minute read
Is your credit union advertising meeting organizational goals? 
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Topics Credit Union Marketing

How to Convince Doubters That Your Credit Union Needs to Expand Digital Efforts

Posted December 14, 2021
4 minute read
Credit union marketers can face resistance within their organizations regarding the use of digital tactics to acquire new members and increase share of wallet. Whether it is coming from the board or the C-suite, credit union marketers often have to convince others within the organization that their digital marketing efforts help the credit union meet its goals. How should marketers respond to skeptics within their organizations and convince the doubters that digital should actually be expanded?  WebStrategies Director of Business Development Kristin Harrison recently appeared on the CU 2.0 Podcast to answer this question. The conversation alongside 1st Advantage FCU VP of Marketing Amber Callahan and host Robert McGarvey revolved around how to develop a comprehensive and strategic digital marketing plan and obstacles that can get in the way, but ultimately why digital marketing has untapped potential for credit unions. Here are the highlights from the podcast:
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Topics Credit Union Marketing

WebStrategies Appears on CUbroadcast to Discuss Digital Advertising Pitfalls

Posted December 7, 2021
1 minute read
WebStrategies recently appeared on credit union talk show CUbroadcast. The show featured CEO Chris Leone and Head of Digital Advertising Emily Niedermaier discussing digital advertising pitfalls that credit unions should avoid.
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Topics Digital advertising, Credit Union Marketing

Effective Digital Marketing Ideas For Credit Unions

Posted November 11, 2021
4 minute read
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 digital marketing ideas and tactics that have been the most effective for our clients.
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Topics Credit Union Marketing

[Video] How to Diversify Your Credit Union Digital Marketing Budget

Posted November 4, 2021
4 minute read
We've talked about what factors cause credit union marketing budgets to be higher or lower. But once that budget is in place, how should it be allocated?
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Topics Marketing budgets, Digital advertising, Credit Union Marketing

What Credit Unions Need to Know about iOS 14.5 and 15

Posted October 28, 2021
4 minute read
We've been playing the digital marketing game for many years now but Apple's recent iOS updates have changed the rules on us. iOS 14.5 and 15 have introduced privacy changes that make digital advertising and email marketing more challenging than ever before.
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Topics Digital advertising, Email marketing, Credit Union Marketing

[Video] Why Credit Union Digital Marketing Budgets are on the Rise

Posted October 14, 2021
3 minute read
It's budgeting season for credit unions—how much of your credit union's total marketing budget will go to digital in 2022?  We address this question annually because it changes every year. And despite major upheaval in marketing spending in recent history, the digital spending trend is continuing upward. 
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Topics Marketing budgets, Credit Union Marketing