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Connecting the Heart & Mind: How The Disney Way & Community Impact Guide CoastHills Credit Union’s Strategy

Jeff York, CEO of $940M CoastHills Credit Union, joins us to talk about what he learned from working at Walt Disney’s company credit union about delighting members, how he thinks about community impact (hint: it’s not just writing checks), and how he connects the heart and mind to create engagement. Top 3 Takeaways Say hello! Have a greeter at the branch to … Continue reading

Beyond Service and Low Fees: The Definitive Guide to Credit Union Cause Marketing

There are over 6,000 credit unions and over 5,000 community banks in the United States. What makes yours different from the rest? Credit unions consistently fall back on six generic brand “differentiators”: Friendly customer service Low fees Personal client relationships Local origins The credit union mission Community service But the truth is, while these qualities may differentiate your business from … Continue reading

Punk Rock Marketing: How a business can stand out and build raving fans in a commodity industry — Podcast

What does punk rock have to do with marketing? Find out in this podcast with Jenelle Isaacson, CEO of Living Room Realty, one of the fastest growing real estate companies on the West Coast. Jenelle shares what she learned about marketing from being a punk rocker, how she gave up control to her agents to find the stories that resonated in … Continue reading

Best Practices are for Beginners: The Secrets of Website Optimization — Podcast

  Conversion rate optimization expert Jon MacDonald, founder of The Good, joins us to talk about the 3 biggest killers of website sales and how to let your members tell you how to sell them more online. Plus, hear why he thinks we are just beginning to understand how to make websites effective sales channels — for credit unions and for all … Continue reading

Marketing with Passion and Effectiveness: Part 2

There was so much great material in Laura Woods’ interview that we just couldn’t cut it down! We split it into two podcasts, and we’re excited to share Part Two with you today. With more of her trademark fire, today Laura discusses why “empathy is everything,” how credit unions can share their “why” in the most effective way, and the … Continue reading

Marketing with Passion AND Effectiveness: Part 1

Laura shares her lessons from her innovative “Dreams” marketing campaign that gave the members who bank at 1st Financial a voice, how her credit union has become more profitable by avoiding loans that are A credit rated, and why empathy, vulnerability, and a distaste for the word “no” fuel her marketing philosophy. Cameron’s Top Four Takeaways: Give the people who bank here … Continue reading

Discover What Members Really Want – Podcast

Tansley Stearns, Chief Impact Officer at Filene Research Institute, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of live observational research in discovering what members really want. You’ll learn about a metric that may be more predictive than NPS, why Tansley believes iteration is the real gift of the digital age, and what she considers to be the key pillars of … Continue reading

Confessions of a Credit Union Strategic Planner — Podcast

Jim This, a strategic planner with over 20 years experience guiding credit unions in their strategic thinking, offers his insights about how to create a remarkable member experience, why being small is not the same thing as being local, marketing to millennials, and specific examples of credit unions that have created breakthrough strategies. Cameron’s Top Takeaways: It’s easier to advertise for rates than service. … Continue reading

The ABCs of ADA Online for Credit Unions

Jonathon Hensley, a well-known expert on the implications of accessibility for the handicapped in the digital world, joins us to share best practices and opportunities from the coming legislation for the web. In this podcast, you’ll learn about why designing your online properties to be accessible is both smart business and the right thing do, what technology debt is and … Continue reading

The Economic Trends Shaping the Future of Credit Unions — Podcast

Economist Mike Wilkerson joins us to talk about the economic forecast for 2016 and what it means for you. He shares his exclusive research on the economic impact credit unions have in their communities and discusses how the shrinking middle class and sharing economy are reshaping the future of credit unions. Listen on: iTunes | SoundCloud