Graphics and Video Trump the Written Word

Graphics and Video Trump the Written Word

I read an interesting statistic recently about the power of visual marketing. According to brainrules.net, if we hear or read information, we only remember 10% of it three days later. If we add a picture, we remember 65% of it in the same time frame. One picture,...
Six Reasons the Credit Union Blog Isn’t Dead

Six Reasons the Credit Union Blog Isn’t Dead

The first blog came on the scene in 1994. Since that time, credit unions and banks have either embraced the marketing tool, given it haphazard attempts, or ignored the opportunity altogether. You might be surprised to learn, then, that we still suggest blogging as a...
Wells Fargo Missed It: Your Logo Is Not Your Brand

Wells Fargo Missed It: Your Logo Is Not Your Brand

Wells Fargo has announced another image repair ad campaign, now featuring an updated logo. This is the third campaign the tainted brand has attempted since its scandalous fallout in 2016. The problem? Your logo is not your brand. As we teach credit unions and banks...
Four Reasons Your Marketing Fails

Four Reasons Your Marketing Fails

ROI. Every C-suite executive demands it, yet few marketers deliver it consistently. While ROI traditionally stands for “return on investment,” in some circles it can unfortunately mean “results are only invisible.” In other words, sometimes our credit union or bank...
Top 5 Marketing Tasks for 2019

Top 5 Marketing Tasks for 2019

Don’t you love January? The start of a New Year. Fresh beginnings. The hope of achieving all our personal and professional goals. And of course, all the Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig commercials you can possibly see. January also marks the onslaught of endless...
Do Consumers Love You Like They Love Ranch Dressing?

Do Consumers Love You Like They Love Ranch Dressing?

How much do your members or customers love you? Enough to decorate their house with your logo? Hidden Valley – a salad dressing company credited with making ranch dressing a household condiment – made headlines recently by introducing a super-sized bottle of its...
How Raising a Puppy is Like Branding

How Raising a Puppy is Like Branding

“We’ll never get another dog.” Those were the words my wife and I shared after our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels passed away earlier this year. As you can imagine, that pledge lasted less than four months. After researching, researching and researching some more...