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How to Choose and Implement the Right CRM

Posted by Rebecca Key

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Customer relationship management (CRM) platforms continue to be a staple in sales and marketing departments across financial institutions. According to the 2018 Guide to Financial Marketing, 54% of organizations have a CRM, and 22% intend to have one within the next 12-18 months.

For those 22% looking to implement a CRM platform, there are a lot of factors that go into making a decision and then actually implementing the system. In a recent interview with St. Meyer and Hubbard, 360 View Senior Vice President and National Sales Director David Acevedo shared his thoughts on how to select and implement the right CRM for your business.

Here’s what he had to say:

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM

Why Budget for a CRM in 2019

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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The fourth quarter of the fiscal year is half over and that means budget planning is well underway. No, not the most exciting thing to do in the remaining months of 2018, but necessary nonetheless.

There are a lot of factors that go into a bank’s budget, but one thing that’s important not to overlook is your technology investment. And, this starts with a robust CRM platform.

With the right CRM in place, you’ll be equipped to launch strategic sales, service and marketing initiatives that benefit your business and attract the right customers in 2019. Consider the following reasons for including a CRM in next year’s budget.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, CRM

How to Use Data Analytics for the Right Actions

Posted by Joyce Colin

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Data analytics has come to be a widely accepted and necessary part of any marketing strategy in any industry. In fact, according to the 2017 Big Data Analytics Market Study, big data adoption reached 53% in 2017 for all companies interviewed, with finance and telecom leading the way.

As the finance industry has been quick to adopt big data, now is the time for banks and credit unions to take it one step further and use analytics to guide business decisions. The following guidelines can help you move beyond baseline analytics so you can take the right actions for your business.

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Topics: CRM, Data Analytics

How to Build on the Unique Credit Union Customer Experience for Ongoing Success

Posted by Keith Twisdale

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Each year, Temkin Group releases its Temkin Experience Ratings, which serves as a customer experience benchmark for the banking industry. In the 2018 rankings, credit unions tied for the top spot based on scores in three categories: success, effort, and emotion.

Credit unions’ membership business model, favorable rates, and flexibility all make them appealing to consumers. But, in the age of instant gratification and digital customer proximity, it’s important for credit unions to adapt to new customer experience (CX) approaches so they can maintain member loyalty.

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Topics: Customer Experience

Revamping Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

Posted by Rebecca Key

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Mobile marketing used to be a rarity, something that would set a business apart among its competitors. Not anymore. Now, mobile is necessary for maintaining a strong presence or implementing a successful marketing strategy in any industry.

In 2017, smartphone unit shipments didn’t increase for the first time ever, as market penetration was maximized. Not only that, but consumers are now spending approximately 3.3 hours a day consuming digital media on their mobile devices. It’s been a long time since phones were only used to make calls or send text messages.

You can’t afford to miss opportunities to reach your customers where they spend so much of their time. Consider these tips for revamping your mobile marketing strategy to remain competitive in the digital age.

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Topics: Sales & Marketing, Customer Experience