Speak Their Language on Social Media

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If a conversation takes place online and your financial institution isn’t there to hear or see it, did it actually happen? As a matter of fact, yes, it did!

For many institutions, the idea that conversations are taking place online with or without their involvement is the hardest fact to come to grips with. If you are not leading the conversation, or in some way active in it, then you’re leaving it to others to do so on your behalf… and that can be scary!

Think about this for a second. Who’s answering your account holder’s questions, and is the information being presented accurately?

Being active on social media, or social media marketing, is the process of using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to engage both new and current account holders. It is through this engagement that financial institutions like yours are able to leverage their efforts into real value.

LKCS can assist you in leveraging the true potential of social media, and building long-lasting online communities.

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Speak Their Language on Social Media

  1. 1. Karl Ribas Marketing Coordinator 815-220-3916 Karl.Ribas@lk-cs.com www.LK-CS.com This presentation will be made available for future review on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/lkcsperu.
  2. 2. LKCS
  3. 3. Agenda Today’s webinar will include: – An Overview of Social Media Marketing – Getting Started with Social Marketing – LKCS’ Social Marketing Solutions
  4. 4. What is Social Media Marketing? Social media marketing is the process of using media platforms to engage both new and current account holders. Key ideas: – Social media marketing is permission-based. – Social media is about engagement and conversation. – Social media communities must be built. – Social media is NOT a set it and forget it marketing strategy. – Social media marketing requires a team and resources.
  5. 5. The Social Media Landscape The social media landscape is HUGE and can be a little overwhelming! – 100+ channels and growing! – Specific devices. (desktops, tablets, mobile phone) – Specific purposes. (publishing, sharing, networking, discussing)
  6. 6. The value of Social Marketing Being active on social media has the potential to generate a lot of value for financial institutions! – New account holders acquisitions. – A new sales and promotional channel. – Increasing brand awareness and exposure. – Increases search engine positioning. – Strengthening account holder relationships – Expanding customer service opportunities. – Monitoring online reputation.
  7. 7. Why is Social Marketing Effective? Social media marketing is permission-based - meaning that users must first opt in and request to receive your information. Key ideas: – Social media allows banks and credit unions to connect with individuals interested in learning more about them. – Social media gives financial institutions a voice and a way to communicate with account holders in a relaxed and conversational way. – Banks and credit unions are able to develop long-lasting relationships with customers, create trust, and brand awareness.
  8. 8. How Do We Get Started? Creating a successful social marketing strategy that helps financial institutions meet their needs and goals is not easy! 6-Steps for getting started: – Outline your goals. – Determine which social media channels to use. – Build your social media team. – Design your social media profiles. – Build your social media communities. – Post and respond often.
  9. 9. Getting Started Step 1: Outline Clear Goals Understanding what you’d like to accomplish with social media before starting will go a long way in helping you to stay on track. Potential goals: – Increase business. – Increase brand awareness & exposure. – Increase account holder appreciation. – Etc.
  10. 10. Getting Started Step 2: Determine Your Social Media Channels Jumping into social media and posting everywhere is not a valid approach. Key Ideas: – Be selective. – Don’t overreach - stretch resources Our recommendation: – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and a blog.
  11. 11. Getting Started Why we recommend Facebook 80% of people who use social media say that Facebook is their preferred method for connecting with brands. Key stats: – 1.15B registered users. – 58% of users return daily. – 23% of users check their account 5x per day. – 1-of-7-minutes spent online is on Facebook. Marketing opportunities: – Facebook Page – Advertising
  12. 12. Getting Started Why we recommend LinkedIn 61% of people use LinkedIn as their primary professional networking site making it the absolute best place to attract new commercial business for your bank or credit union. Marketing opportunities: – LinkedIn Page – Advertising
  13. 13. Getting Started Why we recommend Twitter 40% of Twitter users are 25-years old or younger creating a great opportunity to get in front of a younger audience. Key stats: – 500 million registered users. – 11 accounts are added every second. – 340 million tweets per day. Marketing opportunities: – Twitter Profile
  14. 14. Getting Started Why we recommend YouTube YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world - there are 5,780 results for “how to balance a checkbook”. Key stats: – 4B video views daily. – 1-hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second. (60-hours per min.) – 700 videos are shared every minute on Twitter. Marketing opportunities: – YouTube Channel (Page) – Easy Video Sharing
  15. 15. Getting Started Why we recommend Blogging Blogging is a quick, easy, and more controlled way to be social and engage an online community. Benefits of blogging: – 100% control of design & content. (Can share photos, videos, and large articles) – Provides a “home base” for your content. (What if tomorrow there was no Facebook?)
  16. 16. Getting Started Step 3: Build Your Social Media Team To be successful in social media, you’ll need the help of many hands! Key roles to consider: – Branch Reps. – Content Developers – Response Team – Social Media Coordinator – Authority Contact - Manager
  17. 17. Getting Started Step 4: Design Your Social Media Profiles Social media profiles should take on the look and feel of your website and other marketing campaigns. Key ideas: – Integrate branding. (Logos, color schemes, tag-lines, etc.) – Complete all relevant “About” related information. (ex: bio, hours of operation, products and services, etc.) – Be flexible and adapt. Design restrictions come & go often. (ex: Facebook cover photos, Google+ cover photo size increase, etc.)
  18. 18. Getting Started Profile Design Example (Facebook)
  19. 19. Getting Started Profile Design Example (LinkedIn)
  20. 20. Getting Started Step 5: Build Your Social Communities Your goal is to build a community of people who actually want to receive your updates, and will respond the way you need them to. Key ideas: – It’s not about quantity, but quality. – Communities aren’t built overnight. – Profiles (Pages) need to be marketed. Community Building Strategies: – Employee ‘Likes’ and ‘Follows’ – Website Icons
  21. 21. Getting Started Step 5: Build Your Community (cont.) – In-Bank/Credit Union Materials – Statement / E-Statement Insert – Direct Mail Campaign – E-Mail Marketing Campaign – Social Media Advertising
  22. 22. How Do We Get Started? Step 6: Be Social: Post & Respond Often Your financial institution will need to post quality content often, and continually monitor your page for social interactions. How often should you post? – Post 2-4 times per week. – Post new updates during business hours. What should you post?: – Bank / Credit Union news – Community information – Educating customers
  23. 23. How Do We Get Started? Step 6: Be Social: Post & Respond Often (cont.) – Promotions – Current events. How should you respond?: – Respond to the Positive. – Respond to the Negative. *TIP: Develop a Post Strategy – Create your content in advance. – “Schedule” when it goes live.
  24. 24. Getting Started Post Strategy Example #1
  25. 25. Getting Started Post Strategy Example #2
  26. 26. Social Media Best Practices – Connect. Build and grow your social media communities. Engage them. – Publish Content. Publish content that is relevant, useful, and personal. Publish frequently. – Listen. Monitor the conversations and gauge your community’s reaction.
  27. 27. LKCS’ Social Marketing Solutions Through a combination of design and marketing strategies, LKCS can help you to leverage the potential of social media! Key Services: – Account Setup – Profile Design – Daily Management – Social Media Training – Community Building Strategies – Social Media Advertising
  28. 28. LKCS’ Social Marketing Solutions Our specialties:
  29. 29. JOIN US! Our next webinar is October 9th! “Power of the Prescreen” New and creative ways for growing your loan business through credit prospecting. REGISTER NOW: www.LK-CS.com/webinar
  30. 30. Q&A What questions can I answer for you? Karl Ribas Marketing Coordinator (815) 220-3916 karl.ribas@lk-cs.com www.lk-cs.com

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