Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Beginning today, Bank Marketing Strategy will be known as Retail Banking Strategies and will become part of The Financial Brand.
Go to the new site.
When I launched Bank Marketing Strategy over four years ago, the financial services industry was a lot different than it is today. We were in the middle of a huge financial crisis, the first iPad was just introduced, and banking customers were still more likely to go to branches than to bank on mobile devices.
My website began as a quest to better understand social media and content creation, with early posts generating less than 100 page views. Today, most articles published are viewed by more than 5,000 people, with the most popular article generating more than 35,000 page views. Boy, have times changed. And my website has evolved as well.
For the last two years, I’ve been talking with Jeffry Pilcher, publisher/founder of The Financial Brand about ways we could partner and work together. After careful planning and months of preparation, I’m pleased to announce that The Financial Brand will be my new publishing home.
Effective today, I’ll be sharing my insights at the Retail Banking Strategies section of The Financial Brand. Articles from my this site will be moved to the new location as quickly as possible (it is a manual process). The most popular articles have already been migrated, with the complete transition expected by June 1. Until articles are migrated, they will still be available on Bank Marketing Strategy.
By combining forces, we will be able to dig deeper into the opportunities and challenges banks and credit unions face. While The Financial Brand will continue to deliver the marketing, branding and advertising coverage you’ve come to expect, my Retail Banking Strategies section will provide a deeper level of analysis and perspectives into the issues confronting CEOs, CMOs, COOs and retail bankers at financial institutions around the world such as: