Need insurance marketing ideas? Sure you do! In an industry that was used to thriving on face-to-face business and is now moving out of that very cozy comfort zone, it’s clear that what worked for new policyholders 15 years ago is no longer going to cut it.
There was a time when people used social media to connect with friends and family. Not so much anymore! Today, social sites are all the rage when it comes to information gathering, product chatter, and forming communities. It’s little wonder then that every brand (and its sister concern) is rushing head first onto social media sites to promote their products.
Frequently used interchangeably, there is a difference between the two. The kind of engagement they bring to the table, their extent of influence on social media, their investment of time and effort in the brand, and a lot more are what mark these two types of influencers in the marketing realm.
Regardless of the industry, one thing will always stay constant. Trust breeds trust.
If people don’t trust your brand, others will follow suit. If people do trust you though, that’s the honey you need to attract more over to you.
There are a number of horror stories on social media haunting Amazon, and they’ve clearly had to deal with their fair share of flack in recent times. From poor wages and overtime violations to the real kicker – employees having to choose bottles over toilets to meet their targets! – the e-commerce giant even had to deal with a US senator circulating a petition urging the company to improve it’s working conditions. Naturally, they were willing to try anything to combat their growing negative image.
Consumers love recommendations and endorsements. This was clear even in the pre-internet days when marketers would include some sort of testimonial in their mail order campaigns.
“If you show that you treat your employees well, and your employees talk about it, people are going to trust them, and they are going to trust you”
– Jamie Rutter, United Airlines.
Ever so often, we get asked the question – What makes employee advocacy so special?
Of course, being in the business, we’re able to list out every single minute detail of what the concept brings to the table. Better reach, more visibility, a curated list of prospects… the list is long and you’re probably thinking you’ve heard it before. But, you haven’t heard it all.
Social media has quickly moved on from what used to be a place to chit-chat with your friends and catch up on the latest gossip, to a thriving business place. One that has created a global market for everything that you can imagine.