A Winning Insurance Lead Gen Strategy Should Include Educational Webinars 

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July 29th, 2021

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Insurance Agency Webinars

Insurance agencies, brokers and wholesalers which have incorporated insurance webinars into their marketing initiatives often see impressive results, with registration increasing over time to hundreds and a 60% or greater attendance rate which can be achieved with educational content and timely topics. Insurance webinars are effective for essentially any agency, broker or wholesaler, but are most effective when targeting niche markets such as transportation, construction, and benefits. 

 

Webinars help showcase expertise, demonstrate thought leadership and elevate the conversation from insurance sales to partner and consultant. Where can agents and brokers find topics and speakers? Agencies and brokers can use internal experts, external partners, carrier partners, consultants, CPA’s tax advisors and industry consultants to create a well-respected and well attended webinar series.

 

The marketing catalyst for successfully implements insurance webinar series often rests upon email marketing and social media marketing initiatives. Both can prove highly effective in driving registrants to an insurance webinar series. Agents and brokers must ensure they are adhering to CAN-SPAM and opt-in email marketing best practices. Email marketing initiatives are only as good as the underlying email marketing list. Agents and brokers who do not have a comprehensive prospect and client email list should work on building one immediately, and if they are unsure how to accomplish this, should seek qualified outsourced guidance on this important topic. A high-quality target list is not only the foundation for successful insurance digital marketing, but also an important and valuable digital asset for every agency and broker! 

 

Social media marketing is often an untapped resource for agencies, brokers and wholesalers, as it is now common for 50% of registrants to be gleaned from LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, assuming agents and brokers have a viable insurance social media marketing program in place. LinkedIn remains the most important social media platform for B2B centric insurance agencies and brokers, while Facebook is often the go to platform for personal insurance campaigns. That said, with there are many good tools available to post simultaneously to all major social media platforms. For example, let’s say a broker wanted to announce a new “ACA and Compliance Update Webinar”. This message could easily be posted simultaneously to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and the posts, efficacy and interactions could be easily tracked.

 

Webinars combined with professional email marketing and social media marketing campaigns can provide an impressive educational foundation for agents and brokers seeking to differentiate themselves from the pack. Web seminars can target prospects, clients or both, to help agencies, brokers and wholesalers establish and maintain their “digital” relationship. These live webinars can then be recorded, and used as video fulfillment on both their insurance website and YouTube to extend the reach, and help grow the business.

 

Agencies, brokers and wholesalers which lack the marketing staff or expertise to accomplish effective email marketing can contact StartUpSelling for assistance at 888-304-3638.

Rapid Rebranding for Insurance Agencies

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February 21st, 2021

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Insurance Agency MarketingMost of the business world is working remotely, yet many agencies are using branding and websites that haven’t been updated in years.  We frequently hear from agencies who say:

  • We’ve been working on our website for six months
  • We’re missing key product details on our website
  • We’ve added a new line of business but don’t have professional digital literature
  • Our branding is inconsistent across our social platforms
  • Our logo is old and needs to be updated

If your agency is struggling with these issues, we can help with our Rapid Rebranding Method:

  • Rapid Agency Rebranding Solution – Only 8 Weeks to Completion
  • Quickly Launch New Products, Practices or Businesses
  • Update Websites, Logos & Graphics
  • Accelerate Lead Gen & Growth Plans

Contact us to learn how StartUpSelling helps agencies like yours with our Rapid Rebranding Method.

Rapid Agency Rebranding Method Now Available

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December 13th, 2020

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Insurance Agency MarketingMost of the business world is working remotely, yet many agencies are using branding and websites that haven’t been updated in years.  We frequently hear from agencies who say:

  • We’ve been working on our website for six months
  • We’re missing key product details on our website
  • We’ve added a new line of business but don’t have professional digital literature
  • Our branding is inconsistent across our social platforms
  • Our logo is old and needs to be updated

If your agency is struggling with these issues, we can help with our Rapid Rebranding Method:

  • Rapid Agency Rebranding Solution – Only 8 Weeks to Completion
  • Quickly Launch New Products, Practices or Businesses
  • Update Websites, Logos & Graphics
  • Accelerate Lead Gen & Growth Plans

Contact us to learn how StartUpSelling helps agencies like yours with our Rapid Rebranding Method.

Five Keys to a Successful Content Marketing Strategy for Your Insurance Agency

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November 1st, 2020

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Content MarketingBy now, most insurance agencies and wholesale brokers have realized the power of content marketing as a critical element of social selling. Content marketing is a powerful tool for attracting potential customers, making connections and building relationships with your target audience.

Content marketing isn’t easy. But if it is done correctly, content marketing works in every industry, in every business, every time. All too often businesses don’t adequately prepare for the demands of developing and executing a successful content marketing strategy.

In practice, content marketing is hard work. You need to have a strategy so that search engines (such as Google) and your target audience can find you. It’s the hard work of sharing valuable, relevant content that your audience is looking for that captures their attention.

Here are 5 keys to successful content marketing:

  1. Take content marketing seriously – Content marketing can be an efficient and powerful way to grow your audience and your agency. For content marketing to work, you need to invest, prioritize and execute. In order to achieve serious results, content marketing must be taken seriously.
  1. Build relationships first – Content marketing is a long-term strategy. Success is no longer measured by the size of your email list, but by the size of your audience. When we build relationships first, those relationships turn into your audience. That audience then becomes your customer or partner, which turns into revenue.
  1. Stop overtly selling – People (including people in your target business audiences) are tired of being sold too. They are savvy consumers who understand the connection between where they are consuming content and who provided the content. Always selling pushes your potential audience away because they will seek other sources of information.
  1. Focus on your specialty/ies – The era of generalization is gone. People look for experts in the specific area of topic for which they are seeking. From a search engine and brand-building perspective, specialization is a pillar of content marketing success.
  1. Invest in your content marketing strategy – Content marketing can have a very high ROI if done right. Doing it right means investing in bandwidth, tools and people. You need to have all of the parts of an online marketing funnel functioning well in order for a content marketing strategy to be successful. You will need to invest time and money in order to see the results you are seeking.

Want to learn more about how you can gain a competitive edge with a content marketing strategy? Contact StartUpSelling and we will be happy to help you explore how content marketing can benefit your company. Call us today at (518) 222-6392 to get started.

New Remote Agents = New Agency Branding Rules: Rapid Rebranding Method Now Available

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August 2nd, 2020

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Insurance Agency MarketingMost of the business world is working remotely, yet many agencies are using branding and websites that haven’t been updated in years.  We frequently hear from agencies who say:

  • We’ve been working on our website for six months
  • We’re missing key product details on our website
  • We’ve added a new line of business but don’t have professional digital literature
  • Our branding is inconsistent across our social platforms
  • Our logo is old and needs to be updated

If your agency is struggling with these issues, we can help with our Rapid Rebranding Method:

  • Rapid Agency Rebranding Solution – Only 8 Weeks to Completion
  • Quickly Launch New Products, Practices or Businesses
  • Update Websites, Logos & Graphics
  • Accelerate Lead Gen & Growth Plans

Contact us to learn how StartUpSelling helps agencies like yours with our Rapid Rebranding Method.

8 Excellent Reasons Why Your Agency Should Blog

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June 7th, 2020

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Insurance Agency Blogging - Insurance BlogsThere are many great reasons why your agency should be blogging, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important time to be consistently in touch with your clients and prospects. Here eight compelling reasons why you should be blogging today:

1.  Provides a non-sales reason to reach out to clients and prospects

2. Show your agency cares about clients and prospects by providing timely content. 

3. Show the lights are on, and that your agency is actively engaged. Repurpose blogs for multiple uses:

  • Send your blogs to prospects
  • Use your blogs for eMarketing campaigns
  • Share and promote your blogs on social media
  • Show that your agency is comfortable in virtual and digital mode

See the other five reasons why your agency should blog here.

Making Email Marketing Work for Your Agency

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April 27th, 2020

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When thinking of the oldest and most basic functions of the internet, email inevitably comes to mind. Everyone uses it – from young children and grandparents to billionaires, politicians, and celebrities. Its simplicity and ubiquity have become foundational in our society. Yet the sophistication and potential impact of email as a marketing tool eludes so many businesses.

Email marketing often devolves into any number of ineffective and even risky behaviors, including:

  • Tiny opt-in lists of people who are already dedicated customersInsurance Agency Email Marketing
  • Lists of suspicious origin that can get you caught in spam filters and even induce legal action
  • Highly graphical messages that are never seen because email clients block the images
  • Messages that are overly familiar or bend the truth to establish a relationship
  • Lengthy content that very few recipients will ever read
  • Content that includes words and phrases often blocked by spam filters

These are just a few of the many pitfalls that can render email marketing a wasted opportunity for an organization. But doing it right can provide substantial benefits. Following best practices to avoid these pitfalls can result in campaigns that:

  • Drive high-quality website traffic
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Improve conversion rate
  • Build your customer base
  • Help to define or redefine your prospects and market segment
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for more expensive or wasteful forms of marketing such as environmentally disastrous physical mail, TV and radio commercials that reach a limited audience, costly paid advertising/promotion on popular websites, time-consuming in-person meetings, and more.

Email marketing can prove a strong and flexible tool regardless of the product or service you offer. As with many tools, the key is how you use it. Want to learn more? We’re email marketing experts. Ask us about building a program tailored to your needs!

5 Keys to a Successful Content Marketing Strategy for Your Insurance Agency

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January 5th, 2020

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Content MarketingBy now, most insurance agencies and wholesale brokers have realized the power of content marketing as a critical element of social selling. Content marketing is a powerful tool for attracting potential customers, making connections and building relationships with your target audience.

Content marketing isn’t easy. But if it is done correctly, content marketing works in every industry, in every business, every time. All too often businesses don’t adequately prepare for the demands of developing and executing a successful content marketing strategy.

In practice, content marketing is hard work. You need to have a strategy so that search engines (such as Google) and your target audience can find you. It’s the hard work of sharing valuable, relevant content that your audience is looking for that captures their attention.

Here are 5 keys to successful content marketing:

  1. Take content marketing seriously – Content marketing can be an efficient and powerful way to grow your audience and your agency. For content marketing to work, you need to invest, prioritize and execute. In order to achieve serious results, content marketing must be taken seriously.
  1. Build relationships first – Content marketing is a long-term strategy. Success is no longer measured by the size of your email list, but by the size of your audience. When we build relationships first, those relationships turn into your audience. That audience then becomes your customer or partner, which turns into revenue.
  1. Stop overtly selling – People (including people in your target business audiences) are tired of being sold too. They are savvy consumers who understand the connection between where they are consuming content and who provided the content. Always selling pushes your potential audience away because they will seek other sources of information.
  1. Focus on your specialty/ies – The era of generalization is gone. People look for experts in the specific area of topic for which they are seeking. From a search engine and brand-building perspective, specialization is a pillar of content marketing success.
  1. Invest in your content marketing strategy – Content marketing can have a very high ROI if done right. Doing it right means investing in bandwidth, tools and people. You need to have all of the parts of an online marketing funnel functioning well in order for a content marketing strategy to be successful. You will need to invest time and money in order to see the results you are seeking.

Want to learn more about how you can gain a competitive edge with a content marketing strategy? Contact StartUpSelling and we will be happy to help you explore how content marketing can benefit your company. Call us today at (518) 222-6392 to get started.