Today's Links 11/20

Top link: Credit Union Financial Education Content—Awful or Awesome?

  • Why should you care? It isn't easy to make financial education interesting and engaging, which is why so many credit unions struggle to generate quality content for their social media channels. These days, consumers expect online material that's polished and highly visual. Does that mean you have to invest a mountain of hours every week building professional caliber content? No. Here's one alternative.

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Posted on November 20, 2014 .

Today's Links 11/19

Top link: CUWCS Talk: The Future of Credit Unions

  • Why should you care? Take 20 minutes and listen to Ron Shevlin's talk from the 2014 CU Water Cooler Symposium. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted on November 19, 2014 .

Today's Links 11/18

Top link: Millennials Driving Future Of Mobile Payments And Digital Currency

  • Why should you care? The digital consumer is at the forefront of change in the payments sector, with financial institutions and payments providers needing to quickly adapt to new methods of payment, changes in preferred experiences, and drivers of usage.

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Posted on November 18, 2014 .

Today's Links 11/17

Top link: An Update to Facebook News Feed: What it Means for Businesses

  • Why should you care? This new policy from Facebook will affect your credit union's updates starting in January 2015. Essentially, if you add anything promotional to the language in a post, the Facebook algorithm will suppress the post and it will not show up in any of your fans' news feeds. Unless you pay to boost your posts, don't expect anyone to see them unless they actually visit your Facebook page.

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Posted on November 17, 2014 .

Today's Links 11/14

Top link: What Bankers Can Learn from McDonalds’ Millennial Marketing Misfires

  • Why should you care? McDonald’s sales are slumping. Net income for the third quarter 2014 fell 30% from a year ago. The world’s number one fast-food retailer is struggling to maintain market share against fast-casual restaurants such as Chipotle which are enjoying explosive growth. The once-heralded marketing behemoth is having its lunch eaten by young upstarts with a new concept.

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Posted on November 14, 2014 .

Today's Links 11/11

Top link: Americans Losing Trust in Banks

  • Why should you care? American consumers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting a financial institution. But just how much trust do Americans have in these institutions? Half of US adults say their trust in banks has declined over the past few years, although only 18% of Americans say the same about credit unions.

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Posted on November 11, 2014 .