Podcast Transcript: How to Bring Cross Functional Teams Together to Focus on the Strategic Side of Marketing

Feb 19, 2020

 

Our Guest: Kevin Mackiewicz,
Vice President | Marketing Director, Wealth and Asset Management

Company: Fifth Third Bank

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Tags: bank marketing, customer experience, sales and marketing alignment, strategic bank marketing, Bank Marketing Today by Vya, sales enablement, podcast, mergers & acquisitions

Marketing and HR: Collaborating on Recruiting and Brand Success

Jan 30, 2020

The national unemployment rate was 3.5% in December, a fifty-year low. Sounds like good news, right? For employers, low unemployment means fewer individuals applying for job vacancies. So, it’s no surprise that recruiting is one of the top challenges businesses face in 2020.

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Tags: corporate culture, human resources, collaboration, MRM, marketing technology, customer experience, marketing resource management, brand experience, recruiting

Marketing 2020: Embracing the Human Connection

Dec 30, 2019

At this time of year businesses often assess their performance of the past year and determine priorities for the year ahead, while looking at the broader trends that may impact their future success. Among these trends in 2020 is a focus on humanizing interactions and experiences in an increasingly digital world.

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Tags: corporate culture, marketing strategy, local marketing

Benchmark Your Marketing Budget

Nov 22, 2019

Whether your marketing budget is growing or shrinking, you no doubt need to figure out how to fund marketing’s expanding role, a growing number of marketing channels and the integration of new marketing technologies.

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Tags: bank marketing, marketing budget, marketing strategy, marketing technology, franchise marketing

Internal Relationships: A Key to Bank Marketing’s Strategic Impact

Oct 28, 2019

Imagine trying to recruit top marketing talent without the help of HR, or implementing a new CRM system without the skills and abilities of your IT department. To be effective, marketing needs to be supported by a strong network of internal partnerships.

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Tags: bank marketing, financial services, MRM, marketing strategy, marketing technology, marketing resource management, relationship-building, strategic bank marketing

Fostering a Corps of Active Brand Promoters

Sep 10, 2019

Word-of-mouth referrals and recommendations are the currency of business success today. More than ever, they are key to establishing trust and building awareness. According to Nielsen, 83% of consumers say they either completely or somewhat trust recommendations from family, colleagues, and friends about products and services, making them a powerful resource to amplify your message.  

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, brand advocacy, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, local marketing, local marketing automation, franchise, franchise local marketing

Where Are Bank Marketing Teams Spending Too Much Time?

Aug 27, 2019

Today’s technology helps us address our goals of working smarter, faster and better. But even with the latest innovations, are there activities that Marketing continues to spend too much time on? And are these activities getting in the way of Marketing’s ability to contribute strategically to the organization?

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Tags: marketing process optimization, bank marketing, bank marketing compliance, MRM, marketing strategy, marketing technology, marketing resource management, CRM, strategic bank marketing

New Name & Focus Yield Meaningful Experience at Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference 2019

Jul 24, 2019

For the past several years, Franchise Update Media’s annual franchise marketing conference has been a must-attend event for the Vya marketing team. This year was no different. What was different was the name of the event, which rebranded as the “Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference.” With the new name came a revamped focus on leadership and recognizing marketing excellence. The result was a new and meaningful experience.

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Tags: marketing leadership, leadership, franchise, franchise local marketing

What Influences Marketing’s Role in a Financial Organization?

Jun 27, 2019

Marketing organizations at many financial institutions continue to struggle to participate in—and influence—the strategic decision-making processes in their organizations. This is a recurring theme in our discussions with clients, which is why we often examine it on this blog (see Bank Marketing’s Strategic Impact and Future Ready Bank Marketing).

At Vya, we’ve seen how marketing can contribute to a bank’s strategic success. Marketing bridges a bank’s strategic direction and daily execution, with a keen understanding of what matters to today’s banking customers.

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Tags: bank marketing, financial services, marketing strategy, strategy, financial services marketing, strategic bank marketing

How Effective Local Marketing Drives Franchise System Growth

May 28, 2019

In a recent post, we touched on the ever-increasing competition for qualified franchisee candidates. According to data cited by the Franchise Performance Group, some 4,000 franchise brands are competing for just under 14,000 new franchisees entering the marketplace. This level of competition requires franchisors to differentiate and create value for franchisees across every aspect of the business.

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Tags: brand consistency, growth, franchise, franchise local marketing

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