Monthly Archives: January 2013

What The Regulators Think

Last week the FFIEC* released draft guidelines on social media for financial institutions. Interestingly enough they may apply whether or not your institution uses social media as they believe the institution is at risk either way. Check out the full document here: http://www.ffiec.gov/press/Doc/FFIEC%20social%20media%20guidelines%20FR%20Notice.pdf. To cut to the chase TheFinancialBrand.com provided a quick overview that summarizes…

Will this new development impact your social media policy?

Here’s an interesting New York Times article on the emerging rights of employees to share what they really think about their employer in their personal social media sites – even if it’s negative. “The National Labor Relations Board says workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and without fear of retribution, whether the…

Sunday. Really??

If you post to Facebook this statistic will be of interest.  According to Linchpin,  the best time to do a Facebook post varies by product category and the best day for a financial services firm to post is Sunday.  The study tracked posts in April and May 2012 and only 4% of finance posts were launched on a Sunday but…

Is Your Financial Institution Seen as a Commodity?

Feedback from our end of the year email suggested that many of you would like to know how your financial institution can remain relevant in your market – and be unique and differentiated from the rest. Is it possible to do so these days? I think so. But it does involve a bit of strategic…