We’re seeing financial services brands leverage major sponsorships in pursuit of specific business objectives. For example, Visa, Amex and Mastercard recently activated their sponsorships of premium events to increase trial and use of contactless payments.
While many financial institutions attempt to market life stage banking products/services and implement effective migration strategies we haven’t seen any do so as clearly and effectively – or in such a “productified” way – as Bank of America.
The financial services industry has seen a long line of “disruptors” emerge in the last decade. Often created by and for the Millennial market, these app-based payment and banking brands seek to simplify and streamline “traditional” banking products. These companies are not only providing alternatives for a generation that doesn't really trust big banks but also figuring out how to evolve with the changing needs of their loyal users.
A chance to take another look at key perspectives from Media Logic’s financial services marketing experts! We think our most popular posts from 2018 will inspire you to ask more of your upcoming marketing campaigns and explore new opportunities in the coming year.
Contactless payments have been something of a white whale for close to 20 years now: always out there, just about to catch-on, if only… But now, the majority of all in-person transactions in the U.S. take place on contactless-enabled terminals, customers are ready for a faster checkout *and* the nation’s largest issuer of credit cards recently announced plans to roll out 100 million contactless cards in 2019.
Branch grand openings represent opportunities not only to evolve the brand’s physical footprint but also to grab market share from competitors. This is especially true in densely trafficked and populated urban markets.
Targeting the 65+ audience requires an integrated, diverse media approach. Use results from Media Logic’s 2018 Media Habits Study to optimize channel selection and reach current and potential customers effectively.
In addition to noting some ground rules about Millennial marketing – like “avoid gimmicks and lengthy sales pitches” – this Millennial Marketing Showcase identifies some positive steps financial services brands are taking to reach this important audience.
Based on informed best practices and research, Media Logic’s financial services marketing experts have identified a list of affluent marketing “must-haves.” From looking the part to hitting the right tone, these tips will help you shape – or re-assess – your affluent marketing campaign.