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ACHOO.... It's Flu Season!

Posted by Will Erdmann on Feb 16, 2018 11:04:00 AM

 The timing of flu season is unpredictable and varies by year, but it’s been known to start as early as October, with a peak in February, and could last into May.  

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Topics: follow up, insurance agent, insurance marketing organization, life insurance

Why We Love January (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 25, 2018 10:11:00 AM

As a team who has been in the industry for over a decade, we love when January rolls around.  Why? Because the start of the new year brings a new mindset to many agents on how to approach the growth of their agency this year.  Realizing the successes and failures from the year before can help anyone set up this new year with a different approach to their business.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, insurance marketing, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips

Interview With Our CEO & Co-Founder, Alex Elperin

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 18, 2018 1:30:42 PM

Recently, I sat down with Alex Elperin, our CEO and Co-Founder, and wanted to pick his brain about his vision for the company, and asked him what are some of the things that set our company apart, our process on bringing on new advertisers and the vetting process, and a road map over the next 6 months. Here’s what he had to say…. 

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Topics: Insider, marketing, insurance specialist, insurance marketing organization

Being a 'Local' Agent is No Longer Competitive

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 12, 2018 12:07:00 PM

One of the biggest issues facing many long time agents is the mentality that being a local agent is their competitive advantage.  We hear this most often from captive agents as that has been the rule of thumb for a long time. Is location the reason clients choose your agency over the competition?

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Topics: insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, millenials, tips

2018 - We're ready, are you ready?

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 5, 2018 12:23:12 PM

With a fresh start to the new year, we wanted to take this opportunity to evolve our blog into a more interactive platform for our agents. While there are many places in the industry to get information and news, we want to share more insight of what's happening in our office, the exciting projects we are working on, and open a dialog with the community.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, insurance marketing, insurance consultant

10 Quick tips for end of the year planning

Posted by Will Erdmann on Dec 19, 2017 10:54:43 AM

With the end of fourth quarter upon us, it can be a smart time to take inventory of your past years' marketing and plan for a prosperous 2018. Here are 10 easy steps to complete an effective assessment.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance agent, insurance specialist, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

Top 5 Tips for Millennials Looking for Life Insurance

Posted by Will Erdmann on Dec 14, 2017 10:18:33 AM

Whether they’re still living with their parents while getting established, or looking forward to graduating from college and into the real world, becoming an adult is a shock to the system regardless of how prepared you think you are. Life insurance might be the last thing you even think about, or even on your radar. But here are five things you might not know about life insurance—that you probably should.

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Topics: Insider, insurance agent, insurance market, insurance consultant, life insurance, millenials, tips

Insurers battle to keep up with 'born digital' companies

Posted by Will Erdmann on Nov 28, 2017 10:52:49 AM

As someone who has seen the 'tech boom' here in Seattle first hand, I have seen the growth of what's been coined "born digital" companies.  Among the new generation of weapons insurers intend to use to compete with these "born-digital” companies are chat windows, faster policy statements, intuitive agent portals, e-signatures, and robotic technologies. It's no wonder many agents struggle to keep up.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, insurance agent, insurance marketing group, insurance market, insurance broker, insurance consultant, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

The 2017 US Auto Insurance Study Provides Mixed Reviews on Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Will Erdmann on Nov 8, 2017 11:51:46 AM

 

According to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Auto Insurance Study, the number of customers receiving an annual rate increase of more than $200 per vehicle has more than doubled during the past four years. This has had a considerable negative effect on customer satisfaction, and creates a tense marketplace for agents and brokers nationally. The thought of price shopping consumers scares away many agents from marketing to these types of consumers. Price satisfaction scores among customers who receive a price increase of $200 or more are, on average, 188 points lower (on a 1,000-point scale) than among customers who experience price increases of just $25 or less.

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Topics: Insider, ROI, insurance agent, insurance market, insurance broker, insurance consultant

3 Tips to Maximize Retirement with Life Insurance

Posted by Will Erdmann on Nov 6, 2017 11:13:31 AM

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who owns a permanent life insurance policy (or are thinking about getting one!) you’ve probably done it primarily to protect your loved ones. But over time, many of your financial obligations may have ended. That’s when your policy can take on a new life—as a powerful tool to make your retirement more secure and enjoyable.

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Topics: insurance agent, insurance market, insurance broker, insurance consultant, life insurance, retirement

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