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6 Tips to Break Through Marketing Barriers

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 27, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Every time I speak with an insurance agency owner I ask, “What do you do to market your business?”  The most frequently answer I get?   “Referrals.”  This is the story consistent from agency to agency, from California to Florida and everywhere in-between. So much so that our most recent blog post was about bringing the VIP treatment to referrals.

Many larger agencies have advanced advertising and marketing initiatives, but most of the mid-sized and smaller agencies are doing little to market their business.  As a marketing professional, it’s hard for me to understand why a business would elect to forego marketing, it’s the fuel that drives your business. And as we've noted previously about thinking like a million-dollar business owner, your marketing is an investment into yourself, your staff, and your agency because after all, how can you be successful without marketing or advertising?

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Topics: Increase close rate, marketing, insurance marketing group, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips, referrals

5 Reasons Why Every Insurance Agent Should Ditch Leads and Buy Calls

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 6, 2018 9:21:11 AM

I know... I know... even seeing the word "leads" makes many agents shutter.  In just over 6 years of being in the industry, I have heard countless horror stories from agents on a lead program gone bad.  I've heard lead companies buying each other out and then not having enough supply to support their staff.  I've heard of auto-denying credits for bad calls.  I've even heard of stories where companies have taken their clients money and then shut their doors, never to be heard from again. 

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, quality insurance leads, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips

Are You Holding Yourself Back Through Rookie Mistakes with Your Marketing and Customer Acquisition?

Posted by Will Erdmann on Mar 28, 2018 10:38:34 AM

Every year I try my best to make it to as many trade shows as I can so I can get in front of agency owners and producers to learn about their customer acquisition techniques.  Last fall I was speaking with a rather well known agent who was discussing his customer acquisition costs. This is a guy who is very in-tune with digital marketing, and just marketing in general as he had worked for company doing SEO marketing  before becoming an agent, and someone who is very numbers-oriented when it comes to his processes.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, insurance agent, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance broker, insurance consultant, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing ideas, tips

15 Insurance Sales Tips for New or Inexperienced Agents

Posted by Will Erdmann on Feb 23, 2018 8:30:59 AM

Selling insurance is different from selling everything else.  Insurance is one of the most expensive things people buy and they can’t see it, touch it, or hold it.  You’re selling ideas. You’re selling trust. You’re selling promises. But most importantly....

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Topics: insurance agent, insurance specialist, insurance consultant, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, millenials, tips

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

Why Sending an Insurance Survey is Good for Business.

Posted by Britt Bertolucci Cao on Jul 7, 2017 8:43:51 AM

As an insurance agent how do you know if you are providing your existing and new inbound calling customers the best service you can? Simple, ask. How am I doing, is an easy question to ask, but not always an easy question to get answered. A way to solve this problem is through a survey.

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Topics: Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

5 Reasons Why Insurance Agents are Moving From Leads to Inbound Calls

Posted by Britt Bertolucci Cao on Jun 12, 2017 10:30:27 AM

Gaining new business in an insurance agency is not an easy task these days. With so many to choose from, how do your customers know how to find you?  This has been a topic among insurance agents over the past few years, many have found the use of insurance leads to gain new customers. However, are those leads as effective as they hope? With the internet now being the way to find information customers are more apt to go looking for insurance agents online. And with these searches agents are finding they can gain more business through inbound calls vs leads.   We love to provide tips to agents, so today let’s look at a few ways insurance agents have moved to inbound calls and the advantages they have over insurance leads.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, marketing, insurance marketing, insurance agent, insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance market, insurance broker, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, quality insurance leads, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

The beauty of consumer initiated inbound calls

Posted by Britt Bertolucci Cao on Apr 10, 2017 2:11:08 PM

As you probably know, we specialize in consumer initiated inbound calls, but what does that really mean for you?

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance agent, insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance market, insurance broker, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, quality insurance leads, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

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