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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

The VIP Treatment: The Secret to Building Trust and Referrals

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 19, 2018 10:35:56 AM

When I began my career as an marketer, I was more than lucky to be mentored by a few of the best insurance marketers I have ever met. They knew their products, were quick with their sales pitch, but most of all, they were the VIPs in our office.  These people were always looked upon with high regard by both their peers, their bosses, and their clients alike.

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Topics: insurance marketing, follow up, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing ideas, 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

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

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

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

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

How to make auto insurance quotes stand out

Posted by Britt Bertolucci Cao on Jun 29, 2017 8:59:47 AM

Recently, I posted why giving free auto insurance quotes is a great way to grow business and the tools to set you up for success. Today I want to take that idea a step further and talk a little bit about how to make those quotes stand out among the rest.

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Topics: Increase close rate, ROI, insurance market, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas

Auto Insurance Marketing Tips

Posted by Britt Bertolucci Cao on Jun 19, 2017 8:08:16 AM

In pasts posts, I have written about how to market your insurance agency to new clients and inbound callers and some of the tools you should be using. But what if you want to market a specific section of your agency, say auto insurance? Below are a few ideas of how to specifically target audiences with marketing auto insurance.

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

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