MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off a tremendously successful inaugural event, #BankSocial Media Conference (http://www.banksocialmediaconference.com/) is thrilled to announce a partnership with the highly regarded independent news site, Credit Union Times. This partnership will enable #BankSocial to reach an even larger audience and connect meaningfully with credit union leaders across the nation.
"This partnership is a natural progression for #BankSocial. After all, telling stories that matter is a big part of any marketing campaign," says Founder John Siracusa. "I look up to the powerful reporting that CU Times provides, and I'm honored to partner with them. Together, we intend to help the retail finance industry develop the kind of powerful social media strategies that can establish a brand as a trusted resource and member of the community."
CU Times has been independently covering important industry news since 1990. The online publication provides expert insights and analysis thanks to its editorial staff's close connections with credit union leaders. Marketing is just one of several topics CU Times regularly explores in depth. Last April, the magazine participated in the first annual #BankSocial Media Conference, contributing to a lively discussion on social media strategy best practices for credit unions.
"Social media can be a powerful lead generation tool in a credit union's efforts to grow membership and loans, as well as creating awareness," Sarah Snell Cooke, ALM market segment strategy leader for credit unions and commercial real estate, said. "As part of our mission to help credit unions and their executives, employees and volunteers perform more effectively, we're pleased to partner with #BankSocial to help provide yet another avenue for practical credit union education."
Everyone who registers for the 2017 #BankSocial Media Conference is invited to attend the digital #CaseStudySummit absolutely free. The event runs from September 21 through October 21, 2016. Each week will feature multiple sessions exploring bank and credit union success stories from communities around the nation. These case studies won't be limited to social media, but instead will represent the entire marketing toolbox. The #CaseStudySummit can be streamed to any PC or mobile device.
Scheduled for April 3-6 in Miami, the second annual #BankSocial Media Conference figures to be an even bigger affair than last April's event in Newark. Early bird registration for the 2017 edition is open now through the rest of August.
About Credit Union Times
Credit Union Times magazine has been published weekly since 1990, and is widely regarded as the paper of record for the credit union industry. It offers extensive on-site conference coverage, industry professional features, statistical analysis and expert technology coverage. With a growing stable of products, including events, webinars and custom publishing opportunities, Credit Union Times offers readers and advertisers a range of opportunities to connect with the dynamic credit union industry.
#BankSocial is the only event solely dedicated to social media and content marketing for banks and credit unions. It's the place to come learn and network with industry leaders in both social media and retail banking. As a bank or credit union, regulations have made social media somewhat of an uncertain, nerve-wracking territory. That's why #BankSocial was created – because finance isn't like every other industry, and #BankSocial is a safe place where retail bank and credit union leaders can find the resources needed to design and deploy successful social media strategies. #BankSocial attendees will learn how to develop effective content strategies, how to successfully integrate them within an organization's departments, how to feel confident in their execution, and how to measure their results. Learn more at http://banksocialmediaconference.com.
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