Increasing agent volume and loyalty is the core of your insurance marketing strategy. Whether you're building Brand awareness, promoting a new service or sharing a client success story, your insurance agency is focused on attracting new and returning independent agents. Your digital marketing strategy is essential in making that happen.
Insurance Brand Growth
Inbound marketing is a crucial marketing component in this digital era. While inbound excels at driving sales and proving return on investment (ROI), did you know it can also enhance Brand differentiation?
How Brands are developed and how people interact with them has changed remarkably because of the internet. Insurance Brands need to be tactful and attentive to keep themselves afloat, and the internet offers many tools to help.
Now, every Brand has the same opportunity to leverage their voice and find success. But the key to successful inbound marketing is understanding how to do it.
Strong calls-to-action (CTAs) are vital tools in your inbound marketing arsenal. Without them, your insurance Brand is missing out on opportunities to increase agent volume. How will you convert visitors into loyal agents? What will entice them to subscribe to your blog? How will you prompt visitors to download a brochure? Calls-to-action. They're essential to your insurance marketing strategy by openning the door to new agents and providing guidance throughout their search and decision process.
Inbound marketing has the ability to bring visitors to your agency’s website and further their interest in your insurance Brand. However, there’s a lot more to inbound marketing than just producing valuable content and placing it strategically on your website. In order to benefit from this opportunity and turn visitors into clients, your insurance agency must understand the different stages of the marketing funnel, and how it affects agents’ decision-making process. After mastering this, you’ll start increasing conversion rates.
It should come as no surprise to you that blogging is beneficial to your organization. In fact, the more you blog, the better it is for your insurance company. The following are 5 benefits of blogging that impact your insurance marketing efforts.
Hockey fans are unlike any other. They support their favorite Brand with pride and trash talk their opponents at every opportunity. They count down the days until the Stanley Cup and plan their work schedules around game days. Agreeing on the MVP in the league is a never-ending conversation. But one thing all hockey fans secretly (or not so secretly) love is…the fighting! Hockey is arguably one of the most aggressive sports in existence. Players can be seriously injured, and even coaches and spectators have been known to sustain a few injuries.
Like any other business, sports venues have some unusual risks and carry a wide array of insurance, from liability to property insurance. So if you are an agent or a carrier that is strong in a niche like this – or one of many others – how do you differentiate your Brand as having deep expertise?
The adage “all publicity is good publicity” doesn’t bode well with the insurance industry. As an insurance expert, your audience makes buying decisions based on your credibility and your ability to be a trustworthy insurance provider. Beyond that, you are held to legal requirements unlike other professionals. With your reputation on the line, it’s essential that you avoid social media liabilities in insurance marketing.
These days, most insurance agents and marketing departments have a blog. Everyone recognizes the value of blogging, but most people are blogging incorrectly. They have a blog just to say they have a blog, and the content found on their blogs isn't helpful. In most cases, they dish out information many people know already. That’s not blogging strategically, and that type of blogging won’t convert your visitors into valuable clients and agents.
In 2017, if you are relying on your content marketing strategy for the win, then you have to hone and develop your most valuable player—your insurance blog.
Creating content is a key element of your insurance marketing efforts, which is critically important to your overall business strategy. With so much riding on crafting effective content, you simply can’t afford to get it wrong.
Fortunately, developing a successful content marketing strategy isn’t as abstract as people think. By mastering the following 5 components, you can develop a winning content strategy for your insurance Brand.
Before you make a big purchase, what is one of the first things you do? If you are like most consumers, you probably start by searching online. Whether you’re shopping for gym shoes or deciding on a new restaurant, consumers turn to Google to find reviews for products and services they are considering buying.
In fact, 76% of people use online reviews to help them make purchasing decisions. Even more surprising is that positive reviews directly cause an increase in revenue for organizations. So how can your insurance organization use client reviews to drive an increase in lead generation? By having an online reputation management strategy in place, your insurance Brand can generate and manage reviews to help aide prospects during their decision-making process.