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  • Merger. Are You a Shepherd or Wolf?

    Marketing During an FI Merger or Acquisition.   If you are planning a bank or credit union merger, or if have one taking place in your footprint market, you definitely have some major marketing opportunities happening over the next year. As a marketer, the choices become pretty clear if you […]

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  • Revitalizing Brand Equity

    Refresh. Revitalize. Reposition. Community banks and credit unions that have a long history and built brand equity may need to update and reposition their brand for the next generation of consumers. And that is exactly what the management of F&M Bank in Tomah, Wisconsin decided to do with the help […]

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  • Advertising That Connects

    Campaign Connects to Culturally Changing Community. First Federal Bank merged with a Bay View Federal a little over two years ago.  The merger of the two banks was great news for both organizations. Bay View Federal had no checking accounts and was primarily a CD based deposit institution. First Federal […]

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  • Marketing That Seizes Opportunity

    A Changing Market Place | Growth Opportunity.   When opportunity presents itself, smart business people grab for the brass ring. The Bank of Sun Prairie (BOSP) management is pretty darn smart. They knew that when a large, statewide bank who is headquartered in their backyard was sold to a much larger, […]

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  • Marketing that connects

    Marketing That Connects

    Marketing Campaign Connects With Professionals. While providing customized banking products and services for business professionals is not new in the industry, it is for most community banks. First Bank Financial Centre  thought the strategy of providing customized banking solutions for professionals was a good way to leverage their small business banking […]

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  • Define Your Brand Voice

    Gain a Competitive Advantage. Brands, just like people, have a voice – the tone, manner and style of communication is what helps distinguish one person from another. Your brand is much more than a logo, tagline or unique creative design element. Brand Voice is essential for marketers to create and manage […]

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  • Marketing That Launches

    Launching a New Facility Should Be Grand. Just like the first impression one makes in an interview, how you launch a new facility can make a big difference in success or failure. If you calculate all the time and money that have gone into making that new facility a reality, […]

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  • Advertising That Differentiates

    A&W Differentiates with Bigger Burgers. All Double Cheeseburgers are not created equal. The reason is the size of the regular hamburgers at each fast food restaurant chain. For example, McDonald’s has always used a 10 to 1 ratio for their regular hamburgers. That means they make 10 hamburgers out of […]

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  • Advertising That Acquires

    CCFBank Rolls-out New Brandtailing Campaign. In order to capitalize on their rebranding marketing investment, CCFBank has launched a brandtailing marketing and advertising campaign in their footprint markets. This checking acquisition campaign is the bank’s first major brandtailing effort and is designed to acquire new deposit customers in their branch locations […]

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  • Co-branding with Celebrities

    Affordable Celebrity Sponsorships

    Smaller Clients Can Afford Celebrities. Celebrities have been used in marketing since the dawn of modern advertising. Their job in the marketing mix has been used to accomplish many different goals and objectives. Some typical uses for celebrities: building brand awareness, endorsing products, connecting the brand to target audiences, creating […]

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  • Marketing That Rebrands

    Marketing Plan Designed to Retain Customers and Attract New Ones.   Citizens Community Federal, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has been expanding in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan markets. They have invested in technology, added loan and depository products, and developed traditional and in-store branch locations. To signal their commitment to […]

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  • Advertising that Defines

    Brand Messaging That Defines

    Brand Messaging Helps Move Consumers Through The Acquisition Funnel. Ellenbecker Investment Group hired Leap Marketing to help them develop a new branding campaign. The initial project resulted in the development of an outdoor campaign that the client liked so much they trademarked all of the billboard headlines. The origin of […]

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