You may be surprised at the hoops you are asking members to jump through

Unintended consequences can be damaging

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When Marketers don’t pay enough attention, unintended consequences can be especially damaging. If you don’t believe me, look at the public relations fiasco United Airlines has been experiencing lately. Those standardized terms probably looked reasonable to those in charge of herding passengers at United, especially since all the major airlines use similar wording in the fine…

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What CUs can learn from Sarah Silverman

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If you haven’t seen the latest Sarah Silverman video about moving her money to a credit union, you might be living under a rock. I’ve seen almost as many social media posts and reposts about #bankexit as political posts. Okay, that might be an exaggeration. There’s still far more political posts in my social…

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For a small word, "but" does a lot of damage.

New Year’s Resolution: Kick Some “BUTS”

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You have an amazing idea that gets you feeling so pumped that you have to tell someone else before you explode. Everyone you tell gets so excited they tell others, and suddenly everyone is buzzing, brainstorming, and building on the possibilities until they begin to feel probable. At least until a great big “BUT” pops up. “What if…

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