Its time to dig out those tie-dyed tees

Peace, love, and credit unions

By | Big Ideas for Credit Unions

“Hippie” values are back, and it’s time for credit unions to dig out those old tie-dyed tees and headbands and get ready to group-hug a whole new generation. Millennials (approximately speaking, people 18-35 years old) are absolutely starving for a “what’s in it for everyone” message, and they’re in their…

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Unintended consequences can be damaging

By | Credit Union Branding

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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Stop choosing to be a commodity.

Choose to be worth it.

By | Credit Union Branding

They say that in the race to the bottom only one person wins, but I’m not convinced that anyone actually does. We still see credit unions claiming they “do everything a bank does, only cheaper.” Okay, they don’t normally say “cheaper” in their marketing, but they do usually brag about their lower loan…

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