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5 Question with Jim Pannos

In this episode, Jason Rowe sits down with Jim Pannos to discuss how he chose marketing with community financial institutions, fun projects over the past 26 years, and how you can show you're part of the community. 

How Will You Move Past the White Noise?

As we move into a new month of stay at home orders, and state re-opening phases are implemented, there is something else that has impacted our day-to-day lives . Quarantine Fatigue.

The Power of Video: More Powerful (and Accessible) Than Ever.

According to a recent Hubspot report, video has taken over as the #1 form of content marketing, passing blogs and infographics. But, many community financial institutions have yet to break into using video, put off by the perceived cost, among other barriers and complications.

Branches 2.0: The Multifaceted Approach to Re-Opening

The Right Plan for Your Post-COVID Branch Experience

As stay-at-home orders begin to relax, it's time to start thinking about how re-opening branches will look based on your local conditions. When the doors open, you'll need to keep safety in mind and have a plan (and messaging) ready to go.

Reevaluating Your Traditional Marketing Mix during COVID

Practically overnight Americans learned the term “social distancing”, shifted gears, and began working remotely while businesses nationwide were forced to close their doors due to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this change came a myriad of questions. For marketers, it became a question of how to adapt strategy to the rapidly evolving landscape.

SEO & Digital During COVID-19

As a digital marketer and self-professed SEO nerd, it’s no surprise that I (and every other marketer today) is screaming “you need to keep up your digital efforts!!”, “don’t forget SEO!!”. But with an avalanche of information regarding every possible topic hitting us all at once, I felt it was important to take a minute and break out a few actionable steps that won’t exceed your marketing budget and will help with customer relations.

Solutions for the Challenges Ahead

Due to the current global crises, many financial institutions have had to adjust the way they serve their customers. It is exceedingly important that your financial institution continues to support your customers and provide them with access to the banking products and services they need to stay connected and on track. Now is the time to focus your efforts on promoting your remote banking capabilities, in order to remain a trusted leader to your communities.

Here are a few thoughts to get you started.

Preparing for the Payment Protection Program

How can your Financial Institution be prepared for what lies ahead?

Welcome to the Pannos Sessions!

Welcome to the first episode of The Pannos Sessions in which your host, Jason Rowe, talks about what to expect and the purpose behind this podcast. 

Keep Your FI Moving Forward Amid COVID-19

As a strategic marketing partner for many FIs across the country, we feel it is critically important to offer guidance for today’s challenges and to assist in keeping community financial institutions at the forefront of forward thinking solutions. Check out a few of our thoughts below!

Update on COVID-19 Business Contingencies at Pannos

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and taking the necessary precautions to keep our employees, clients, guests and others safe.

Digital Marketing Cheat Sheet

Is it all Greek to you? Just when you thought you had digital all figured out - all these new phrases float to the surface.

Amid the New Hampshire Primary

Today, fourteen state primaries and the American Samoa caucuses will take place, making it the greatest number of primary elections and caucuses held on a single given day. This day is referred to as, "Super Tuesday". 

Heat Mapping: The Marriage of Data & Design

What if there was a way to improve your landing pages based upon where people are truly engaged and not just where they’re clicking?

All In For Your Success

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming.

ICBA LIVE 2020

Find us in the Sunshine State this March for ICBA LIVE 2020.

Financial Brand Forum 2020

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the world's most elite marketing conference for the banking industry in April.

On Demand Webinar: Marketing... Expense or Investment? You Be the Judge!

Every day your bank is faced with new challenges to overcome and strategic objectives to meet, whether it's strengthening brand awareness, building loan portfolios or hitting deposit growth goals. 

Meet BERT: Google’s Latest Algorithm Update

Allow our Digital Marketing Strategist, Melanie Coleman, to introduce you to BERT: Google's latest algorithm update.

Your Website: It's Not the 'Field of Dreams'

"You wouldn't build a new branch and then decide not to put up a sign."

How Is Your Financial Institution Marketing to Millennials?

Many believe they can sum up the personas of all millennials just by their attitude, buying behavior and even financial goals – these presumptions are off base.

The Verdict Is In: ADA Compliance Does Matter!

For those unfamiliar, here’s a brief recap. Back in July, Robles, a blind man, filed suit against Domino’s Pizza when he was unable to order food from the chain’s website or mobile app, though he was using screen-reading software.

On Demand Webinar: Bringing Your Brand to Life Through Your Website

As your institution's front door and largest branch, your website is an important extension of your customer experience, overall capabilities and sales efforts, but most importantly your brand.

Another Day, Another Facebook Update

Well, Facebook changed again, and this time it’s seriously disrupting how advertisers use the platform.

Which Path Will You Take to Achieve "Digital-Readiness"?

In a continually evolving digital world, what steps are you taking to secure your company’s success?

Keywords: Phrase Match and Broad Match Modifiers

Game, set, match keywords!

On Demand Webinar: Video - Let's Get Rolling

Today, you can't go anywhere online without stumbling onto some type of video content.

Digital and In-Person Dynamics

Digital banking has been an ever-growing presence in our daily lives, from cashless transactions to mobile deposits to the transferring of funds.

Happening Now: Robots Writing Copy

Artificial intelligence can do just about everything these days. As it turns out, that extends to editing advertising content. JP Morgan Chase has recently tested, and now adopted, a tool that utilizes robots to write ad copy and headlines.

Personalized Print Ads Are A Thing

In this day and age of tracking digital behavior, Hearst Magazines is taking it to the next level. 

On Demand Webinar: Financial Services Websites - "Pretty" Isn't Enough

Does your website truly reflect your FI’s strategic goals and objectives?

So, You've Been Hit by a Google Core Update...

Some of you may be wondering what this is, so before we even get started, let’s back up.

ADA Lawsuits: Not Just for FIs

When the Supreme Court returns from their summer break one of their tasks will be to determine whether to hear the case Domino’s Pizza v. Guillermo Robles.

Launching an Employee Advocacy Program

Implementing employee advocacy within the workplace is a great way to establish a positive and productive work environment.

On Demand Webinar: Digital Trends on the Rise

As digital marketing opportunities continue to evolve, your marketing strategies need to advance with them. Lately, it seems like every Monday morning there’s a new technology or advertising opportunity in the works or on the rise waiting for you in your inbox.

Increase Conversions: Work Smarter Not Harder

Retargeting is just one of the many tools we utilize to help increase conversion rates, on multiple platforms.

Best Times to Post on Social Media

Now that you've written your content, it's time to publish it to the appropriate social channels, but how do you determine when the best time is to publish your content?

Pannos Hires Vickie Routhier as Senior Vice President, Client Services & Strategy

Pannos Marketing of Manchester, NH has hired bank marketing veteran, Vickie Routhier as the agency’s Senior Vice President, Client Services & Strategy. 

Hey Google, How Can I Improve Voice Search SEO?

Voice search isn’t just a buzz word in marketing anymore, it is here, and it’s being adopted by users at a rapid pace.

Celebrating 25 Years

When we first started in 1994, Pannos Marketing was a small agency of just three people. Today, we have grown to over 30 employees and hold national recognition in the financial services industry with a client base that covers 35 states.

Managing Workplace Interactions on Social Media

Social Media is a part of everyday life, including life at work. Take a stroll around the office and you will most certainly see employees scrolling through their Facebook newsfeed, taking a quick snap or tweeting about what’s going on throughout the day.

On Demand Webinar: Building a Breakthrough Brand

Through this webinar, meet our new Brand Strategist, Chris Tieri, and Creative Director, Paul Tonelli, who will join our President, Jim Pannos, to discuss the importance of your bank’s brand and how it goes far beyond just your logo, jingle or tagline, but becomes a critical component of your bank’s differentiation and business development initiatives.

On Demand Webinar: How to Kickstart a Personalized Web Experience

Did you know that tailoring the online experience to individual needs can help your bank succeed in your markets? Amanda Rowe and Jim Pannos will take you on a guided tour of web personalization to help you gain insight on all of the options available to you when creating a prioritized personalization plan.

Are Your Contests and Sweepstakes Legal? How to Avoid the Gamble!

Often in our field, marketers overlook key regulations governing the promotion of contests and sweepstakes involving some type of drawing and/or prize giveaway.

On Demand Webinar: Sail through Social

Is your financial institution both present AND active on social media? If you already have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn account you've taken the first step.

The Facebook Data Crisis: Where to Go from Here

Over the past month, there has been a lot of news and discussion surrounding Facebook’s recent data crisis with Cambridge Analytica.

Demystifying Digital Marketing

From social media to search engines, video ads to text ads, the digital marketing world has a lot of components.

New Facebook Algorithm: Updates & Best Practices

In January, Facebook announced a significant change that will affect its Newsfeed algorithm in 2018.

Take Control of Your Digital Presence with Siteimprove

At Pannos Marketing, we’re dedicated to designing compliant, optimized, and responsive websites that can serve as sales, marketing, and retention tools. 

Do Your Meta Descriptions Miss The Mark?

Before 2009 – when search engines didn’t function at the caliber they do now – keywords within meta descriptions were used to help determine website relevancy and search result rankings.

Get Social and Promote Your Business While Building Relationships!

What if we told you all that from now on you could only use social media to promote your financial institution?

How Did a $400 Million Asset Bank Outrank Quicken and Lending Tree?

Goal:

Our client was looking to raise awareness of the rates and mortgage products they offer in their local market area, amidst strong competition from lenders such as Lending Tree and Quicken.

Build Branch Traffic and Improve SEO

As websites continue to deliver information and services that historically required a trip to the branch, creative financial institutions have begun conceptualizing how they can best use their websites to bring people into the branch. 

2017 the Year of Getting Found Online

2017 may well be remembered as the year that many financial institutions began comprehensive efforts to build their online visibility and start selling online.

Twitter's Latest Tweaks

By the end of 2015, Twitter’s stock had plummeted to an all-time low. While its primary competitors, Instagram and Facebook, continued to innovate and grow in popularity, Twitter lagged behind.

Facebook Changes Your Newsfeed (Again!)

Once again, Facebook is making changes. The site announced in a blog post this week that they have globally rolled out adjustments in the algorithm that determines what people see at the top of their Newsfeeds.

Brand Snapshot

Branding is a concept that lends itself to a wide variety of definitions, never mind figuring out what makes yours special.

Using Event Tracking to Improve Online Account Opening

Many financial institutions have taken the necessary steps to provide account opening and loan applications online.

PM Reaches a Website Milestone

PM Reaches Website Milestone Demand for responsive websites that work with any smartphone, tablet or PC and built to convert visitors to customers, has helped PM reach a new milestone with the recent launch of four websites.

How You Can Succeed Without Online Account Opening

Financial institutions of all sizes are rapidly adopting Online Account Opening (OAO). If your institution is not likely to implement this soon, there are a variety of tactics that can still help your institution provide similar convenience and improve your ability to gain new customers.

LinkedIn: Alternatives to the Products & Services Tab

On April 14, 2014 LinkedIn removed the Products & Services tab from all company pages. For now, you can edit your Products & Services content, but you won't be able to add new items. The option has been removed from the edit button.

Online Reviews are the New Word-of-Mouth

Online reviews are the new word-of-mouth.

Up the Ante, Build Your Brand

Your bank or credit union offers quality products and topnotch customer service. Isn't that enough to be successful?

Building Your Website Content Can Set You Apart

At the start of a new website project, there is usually a lot discussion about how it should look, especially the homepage. But too often, the content of a new website is not given the same consideration as the page layout.

Using Your Website Content Management System (CMS) to Stay Competitive

Until recently, websites were considered sufficient if they were attractively designed and provided informative content. Rarely did most websites consider the steps/process of adding to and updating that content. As a result, most websites remained unchanged with little new information because it was difficult, or expensive to make changes.

Set Yourself Apart By Building Your Brand

Friendly, knowledgeable and local are adjectives that most community financial institutions use to describe themselves. However, they also acknowledge that the local credit union or bank that is their most challenging competitor would describe themselves the same way. 

The 7 Most Common Mistakes of Interactive Marketing

Mistake # 1: Not believing that Interactive Marketing is for your Financial Institution

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