Archive for October 17, 2010

#20 Links (11-17 October 2010) – Social Media News in Banking, Finance, Insurance

Share | Please find below 20 blog posts & articles U may`ve missed last couple of weeks.   BANK`g * 4 financial services companies Z don’t suck w/ social media (by Ian Greenleigh) * Corporate banks want more – welcome to transaction banking: Version 2.0 (by John Beck) * Play`g Offense & Defense in Social Media (by Nicole Sturgill) Twitter * Top 10 Most Followed Financial Institutions on Twitter in October 2010 (on Visible Banking) * Don’t Ignore My Tweets (by Ron Shevlin) Facebook * Top 10 Most Liked Financial Institutions on Facebook in October 2010 (on Visible Banking) Online Communities * PlanBig just got bigger – again! (on the Plan Big Blog) Contests * Standard Chartered`s Hir`g the World’s Coolest (on Visible Banking) Interviews * Tech vision: Wells Fargo’s Steve Ellis (by John Beck)   FINANCIAL SERVICES & INVESTMENT * Facebook 4 Finance (by Len Costa on Institutional Investor) * How Finance & Investment Firms Can Use Social Media (by Robert Holland)   INSURANCE * Insurance Industry Look`g To Engage Customers Via Social Media (by Chad Hemenway)   STARTUPS * Finovate Alumnis Weekly Updates (on the Finovate blog) OUTSIDE THE BANK`g INDUSTRY * Facebook`s Worth $2.52, Twitter Only 43 Cents: Study (on Fast Company) * Innovative or the joke? Company uses multiple Twitter accounts as its website. (by Brad McCarty) * Conan O’Brien: K`g of Social Media (by Austin Carr) * Social media the waste of time? Not to gen Y (by Mitch Joel) * Facebook Groups: Privacy Blunder or Twitter Replacement (by Matthew Ingram) * CMO Erin Nelson on Her Decision To Leave Dell (by Melanie Wells) * Social Media Now More Popular Than E-mail on Mobile Devices (on Mashable)   Related articles on Visible-Banking.com * Previous Weekly News * Top 10 Most Followed Financial Institutions on Twitter in October 2010 * Top 10 Most Liked Financial Institutions on Facebook in October 2010 * Visible Bank`g Directory: Social Media in Financial Services * Visible Bank`g Social Media Watch Series (Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube)

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#20 Links (11-17 October 2010) – Social Media News in Banking, Finance, Insurance

Top 10 Most Liked Financial Institutions on Facebook in October 2010 (617 Pages, Groups, Apps in 67 Countries)

Share | In May 2009, I started track`g the financial institutions (FIs) on facebook (only 128 accounts back then!). It`ll always B the work in progress, so please don’t hesitate to get back to me to flag any miss`g initiatives .    My Visible Bank`g Social Media Watch Series ( twitter , facebook , blog , youtube ) gives me access to some great, & unique, insights. On regular basis, I share some of those key stats & insights w/ U on my blog , twitter , & facebook , and I provide some second-to-none recommendations to my clients.   Visible Bank`g Facebook Watch Series now track`g 617 pages, groups, & applications in 67 countries: 1. 372 from banks, 2. 100 from credit unions, 3. 86 from insurance firms, 4

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Standard Chartered`s Hir`g the World’s Coolest (and Social Media Savvy) Intern to Evangelize their Breeze Solution

Share | On 22nd September, Standard Chartered officially launched  their “World’s Coolest Intern” contest .   In the nutshell, the dynamic Online & Mobile team are look`g 4 an enthusiastic and social media savvy intern to help them promote  their innovative Breeze solution  (a convenient, simple, intuitive, way to bank & manage your budget, online or on mobile).   The successful candidate`ll manage the Breeze team’s online presence, which consists mainly of a blog ,  the twitter account , the youtube channel , & a flickr page (no facebook page so far?).    I am delighted to join the list of happy few partner`g companies which`ll contribute to the train`g of the intern. I`ll come to Singapore to coach the intern & share w/ him/her some of my insights & my recommendations on how to successfully leverage social media in the bank`g industry w/ a key focus on twitter & blogg`g . I met Aman Narain , the Global Head of Internet & Mobile @ Standard Chartered , 4 the 1st time in October 2008. I`s then invited to speak about social media @ the Retail Bank`g Innovation event . We’ve kept in touch since then, & V were keen to work togetherr

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Top 10 Most Followed Financial Institutions on Twitter in October 2010 (1,333 Accounts in 68 Countries)

Share | In March 2009, I started track`g the financial institutions (FIs) on twitter (only 54 accounts back then!). It`ll always B the work in progress, so please don’t hesitate to get back to me to flag any miss`g initiatives.    My Visible Bank`g Social Media Watch Series ( twitter , facebook , blog , youtube ) gives me access to some great, & unique, insights. On regular basis, I share some of those key stats & insights w/ you, my blog readers , my twitter followers , & my facebook fans , & provide some second-to-none recommendations to my clients.   In August, I talked U through the top 10 most followed financial insititutions on twitter. I invite U to watch my video which`s still very relevant. Visible Bank`g Twitter Watch Series now track`g 1,333 accounts in 68 countries : 1. 669 from banks, 2.

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Dead Data on Real-Time Bank Systems`s Like Toss`g IT Money Down the Drain

A billion bits here, the billion bits there do add up.

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Dead Data on Real-Time Bank Systems`s Like Toss`g IT Money Down the Drain