Five Things Millennials Look for When Buying Insurance

Millennials buying insurance

Millennials are obsessed with the idea of adulting (v. behaving like a responsible adult, typically characterized by the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks). I know this because I, myself, happen to be a millennial who works in one of the most traditionally ‘mature’ industries in the world: insurance. There’s nothing more adult than buying … Read more

Social Media Contest Ideas

Social media contests for insurance agents

Everyone is preaching about how quickly social media can boost your visibility, but nobody is showing you how. Inspired by our upcoming class on Digital Touch Points (part of the ASNOA U Virtual Road Trip) lead by Communications Assistant Madeline Smith, we’ve put together the top five easiest social media contests guaranteed to spice up … Read more

Need-Based Selling

Need-based selling tips

Let’s talk about potentially the greatest shift in sales in this century: Need-based selling. Need-based selling means restructuring your sales strategies around your individual client’s needs. Up until the pandemic, most sales tactics were based on product offerings; you can provide countless auto policies from all of the biggest carriers, and that is why people … Read more

Developing a Strategy For Success

Examples of a SWOT Analysis

One of the easiest ways to figure out how efficiently your agency is running is by performing a SWOT Analysis… but what the heck is that? Long story short, a SWOT Analysis is a technique for assessing (S)trengths, (W)eaknesses, (O)pportunities, and (T)hreats in your business (mindtools.com). So how is a SWOT helpful? You can use … Read more

How to Motivate Your Team

Motivate your team!

At this stage in the game, most companies are going through an unexpected lull in enthusiasm. It’s not because we lack ambition or determination, it’s just that everything suddenly feels like a lot. We worked at the office, then we worked from home, now we’re back to the office. Swinging from place to place has … Read more

Bootstrap Marketing for IAs

Bootstrap marketing techniques

You’ve heard by now the importance of investing in marketing for your agency, but 1) who has the time to launch several successful marketing campaigns and 2) where would you find the money to pay for them? The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to build … Read more

How to Close Remotely

Closing clients remotely

Whether you’re opening your agency up completely or permanently implementing work-remote options, the recent pandemic has changed how independent agents think about business. Gone are the days of door-to-door prospecting, with digital marketing and advertising taking its place. Times are changing, and independent agents need to acclimate in order to find success with the millennial … Read more

Streamline Commercial Lines Remarketing

Remarketing to Commercial Lines clients

Remarketing commercial lines is a big task and shouldn’t be taken lightly. In fact, many agents shy away from the it because they either don’t feel comfortable enough dealing with commercial lines or they think remarketing is too much of a hassle. Let me tell you something: it’s not as difficult as you think! There … Read more

Google My Business for IAs

Google my business page

The internet is not easy, we know, but something that could make or break a sale is your Google My Business page. More and more people go straight to Google when researching insurance agencies, and if you’re agency’s information isn’t accurate or easily readable, that will most definitely dissuade clients from reaching out.   Here is a brief checklist of ways … Read more

Target Marketing for IAs

Target Marketing Strategies

Target marketing is smart marketing, and if your agency isn’t using these five strategies already, we’ve got news for you: chances are you’re working too hard for too little payoff. But how can you find target markets?   Here are five opportunities to look into:  Take a look at clients you’re currently serving and examine your book of business. Do you write a lot of restaurants and contractors? Maybe you’ve had a lot of success providing life … Read more