With the focus on social distancing, it is no surprise most events and conferences these days have gone virtual. While this transition can be fairly painless for some content, a major, often overlooked, component of in-person events is networking. Whether finding new sales leads and business opportunities or reconnecting with peers and colleagues, networking is a big draw for most industry events. Often the main reason to attend for many, there was a big rise in the number networking-focused events prior to the pandemic. Unfortunately, it is also the aspect that tends to get lost in the shuffle when events shift to the virtual world. However, with the right planning, you can create an effective, memorable virtual networking experience for attendees. Here are some tips and suggestions to help make your next virtual mixer a success.
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How to extend International Credit Union Day’s message into a meaningful year-end campaign.
The theme for this year’s International Credit Union Day, “Inspiring hope for a global community,” is especially fitting. It has been a challenging year, with the unexpected emergence of COVID-19, the pandemic’s severe economic repercussions and the difficult transition to navigating the “new normal” (that feels anything but normal). Communities everywhere can certainly use some hope.
HubSpot INBOUND , normally a multi-day conference held in Boston made the decision like so many others this year to make the 2020 conference virtual. Despite the change in format, this year’s event did not disappoint the thousands of attendees who sat in on the conference from the comfort of their homes and offices from around the world.
Following Finovate Fall Digital, William Mills Agency CEO, William Mills, sat down with Steven Ramirez, CEO of San Francisco-based Beyond the Arc, to discuss the state of the financial services industry, COVID-19 implications on the economy, and how financial institutions are shifting toward being more customer-centric through the digital channel.
In unison with our recent infographic on Mobile Banking Market Leaders for Banks, we are proud to share its partner infographic, the Mobile Banking Market Leaders for Credit Unions Infographic. Based on the number of institutional installs and U.S. FI clients with over $100 million in assets in 2020, our infographic features the leading credit unions in the industry and market shares for each.
Like so much this year, Finovate Fall Digital was a departure from the norm, but still featured a host of cutting edge demos and thought leadership from some of the best that the world of fintech has to offer. William Mills Agency was again well represented with agency CEO, William Mills, Heather Sugg, and K.T. Mills-Grimes all in attendance, and while this was the first time as a virtual event, Finovate still showcased 1300+ key fintech influencers, 120+ expert speakers, and 25 demo companies.
With Day 2 of Finovate Fall Digital 2020 under wraps, William Mills Agency Vice President Heather Sugg was able to catch up with Finzly CTO, Terry Howell, in a virtual interview to discuss Finzly’s demo, his thoughts on the digital event, and predictions for 2021 in the fintech industry.
While this fall's event may be looking different from years past, Finovate Fall Digital 2020 is in full swing, with a week's worth of keynote addresses, demos, and online networking. William Mills Agency Vice President Heather Sugg had the chance to sit down with Glia CEO and co-founder, Dan Michaeli, to get his thoughts on Finovate’s digital event this year as well as an inside scoop into what Glia’s demo at the event will look like.
We are proud to share our latest infographic, the Mobile Banking Market Leaders for Banks Infographic. Based on the number of institutional installs and U.S. FI clients in 2020, our infographic features the leading companies in the industry and market shares for each. The future of banking has turned digital and by shifting their products and services to online platforms, these leaders in the industry have proven the success of a new model for banking.
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