#33 Links 16-29 August 2010 – Social Media News in Banking, Finance, Insurance

Please find below 33 blog posts and articles you may have missed in the last two weeks.

How SunTrust Bank Worked to Build Trust Among Distrustful Consumers(by Jennifer Rooney on Advertising Age)
PlanBig site improvements for July/August – you asked for it and we’re getting it done (on the Plan Big blog)
Customer Service
Frank Eliason, Finance and Social Media (by Mark Story)
Customer Reviews
USAA is Amazing (by Jim Bruene on Netbanker)
« Mon budget » : l’application iPhone du Crédit Agricole (by JP at Credit Agricole PG)
ANZ goMoney iPhone app – WOW factor x 5!! (by Michael Aulia at Craving Tech)
Compliance crack down on social media coming? (by the Financial Brand)
Visible Banking @ Dialog Konferansen 2010 in Sweden (Visible Banking)
NAB Starts Tweeting & Asks Australians to Share their Stories of Goodness (Visible Banking)
UK Banks Leverage Social Media to Target Students (1/2): HSBC’s Bursary Facebook Contest (Visible Banking)
UK Banks Leverage Social Media to Target Students (2/2): Santander’s I Love £50 Facebook Contest & Barclays’ 100 Voices

American Family Insurance and Madison Wisconsin (by Chris Brogan, about Troy Janisch)
Caution: Facebook, Twitter posts can cost (by Kelly Johnson & Kathy Robertson)
Time for Insurance to Put Social Media Momentum to Work (by Market Wire)
Social media and insurance (by Michael Costonis at Accenture)
Social Media an Insurance Imperative (by Bill Kenealy on Insurance Networking News)
New York Life Hits the Social Media Nail on the Head (by Mike Wise)
Time for Insurance to Put Social Media Momentum to Work (by SMA)
The GEICO Caveman has a video blog! (by Rebecca F on the GEICO blog)
How To Utilize Social Media in Health Insurance (by Akshay Sura)
Innovative Social Media Applications for Personal Finance (by Valentina at Soweb)

Finance / Investment
Social Media & Investment Management: now Counts over 5,800 Members (Visible Banking)
Morgan Stanley launches research app (by James Quinn on

Online Finance Startups
Geezeo’s July Growth Spurt (by Jessica Ward on
Square: The Perfect Solution For Tricky Drug And Prostitution Transactions? (by Michael Arrington at Techcrunch)
SecondMarket And StockTwits Team Up To Let You Tweet About Private Company Stock (by MG Siegler at Techcrunch)
Wikinvest Launches On The iPhone (by Alexia Tsotsis at Techcrunch)

Outside the Banking Industry
How Social Media Is Changing The Way B2B Companies Communicate(on Top Blog Placement)
Honda Takes Social Gaming for a Test Drive (by Lauren Indvik on Mashable)
Foursquare Surpasses 3 Million Users (by Lauren Indvik at Mashable)
Google Realtime Search Gets New Name, Its Own URL, And Kick In The Pants (by Alexia Tsotsis at Techcrunch)
The 12 Best Ways To Customize Your Facebook Pages (by Orli Yakuel at Techcrunch)
New Survey Shows IBM Business Partners Expect Social Media to Drive Sales (IBM Research)

What do you think?

Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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