Social Media in Banking And Financial Services – News via Twitter: 01-07 March 2010

In case you missed them, I listed and categorized some of my favourite tweets from last week (01-07 March) including my tweets and the ones I RTed.

I invite you to read three of my most recent posts:
126 Social Media Initiatives Launched by Financial Institutions in March
VB Facebook Watch #2: Tracking 340 Accounts in 49 Countries – Top 20 Pages – Top 20 Applications
Interview with Jose Antonio Gallego, Online Community Manager at BBVA’s Let’s Talk About the Taboo: Collecting 100,000 Stories in 5 Weeks? Leave that to Robin Hood!
And please make sure your social media initiatives are included in my social media directory.

Disaster Support
* Obra Social Caja Madrid activa el Plan de emergencias para Chile (by @obrasocialCM)
* Earthquake Relief Efforts: Discover & our Cardmembers donate over $4 million since 1/15/10 Details: (by @Discover)

* New blog post: CMO 2.0 Conversation with Larry Flanagan, CMO at MasterCard (by @MasterCardNews)
* Watch my interview w/@joseantoniogall  Online Community Mngr at #bbva feat @actibva @predicciones @planta29 #socialmedia

Social Lending
*’s Let’s Talk About the Taboo: Collecting 100,000 Stories in 5 Weeks? Leave that to Robin Hood!
* Check out @CreditKarma’s post about its sneak peek of’s new Talk Taboo Campaign, #talktaboo (by @ProsperLoans)

* Geezeo Announces 1st Mariner Bank’s, Kevin Lynch as New Member of Product Advisory Committee (by @1stMarinerBank)
* See ur spending habits by categories & months w Spend Analyzer + get colorful graphs! (by @Discover)
* Hey! Take a look at what our customer, Michigan First CU is up to. Alerts via twitter. (by @Jwaala)

* Hey Fans, enter to win an iPod Touch with Northeast Bank! Check out notes to learn how! (by @Northeast_Bank)
* TexansCU Hey Stars fans! Bone up on your trivia tonight because tomorrow we’re giving away a pair of lower level tickets to the game on March 14th.
* Enter to wint #thehappinessproject click on the contest tab (by @livesolid)
* Thanks to everyone who played our trivia game! The premium we gave was for a $50 deductible which means that we’d… (by @Trupanion)
* And the winner is…Diana de la Rosa! Congratulations 😀 – and thank you to all our fans – we hit 200! (by @capitolcu)
* PEMCO’s “We’re A Lot Like You” campaign was featured in a @CommuniquePR blog today. Thanks @JenGehrt. (via @PEMCO)

* New YouTube video from GEICO: We love our customers and are fanatics about service. With special cameo by Warren Buffet (by @GEICO)
* PuckettProtects almost 200 views of my first video post (blog to come soon) on my YouTube channel in 48 hours. Very cool!

* Classement des sites web et comptes Twitter des banques . Société Générale 3ème compte sur twitter mais 1er en RH! 🙂 (by @CareersSocgen)

* HOW TO: Create a Successful Company Blog (by @benphoster)

* Small Biz Doubles Social Media Adoption – eMarketer
* Hispanics use of social media is rising; in some cases exceeds non-Hispanics. @tamarabarber runs down the highlights
* Twitter should reach 10B tweets tomorrow! Real-time counter: If I tweet every second ’til then, think I could be lucky #10B? (via @StateFarm)
* Facebook revenues could hit $2bn in 2010 (via @BrandRepublic)
* China’s Top 3 Social Network Sites ~ (via @belindaang)

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.

Christophe's views on are his own.’s Let’s Talk About the Taboo: Collecting 100,000 Stories in 5 Weeks? Leave that to Robin Hood!

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