The Visible Banking Page on Facebook: New Fans (31 – 40) & Recent Activity

The Visible Banking Page on Facebook
Visiblebankingpage070908I am delighted to see such a promising take off of the number of fans. The page now counts 70 fans.

I believe the success of any Social Media initiative is linked with your ability to engage with your community and urge them to contribute.
It is critical to REWARD your members, your fans. Rewarding could mean many things such as producing exclusive content, or giving visibiliy / exposure to your contributors. I intend to do both on the Visible Banking Page.

Please find below the names and a short description of my Fans number 31 to 40 (sorted by chronological order):
31. Vikash Shah, Management – Development Program at Flagstar Bank(USA): please check Vikash’s Kiva profile. Congrats for your 47 loans!

32. Stephanie Rogers, Senior Director, Contact Planning at PARTNERS+Simons (USA): please check Stephanie’s “CultureJunkie” blog.

33. Thirugnanasambandan Singaravelan, Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services (Singapore): 18 answers in Linkedin, member of “Bankers Alliance for the Mobile Arena” (BAMA) created by a fellow blogger,Brandon McGee. Thirugnanasambandan contributed to the topic on Facebook on the discussion board. I invite you to check Tevan’s webiste.
I look forward to catching up with Thirugnanasambandan when I am in Singapore for Retail Banking Innovations in early October.

34. Benjamin Davies, Innovation Architect at Lloyds TSB (UK): I work with Benjamin. Great guy.

35. Ben Knieff, Director, Strategic Research and Development at Fidelity National Information Services (USA): Ben has been very active on Linkedin with 28 answers. Ben is a member of the “Payment and Fraud Professionals” Group on Linkedin. I like the term “Fraud professionals”. 🙂 I used to be one myself hen I was International Sales Manager for Accuity, a leading Payment and AML solution provider.

36. Jatin Dewan, Requirements Manager at Citibank (USA): Citibank provides one of the most successful online banking services in the US. Jatin went to the National University of Singapore.

37. George Pasley, E-Commerce Developer at First Federal (USA): I invite you to check George’s “Banking Kismet” blog, and his twitter account.

38. Victor Martin Garcia, Co-Founder at (Spain)

39. Pieter Lambrechts, Account Director at Boondoggle (Belgium): Pieter lives near the gorgeous city of Gent.

40. Fernando Egido Egaña, Innovation Manager. CEO Assistance Office at Caja Navarra (Spain): I invite you to check Fernando’s blog, and Caja Navarra’s presentation “Civic Banking: Pioneers in Banking 2.0” (

Posted items
I posted 17 items so far. please find below the latest 3 items:
* Wells Fargo Hitches Its Wagon to Social Media
* Strands Blog: Strands to power BBVA’s Personal Finance tool for its 4.1 million online users
* DB Research – Banking, Financial Markets and Regulation

Don’t hesitate to leave a comment or post any relevant items.

There is still no review. Could you please take a few minutes to review my Facebook Page?

Discussion Board
I invite you to share your views on Facebook, and contribute to the first three topics:
Business Networking: Is Facebook really threatening up Linkedin? (3 posts)
How important is it for a bank to be on Facebook? (5 posts)
What would you like to find on the Visible Banking page? (1 post)

No activity this week. Don’t hesitate to contribute to the discussion board, and post your own topics!

Video challenge: 10 “good” reasons not to embrace social media!

I invite you to read my recent post entitled “Banking 2.0: 10 “good” reasons not to embrace social media“.
I listed the 10 reasons I hear the most frequently against social media in the banking industry.

My goal is to convince my peers that banks must embrace social media and web 2.0 now.
I created this post to start a discussion. An interactive online discussion.
Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and add a new reason to the list:challenge me! I will post a video response for every single additional reason.

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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