The Visible Banking Page on Facebook: New Fans (51 – 60) & Recent Activity

The Visible Banking Page on Facebook
Visiblebankingpage270908I was in Singapore last week, speaking at the Retail Banking Innovations.

I invite you to check the videos interviews I have already added to the Visible Banking Page. Please note that they are not all available yet on

I am delighted to announce that we broke the 100 mark last week! The page now counts 107 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 51 to 60 (sorted by chronological order):
51. Ian Crocombe, Senior Digital Planner at M&C Saatchi LIDA (UK): I invite you to visit Ian’s blog “dirty, nasty, digital” and his feed on twitter.

52. Jean-Charles Blondeau, Teacher and Translator freelance at French as a foreign language (Spain)

53. Matt Davis (US): too many results on Linkedin… Matt, who are you?

54. Kyle WelshVice President of Technology Services at BECU (US): Kyle works for BECU, a Credit Union established in 1935 in the Northwest. I invite you to visit Kyle’s main blog on Computing and Internet Technology.

55. Michal KisielAnalyst at (Poland): Michael is also Chair of Finance at the University of Economics of Wroclaw. I invite you to visitMichal’s blog “”.

56. Lidia Martí Sánchez (Spain): I couldn’t find anything on Linkedin.

57. John Thompson: too many results on Linkedin… John, who are you?

58. Rob GarciaDirector, Product Strategy at Lending Club (US): I met Rob at FinovateStartup 2008 in San Francisco. Rob works for Renaud Laplanche, the Founder & CEO of LendingClub.

59. Julie Horns, Usability Analyst at US Bank (US)

60. Shahar Kaminitz, Founder & CEO at WorkLight (Israel): WorkLight is one of the leading providers of online secure Enterprise widgets.

Posted items
I posted 20 items so far. please find below the latest 3 items:
* SmartyPig Partners with ANZ, Takes ‘Social Saving’ Global
* Helps Main Street Americans Show Financial Savvy and Save Money
* Zopa to Close U.S. Operation (NetBanker)

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? (7 posts)
What would you like to find on the Visible Banking page? (1 post)

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.

Christophe's views on are his own.

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