The Visible Banking Page on Facebook: New Fans (61 – 70) & Recent Activity

The Visible Banking Page on Facebook
Facebookvbpage261008_2After just 2 months, the VB page now counts123 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.

Discussion Board
I invite you to contribute to the four topics available so far:
Promote your favourite blog on Banking 2.0 / Online Finance! – NEW
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.

New Fans
Please find below the names and a short description of my Fans number 61 to 70 (sorted by chronological order):
61. Duarte Da Silva, Senior Manager, Content & Client Care at CommunityLend (Canada): Duarte worked with Colin Henderson at Bank of Montreal. He followed Colin to be part of the CommunityLend adventure. I invite you to visit his blogs wineboffin and modernlaundry.

62. Álvaro Martín Enríquez, Consultant at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Spain): I invite you to visit Alvaro’s blog on mobile banking and innovation in retail banking.

63. Glad M. Perez, Vice President – Marketing & E-Commerce at Affinity Federal Credit Union (US): Glad, congrats for your impressive list of awards!. And you are also a Reiki master… I would be deligthed to meet you in NYC  soon.

64. Marcelo Hussein Negrini, Innovation Director at Makesys Technology(Brazil): always a pleasure to connect with a fellow Innovation professional.

65. Sheldon Smooth (Trinidad and Tobago): I found nothing on Linkedin. Sheldon, I invite you to leave a comment and introduce yourself.

66. Lyra C. Gomez, Manager – FSI at The Banking Academy (Malaysia): I invite you to check my coverage of Retail Banking Innovations 2008. I enjoyed Singapore, and I plan to go back to Asia next year. It would be a pleasure to meet you in Kuala Lumpour.

67. Albert Martin, Founder at Moneytrackin’ (Spain): Moneytrackin was the first online PFM app to make it into the Apple App Store. Please checkAlbert’s blog in Spanish.

68. Debbie Pfeifer, Director of Communications at Wesabe (US): shall I introduce Debbie? If you have been following me on for quite a while, you surely know that according to me Wesabe is the best example of PR 2.0. Congrats to Debbie, Gabe and Allese.

69. Ying Lin Lok, Consultant at McKinsey & Company (China): welcome Ying. It is great to have fans in China.

70. Zenobia Frederick (Trinidad and Tobago): I found nothing on Linkedin. Zenobia, I assume you are a friend of Sheldon. I invite you to leave a comment and introduce yourself.

Posted items
I posted 21 items so far. please find below the latest 3 items:
* RaboPlus offers a role model for executive blogging
* SmartyPig Partners with ANZ, Takes ‘Social Saving’ Global
* Helps Main Street Americans Show Financial Savvy and Save Money

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?

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.

Related articles on

Coverage – Retail Banking Innovations 2008 (Singapore)
Banking 2.0: 10 “good” reasons not to embrace social media
Launch of the Visible Banking Page on Facebook

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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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