Digital Marketing

Beyond Budgets: Redefining Marketing for Community Financial Institutions

Doug Forinash

2 min read

In the David-versus-Goliath world of banking, mega banks wield seemingly unlimited budgets, casting a colossal shadow over community financial institutions. However, in this age of local preference, community banks and credit unions possess a unique advantage—local trust. This article explores why community financial institutions need to rethink their marketing strategies to leverage this advantage and how Bundlefi's innovative solutions are leveling the playing field.

The Mega Bank Challenge: Budgets vs. Community Trust

Mega banks dominate the financial landscape with vast budgets, allowing them to blanket the market with advertising. Yet, community banks and credit unions have a secret weapon—the trust of their local communities. We delve into the dynamics of this David-versus-Goliath scenario and why local trust can be more potent than a massive budget.

The Local Preference Dilemma: Demand vs. Action

While a substantial 66% of adult consumers express a preference for banking locally, only 23% consider switching banks. This statistic represents major untapped potential that community financial institutions can harness in an effort to bridge the gap between consumer intention and consumer action. With solutions like Bundlefi’s full service marketing agency and an industry-first consumer acquisition platform, community financial institutions are empowered to tap into their local demand and be seen by the consumers who want to bank local.
Community banks and credit unions are integral parts of the neighborhoods they serve which represents a significant advantage over mega banks. With community banks and credit unions being part of the neighborhoods they serve, they have the ability to go beyond transactions and forge lasting relationships that mega banks struggle to replicate.
While mega banks rely on massive budgets, community financial institutions can now harness the power of Bundlefi to amplify their local advantage. From personalized marketing strategies to an innovative consumer acquisition platform, Bundlefi equips local banks to compete at a scale previously unimaginable.

The Local Advantage: Amplified by Bundlefi

The battle for consumer attention is fierce, but the heart of the community beats stronger than ever. Community financial institutions can defy the odds, outshine mega banks, and win the loyalty of their communities. Bundlefi is not just a tool; it's a force that empowers local banks to redefine their marketing narrative and emerge victorious in the digital age. Bundlefi is your partner in this modern day David-versus-Goliath battle of banking and we’re here to talk through your unique challenges. Schedule a call with us today for a free consultation and let’s talk all things marketing in your community.
Think Different. Bank Local. Bundlefi.

Bundlefi is your trusted partner in revolutionizing the way community financial institutions succeed in the digital age. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in the financial industry, and we are here to empower your institution with our full-service marketing agency and proprietary lead-gen platform solutions.

Bundlefi acts as an extension of their marketing team, providing a range of services that save time and money, drive new account growth, and highlight their brand. We offer a proprietary consumer platform experience, fully customizable marketing campaigns tailored to your brand, and expertise in targeting the right audience for optimal results.

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Absolutely! The Bundlefi team does not believe in a one size fits all approach and fully understands the importance of customization for effective marketing. We offer fully customizable experiences tailored to your brand, audience, and specific goals. Our platform allows you to personalize campaigns, landing pages, and digital assets to reflect your institution's personality and values, creating a unique and engaging customer experience.

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Getting started with Bundlefi is easy! Book a meeting with a Bundlefi Team Member. We'll guide you through the process, understand your specific needs, and create a tailored marketing solution that aligns with your institution's goals.

Bundlefi recommends Google Ads search campaigns to target users actively searching for financial institutions in your local market. This tactic allows us to advertise to prospects who are most likely to convert and become your next loyal account holder.

Google Retargeting Campaigns are designed to reconnect with users who have previously visited your website. By showing relevant ads across different devices, retargeting helps keep your brand top of mind as prospects explore various institution options before making a decision.

Programmatic Digital Display involves automated bidding on real-time display advertising inventory. Bundlefi targets digital display ads to your prospects' favorite websites, utilizing factors such as household location, search behaviors, visits to competitors, and more to reach the right customer types in the most relevant context.

Advertising through platforms like Facebook and Instagram can generate targeted traffic and warm leads for your website. Bundlefi's strategy is designed to drive more traffic and increase awareness. By targeting users within a specific geographic area and serving ads to users with relevant interests, we help generate brand awareness and increase conversions.

Bundlefi’s team of experts continually optimize campaigns to enhance ad performance. We update ad copy, optimize ad extensions, optimize retargeting campaigns, optimize device bids, expand keywords, evaluate and exclude irrelevant search terms, and optimize keyword bids to improve relevancy and click-through rates.

Bundlefi recommends tracking completed applications, contact form submissions, and phone calls to measure conversions. By implementing a Google Tag Manager code on your site, we can set up tracking for these events and provide insights into your campaign's effectiveness.

Bundlefi understands that markets are crowded and continually changing. We offer various digital marketing solutions that can expand your digital footprint based on your goals and real-time activity. Whether you need top-of-the-funnel leads or want to target specific stages of the sales funnel, we have the expertise to help you achieve your objectives.

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