24th

Twelve months in the making, the new Professional Insurance Marketers Association Affinity 2020 Report came out last week.

Impressive. Thanks to all the volunteers, esp. Chris Burke and Dave Armstrong.

Hope to do a video on it shortly. Pretty compelling data around the urgency of transitioning to digital. Read the rest of this entry »

14th
Yellow Pages Books

Yellow Pages Books

Back before the Internet, when you had a new personal or professional need, something out of the ordinary, did you stop and think, “Yikes, I don’t know who to call on this. Geez, who do I know that might know a trusted contractor? I know! I’ll call Joe. Joe knows EVERYone.” And if you reached Joe and he gave you a couple names, did you call those companies or those people based on Joe’s Word of Mouth referral BEFORE you pulled out the 5-pound phone book? Or did you go find the Yellow Pages® and say, “Hmmm, I wonder what category that kind of service would be listed under? Let’s see… ‘Cracks in the cement floor’…CR… No. Ah, here it is… ‘Cement Floors’ … I’m sure these guys fix cracks. Of course there might be a few butt cracks in view, but I’ll take the kids to McDonalds. Now, which one should I call? I like this logo…”  Read the rest of this entry »

22nd

In the insurance industry, there is SO MUCH energizing work to do to get ready for the next wave of technology heading our way. Re-inventing Web properties, getting serious about Social Properties, overhauling products given changing risk associated with advancing technology, developing an adaptive culture focused on learning and change, and so much more comes to mind.

In this context, I thought it might be helpful to discuss 10 Digital Business Must-Do’s in the next 24 months. Here’s my take. What are YOURS? I really want to know.

Meanwhile, I was asked to harness my time and talents for the benefit of an orphanage for Read the rest of this entry »

14th

Top 100 Insurance Blogs, Nov 2014

Of course lists like these are always incomplete (e.g. the GenRe Perspective blog, one of my favorites, is not included), but here’s a list that might be helpful to browse and perhaps scan for inclusions in your River of Information. Read the rest of this entry »

25th

I was wrong.

A few months back I commented on the concept of Social Tech as essentially “Digitizing the Soul of the Enterprise”. The point was that the enterprise can now use storytelling through blogs, videos, memes, infographics, podcasts, and various forms of social media, to tell the world what they are all about.  Read the rest of this entry »

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