Two ways insurance agencies can attract millennial employees

Two ways insurance agencies can attract millennial employees

By | Ashley's Angle, In the Office, Inspiration, Insurance, Off the Cuff, Quick Tips

If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Internship’ you’d probably agree with me that Google looks like the coolest place on earth to work. Nap pods. Slides instead of stairs. In house café and dry cleaning. Team building games and challenges.

While nap pods in an insurance agency are not realistic and slides instead of stairs probably have you screaming “LIABILITY HAZARD!” there’s something to take away from this: they’re doing something right with creating a positive culture.

I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve seen about how to attract millennials. But the truth is, the changes being made in the workplace are attractive to anyone in the workforce—avocado-toast-obsessed millennials or not! So while this article may be focused on the secret to snagging a millennial’s attention, it can really be applied to attracting talent across the board.

So, without further ado, what’s it going to take to fill the gap in the insurance workforce? Read More

How insurance agencies should handle Hurricane Florence (in a digital world)

How insurance agencies should handle Hurricane Florence (in a digital world)

By | ActiveAgency, Inspiration, Off the Cuff, Quick Tips, Social Media, The Web

Well, here comes Hurricane Florence.

I don’t care if it’s a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fender bender or something else.

When bad stuff happens, it’s time for your agency to shine.

It’s also when having technology on your side is a BIG advantage. Let’s use Hurricane Florence as an example. Read More

Social media for insurance agencies

Social media for insurance agencies

By | Digital Marketing, Inspiration, Insurance, Quick Tips, Social Media

Hey ya’ll! It’s been a while since we’ve chatted. We’ve had a busy past few months!

Our digital marketing team has been laser focused on developing and testing a killer new digital marketing offering for ActiveAgency clients.

We’re thrilled with the positive results we’ve been seeing so far, and can’t wait to share it with all of you. You can find some preliminary information on our website, but stay tuned for more to come soon!

In the meantime—as a sort of sneak peek—I wanted to share a few behind-the-scenes social media advertising trade secrets with you. Read More

5 ways insurance agencies can use website forms to improve business

5 ways insurance agencies can use website forms to improve business

By | Insurance, Quick Tips, The Web

We are a society that has come to expect instant gratification. Whether we’re in the kitchen cooking 90 second rice or binge watching an entire season of our favorite Netflix show in one day, we hate having to wait.

And—you guessed it—the same goes for insurance.

That’s why we’ve worked to incorporate a number of impressive and time-saving tools into our ActiveAgency platform. These tools (like Hello Producer and Clickable Coverage) are designed to streamline the sales and servicing process.

Today, I wanted to share a few ideas for using one of the most popular features of ActiveAgency—Integrated Forms—to improve efficiency, simplify the customer experience and be a better, more connected insurance agency. Read More

School is in session (an easy idea to grow your audience)

How insurance producers, agencies and carriers can use education to grow

By | Inside Forge3, Inspiration, Insurance, Quick Tips

Last week, Emily Burns and I were at the Chubb Conference Center just outside of Philadelphia for the IA&B Futures Conference.

Even though Emily is actively working on her Master’s of Education degree and comes from a strong education background, it’s the first time we teamed up to deliver a training program. It was awesome! It’s great to see so many fresh faces getting into the industry.

Here are a few photos (click them to see the comments on LinkedIn). Read More

If you remember your passwords, you’re doing it wrong

If you remember your passwords, you’re doing it wrong

By | Inside Forge3, Inspiration, Quick Tips, The Web

These days, everything is online. And I mean EVERYTHING. We work online, we pay our bills online and we even buy our groceries online.

Within each of these online accounts, it’s likely that there is a bunch of important (and private) information—from credit card numbers to personal and confidential data.

What’s the one element of security that stands between a hacker with bad intentions and all of that private information? Your password. So, that password better be good. And, chances are, it’s probably not. Read More

Calendly - a time-saving scheduling tool we can’t live without

Calendly: a time-saving scheduling tool we can’t live without

By | In the Office, Inside Forge3, Quick Tips, The Web

We’re always looking for new tools to make our day-to-day tasks and overall workflow a bit more efficient, and ultimately help us to save time and WOW people in the process.

Over the past few months, we’ve been trying out a new tool for scheduling, and we think it’s too good not to share.

So, without further ado… here’s what you need to know about Calendly. Read More

Why you should enable 2FA, or Two Factor Authentication, right now

Why you should enable 2FA, or Two Factor Authentication, right now

By | Inside Forge3, Quick Tips

Surprise! Your email just got hacked.

That’s right. The bad guys got in and reset your password – so you’re stuck on the outside looking in. Now what? Scary thought, isn’t it?

The bad news is that this happens more often these days.

The good news is that we have a powerful tool to fight back. It’s called Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, and more and more services are offering it. Read More

See what makes ActiveAgency so powerful!Schedule DemoLive Chat