The Forge3 Blog

We preach what we practice

Thoughts on websites, digital marketing, web tech and how it impacts the insurance industry. And a few personal stories, too. 😄

Ashley's Angle - How this Millennial finds more minutes in the day

Ashley’s Angle: How this Millennial finds more minutes in the day

By | Ashley's Angle, Insurance, Off the Cuff

Picture this…

My friend invited me over to her house to relax by the pool with a handful of other close friends to enjoy what was left of the summer.

I walked in, put my feet in the pool and immediately started to vent. I vented about how busy I was. How, no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get ahead of my work.

Busy. Busy. Busy. 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

What Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods tells us about the insurance industry

What Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods tells us about the insurance industry

By | Inspiration, Insurance, Off the Cuff

Chances are that by now you’ve heard the big news—Amazon has purchased Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion dollars. Yes… BILLION.

The deal itself was unexpected. An online retailer purchasing a grocery store chain? We definitely didn’t see that coming. But, even more unexpected is what this massive business deal taught us about our own industry—insurance. Read More

7 ways insurance agencies can use Clickable Coverage to sell

7 ways insurance agencies use Clickable Coverage to sell

By | Inside Forge3, Insurance, The Web

You may have heard of Clickable Coverage—our breakthrough sales tool that allows users to click-and-learn about unique risks and the insurance coverage options available to protect them.

Perhaps your insurance agency is equipped with the tool already—either as a seamlessly-integrated feature within the ActiveAgency platform, or as a standalone option. Or, maybe your agency is batting around the idea of utilizing the tool in the future. Either way, we thought it might be useful to share a short list of some of the best ways to use Clickable Coverage to sell. 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

How to generate leads with the help of social media

How to generate leads with the help of social media

By | Inside Forge3, Insurance, Social Media

Over the past few weeks, we’ve broken down social media and how it can be used successfully within the insurance industry.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap: In part one, we learned about the value of social media for insurance agencies. Then, in part two, we touched on how to harness the true power of social media through the use of targeted social ads.

Now that we know the power of very targeted social advertising, let’s round out this three-part series by discussing how social ads can be used as a lead generation tool. Read More

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