Steve Jobs credits much of his success to picking up the phone and making the calls that lead to new relationships.
Unfortunately, too many people take this comment at face value, focusing on the phone aspect and not Steve Jobs true meaning: Never wait for permission.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Marty and Ryan discuss Steve Jobs, waiting for permission as well as a few other topics.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Marty talks with Robin Smith, CEO and founder of WeGoLook (which has since been acquired by Crawford & Company), a sharing economy company designed to help insurance industry professionals with onsite property inspections.
WeGoLook is a new concept in the insurance space.
Rather than sending a staff member out to the scene of an accident or to inspect a building, a ‘Looker’ from WeGoLook can provide the inspection or review.
In this episode Marty and Ryan argue over whether or not insurance is a commodity.
More importantly, if insurance is a commodity, then what defines who consumers choose as their insurance provider.
The answer is YOU!
Listen as Marty Agather interview Madelyn Flannagan of the Independent Insurance Agents and Broker of America on their recent Best Practices Report.
Madelyn Flannagan is the Vice President of Agency Development, Education and Research at the IIABA (aka The Big I).
Each year the Big I selects a group of agencies achieving substantial results and breaks down what makes these agencies successful.
From struggling insurtech startup to thriving, profitable industry technology leader, listen as Chip Bacciocco, TrustedChoice.com CEO explains the turnaround.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, you get the inside baseball on all things Chip Bacciocco and TrustedChoice.com.
Ilya Bodner, co-founder of Bold Penguin, joins Agency Nation Radio for chat about insurance technology improving the independent agent customer experience.
No all insurtech is being built to "Disrupt" the independent agency channel. Bold Penguin is a company looking to help independent agents harness technology and grow their commercial book of business.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, we learn more...
The Insurtech Startup movement is certainly a hot topic within the insurance industry right now. But what is Insurtech?
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Marty and Ryan examine what is means to be an insurtech company and whether or not TrustedChoice.com falls into that category.
After 6 years of searching for a new agency management system, Boyd McGehee, principle of a 3rd generation, 100 year-old agency in Alabama, made the decision to switch agency management systems.
Not an easy process.
On this is episode of Agency Natin Radio, Boyd shares his process for choosing the right AMS for your agency.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio we discuss the tale of two insurance startups: ESurance and eCoverage.
Taking cues from an excellent article in CBInsights, Ryan Hanley and Marty Agather breakdown the missing piece in most insurtech startups.
Nathan Riedel, VP of Political Affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, joins Agency Nation Radio to breakdown the very important, yet often overlooked, work done by the Big I Government Affairs team.
Seriously, we insurance agents are able to do our jobs in a meaningful and effective manner because of these men and women.
This is an important episode.
Insurtech startups are gunning for the small business insurance marketplace. Selling small business insurance has become a battlefield. Are you ready?
SEO doesn't have to be like the Wizard of OZ behind a curtain. There aren't tactics, tricks and gimmicks.
SEO is a set of technical best practices for delivering value via search engine.
In this episode Nyssa Lieder spills the beans on SEO best practices.
The online insurance buying process in NOT linear. In this episode of Agency Nation Radio we explain what really happens...
Marty Agather interviews Kevin Brandt about new Trusted Choice phone skill initiative titled, "The Power of 30 Seconds."
Phone skills are incredibly important to the success of every independent insurance agency.
Yet, most agencies just assume their staff is doing a job.
It's time to make sure they are...
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, we get Marty Agather back for a dynamic conversion on inbound marketing.
Specifically, we explain the one inbound marketing tactic that the most successful agencies have put into practice that everyone else is still stumbling through.
What is it that they don't want you to know?
Listen and find out...
In this episode we're joined by Sam Affolter, AVP of Research and Innovation at Safeco Insurance to discuss the new "Insurance Advisor" Skill on Amazon Alexa.
This is a case study on an insurance carrier step out in front of the insurance customer experience.
We're joined by our CTO Derek Hyde for a special guest interview to talk insurance technology and leadership.
We get into problem solving technology solutions, product development and what it means to be a hands-on leader.
This is an episode you don't want to miss.
In this episode, Ryan Hanley, Jason Cass and Joey Giangola take on some of the toughest topics in the insurance industry.
This is a special episode you don't want to miss.
Is the current (or traditional) insurance customer experience fooling itself? Are really provided a "customer experience" or just plodding through adequate customer service?
These are questions Ryan and Marty answer in today's episode of Agency Nation Radio.
Sharon Robles, of Robles Insurance in Chicago, is adapting her marketing methods to the sharing economy. She's using Uber to prospect new business. Listen to learn how...
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, we examine insurance geekdom and it's place in the successful agency.
It's cool to be an insurance geek.
At least that's what Marty and I would love for you believe. In this episode we discuss why that's true...
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In this episode we dissect a new report from Morgan Stanley on the opportunity for digital disruption in the commercial lines insurance marketplace.
We also talk about Facebook Live and how independent insurance agents can leverage Facebook Live to grow their business.
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Insurance brands are losing equity in the greater marketplace. Consumer brand retention continues to fall. Today we discuss how to change the course of insurance brands.
...and so much more.
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In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, Ryan and Marty break down the "Wine in a Can" trend and what insurance professionals can learn.
In particular the time it takes micro-trends to become actual trends.
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We all use the same tired descriptions to explain why our agency is different from the competition. It's officially time to change that.
In this episode of Agency Nation Radio, we break down why the common insurance agency "Brags" are meaningless to the prospects we're hoping to attract and when does differentiate one insurance agency from another.
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This episode of Agency Nation Radio is sponsored by Vertafore —the Leader in Modern Insurance Technology. If you haven’t been to the Vertafore website lately, you need to spend some time on the blog. They update that site a couple times a week with information about industry trends and news to keep you ahead of your competition. They have great information for producers, principals and customer service professionals. It’s worth spending some time on the site and reading the blog. Go to Vertafore dot com, check out the blog in the resources section.