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Time to socialize

May 4, 2019 Norah Black, Director, Marketing and Communications, Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO)

Drive business growth by engaging with your clients through social media

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How you can scale your expertise through social media

January 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokers may not want to invest heavily in social media, but a lot of opportunity exists at little to no cost. “It’s always a question of how do you scale your expertise; by using social media, you can just reach

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Why your brokerage needs an online presence

January 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokerages looking to scale their expertise should focus their efforts online, says the CEO of a Vancouver-based company that helps brokers with automation solutions. “Externally, the new standard of engagement is online,” Jeff McCann, CEO of Digital MGA Marketplace Ltd.,

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How brokers can benefit from Instagram

November 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers should be using Instagram and other social media sites to establish themselves as “thought leaders,” Economical Insurance advises. “Instagram is a great channel to share content and share your team culture because at the end of the day, I

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How brokerages should handle employees’ use of social media

June 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Negative public reaction to some high-profile Twitter and Instagram posts raises the question of whether insurance brokerage owners should monitor the personal social media accounts of their workers. “We don’t police our staff’s Facebook pages,” reports Calgary brokerage owner Robyn

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Why risk managers should check the social media profiles of their company accountants

May 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers for companies transferring money outside of Canada might want to check the social media profiles of workers in their accounting departments. Criminals sometimes research the social media profiles of workers at financial institutions and people who have authority

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When social media makes sense for insurance correspondence

April 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Facebook, Twitter and similar web services can suck up a lot of a worker’s time, but insurance brokers should figure out how to use social media to support the business. “There is nothing supremely special about social media,” said Kat

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Social media driving need to communicate quickly during crises: speaker

November 3, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Failure to manage a crisis situation well can “become an existential threat, a real threat to the viability of the organization,” a speaker said on Thursday at the Canadian Risk and Insurance Education Forum. “When you look at it, the

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Canadian P&C brokerages prefer Facebook to communicate: Economical survey

November 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian P&C insurance brokerages prefer Facebook to communicate with customers and prospects, according to 90% of respondents to a social media survey conducted this summer and released on Wednesday by Economical Insurance. The 2017 Pulse Check: Social Media Usage in

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Inattentive drivers causing more collisions than impaired and speeding drivers combined: OPP

August 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Inattentive driving is linked to more collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year than speeding and alcohol/drug-related collisions combined, the police service reported on Tuesday. Since Jan. 1, 2017, driver distraction has been reported as the primary cause in 6,360 road collisions, the OPP said in a press release. By comparison, speed was the primary cause in 4,700 crashes, while 1,158 of incidents involved a driver who consumed alcohol or drugs.
As well, a total of 47 people have died to…

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Provincial, local governments should consider mandatory hurricane interpretation training: ICLR report

August 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Provincial and local governments should consider mandating compulsory training in the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC)’s severe hurricane interpretation course, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a new research paper. The paper, titled Communicating hurricane risk in Eastern Canada:

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The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group launches new policy to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong”

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lindsay, Ont.-based The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, a home and auto insurance company, announced on Monday the launch of a new policy designed to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong” on popular sites like Airbnb, FlipKey and HomeAway.