June 26, 2020

Transitioning from a Captive Agent to an Independent Insurance Agent

What Is a Captive Insurance Agent? A captive agent works for an individual insurance carrier and is paid with commissions or a combination of commissions and salary. The agent may be a full-time employee or an independent contractor. Captive agents have in-depth knowledge of their particular company’s insurance products, but can’t help a client who […]

Is Your Website Branded, Integrated, and SEO'd? Article on Agency Revolution

May 19, 2020

Is Your Website Branded, Integrated, and SEO’d?

After the recent economic downturns, insurance agents everywhere are looking for ways to grow their business. When creating a lead generation strategy, the cornerstone should be a website specially designed to meet insurance agents’ marketing needs.  For a website to meet all of an agency’s marketing needs it must meet three criteria. It must: Define […]

Do Insurance Premiums Qualify as Payroll Cost for Relief Loans? by Kirk Faulkner on Agency Revolution

April 28, 2020

Do Insurance Premiums Qualify as “Payroll Cost” for Relief Loans?

The Paycheck Protection Program provides guidelines about what costs will qualify for loan forgiveness. The 2 trillion dollar CARES act provides relief programs to workers and businesses alike. The program that seeks to provide relief to small and medium businesses (SMBs) is called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).The PPP provides loans and incentives to help […]

Creating a Crisis Recovery Plan for Insurance Agents article by Kirk Faulkner presented by Agency Revolution

March 31, 2020

Creating a Crisis Recovery Plan for Insurance Agents

It’s impossible to know exactly how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. With businesses all over the world in quarantine, for many, the financial future is a big question mark. While it is important to focus on what you can do to help your family and community right now, it is also important to start […]

Engaging Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic blog article presented by Agency Revolution

March 24, 2020

Engaging Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we are all going through this current crisis it can be confusing for agents when determining strategies to remain profitable. While it is fiscally important to work towards growing and maintaining your agency, it is morally important to act as an authentic member of a community. The way to combine both these strategies is […]

5 Predictions From an Insurtech Futurist blog article on Agency Revolution

March 3, 2020

5 Predictions From an Insurtech Futurist

Insurance agents know better than most that change is inevitable. The rate of technological advancement keeps speeding up exponentially. No one knows this better than Tony Tarquini,  European Director of Insurance at Pegasystems.  For 34 years, he has been working with the largest insurance organizations in the world to help them prepare for technology disruption. […]

95% of Marketers Suggest Combining Online and Offline Marketing article by Agency Revolution

January 21, 2020

95% of Marketers Suggest Combining Online and Offline Marketing

Traditional vs. Digital Insurance agents have always been known for their ability to market themselves, even before the advent of the Internet. The rise of digital marketing has created a sea change in the way companies promote their goods and services. Insurance agents are no exception. Many old school marketing techniques that insurance agents used […]

The Importance of Community Engagement for Insurance Agencies, blog article from Agency Revolution

January 7, 2020

The Importance of Community Engagement for Insurance Agencies

Would you rather do business with a faceless corporation or a member of your community who understands your needs and will work with you to meet them? The answer seems obvious, and it’s precisely how you want people in your community to feel about doing business with you and your independent agency.  However, it’s not […]

The Independent Insurance Agency SWOT Analysis. Agency Revolution

October 29, 2019

The Independent Insurance Agency SWOT Analysis

It’s common to hear agents asking for shortcuts to top-line revenue acceleration. Years ago, they asked, “Does a letter or a postcard work better?” Today, the questions might be “Should we focus on Instagram or Twitter? Email auto-responders versus broadcast messages? How often should we blog? Which campaigns get the best results?” While these are […]

Michael Reilly says Better Buckle Up! Turbulence Ahead for Small Commercial Market – Agency Revolution

October 15, 2019

Turbulence Ahead for Small Commercial Market

To say that Michael Reilly has experience working with small businesses to get the right coverage is a bit of an exaggeration.  For 23 years he has been with Accenture where he is now the Managing Director. Over that time, he has seen the small business market go through some significant changes. The main message […]

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