Before the Internet, what we called the # symbol depended on where you lived. In the U.S. and Canada, it was called the pound sign or the number sign. The Brits and the Irish called it a hash. According to Wired magazine, Stowe Boyd first used the term “hashtag” as a programming term.
Today, social platforms use that symbol as a tool to categorize and search for information. Twitter began supporting hashtags as a search function in 2009. Instagram has used them since 2010. Facebook added them in 2013.
Up until recently, virtually every social platform supported the use of hashtags except LinkedIn. That has changed.
“The Digital Broker Podcast – Episode 009: Outsourcing Agency Operations: Why, When, and Where? (Part 1)” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
I listen to a lot of different podcasts. Some I listen to for enjoyment, some I listen to for marketing tips and ideas, and some I listen to for inspiration. Recently, I was involved with a meeting at American Modern Insurance Group, located in Cincinnati. I decided to drive, so I had 10 hours of driving time that allowed me to catch up on a backlog of podcasts. I call that productive drive-time!
You may remember that I announced a new podcast I have started, The Digital Broker, along with my co-host Ryan Deeds. The latest episode is “APIs and Why Your Agency Should Care.” If you’ve ever wondered about data connectivity between different platforms, then this will help you understand why I think APIs are important for your agency.
As I was driving and listening to podcasts, I realized I have used a technique for many years to listen to podcasts (or any audio recording) in half the time.
“The Digital Broker Podcast – Episode 008: APIs and Why Your Agency Should Care” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
There are tremendous benefits in establishing an annual account review process. These include:
A positive touch with your client.
Uncovering potential coverage gaps.
Finding ways to enhance and improve existing policy coverage.
Protection against a “failure to provide proper coverage” E&O claim.
The benefits of an annual account review process are well established. The question is, do you have a yearly account review process in place? Moreover, how often do you review every policy in your office?