Fundraising for the 2013 CU Link cooperative advertising campaign is winding down, while creative production and media planning are getting under way.
Thanks to all the more than 145 credit unions that contributed to this year's campaign, which will be driven by a record of more than $1 million in credit union contributions, plus matching funds from CUcorp and a contribution of $286,000 from MCUL. Add to that another $500,000 in additional marketing support for 65 credit unions that paid full fair share, and credit unions are poised to make a significant media impact this year. In addition, $1 million in supplemental advertising funds focusing on Invest in America and business lending will be added to the media planning process to increase our buying power.
Credit unions paying full fair share for the campaign will receive a share of the $500,000 marketing incentive pool to help them integrate their marketing with the campaign. Requirements to receive the reimbursement have been updated for 2013 to ensure that incentive monies support both the credit union and the campaign.
To be eligible for reimbursement, marketing efforts should follow one of these three scenarios:
Messaging is an important factor in the success of the campaign. Product messages for things like auto loans and surcharge-free ATMs help consumers understand the specific value that credit unions offer in the marketplace. Media elements will focus on these messages: \
|Message||Radio and CU Link Website
to cover all messages
|Additional Media Elements
for this Message
|CU Value of Membership||Radio, Website||TV, Outdoor, POS|
|Surcharge-free ATMs||Radio, Website||Outdoor, Homepage, Digital, Search, POS|
|Loans/Refinance||Radio, Website||TV, Outdoor, Homepage, Digital, Search, POS|
|Credit Cards||Radio, Website||Outdoor, Digital, Search, POS|
|Share of Wallet||Radio, Website||TV, Social Media, POS|
|Under 25||Radio, Website||Homepage, Digital, Search, Social Media|
|Invest in America - GM||Radio, Website||Homepage, Digital, Search, POS|
|Invest in American - Sprint||Radio, Website||Homepage, Digital, Search, POS|
|Business Loans||Radio, Website||Outdoor, Digital, Search, POS|
For additional information on the 2013 CU Link cooperative advertising campaign, click here to visit the web page or contact your league representative.