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Hearsay Social

April 16, 2015 09:30 ET

Hearsay Social's New Curated Content Channels Provide Agents and Advisors With Automatic Access to Engaging Content to Share on Social Media

Curated Content Channels Are a Scalable Way to Discover Content, Eliminating Time-Consuming Requirement to Manually Search and Curate Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - Hearsay Social, provider of the Predictive Social Suite for financial advisors and insurance agents, today unveiled a new offering called Curated Content Channels, which provides financial professionals with tailored, curated and ready-to-share content, automatically available through the Hearsay Social Content Library.

A recent LIMRA study found that one of the most common impediments to successful social media programs is "a shortage of content and slow review processes of the content." Finding and gathering content can be laborious and time consuming. Addressing this common challenge, Hearsay Social's new Curated Content Channels automate the content curation process and provide advisors and agents with the right content, at the right time, to share with their clients and prospects on social media.

"Curated Content Channels from Hearsay Social make it possible for us to easily deliver tailored and flexible compliance-approved content on a daily basis to our advisors in order to help them to build a more active social presence," said Ruth Papazian, chief marketing officer and head of business development at HD Vest Financial Services®. "With content automatically curated in the Hearsay Social Content Library, I can focus on running our program instead of creating or searching for relevant content to share with the field."

Successful professionals on social media are sharing more than just advertising or product-specific content. Hearsay Social advocates an "80/20" rule when posting content to social networks. Eighty percent of the content distributed should be non-financial in nature, but should help to create an authentic, engaging social personality and brand for the advisor. The remaining 20 percent can be financial content to educate the audience and better position the advisor or agent as a trusted source for value-added information.

With Curated Content Channels, advisors and agents can go to the Hearsay Social Content Library and find content that has been automatically searched and sorted on the individual topics of their choosing, such as local news, sports, lifestyle, personal finance and more. The content comes from vetted sources including news and magazine websites, high-quality blogs, video feeds, and podcasts.

"Hearsay Social provides the industry-leading Predictive Social Suite, which includes our social signals, publishing, and compliance capabilities. But we're always looking for new ways to help advisors and agents be even more efficient and successful on social media," said Ron Piovesan, vice president of business development at Hearsay Social. "With Curated Content Channels, Hearsay Social now delivers just the most relevant, timely content on our customers' selected topics, filtered from thousands of sources."

Read more about the LIMRA findings about social media programs for financial professionals here. Learn more about Curated Content Channels on the Hearsay Social blog.

About Hearsay Social
Hearsay Social provides the Predictive Social Suite for financial advisors and insurance agents across the world's largest financial institutions, including 7 of the top 10 global financial services companies and leading firms such as New York Life, Raymond James, Vanguard and Penn Mutual. Hearsay Social powers over 100,000 financial relationship managers worldwide, allowing them to engage today's social, mobile customer through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and mobile-first websites. Advisors receive unique client insights through multi-channel signals, and the predictive Content Library makes it easy to share the right content at the right time. Built-in enterprise integration and governance powers compliance and supervision for global firms, seamlessly addressing industry regulations and enforcing policy.

Hearsay Social, a SIFMA strategic partner, LIMRA Elite Strategic partner, GAMA partner, and Efma Associate Partner, has raised $51M from Sequoia Capital, NEA, and private investors and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with dedicated local presences in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich and Hong Kong.

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