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Engagement Labs Inc.

April 15, 2015 08:30 ET

TD Bank Tops American Retail Banks on Social Media

Engagement Labs Identifies Top Ten Retail Bank Institutions in the U.S. on Facebook and Twitter

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - Technology and data company, Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE:EL), creator of the eValue™ score, today released the top ten retail bank institutions based on their social media performance on Facebook and Twitter over the last month.

According to the eValue data, the top ten retail banks in the U.S. are:

Ranking Facebook Twitter
1 TD Bank TD Bank
2 SunTrust Banks Regions Bank
3 Bank of America Chase
4 Citibank Wells Fargo
5 Ally Bank U.S. Bancorp
6 Wells Fargo Citibank
7 Regions Bank Ally Bank
8 U.S. Bancorp SunTrust Banks
9 PNC Bank of America
10 Chase BNY Mellon

"The American retail-banking sector has undergone major changes in the 21st century and has had to adapt to changes in customer behavior and banking preferences," said Bryan Segal, CEO of Engagement Labs. "Retail banking has moved from an in-store experience to online and mobile platform interactions with their prospects and customers. With this change, banks have had to devise new strategies to retain customers, upsell and ensure customer lifetime value which involves creating a sophisticated social media strategy."

Segal continues, "The American banking sector has had its fair share of difficulties including its slow recovery from the 2008 recession and fairly new regulations on lending. With the growth in social media marketing, this has given the American Financial Institution an opportunity to connect with customers in a unique manner. These connections have delivered a persona to financial institutions, and have driven a movement of customer service to social media channels."

The nationwide banks dominate the overall eValue score category on both Facebook and Twitter. TD Bank tops both the Facebook and Twitter category. TD Bank is making financial jargon more digestible for customers with their #FinancialEducation hashtag, and allows users to share their opinion on and experience with personal finance.

Engagement

The eValue tool allows for a more in depth social media analysis by measuring brands' performance based on multiple metrics. One of the measurements examined more closely was Engagement. Engagement is defined by how well the brands social media channel's audience engages with the brand's content. The following chart ranks the retail banks in terms of the Engagement metric in the U.S.

Engagement
Ranking
Facebook Twitter
1 SunTrust Banks Regions Bank
2 TD Bank TD Bank
3 Ally Bank SunTrust Banks
4 Regions Bank U.S. Bancorp
5 Citibank BNY Mellon
6 Bank of America Wells Fargo
7 U.S. Bancorp Chase
8 Wells Fargo Ally Bank
9 PNC Citibank
10 Chase Bank of America

SunTrust Banks has the highest Engagement score on Facebook compared to all of the major retail banks in America. Their top posts are less focused on finance and heavily focused on interactions and moments that may require the help of the bank. For example, the Company used #MySunnyDay hashtag for users to describe what they're saving for.

Regions Bank has the highest Engagement Score on Twitter. They conduct Twitter chats with their followers on a variety of subjects, from taxes to personal supporters. They are also engaging students on college campuses with their sponsorship initiatives.

About Engagement Labs

Engagement Labs' eValue™ Score is the global benchmark for social media scoring. eValue Analytics Pro, an enterprise-grade social media analytics platform, scores brands between 0-100. eValue measures brands' social media and digital marketing efforts. It's composed of a series of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs), including Engagement, Responsiveness and Impact, which is benchmarked against 75,000+ handpicked and verified brands.

The eValue score is composed of Engagement, Impact and Responsiveness metrics. Engagement is the level of interaction content receives on a specific social network, Impact is the reach content receives on a specific social network, and Responsiveness measures how much, how fast and how well a brand responds to actual conversations amongst its users.

Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE:EL) offers intelligent social data, analytics and insights for organizations that are actively engaging on social networks. Offered as a SaaS or through an API, the eValue™ analytics platform allows brands to measure and maximize the effectiveness of their social media marketing campaigns, as well as measure that of their competitors across major social networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Engagement Labs maintains offices in Montreal, Toronto and Paris. www.engagementlabs.com / www.eValueanalytics.com

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