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ACT to Host Free Webinar on Using the Social Web Successfully as an Independent Agent

Agents to discuss proven techniques to build, integrate and manage social media tools.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17, 2010 — The Independent Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT) will host a free webinar titled “Successful Agency Techniques to Build, Integrate and Manage your Blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube,” on Thursday, June 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

TITLE:  “Successful Agency Techniques to Build, Integrate and Manage your Blog,
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube”
PARTICIPANTS: Ryan Hanley, Guilderland Agency
Chris Jordan, Atlanta Insurance Live
Rick Morgan, Rick Morgan Consulting
Jeff Yates, ACT executive director
DATE:   Thursday, June 3, 2010
TIME:   2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
COST:   Free

“When independent agents Ryan Hanley and Chris Jordan demonstrated how they are using multiple social media tools to build their brand and attract business in an earlier ACT webinar, the audience came alive because it is clear these agents are effectively using these tools today,” says Jeff Yates, ACT executive director. “We are fortunate to have them back to do a 60 minute demonstration as to how they are integrating all of these tools and managing a successful social web strategy.”

Do you want to know how to set up and attract "likes" to your Facebook Fan page or how to use Twitter for business? Wondering if anyone is making sales and growing their business through social networking? Want to learn how to set up an ad on Facebook—and do they really work? Making a YouTube video for business - you have got to be kidding? How does anyone find the time to use all of these new tools? If you want to get answers to these questions and learn how two agents are profiting from the social web, then this webinar is for you.

This is the fourth in a series of webinars hosted by ACT’s Social Web Work Group addressing the most frequent questions from agents regarding the use of social media. The first webinar discussed the experiences agent and carrier representatives have had in setting up a social web policy for their organizations. It supplemented an ACT report titled, “Creating a Social Web Policy for Your Independent Agency.” The second webinar was an introduction to social media for independent agents. Recordings of the first two webinars, the social media policy guide, along with several additional articles and resources on how independent agencies can use the Social Web effectively, are available by going to and clicking on the “Websites & Social Media” link. The third webinar will take place on May 20 and will address E&O considerations involved in social networking. (To learn more about that webinar and to register for it, go to )
Established in 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”), ACT provides a candid, action-oriented forum for agent and industry associations, user groups, companies and vendors to address critical technology and workflow issues facing the independent agency system and provides agencies with reports and tools to assist them in making improvements in their businesses.

Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:

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