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ACT to Host Free Webinar: "Facebook for Insurance Professionals"

Webinar to address how independent agents can use Facebook to communicate with customers and grow their business.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 18, 2011 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT) will host a free one hour webinar titled “Facebook for Insurance Professionals” on Aug. 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

“ACT continues to offer practical ‘how to’ webinars customized to the needs of independent agents to help them get the most benefit from using social media,” says Jeff Yates, ACT executive director. “This webinar is designed to help independent agents and brokers maximize the use of Facebook to increase customer communication, strengthen client relationships and attract new business.”

The webinar will cover how to set up a Facebook “fan page,” utilize Facebook to increase brand awareness and market share, explain how Facebook ads work and connect with clients and prospects.

TITLE:  “Facebook for Insurance Professionals”
PARTICIPANTS: Cindy Donaldson, Founders Insurance Group
Rick Morgan, Chair of ACT's Social Web Work Group
Jeff Yates, ACT executive director (moderator)
DATE:   Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011
TIME:   2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
COST:   Free

Established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (the Big “I”), ACT provides a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the Independent Agency System. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit

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:

​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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