Northeast PIA Launches 'Work with an Agent'.

The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont launched "Work with a Professional-Insurance Agent/Local is Bette" local marketing campaign. This resource offers PIA members in the five states access to informative pieces to promoting their agencies, capitalizing on their local community-centered strengths, with consumer focused materials and consumer content for use in a variety of media. It also illustrates to the insurance-buying public the benefits of an independent agent (i.e., working with someone who can offer insurance choices; who has a unique understanding of his or her clients' and communities' needs; and who often can offer the most affordable rate).

"Independent agents know they can offer customers a choice of insurance products from a variety of carriers; they can shop for the best insurance coverage for their clients; they can give knowledgeable and objective advice on complex insurance decisions; and they live in the communities they serve and support local efforts," said Kelly K. Norris, CAE, executive director of PIACT, PIANH, PIANJ, PIANY and PIAVT. "This marketing campaign helps agents remind consumers to work with an independent agent when they are considering their insurance-buying options." Through the campaign, PIA members can learn how to launch and maintain a successful marketing campaign; ramp up their social-media presence; build relationships with their local media; and more. It also offers ready-made...

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