We doubled first prize! We had 17 credit unions enter our It's a Money Thing 365-Day Content Adventure Contest, and wow—what amazing entries! Each credit union had to submit an entry that detailed an overall strategy, presented a creative plan for deployment, outlined the potential impact of implementing the plan and demonstrated credit union need.
The CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition is back for the 6th year! It is fantastic to one again be working alongside our partners at CUES and DDJ Myers. I am really proud of the impact that this competition has had in the lives of young credit union professionals from all corners of the United States, Canada and beyond.
Mid way through my last year of art school, I started a design business on the side. I called the company McAlpine Graphic Communications and was officially in business January 2, 1990. I was 20 at the time, had zero qualifications to be a business owner and I had only had one real job (if you don't count paperboy at 12 and the fry guy at McDonald's at 14).
For the past four years, we've gathered all of our Young & Free clients together for something we call the Young & Free Marketer Meet-up. This is held the day before the annual CU Water Cooler Symposium. As part of the Marketer Meet-up, we also hold something called the Young & Free Spokester Summit where our active Spokesters get together, connect, learn from one another and credit a collaborative video.
Our second It's a Money Thing video is complete and ready for our subscribers. Jen meets Credit Squirrel and learns about credit scores and why they are important. It's fast-paced and filled with educational tidbits. I'm very proud of this piece and it really sets the tone of what you can expect from our content packs going forward.