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What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster? Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

March 15, 2017

Ellen Carney - Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy at Forrester

Ellen Carney is an analyst with a focus on eBussiness strategies, technologies, adoption trends and best practices of P&C, life, group and health insurers globally. Together Ellen and Michael go into detail about how technology is still transforming the marketplace in significant ways, from useful tools to disruptive new trends. Listen to this interview and learn how to capitalize on the changes in the landscape before its too late!

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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March 8, 2017

Brian Appleton - Founder of the Insurance Agent Summit

Best-selling author and founder of the Insurance Agent Summit, Brian Appleton wants to make it easier for insurance agents & brokers to learn how to grow their business. Now the Insurance Agent Summit has become the largest online conference for Insurance Agents & Brokers. Together, Michael and Brian discuss what they've observed from other successful insurance professionals, as well as the trends and challenges facing the independent insurance channel today.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

 

 

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March 1, 2017

Shefi Ben-Hutta - Founder of Coverager.com

Shefi Ben-Hutta is the founder of Coverager, the first insurtech media company targeting the modern insurance professional. Together Shefi and Michael discuss finding the best content and articles for insurance agents & brokers to read, how technology is transforming the industry and leveraging social media to grow your agency or brokerage.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 22, 2017

Kitty Ambers - CEO of NetVU

Few people in the world understand the insurance industry as thoroughly as Kitty Ambers. Kitty started work at her family insurance agency as a teenager, and became officially licensed in 1984. Since then she has worked as an independent consultant and educator, served as executive director of the AIMS society, and was director of member services for the PIA of Virginia and the District of Columbia before she began working at NetVU, where she has been serving as CEO since 2015.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 15, 2017

Spencer Houldin - President of Ericson Insurance Services

Spencer Houldin doesn't just run one of the most successful independent insurance agencies in North America, he's a true insurance thought leader. In 2004 Spencer became the youngest President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut and is currently Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Spencer has testified about a variety of insurance issues on Capitol Hill to each chamber of Congress, numerous times. In addition to appearing on a variety of shows on Fox Business, CNBC and CNN, he's also been a recurring guest on Fox television's 'Fox and Friends' to discuss insurance and small business matters.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 8, 2017

Brad Ruben - Founder and President of Archway Computer

Brad Ruben is an insurance technology expert that runs Archway Computer, a consulting firm that specializes in insurance agencies of any size facing computer software, hardware and network problems. Michael and Brad's conversation spend a lot of time exploring technology insurance agents & brokers should be taking advantage of, as well as the kind of security measures they should implement to protect their data.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 1, 2017

Scott Addis - Founder and CEO of Beyond Insurance

Scott Addis has been recognized as one of the "25 Most Innovative Agents in America" by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and has received The Franklin Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to the insurance industry. Scott is a respected thought leader and has been published in Rough Notes, Forbes, Insurance, CEO, PIA and Sales and Service Excellence magazines.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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January 18, 2017

Rick Fox interviews Michael Jans about his new book: Connect

In this special episode of the Connected Insurance Podcast we're turning the tables! Agency Revolution's Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing steps in to interview Michael Jans about his latest - and possibly last - book: Connect.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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January 4, 2017

Dale Steinke - Director of Independent Agency Digital Marketing for Safeco Insurance

You don't want to miss this interview! Dale Steinke and Michael Jans dive deep into the practical details and strategies for great digital marketing for the modern insurance agency or brokerage. Dale Steinke is the Director of Independent Agency Digital Marketing for Safeco Insurance, and leads Safeco's 'Bricks n' Clicks' team. With 18 years of hand-on experience with digital marketing and digital technology disciplines in the insurance and news industries, Dale has some of the best advice any insurance agency or brokerage could ask for.

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December 21, 2016

7 Critical Digital Trends - Michael Jans

The consumer is digital. They’re not becoming digital. They are digital. They read digital. They research digital. They watch digital. They listen digital. They shop digital. They communicate digital. They carry digital in their pocket. They expect you to be with them - digital. Join Michael Jans in discussing  the 7 Critical Digital Marketing Trends insurance agents & brokers need to understand in order to thrive now and in the future.

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