NAILBA Now: July 4, 2017

By Susan Klemmer posted 23 days ago

  
Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here.

NAILBA HQ Holiday Hours
Closed for Independence Day

The NAILBA staff wishes all of you a peaceful and restful holiday. Our offices will be closed today, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen with normal business hours tomorrow, July 5.

New Members
Welcome Insurance Design Network and Laurel Insurance Partners

NAILBA is pleased to welcome the following agencies to membership:

 

Insurance Design Network
Michael D. Salmon, President
4615 E. State St., Suite 25
Rockford, IL 61108
815.398.8881

 

Laurel Insurance Partners
Beau Singletary, President
118 5th Ave., West, P.O. Box 2530
Hendersonville, NC 28793
828.513.5045

 

If you would like to recommend an agency for membership, please contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation at kallison@nailba.org  or 703.383.3072.

 

Foundation: Grant Applications
Deadline to endorse a grant application: July 14!

 

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation, NAILBA’s philanthropic arm, provides grant funds to organizations in the US with great purpose and little economic resources that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate.  Grant awards are provided ONLY to charities whose applications are supported by a NAILBA member agency principal or staff member, or a staff member of a current exhibitor, sponsor or advertiser. This is YOUR opportunity to help charities you already work with on a volunteer basis receive funding in support of their mission. 

Print versions of this 2017 Grant Application were mailed to every NAILBA member agency principal, contracted exhibitor and sponsor several weeks ago. The deadline for the 2017 Grant Application is July 14, 2017. 

Every complete grant application submitted by the deadline that included all of the required attachments will be reviewed by the Grants Review Committee in August. All applicants and their endorsing sponsors will be notified by early September of their grant application's status. 

Successful grant applications and their sponsors will be listed on the website in late September and recognized at NAILBA 36 in Hollywood, FL. 

Questions about NAILBA Charitable Foundation grants? Contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation at kallison@nailba.org or 703.383.3072.

 

NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations
Members, exhibitors and sponsors can register now!

 

Registration

Registration for NAILBA 36, November 16-18 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, opened in June for members, exhibitors and sponsors and we’re pleased to confirm that registration rates have not increased.  As always, each member agency has received one complimentary registration to the meeting (check your email for your unique discount code), and may register additional staff and guests for the meeting. Exhibitors and sponsors have also received discount codes, and an allotment of complimentary registrations based on your level of support. REMINDER: ONLY THE MAIN CONTACT WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT CODE! Anyone in the company may use it, but it is only sent to the main contact.

If you have questions about registration, contact NAILBA at 703.383.3081 or by email to info@nailba.org

Hotel Reservations

Diplomat Beach Resort and Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019

All conference activities will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

NAILBA 36 Room Rates, single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes: $260

Use this link to make your hotel reservation now or call (954)602-6000 (ask for NAILBA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate). If you are making multiple reservations online, you will need to make each reservation individually; however, if you require more than nine (9) rooms, please contact Candy Coons, Meetings Specialist at meetings@nailba.org.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make a reservation within the NAILBA room block and are NOT registered for NAILBA 36, your reservation will be removed from the block and the NAILBA room rate will not be applicable. Your room rate will be the  Diplomat’s “rack rate,” which is much higher.

Cut-off for hotel reservations is Thursday, October 19, 2017, after which reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

 

2017 Mooers Award Nominations
Deadline for Nominations: August 11!

The Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence is NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious award. This annual award honors excellence in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering brokerage and independent life brokerage as a distribution system.

The Mooers Award nomination form for the 2017 Award is available here. The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 11, 2017. The recipient will be recognized during NAILBA 36, November 16-18, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL.

For more information about the Mooers Award and a complete list of past recipients, visit the Awards page of the NAILBA web site. If you have additional questions or to submit a nomination, contact Susan Klemmer, Interim CEO at sklemmer@nailba.org or 703.383.3071.

 

LBTC ePolicy Delivery Survey
Short Surveys Throughout the Year!

The Life Brokerage Technology Committee (LBTC) will be sending out short surveys every few weeks instead of one big technology survey at the end of the year. You will be able to complete this survey in just a couple of minutes because it is just a few questions long.  LBTC will be publishing the survey results, analysis and trends throughout the year, which will help you prepare and make informed technology decisions for your agency.

Click this link to complete the ePolicy Delivery Survey:  Survey

Thank you for your participation. If you have any questions regarding LBTC surveys, please contact Jeff Lingenfelter at jlingenfelter@jhancock.com.

 

Life Happens: LIAM Resources
7 LIAM Tips in 5 Minutes—That’s It!

 

In just 5 minutes, Life Happens gives you 7 tips to get your Life Insurance Awareness Month marketing plan up and running. The goal is to make LIAM easy for you—and your team, so they created this short video to watch and share.

You can also download this document outlining the tips for easy reference here.

But that’s just the start. We are also offering LIAM webinars between the Life Happens team and your marketing/social-media teams. If you are interested in setting this up, please contact Chris Hill at chill@lifehappens.org.

Remember, all the LIAM resources including those highlighting spokesperson Danica Patrick are available now. Access them by logging into your Life Happens Pro account at www.lifehappenspro.org

If you have trouble accessing your account, please contact Andrea Englert at aenglert@lifehappens.org.

AALU Update
Listen to the DOL Compliance Webinar and Register for July’s webinar here!

 

AALU Advocacy Update Webinar Information
As part of our ongoing advocacy partnership with AALU, NAILBA members are invited to participate in regular Advocacy Update webinars to stay abreast of the latest in Washington, DC.  Listen to the June webinar about DOL compliance here.

The July Advocacy Update will be on Tuesday, July 11 at 11am ET. Register Here

Questions about the AALU update? Contact Susan Klemmer, NAILBA Interim CEO at sklemmer@nailba.org or 703.383.3081.

 

Exhibitor/Advertiser/Sponsor Corner
Sponsorship Payment Deadline, Advertising Deadline and More!

 

NAILBA 36: Sponsorship Final Payment Due
The final payment for sponsorships is due next Thursday, July 13. If you have not already made arrangements to make your final payment (25%), please contact Ellen Toups at etoups@nailba.org to request an invoice.

Staff Update: Welcome Ellen!

We are pleased to share that we have contracted with Ellen Toups to serve as Manager of Exhibits, Sponsorships and Advertising, effective immediately. Questions regarding exhibit, sponsorship, or advertising fulfillment should be directed to her at etoups@nailba.org.

 

As previously announced, we have contracted with Alex Yewdell and Keegan Hudson of BlueHouse for sales of exhibits, advertising and sponsorships on behalf of NAILBA. Effective immediately, emails directed to sales@nailba.org will reach Alex directly; responses will come from alex@bluehouse.us  or keegan@bluehouse.us.  Please join us as we welcome Alex and Keegan to our team.

Also previously shared, NAILBA is pleased to have contracted with Candy Johnson Coons of CJ & Associates to handle our meeting management needs for NAILBA 36. Many of you will remember Candy from her many years of service on-site at the Annual Meeting, managing both the registration and Mooers Seating Desk. We have expanded Candy’s role this year to include affiliate meeting space requests, hotel arrangements, and more.  You can reach Candy at meetings@nailba.org.

 

NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations Available Now!

 

Registration

Registration for NAILBA 36, November 16-18 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, opened in June for members, exhibitors and sponsors and we’re pleased to confirm that registration rates have not increased.  As always, each member agency has received one complimentary registration to the meeting (check your email for your unique discount code), and may register additional staff and guests for the meeting. Exhibitors and sponsors have also received discount codes, and an allotment of complimentary registrations based on your level of support. REMINDER: ONLY THE MAIN CONTACT WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT CODE! Anyone in the company may use it, but it is only sent to the main contact.

 

If you have questions about registration, contact NAILBA at 703.383.3081 or by email to info@nailba.org.

 

 

Hotel Reservations

Diplomat Beach Resort and Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019

All conference activities will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

NAILBA 36 Room Rates, single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes: $260

Use this link to make your hotel reservation now or call (954)602-6000 (ask for NAILBA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate). If you are making multiple reservations online, you will need to make each reservation individually; however, if you require more than nine (9) rooms, please contact Candy Coons, Meetings Specialist at meetings@nailba.org.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make a reservation within the NAILBA room block and are NOT registered for NAILBA 36, your reservation will be removed from the block and the NAILBA room rate will not be applicable. Your room rate will be the  Diplomat’s “rack rate,” which is much higher.

Cut-off for hotel reservations is Thursday, October 19, 2017, after which reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

NAILBA 36: First Exhibitor/Sponsor Newsletters Sent
The first several  NAILBA 36 Exhibitor Newsletters have been sent to each company’s main contact, and the July issue is coming soon. Please make the time to review these monthly newsletters; our intention is to share as much information as possible with as few messages as needed. These newsletters contain important deadlines, opportunities, and tips for a successful exhibit.

If the main contact at your company changes, or someone other than the main contact should be receiving these newsletters, please contact Ellen Toups at etoups@nailba.org  as soon as possible with updated information.

 

Promotional Opportunities Guide: Sponsorships, Exhibits, Advertising and NEW Event Advertising

The newly re-worked 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide has literally DOZENS of new opportunities for you to marshal your marketing dollars in support of the brokerage community. There’s an opportunity to fit every budget!  Special Offer: mention code ISEEYOU when you call/email, and you’ll receive a free digital BANNER ad (value $750), placed on all three of NAILBA’s main digital platforms for one month with the purchase of a sponsorship, event advertising or advertising!

 

Advertising

Perspectives magazine is NAILBA’s official magazine and communication tool, published quarterly and attracting the attention of the largest wholesale brokerage carriers and technology companies in the industry. NAILBA launched a digital version of Perspectives magazine in 2014. All print advertisers receive additional exposure in the digital magazine at no additional expense. The deadline to submit an advertising contract/insertion order for October’s issue is August 7; ad artwork will be due on August 21.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have separated Event Advertising from Sponsorships to more clearly identify opportunities at the Annual Meeting where NAILBA co-branding is not necessary.  Are you launching a new product, rolling out a new campaign, or simply like seeing your company’s name displayed in ten foot high letters? Then Event Advertising is for you! Check out what’s available in Event Advertising here. (Event Advertising was formerly known as Unique-to-Venue “sponsorships”).

 

We also still offer traditional sponsorship opportunities (general sessions, meals, etc.). First right of refusal for existing sponsors was in January based on priority point seniority and current contracted sponsorship.  You may be surprised to see what wasn’t picked up from last year!

 

NAILBA offers 5 different digital platforms for ad space: NAILBA Now (bi-weekly e-newsletter), nailba.org, NAILBA 36 Event site, NAILBA 36 Exhibit Hall Website and NAILBA Network (our recently launched member-centric online community). Please refer to the Online Advertising section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for prices and ad specifications. Package discount opportunities are available.  Special Offer: mention code ISEEYOU when you call/email, and you’ll receive a free digital BANNER ad (value $750), placed on all three of NAILBA’s main digital platforms for one month with the purchase of a sponsorship, event advertising or advertising!

 

Package print, event, and online advertising for greater exposure and discount opportunities! Please refer to the Advertising tab in the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about online, print, and unique-to-venue (event) advertising opportunities. This section also includes an ALL NEW Creative Opportunities area!

 

NAILBA 36 Exhibits

NAILBA 36 exhibit space is selling fast! If you have not yet committed to participating as an exhibitor at NAILBA 36, your booth selection options are becoming more limited as the weeks pass. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your product or service Where the Brokerage Industry Meets.

 

Please refer to the Exhibits section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about exhibiting and an exhibit application and contract.

 

NAILBA 36 Sponsorships

NEW THIS YEAR: NAILBA is proud to recognize our sponsors based on their level of support. We have reorganized the sponsorship opportunities based on price, to help you bundle sponsorships in a way that allows your company to ensure they earn the recognition level that matches your marketing goals. In addition, we are offering events that are scheduled multiple times (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, workshops) in a first-come/first-chosen basis. For example, if your company is the first to contract to sponsor a lunch, you will decide first which lunch you are sponsoring once the schedule is finalized (not including events that are already confirmed via first right of refusal/returning sponsors). First right of refusal for current sponsors expired on January 13.

 

Please refer to the Sponsor section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about sponsorship opportunities.

 

Do you need an electronic version of the entire Guide? Here’s the link to the downloadable version of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide! Questions? Contact Alex Yewdell at sales@nailba.org.

 

NAILBA 36: Meeting Space/Hospitality Suite/Sleeping Room Block Requests
An email was sent on February 23 to all main contacts of contracted exhibiting and sponsoring companies with information on how to reserve meeting space, hospitality suites, and sleeping room blocks (9+ rooms). The Affiliate Meeting Space/Sleeping Rooms/Suite Request Form is here, and further information about policies, deadlines, etc. were included in the email and are posted to the NAILBA 36 website. Included with the form are suite floor plans available to our group with specifications and group pricing. You must use this form and this process to reserve hospitality and meeting space at the hotel during NAILBA 36. The deadline to submit your request and have your space assigned in priority point order was April 21. Requests received after the deadline will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of space.

Notification of approved requests will be sent out beginning this week. Notifications will advise what has been approved and provide contact information for the Diplomat Beach Resort so you may begin your planning process.  Please do not contact the hotel directly – the hotel will not honor any requests that have not first been approved by NAILBA. NAILBA will open the general hotel reservation block in June.

PLEASE DIRECT ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING AFFILIATE MEETING SPACE AND SUITE REQUESTS TO Candy Coons at meetings@nailba.org  or refer to the NAILBA 36 website.

 

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