The Week in Pictures (Inspired by a New App & Dig’Mag)

With Memorial Day jockeying for attention, allow me to reflect on a great week.  Specifically, by sharing pictures from Monday evening at Urban Grub in Nashville, TN where the Bank Director team, along with friends & family, celebrated the development and launch of our new app and digital magazine.  

While many companies in the content business are moving away from print or simply discontinuing operations, we are ramping up to meet the needs of our audience.  Our new digital magazine is not simply a replica of, or replacement for, our print publication.  Rather, it is a dynamic new product that allows us to stay on top of emerging trends specific to a bank’s key leadership team.  What makes the launch so much sweeter for me personally?  All of our “friends” who have decided to take the concept of “imitation as flattery” to ridiculous extremes will have quite the go trying to replicate something built by scratch from our very talented team.

So along with the open bar & champagne toast, what was on the menu? Mmmm, a charcuterie of house cured meats, local & imported cheeses, a roasted oyster & crawfish boil, corn and red potatoes, a whole roasted suckling pig, ham hock collards, white beans and a desert of banana pudding pie.  All deeee-licious.  So a big thank you to the folks at Urban Grub for taking care of us… and a HUGE congratulation to our entire team on a job so very well done!!

*Bank Director’s free app & digital magazine is now available for download through Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Amazon.com.

There’s A New App For That

This morning, my company officially launched a state-of-the-art app to deliver a new monthly digital magazine which complements our quarterly, print-version.  A huge amount of time and effort went into the design, development and approval process, so I am very proud to share that Bank Director’s free app & digital magazine is now available for download through Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Amazon.com.  A HUGE thank you to our team that built it.  Also, my apologies to anyone looking to imitate this new offering.  It is home-grown and totally customized to the informational, educational and training needs of bank officers and directors today.

By Al Dominick // @aldominick

Since 1999, the number of commercial banks and savings institutions in the United States has decreased from 10,220 to approximately 6,500.  On the surface, this would not seem to be a robust market in which to base a business model.  However, among those still in the banking business, there is a tremendous appetite for information that will help a CEO, CFO, General Counsel, Chairman and board of directors to maintain a competitive edge — and that is the role that my team at Bank Director fills.

We designed Bank Director’s digital magazine specifically for tablet devices and incorporate interactive features such as animated infographics, video interviews and real-time polling.  Starting today, it can be accessed for free by downloading the app through Apple iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.com.  Unlike the print version — in circulation since 1991 — these digital issues have a distinct editorial focus each month.  Case-in-point, we light up the first issue with a cover story on the legal and compliance issues facing institutions interested in banking the marijuana industry.  Subsequent issues focus on attracting talent, growing the bank, serving on the audit or risk committee, handling governance and overseeing technology.

While many companies in the content business are moving away from print or simply discontinuing operations, we are ramping up to meet the needs of our audience.  This is not simply a replica of, or replacement for, our print publication.  It is a dynamic new product that allows us to stay on top of emerging trends.  For those of you familiar with our quarterly print publication, I hope this provides you added insight each month to the issues facing our industry.  For those of you not as familiar with Bank Director, I invite you to take a moment to experience this great new content now available anytime, anywhere.

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