Marketing solutions for banking
As an extension of your marketing department, we help you navigate the road to better results.
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DEPOSIT ACCOUNT ACQUISITION

Grow your Retail Market Share

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DIGITAL MARKETING, SEO AND WEBSITE SOLUTIONS

Maximize your Digital Presence, Reach and Results

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OVERDRAFT AND PRIVACY MAILINGS

Protect your Overdraft Fee Income

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AUTO LOAN RECAPTURE PROGRAM

Take the Risk out of Marketing Costs for New Loans

Who We Serve

A bright idea is only as brilliant as it is executable.

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Many marketing companies have great ideas, but the difference with Stellar Strategic Group is that we know the way to execute strategies that drive results. It’s all about your goals, your objectives and your resources. We want to make it as easy as possible to reach your goals, to use our knowledge to assist in shaping the strategies that will help you prosper and within a budget that produces the best ROI on your investment. Let Stellar Strategic Group become an extension of your marketing department to help you navigate the road to better results.

To understand our client needs better, Stellar Strategic Group commissioned an independent research firm, Brand Cool Marketing of Rochester, New York, to discover what our clients had to say about our company, our services, and our people. Here is what we found out:

  • “They’re smart. Intuitive. They don’t overcomplicate it. This is how to get the results you want. Very straightforward.”
  • “They follow through. I can’t remember a situation where we had a miscommunication. Often, when you’re working with a third party, things get delayed or not taken care of, but not in Stellar Strategic Group’s case.”
  • “They’re super. A fantastic bunch to work with. I recommend them highly. Not locally, but outside this area. I’d be cutting my own throat [to recommend them to a local competitor].”
  • “If you’re looking for a way to cut your involvement in design and implementation and trying to gather the expertise of someone who does this all the time, they’d be a good source to turn to.”
  • “They’re going to meet your deadlines. They’ll think of things you haven’t thought of yet. They’re going to understand your goals. They know your pain. They know what keeps you up at night. Half of working with an outsider usually involves getting them up to speed on these things. Stellar knows you’re short staffed and they become an extension [of your operation].”
  • “For a community bank, they are a great ally. They can take care of some of the marketing that a one- or two-person department can’t keep up with. It’s a good partnership.”

 

To speak with one of our current references, please contact Stellar Strategic Group today at info@stellarstrategic.com.



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Community Banks

n.noun
1. An institution for receiving, lending, exchanging, and safeguarding money and, in some cases, issuing notes and transacting other financial business.

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Credit Unions

n.noun
1. Member-owned organizations that serve their members by providing deposit services, loans and other financial products and services.

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Financial Institutions

n.noun
1. An institution that provides financial services for its clients or members.

Testimonials

Read what some of our clients have to say about us…

“Interra Credit Union is proud to partner with Stellar Strategic Group since 2011. The team’s professionalism and data capabilities help to support the validity of using Stellar to reach new membership.”

Meegan Siegwarth
Vice President of Marketing
Interra Credit Union

 

“Over the last few years, we have found a true partnership with Stellar Strategic Group. Our checking acquisition program is now more defined and data-driven compared to a previous vendor program. We also utilize them for our overdraft compliance notifications via a combination of both mail and email, which has reduced our cost significantly. The personal attention and service we receive is also second to none. When we are considering additional marketing programs, Stellar Strategic is our go-to vendor.”

Tricia Raquepaw, CFMP
Senior Vice President - Marketing
Independent Bank

 

“Our digital numbers look fantastic and I am seeing a gradual increase in page views as well on Google Analytics. I was just talking in our marketing meeting how I’ve seen a complete flip in the demographic viewing our website is experiencing from last year at this time. We are now seeing more 30-45 year olds clicking on our website compared to last year (which was dominated by the 50-65+ age group). I think this can be largely attributed to the digital marketing in our Troy market.”

Brian Beam
Marketing and IT Manager
Greenville Federal Bank

 

“Stellar has been a great strategic partner for our institution, its unique strategy provides an opportunity to capture current performing loans. Since the program allows direct communication with the potential members, stronger underwriting capabilities are more easily maintained and the ability to cultivate deeper relationships with borrowers is accelerated. Most credit unions are looking for loan growth, but fear the risky nature of the indirect lending arena. Steller has found a way to drive loan volume with borrowers that have demonstrated ability to service the credit being extended. I often joke with their Founding Partner, George Monnier, that our Stellar Auto Loan relationship helps us to obtain LIFERS instead of just LOANERS.”

Trent Vaughn
Senior Vice President
Oklahoma Educators Credit Union

 

About US

A Few Words from our Managing Partner

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    Our Beginning

    In 2000, I had a vision of applying what I had developed in the newspaper industry to acquire new customers and duplicate it in the banking industry. Never did I envision we would have been fortunate enough to have worked with over 1,600 institutions since that time and achieved a 98.5% satisfaction rate.

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    Relationships

    Achieving strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients is a top priority for Stellar Strategic. Simply stated, we continually evolve our product line to meet the ever changing market demands our clients face. Plus, we work to deliver the projected ROI promised, and treat your budget as if it’s our own. The bottom line is that we care about each of our clients and it shows in how we partner with you to achieve your goals every step of the way.

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    Market Growth

    Today we offer a suite of products that do one thing extremely well. That one thing is helping our clients grow retail market share at a pace that exceeds that of their competitors. If you have an interest in working with a company that successfully combines traditional marketing approaches with the ever-changing digital marketing revolution, Stellar Strategic Group can help.

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    Partnership

    If you appreciate working with a partner as opposed to a vendor, Stellar Strategic Group is definitely that company. I treat every client relationship the way I appreciated being treated when I was on your side of the table. You’re the boss! Let’s discuss how we may be able to assist you in substantially increasing your market share.

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Our Stellar Team

Your partners for marketing success!

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Craig Simmers

Founder
410-990-0172
craig.simmers@stellarstrategic.com

George Monnier

Founding Partner Stellar Auto Loans
402-438-3242 ext. 110
george.monnier@stellarstrategic.com

Jennifer Brooks

Chief Marketing Officer
402-438-3242 ext. 104
jennifer.brooks@stellarstrategic.com

Ed Juskowski

Director of Sales
813-503-1510
ed.juskowski@stellarstrategic.com

Chad Alvarez

Director of Digital Sales
410-823-2229
chad.alvarez@stellarstrategic.com

Tina Haussler

Client Services Manager
402-438-3242 ext. 102
tina.haussler@stellarstrategic.com

Tina Fisher

Relationship Specialist
402-438-3242 ext. 107
tina.fisher@stellarstrategic.com

Patrick Ervin

Graphic Designer Stellar Auto Loans
402-657-9545
pat.ervin@stellarstrategic.com

Josh Luongo

VP of Data Analytics Stellar Auto Loans
402-438-3242 ext. 111
josh.luongo@stellarstrategic.com

Anurupa Pakalapati

Data Analyst
402-438-3242 ext. 105
anurupa.pakalapati@stellarstrategic.com

Josh Helzer

Chief Technology Officer
402-438-3242 ext. 101
josh.helzer@stellarstrategic.com

With Stellar Strategic Group a bright idea is only as brilliant as it is executable. Stellar Strategic's difference is we know how to execute strategies that drive results.

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Our Banking and Credit Union Associations:

Member American Bankers Association (ABA)
Partners with the Tennessee Credit Union League

 

Upcoming Webinars

Stellar Strategic Group's Best Practices Webinar Series focuses on educational and informational success stories, including client case studies.

Each presentation lasts 20–30 minutes.

Currently we don't have any presentations scheduled, but if you would like more information or to request a special presentation, please call Jennifer at 402-281-0692 or email her at jennifer.brooks@stellarstrategic.com.

2017 Events

September 7–9, 2017 — Cornerstone Credit Union League Leadership Conference & Expo
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX
September 24–26, 2017 — ABA Bank Marketing Conference
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA
September 30–October 2, 2017 — IBAT Annual Convention
Hilton Austin
Austin, TX

Contact Us

info@stellarstrategic.com

Corporate Office Address:
60 West Street Suite 215
Annapolis, MD 21401

1-866-347-5632