Archive for March, 2012

Help Us Help You!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The Gilston Agency Group Sales Department strives to submit your group in a timely manner. Many of the carriers require different items or information, which can sometimes become quite confusing! You can help us help you by using the checklist before submitting your group to your sales representative. This way we can have all of the correct information submitted as quickly as possible! Help us help you boost your group sales numbers!!

Do You Know… Melanie Ensminger?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the College of Charleston, my Master of Arts Degree in Management and Human Resources from Webster University and worked on my post-graduate degree in Educational Leadership at USC.

How long have you worked for the Gilston Agency:
4 years

Do You Know… Anita Payton?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

How long have you worked for the Gilston Agency:
It will be 4 years in June.

Current Position:
Individual Sales Support Specialist

Favorite childhood memory:
I made a kite from scratch using newspaper and flower glue with my dad. I was so excited to see it fly!

When I was younger I wanted to be:
A biologist

Social Media and the Insurance Industry

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It is easy to see the changes that social media is having on today’s culture. With hundreds of thousands of websites geared toward social media, the question remains, is the insurance industry ready for these changes? Based on the industry’s slow pace to adapt to these changes, most would say, not just yet. Although the process is slow, with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube being the leading social media sites at this time, some industry leaders are taking advantage of these sites to answer questions, provide information and connect with their customers in a different way from the past.