About Us

Have you ever asked yourself

  • Is there a marketing company who will understand credit unions?
  • How do we leverage marketing to accomplish our goals?
  • What if we don’t have enough financial and people resources to grow?
  • How do we make our credit union truly impactful?
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Every credit union wants to impact the community in their own way. After all, the motto people helping people rains true. But, the lack of a structured, reliable, marketing process and people makes it almost impossible for many credit unions to grow and thrive. We have worked with hundreds of credit unions over the past 5 years, and we understand how frightening it can be to think about your critical, world-changing mission never getting off the ground or growing.

“Ultimately, my goal is that credit unions can expand their mission wider and help more people with us by their side. That is truly people helping people.

-Michael Tasner, Founder and CEO of No Joke Marketing for Credit Unions

We have a proven system that will help you accomplish your mission, grow membership, increase loans and grow products per member so you never have to close your credit union. You’re in the right place.

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Ultimately, my goal is that nonprofit leaders and teams can do more, faster, and with more resources than before we showed up on the scene. That is true significance for our company.

– Michael Tasner, Founder and CEO of No Joke Marketing for Credit Unions

In 2012 our CEO got an email from someone who worked at a credit union in Florida who had read Marketing in the Moment. She had said the book changed her life and that he should be speaking at credit union conferences. With her impact, she was able to get our CEO as a speaker at a premier event for credit unions: a CUNA event. The only challenge was – Michael had absolutely no idea what a credit union was, how it was different from other financial institutions or what content they would benefit from the most.

He went on a fishing expedition and started visiting local credit unions in the Buffalo, NY area. After the first credit union visit was over, Michael wondered why everyone wasn’t already a member of a credit union instead they are clients in banks.

Armed with lots of great content and a strong message for credit unions, Michael delivered a great presentation.

As he was walking off the stage, two people came up to him: Eugene Shymshack and Shannon Hout with the Educators Credit Union. Their passion for credit unions and helping people was simply off the charts. They wanted to bring Michael to their credit union to help the team with marketing ideas. After six months of back and forth, Michael went to Racine, Wisconsin (home of the delish kringle pastry) and spent three days helping an amazing financial become even more amazing (they are in fact one of the top 100 credit unions in size and with Michael’s help one of the best credit unions at marketing in the country).

He was hooked on helping credit unions and decided to pivot his marketing agency to exclusively focus on helping credit unions thrive.

Over the last few years, Michael has spoken at 25+ credit union conferences and leagues, and has grown a team of people to help credit unions thrive. We are people helping people and get to live this mission every day.

This Stuff Matters

We are changing lives daily.

We believe that marketing is the single most important function in any organization and take our work very seriously. The statistics don’t lie. Most businesses fail. Without effective marketing, it’s near impossible to stay competitive and ultimately stay in business. We fix that and strive to make the biggest impact possible.

Five Steps Ahead

Clairvoyance is a skill.

Marketing is constantly shifting. Trends are coming and going. We strive to know of the trend before it becomes a trend. Fads are spotted a mile away and instantly dismissed. We want to grab market share for our members and dominate the platform before they know what hit them.

No Magic Shows

A rising tide lifts all boats.

We do not like surprises or trickery. We believe in open, honest and transparent communication internally and to our members. We are seeked out because we are the best in the world, not because we are magicians.

Partnership

We see through multiple lenses

Every relationship we enter into is structured as a partnership. Without both sides working together an uphill battle will ensue. There are no hidden agenda, only clear goals to benefit both sides of the table. Our seeing the world thru multiple lens allows us to craft and find perfect win-win arrangements.

Fun

Life is just to short to not enjoy the ride

If you love what you do, then you’ll never go to work a day in your life. While we take marketing seriously, we want to make sure we sprinkle fun throughout the day knowing that more time is spent with your work family then your home family.