So, which tools help highly digital agencies grow?
The Agent for the Future Index analyzed more than 20 digital capabilities. Among the digital tools and tactics analyzed, there were seven capabilities that were highly correlated with revenue growth. These opportunities span the range of complexity from fundamentals, to modernizations, to innovations.
7 revenue-driving digital capabilities
- 7 Chatbots and AI
- 6 Video quotes and policy reviews
- 5 Paid social media advertising
- 4 Live online chat
- 3 Self-service portal
- 2 Online quotes
- 1 Social media
Where are you in the digital adoption journey?
These seven capabilities provide a path forward for what agencies should prioritize on their journey to becoming an Agent for the Future.
However, as agents look at which capabilities to invest in, they should first think through where they are in their digital adoption journey. The tools build on each other, forming a hierarchy of digital capabilities.
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Digital tools used by high vs. low digital adopters
The sheer number of digital capabilities available can feel intimidating, but the seven revenue-driving capabilities, coupled with the digital hierarchy, are a good starting point for agencies that want to improve their digital presence.
Taking your agency digital may seem complicated,
but I wholeheartedly believe in keeping things simple and running on a lean budget … Once you have the core tools in place, the first step toward becoming more digital is simple: Stop putting it off. Customers will do business with you how you ask them to do business if you set the expectation and communicate the change.
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