Social Media Intelligence in Insurance

Celent has released a new report, Social Media Intelligence in Insurance: Don’t Listen to Everything if You Want to Hear Something, by Nicolas Michellod, a senior analyst with Celent’s Insurance practice

Key research questions:

  • What is social media intelligence?
  • What is key to understand about social media intelligence?
  • Which business areas could benefit from social media intelligence?

New York, NY (Apr. 18, 2016) – The insurance industry is faced with the difficulty of understanding how external data sources can be used as part of their daily operations and complementing their internal data with these sources of information.

The insurance industry is about evaluating risks and buying them at a price that can generate positive margin. The insurance value chain is highly dependent on data, and external data has become more important over the past decade.

This report defines the concept of social media intelligence and provides three case studies on the use of social media intelligence with one specific example of an insurance company. It also provides Celent recommendations on how to apply social media intelligence technology to the insurance value chain.

The social media intelligence strategy process

The social media intelligence strategy process

“The social media intelligence examples described in this report, as well as our attempt to identify social media intelligence applications to insurers, should help them better capture the potential of this approach and the related technology,” says Michellod. “While social media intelligence has been mainly used in sales and marketing, we think it can deliver values in many insurance business areas beside communication and marketing.”

Click here for the table of contents or to purchase the report from Celent.

About Celent

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC).

Source: Celent