A majority of Americans see bankers more as Mr. Potters than George Baileys. (You know, from It's A Wonderful Life.)
“Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of people surveyed agree with this statement: ‘The greed and risky decisions of banks and financial companies led to the financial crisis and recession,’ according to research by Benenson Strategy Group,” as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The survey was released Wednesday before the start of the American Bankers Association conference in Chicago this weekend.
Here’s my suggestion to help clean up their image: The Bankers Association should launch a social media campaign called The ForeClosure Challenge. Five of the most social media savvy bankers (probably an oxy-moron, I know) will suffer foreclosure and then share their experiences via Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and the blog on TheForeClosureChallenge.com.
Just a thought.
Enjoy the music. (Theme song for the conference, maybe?)