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Drive business growth with rural America marketing insights

Are you ready for actionable marketing insight you can apply to help you reach, connect and convert rural American consumers? Hop in the front seat as you’ll be riding shotgun with Cliff Callis, your OUTdrive host, as he takes you down the road to success.

Nov 16, 2021

In today’s marketplace, it pays to specialize. Customers aren’t as much looking for generalists; they want specialists to fit their needs, especially when it comes to insurance, retirement and benefits packages. In this episode of OUTdrive, Cliff sits down with Brendan Hurley, who has found his stride in the insurance industry by asking the right questions and immersing himself in the community. But, according to Brendan, the real key to landing prospective clients comes down to perseverance and grit. 

Brendan is in his sixth year as a consultant at Assured Partners, specializing in employee benefits and retirement for commercial businesses. While working toward a specialization, he has also found a niche working with architectural and engineering clients. Along with several years of sales experience, Brendan has a genuine passion to help people find the best solutions for their business and employees. Originally from Sedalia, Brendan graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in Mass Communications. After weighing his post-graduate options, Brendan saw a window of opportunity during a national insurance company acquisition and never looked back. 

Tune into this episode of OUTdrive to hear Brendan and Cliff discuss client relations, industry specialization, and business success. 

What you’ll learn: 

  • What it takes to be successful in the insurance business
  • The trend of specialization across all industries and details behind Brendan’s niche in the insurance market
  • Brendan and Cliff’s shared approach to connecting with prospects; recognizing when your business is a good fit for a client, and when it’s not
  • New legislation that Brendan feels has a positive impact on retirement benefits and the potential it has to help serve clients
  • How Brendan ended up in insurance and why he decided to stay in Central Missouri after college
  • How AssuredPartners markets their services and the process of getting in front of potential clients
  • The history of Assured Partners in Sedalia and how multiple firms came together to create what exists today