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Insight magazine welcomes bylined articles from writers and industry professionals who wish to share their expertise on all topics related to insurance, sales, customer service, business operations, culture, and more. 

The editorial calendar is intended as a general guideline. It is not exhaustive and is subject to change according to developing news and trends. Article ideas that are not already outlined on the editorial calendar are also welcome. In addition, coverage of a particular topic is often not limited to the month in question, so if you miss a submission deadline, contact the editor, Rachel Romines, and she will determine if your topic might also be appropriate for another issue.

Writers may also submit a short pitch letter or e-mail that briefly describes the bylined article’s focus, why our readers need to know about it, and what they’ll learn by reading it. Include a basic outline of the article listing critical topic points. Send to Insight editor, Rachel Romines at rromines@iiaofil.org

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Insight

Insight, the monthly journal of Independent Insurance Agents in Illinois. Insight features articles that are relevant to the Illinois insurance industry, and includes such topics as industry news, technology, markets and coverages, financial planning, sales and marketing, state and federal issues, agency management, and education.

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2022 Editorial Schedule

*Subject to Change. Contact Rachel Romines at rromines@iiaofil.org for details.

January 2022
Perpetuation Planning at Your Agency
Staffing Strategies
Marketing to Hire
July 2022
Influencers in the Wild: Part 2
Marketplace Outlook
2021 Marketplace Data (Paul Buse)
February 2022
Sales Mentality
Sales Culture at Your Agency
Commission Strategies
State Legislative Date
August 2022
CONVO 2022
Education for Staff Retention
Pathways for Training
March 2022
Young Agents Perspective
Building Your Agency for the Future
EDGE Conference
Federal Legislative Conference
September 2022
Data and Your Agency
How Better Workflow = Margin
Who Are Your Clients and What Are They Telling You?
CONVO 202
April 2022
National Government Relations
State Government Relations
Interview with a Legislator(s)
EDGE Conference
Federal Legislative Conference
October 2022
Incoming IIA of IL President & New Board of Directors
Agency Culture
Marketing What You Do, Not Just What You Sell
May 2022
Technology for Growth
Agency Management Systems and Integration
Clients and Technology: Improving Retention
November 2022
M&A Trends
Agency Valuation
Growing Profitability
CONVO 2022 Wrap Up
June 2022
Influencers in the Wild: Part 1
Industry Trends
Innovations Your Industry Can Use Right Now
December 2022
Agency Planning
Do You Have a 10 Year Plan?
Does Your Agency Have a Marketing Strategy?