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"The inconvenient truths impacting your content marketing effectiveness". Content. Still everywhere. Still the closest thing we’ve got to a customer engagement silver bullet. But here’s an inconvenient truth: financial services organisations are still not using content as effectively as they could.
Most marketing departments' content strategy is not aligned with the longer-term strategic plan. As competition for the customers' attention intensifies, meaningful engagement through a long-term content strategy is where enlightened FS firms are heading.
Overcoming siloed structures and reward structures that focus on short-term ROI wins is a huge challenge. But if financial services firms are to harness the strength of content, to build long-term meaningful relationships in a journey that’s becoming increasingly non-linear, these challenges have to be overcome.
We will tackle legacy marketing attitudes which are driving misuse of content and consider strategies for long term business benefit.
This session will start with a canter through the content marketing survey results of 150 senior client-facing personnel in financial services, professional services and technology firms. We will examine the content marketing strategies of the small minority of firms that are measurably better than others.
How does this influential cohort plan, create, distribute and measure their thought leadership, pointing out specifically what these leaders do differently? We will then look at how this works in practice, showcasing examples of impressive and innovative work which is seen as the benchmark for many in professional services.
The results reveal a lot about how financial services firms should be structuring their marketing efforts to best suit their sales teams.
Andy Rogerson, Managing Director, Grist
Suzanne Snowden, recently Global Director of Thought Leadership, PwC
It is estimated that disengaged employees cost the UK economy £64bn through lost productivity, poor service delivery, and reduced discretionary effort. So consider the impact employee engagement makes to your bottom line, human and financial resources. What could be the positive impact engaged employees have on operational performance and profit? How can you leverage a compelling employer brand to ensure you attract the right talent for the right jobs? And how do you use internal communications to effectively inform, engage and inspire employees to thrive?
Getting the brand right on the inside of the business will help maximise the brand on the outside. But it requires strategy and tactics to work together in harmony to create an employer brand consisting of loyal internal brand ambassadors, which in turn will have a positive effect on your company.
Every financial services organisation has a unique take on the world. But most struggle to be heard. Linstock Communications will share 10 Pearls of Wisdom on thought leadership marketing, helping organisations discover and give voice to ideas that change people's perspective on issues that matter. The webinar will explore: the naked truth about thought leadership, how you can build thought leadership into your communications strategy and ten key elements every thought leadership marketing campaign should contain.
Uber, Nike and their like, have turned branding on its head. They have created utilitarian global brands by inserting themselves into our daily lives using technology as their Trojan horse. And through this utility they have invested more meaning into their brands than any global advertising campaign ever could. Utilitarianism is the innovation frontier for financial services. How do traditional financial service companies reconfigure and transform their capabilities to innovate around their customers' needs and rebuild their brand meaning through utility, instead of advertising.
Since it made a debut in 2003, LinkedIn has evolved and enhanced its offerings.
Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the product.
If you haven’t changed your approach to LinkedIn, you’re missing out on some of the biggest benefits.
This free Webinar will enhance your understanding of this “professional network” and the fundamental benefits to you and your organization, including:
1. Linkedin: Why it’s a critical tool for financial service marketers in 2015
2. Company Brand: How your company profile can make or break you
3. Content: How the most successful companies use content to create their own LinkedIn profile
The title of The Forum’s Autumn 2015 conference was “20:20 vision” so asked our Members for their comments on their vision for the financial services industry in 2020 – insight into what the future might hold. We also went out on the street and got some vox pops from the general public.
Societal and technological changes are altering the way consumers interact with their bank. This in turn will shape the branch network of the future, both in terms of where branches will be located and their purpose/format. However, the impact of this change is not happening at the same rate across the UK and does vary according to local demographics.
Ian will demonstrate that the best way to optimise your branch network by 2020 is to make sure you take these local considerations into account: the best national picture is actually the sum of all the local situations.
In this provocative session, global futurist Rohit Talwar explores how industry strategies, businesses models and organisation design could develop in response to the evolution in social needs and expectations and a rapid acceleration in the capability of personal and corporate technologies. He describes a number of potentially disruptive ventures that could change the game in financial services and highlights practical strategies for firms that want to shape the future rather than be a casualty of it.