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What Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister can teach financial services CMOs – Part 2

2017 is no stranger to brand crises reminding us that brand reputation can plummet in the wake of a scandal. The events of the last few weeks have highlighted...

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Topics: social media, financial services industry, content marketing and thought leadership

A Glimpse Into The Future at the FSC Leaders' Summit

At this year’s FSC Future Leaders conference, held on the 25th and 26th of July in sunny Sydney, the focus has been on the future – from 3D printing and virtual...

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Topics: financial services industry

What Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister can teach financial services CMOs – Part 1

The imp, as he’s unkindly called in the popular TV series, once said, It’s easy to confuse ‘what is’ with ‘what ought to be,’ especially when ‘what is’ has...

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Topics: social media, financial services industry, content marketing and thought leadership

Spaceship: A lesson in how to launch a financial services product

Spaceship, a high-tech superannuation product pitched at millennials, achieved what most financial services marketers and CEOs dream of – 20,000 people...

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Topics: social media, financial services industry, content marketing and thought leadership, integrated marketing

How PR supports or destroys brand - just ask United Airlines

United Airlines (UA) has made the headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. Dragging paying customers down plane aisles does not make anyone feel they’re...

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Topics: public relations, reputation management, financial services industry, crisis management

Lift your business game with influencer marketing

Financial services brands haven’t traditionally been seen as the most innovative when it comes to marketing and PR… But now that they have (finally?) started to...

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Topics: social media, public relations, reputation management, financial services industry

It takes two to tango: How to have a successful relationship with your PR partner

Like all relationships, a client-agency one relies on trust, transparency and an ongoing commitment from both parties. The course of the relationship is very...

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Topics: public relations, financial services industry

Media relations basics: Nothing is off the record

He presided over the biggest environmental catastrophe in US history. But Tony Hayward survived the global blowback from the BP oil spill only to destroy his...

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Topics: public relations, reputation management, financial services industry

Who's afraid of big bad data? How to use data for PR success

There’s no doubt data can be daunting, especially to the less numerically-inclined. Which is, to be frank, many of us in financial services PR and marketing who...

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Topics: public relations, financial services industry

Reputation Risk Management: The top 5 on our to do list

A financial services company's reputation is made (or lost) on the basis of any number of moving parts, some of which are notoriously hard to quantify. A...

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Topics: reputation management, financial services industry

How to spin consumer-focused communications to speak to advisers

Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire pleaded with his client “Help me, help you” (it’s the last part of the “up-at-dawn, ego-crushing siege” lines. Love it!)....

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Topics: public relations, financial services industry, financial planning

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