Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Corey Poirier on public speaking lessons from stand up and TEDx - MAF142

This week on the show my guest is Corey Poirier.

We talk about story telling in public speaking and the lessons he's learned from doing stand-up comedy and putting together TEDx talks.

We chat about:

  • The public speaking lessons you can learn from doing stand-up comedy
  • Effective storytelling and audience engagement
  • Starting from the goal and the story rather than the PowerPoint deck
  • Why the TED talk format of short succinct story driven speeches is so successful
  • How to market yourself whilst you’re at a conference

Who is Corey Poirier?

Corey is an award-winning keynote speaker (having presented to 100,000 attendees and shared the bill with Deepak Chopra and General Rick Hillier), award winning executive, host of the Conversations With PASSION Radio Show which features the likes of Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), John Gray (Men are from Mars), Dr. John Izzo, and Chalene Johnson and an International Best-Selling Author (Share Your Message With The World).

He's also interviewed 4000 of the world's highest achievers to gather material for his books and talks.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Corey, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30-minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional, helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Daniel Crosby on behavioural psychology applied to marketing and finance - MAF141

My guest on the show this week is psychologist and TEDx speaker, Daniel Crosby.

We have a fascinating discussion about behavioural psychology and how we often make irrational decisions. If you're a marketer or give advice of any kind don't miss this great interview.

Welcome to episode 141 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • What behavioural psychology is and why it's important to understand how people make decisions
  • Why we all have biases that often lead to us making the wrong decisions
  • The key elements of emotion, ego, conservation and attention and why they affect consumer behaviour
  • Why we need to get outside help to overcome our biases and irrationality
  • How TED talks teach you stories are Trojan horses for facts

Who is Daniel Crosby?

Educated at Brigham Young and Emory Universities, Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioural finance expert who helps organisations understand the intersection of mind and markets.

His ideas have appeared in the Huffington Post and Risk Management Magazine, as well as his monthly columns for WealthManagement.com and Investment News. Daniel was named one of the “12 Thinkers to Watch” by Monster.com and a “Financial Blogger You Should Be Reading” by AARP.

When he is not consulting around market psychology, Daniel enjoys independent films, fanatically following St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Daniel, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30-minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional, helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Emma Thomson on promoting positive protection insurance stories - MAF140

My guest on the show this week is Emma Thomson.

We talk about building LifeSearch, promoting positive protection stories, and the Protection Distributors Group.

It's a great interview full of insights and ideas about company culture and customer engagement.

Welcome to episode 140 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • The success of LifeSearch, one of the UK's biggest protection insurance intermediaries
  • How company culture is important in developing a true customer focus
  • Making sure people see positive PR stories rather than focusing on the odd negative one
  • How real stories about the experiences of real people are the best way of broaching a dull subject like insurance
  • How creating your own awards event can improve products and service in your industry
  • The development and successes to date of the Protection Distributors Group

This is an awesome interview and we cover so much ground and Emma has such an infectious passion for a subject that many people feel is pretty dull.

Who Emma Thomson?

Emma is Life Office Relations Director at LifeSearch.

She consults with financial services product providers on the strengths and weaknesses of their offerings to help them increase their business. Externally she provides advice on Product, E-Commerce and Process development and is a member of the F&TRC Protection Forum, the Income Protection Task Force and the Protection Distributors Group.

She also has a regular column in Money Marketing Magazine.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Emma, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Andrew Fundell on better business banking - MAF139

My guest this week is Andrew Fundell.

We talk about better business banking and the alternatives available to small companies through to the largest investment firms.

Welcome to episode 139 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Why some firms find it hard to set up business bank accounts
  • What alternative to traditional banks are available
  • How to market those alternatives
  • Why the human touch is still important in our digital world
  • Banking tips for small companies through to large investment firms

Who Andrew Fundell?

Andrew works for GCEN/GSC.

GCS Offers Custodial and Client Money services to investment firms globally. GCEN is an industry leading global currency exchange firm with 14 years’ experience and offices in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Malta and Dubai.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Andrew, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30-minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entrepreneurs and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk

Direct download: Andrew_Fundell_on_better_business_banking_-_MAF139.mp3
Category:Marketing -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Mark Lee on magic and helping professionals stand out - MAF138

This week I talk to Mark Lee.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he's the Treasurer of the Magic Circle.

We talk about magic and how he's pivoted his career to helping professionals stand out.

Welcome to episode 138 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast..

We chat about:

  • Effective communications depend upon whether people understand your messages
  • Creating goals by asking:
    • Who's my market?
    • What's my message?
    • What's the media to convey my message?
  • How you can't stand out if you follow the same rules as everyone else
  • The power of asking questions to really understand what your clients want
  • And how a wooden duck as become a magic party trick loved by generations of children - including me

Who Mark Lee?

Originally a children's party magician and a Chartered Accountant, Mark has developed a career helping professionals stand out.

Using his 7 Stage Framework he focuses, mainly on accountants, and helps them be remembered, referred and recommended.

As Treasurer of The Magic Circle, Mark draws on his skills as a magician and build magic tricks and techniques into his speeches and blogs.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Jason, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk

Direct download: Mark_Lee_on_magic_and_helping_professionals_stand_out_-_MAF138.mp3
Category:Marketing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Jason Hulott on referrals for financial professionals - MAF137

My guest this week is Jason Hulott.

We talk about referrals for financial professionals and where this fits in a wider marketing plan.

Welcome to episode 137 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • The truth about financial services social media and compliance
  • Why, even if you decide not to use social media to engage with clients, you should still use it to listen
  • Whether referrals are as important now we have social media and digital channels
  • How to avoid “shiny new toy” syndrome and focus on where your clients are
  • Creating content your referral network can use

Who Jason Hulott?

Jason is co-founder and Business Development Manager at Speedie Consultants Limited. They started in 2003 and are a full-service internet marketing agency mainly helping those in the personal finance and insurance niche.

His area of specialism within the business is traffic generation; lead generation; and income generation via many activities including: social media marketing, link building, affiliate marketing, lead generation and business consultancy.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Jason, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk

Direct download: Jason_Hulott_on_referrals_for_financial_professionals_-_MAF137.mp3
Category:Marketing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Paul Avis, Max Marchant and Donna Wray on promoting early intervention services - MAF136

This week I welcome Paul Avis back on the show for the fourth time along with his colleagues Max and Donna.

We talk about Group Income Protection and Early Intervention Services.

And try and answer the question, "Are insurers just insurers or are they service providers too?"

Welcome to episode 136 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Are insurers just insurers or are they service providers too?
  • Why is there such a low take up of group income protection despite the positive benefits for employers and their employees?
  • Is group income protection the right name for the product? Would extended sick pay and support be better?
  • How to deal with cases where absence isn't for clinical reasons but workplace related.
  • Three cases studies showing the human touch
  • Understanding the employer, measuring the outcomes and targeting the offer

Who are Paul, Max and Donna?

Paul Avis is Marketing Director at Canada Life Group Insurance. A keen sportsman, Paul notes his interests as Bath Rugby, Somerset Cricket, Swindon Town Football, Diving, and Skiing.

Andrew Marchant (known as Max) is Rehabilitation & EIS Manager. As a father and foster carer life he enjoys spending as much time as he can with the family taking walks with the dogs.  He also enjoys going to the cinema with his wife.

Donna Wray is Senior Rehabilitation Consultant (EIS)

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Paul, Max and Donna, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Laura Pearman on why you need killer headshots for your business and personal brand - MAF135

This week I welcome Laura Pearman to the show.

She's a photographer who specialises in headshots.

If you're in business, have a website and use social media you should consider investing in some killer headshots to elevate your brand

Welcome to episode 135 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Why finding your niche is important and why Laura decided to focus on headshots
  • Why you need killer headshots for your website and social media profiles
  • Whilst mobile phone photos are good enough a professional shoot always takes your brand to the next level
  • The process Laura goes through to find the real you, maybe the quirky you, to develop the best images for your personal brand

Who is Laura Pearman?

Laura set up Pearman Photography after travelling the world and working as an auditor in UK financial services. She focuses on headshots and has a mission to, "Improve profile headshots one undermining selfie at a time."

She genuinely believes, and can prove, that a killer headshot can grow your business and make you money.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Laura, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Jon Norton on marketing lessons from building a stand-out accountancy brand - MAF134

This week my guest is Jon Norton.

He runs an accountancy firm and it stands out because it doesn't fit the stereotype.

We talk about the marketing lessons any professional firm, financial services or otherwise, can learn from the experiences Jon's had building a stand out accountancy brand.

Welcome to episode 134 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • How to make management accounting more accessible to businesses
  • The similarities between marketing an accountancy firm and a financial adviser firm
  • The importance of daily cash flow and how accountants can help
  • Finding your unique tone of voice so you rise above your peers

Who is Jon Norton?

Jon set up Barefoot Accounting to support small businesses and organisations demystify their financials. His focus is setting up systems and providing monthly accounting support.

Barefoot Accounting is here to ensure that your accounts help you to direct your business and keep you compliant – with the added security and peace of mind that a dedicated professional is “watching your back”.

From helping start-ups through to well-established corporations, Barefoot’s bespoke monthly support services bring the invaluable time and money saving benefits of accounting to the everyday running of businesses, help their clients direct their businesses and stay compliant.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Jon, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review. http://rogeredwards.co.uk/itunes

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


Jonathan David Lewis on Brand vs Wild and building resilient businesses - MAF133

This week my guest is Jonathan David Lewis.

He's the author of Brand vs Wild, a book about building resilient brands in harsh business environments.

We chat about how jazz bands, not orchestras, are the right analogy for resilient businesses.

Sounds intriguing, doesn't it?

And it is!

Welcome to episode 133 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • How board room members go through similar challenges and emotions as the survivors of a plane crash on a mountain side
  • How the smallest thing can become existentially dangerous for companies
  • Why systems design is now a key part of marketing
  • There's no fool proof solution to "wild" but you can increase your resilience
  • Why old concepts of success don't work anymore - for example, flexibility is better than efficiency
  • Why improvisation is important at the front line

Who is Jonathan David Lewis?

Jonathan is the author of Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments, a Forbes contributor and a turnaround expert at McKee Wallwork + Co., an integrated marketing firm that helps stalled, stuck and stale brands rekindle growth.

A branding and business strategist, Jonathan honed his skills during the lean years of the Great Recession, helping brands navigate today’s unforgiving new business paradigms. Jonathan’s opinions are highly sought by numerous business and marketing publications, including Forbes, Digiday, and Advertising Age, where he explores the factors that lead to stalled growth and the principles proven to help companies navigate the ambiguities and dangers of the brand wilderness.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Jonathan, please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

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Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk