Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

MPAF68 - What are Your Views on the Future of the MPAF Podcast?

In this episode I ask you to help me to shape the future of the MPAF Podcast.

What content would you like to see in upcoming episodes? Who would you like to hear me interview?

And what do you think about the mix between marketing content, protection content and finance content?

If you help me you could win a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.

That’s all right here in episode 68 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

It's a short episode this week. Just over 10 minutes. I'm asking you for your help in shaping the future of the podcast. I’ve set up a short online survey to get your views.

Once you've listened to the show please click the link below to fill in the survey. It’ll only take you about 3 minutes.

Click here to fill in the survey.

Here are the prize draw rules:

  • One bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne value up to £40
  • I'll draw the winner at random on 1 January 2016
  • To enter you must complete the survey all the way to the end
  • Prize is only available to listeners in the UK

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps please visit http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MPAF for the show notes.

What is the Marketing Finance and Protection (MPAF) Podcast?

It’s the Podcast for Financial Services Professionals looking to share business ideas and inspiration in the world of Marketing, Protection and Finance.

The MPAF Podcast is a 30 minute audio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MPAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Each week I’ll be interviewing financial services providers, advisers, experts and journalists.

Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill.

The main focus of the podcast is on what we can do to make protection and finance more accessible to the consumer and how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses.

We’ll look at financial services products, interesting business models and campaigns with an emphasis on the following:

Marketing – talking about how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses using traditional marketing tools but focussing on modern content marketing and social media techniques.

Protection – talking about life insurance, critical illness, income protection and other protection products

Finance – talking about pensions, platforms, savings and investments

My aim is to make sure that you will get one or two big business ideas that you can apply to your own business.  Whether it is a sales idea, advice idea, product tweak or simply an app that is worth looking at.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards. A marketer for 25 years now in business to help you with your business strategy, marketing and social media. I’m the ex-MD of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident and before that held many executive marketing roles.

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 MPAF Podcast? Are you working on a new proposition, campaign or a business model you want to talk about? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational business and marketing ideas that MPAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk

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MPAF67 – Ian McKenna on Product Comparisons, Advice and First Class versus Economy

With so many high quality and complex protection products out there identifying "the best" is difficult.

And what does "the best" even mean?

In this episode I talk to Ian McKenna about product comparisons and advice.

He argues that we've fallen into a trap believing "First Class" is best. Many clients might be happy with, and be able to afford, "Economy" products instead.

Have we contributed to the Protection Gap we all talk about closing?

That's all right here in Episode 67 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who is Ian McKenna?

A director at the Financial and Technology Research Centre for over 20 years, Ian is a well-known columnist in the UK financial press.

His knowledge of provider and adviser technology is unparalleled.

Ian describes himself as a Financial Technology Evangelist, Futurologist and Singularitarian who is passionate about how technology can help people better understand their money and improve the quality of their lives.

Links and Show Notes.

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

What is the Marketing Finance and Protection (MPAF) Podcast?

It’s the Podcast for Financial Services Professionals looking to share business ideas and inspiration in the world of Marketing, Protection and Finance.

The MPAF Podcast is a 30 minute audio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MPAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Each week I’ll be interviewing financial services providers, advisers, experts and journalists.

Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill.

The main focus of the podcast is on what we can do to make protection and finance more accessible to the consumer and how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses.

We’ll look at financial services products, interesting business models and campaigns with an emphasis on the following:

Marketing – talking about how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses using traditional marketing tools but focussing on modern content marketing and social media techniques.

Protection – talking about life insurance, critical illness, income protection and other protection products

Finance – talking about pensions, platforms, savings and investments

My aim is to make sure that you will get one or two big business ideas that you can apply to your own business. Whether it is a sales idea, advice idea, product tweak or simply an app that is worth looking at.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards. A marketer for 25 years now in business to help you with your business strategy, marketing and social media. I’m the ex-MD of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident and before that held many executive marketing roles.

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 MPAF Podcast? Are you working on a new proposition, campaign or a business model you want to talk about? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational business and marketing ideas that MPAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


MPAF66 – Andrew Wibberley on Risk, Post Codes and Sleepwalking into Preferred Lives Underwriting

Are cheap protection prices in the UK an illusion? Each provider fights to appear competitive on comparison sites, but one in four or more applicants now face extra premiums after underwriting. Is that fair?

In this episode I talk to Andrew Wibberley, an underwriting expert with a provider a reinsurance pedigree. We discuss whether we have sleepwalked into preferred lives underwriting and how far we can take this before it becomes unreasonable. We debate using post codes and whether that will shave more off the headline rate but leave even more people open to paying higher premiums than they were expecting.

That's all right here in Episode 66 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who is Andrew Wibberley?

A law graduate, Andrew has worked as an underwriter for Fortis (Now AIG) and head of underwriting for Swiss Re.

He recently left corporate life to set up Alea Risk, a consultancy aiming to make the purchase of life insurance easier.

Andrew is married to Charlotte Wibberley who appeared on the MPAF Podcast back in Episode 57 talking about virtual assistance and online business management.

Links and Show Notes.

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

What is the Marketing Finance and Protection (MPAF) Podcast?

It’s the Podcast for Financial Services Professionals looking to share business ideas and inspiration in the world of Marketing, Protection and Finance.

The MPAF Podcast is a 30 minute audio show you download from http://rogeredwards.co.uk/MPAF, iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Each week I’ll be interviewing financial services providers, advisers, experts and journalists.

Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill.

The main focus of the podcast is on what we can do to make protection and finance more accessible to the consumer and how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses.

We’ll look at financial services products, interesting business models and campaigns with an emphasis on the following:

Marketing – talking about how financial services professionals can develop and promote their businesses using traditional marketing tools but focussing on modern content marketing and social media techniques.

Protection – talking about life insurance, critical illness, income protection and other protection products

Finance – talking about pensions, platforms, savings and investments

My aim is to make sure that you will get one or two big business ideas that you can apply to your own business. Whether it is a sales idea, advice idea, product tweak or simply an app that is worth looking at.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards. A marketer for 25 years now in business to help you with your business strategy, marketing and social media. I’m the ex-MD of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident and before that held many executive marketing roles.

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 MPAF Podcast? Are you working on a new proposition, campaign or a business model you want to talk about? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational business and marketing ideas that MPAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved. http://rogeredwards.co.uk


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