Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Chris Budd on Client Coaching and The Financial Wellbeing Book - MPAF92

In this episode I talk to Chris Budd about The Financial Wellbeing Book which he's recently written and published.

Chris has a unique perspective on financial planning, preferring to call it financial coaching, and this forms the foundation of his book

Hear where his inspiration came from and how Chris went about writing The Financial Wellbeing Book.  Listen to Chris explain the five elements of financial wellbeing.

That's all right here in episode 92 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who is Chris Budd?

Chris runs Ovation Finance, a fee based IFA practice. 92% of their income is derived from existing clients, demonstrating their focus on long term service, and not selling products.

He's also a qualified business coach and mentor (Advanced Diploma in Coaching And Mentoring from the European Mentoring And Coaching Council).

Chris has a wife and 2 kids, has written a novel, is a cricket coach, plays guitar in a band.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Chris, 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 our 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 marketing guy from Edinburgh I help people like you with your marketing strategy, content and social media. Until I set up my own business I was in and out of senior marketing roles in UK Financial Services Companies for two decades. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

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


Alan and Kathryn Knowles on Special Risks Protection and Bold Zombie Advertising - MPAF91

In this episode I talk to Alan and Kathryn Knowles from the Special Risks Bureau.

They specialise in insurance for people who have existing conditions or take part in extreme pastimes or hazardous occupations.

The Financial Services industry call this “impaired lives". Alan and Kathryn have a much less gloomy term for it which we'll discover in the chat.

But this small firm recently launched a bold marketing campaign for protection insurance using The Walking Dead's Zombie theme. It's hard hitting. Striking. And not what we've come to expect from financial services firms.

Alan and Kathryn talk about why they've decided to be bigger and bolder and braver than most of their peers and where they are taking their marketing next.

That's all right here in episode 91 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who are Alan and Kathryn Knowles?

Alan and Kathryn run Cura Financial Services Ltd which is the holding company for the Special Risks Bureau.

Based in North Yorkshire they were shortlisted for the Best Protection Adviser category at the Money Marketing Awards 2016.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Alan and Kathryn, 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 our 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 marketing guy from Edinburgh I help people like you with your marketing strategy, content and social media. Until I set up my own business I was in and out of senior marketing roles in UK Financial Services Companies for two decades. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

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


Dickie Armour on Generic Top Level Domain Names, Crime Fiction and Video - MPAF90

Domain names are changing.

Dot-Co-Dot-UK and Dot-Com and other country coded names are making way for branded alternatives like Dot-Marketing and Dot-Finance.

In this episode I talk to domain expert Dickie Armour about how you can use generic top level domain names to enhance your company or personal brand.

We also talk about the sales books Dickie has written and his best selling crime Thriller, "The Habit".

That's all right here in episode 90 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who Dickie Armour?

Dickie is a sales troubleshooter with 34 years in business. Over 16 years experience running Internet related businesses around the domain name, email services and web hosting and 3 years in the brand licensing industry.

He's passionate about helping big brands get closer to their fans and loves the Internet.

As Richard Armour, Dickie also wrote a crime fiction book called The Habit. He's also a prolific user of live streaming video platform Periscope.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Dickie, 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 our 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 marketing guy from Edinburgh I help people like you with your marketing strategy, content and social media. Until I set up my own business I was in and out of senior marketing roles in UK Financial Services Companies for two decades. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

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


Eleanor Goold from Compliance Manager to Copywriter and Communicator - MPAF89

In this episode I talk to Eleanor Goold, an ex-financial services compliance manager who's reinvented herself as a copywriter.

A fascinating story giving a unique insight into the way we market financial products such as pensions, investments and protection.

Hear Eleanor talk about simplicity in communications and how important it is to focus on benefits and not features.

That's all right here in episode 89 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who Eleanor Goold?

Eleanor is founder of Kreatív Fordítás Ltd; a forward thinking writing, copywriting and content creation service set up to provide clear, concise and compelling copy.

Her in-depth technical pensions and compliance background has provided her with a unique skill set which she successfully utilises in her role as Creative Director.

As well as having over 20 years experience in the UK Financial Services industry and being professional qualified in both pensions and compliance, she is also an author as well as a professionally trained and qualified animal therapist.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Eleanor, 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 our 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 marketing guy from Edinburgh I help people like you with your marketing strategy, content and social media. Until I set up my own business I was in and out of senior marketing roles in UK Financial Services Companies for two decades. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

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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