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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Nov 4, 2014

MPAF19 - John Bloomfield on Effectve Marketing for Small Adviser Firms

This is the Podcast for providers and advisers looking to share business ideas and inspiration in the world of protection and finance.

Digital tools mean that anyone can market their business effectively whereas only a few years ago such methods were restricted to those companies with large budgets.

But with so much available is can be a daunting task coming up with a marketing strategy and then putting client communications in place.

I originally connected with today’s guest on Google+ a somewhat underrated social media platform and I was very interested in his approach. So it’s great to welcome him to the MPAF Podcast.

John Bloomfield is a financial adviser who’s put together a great strategy for his own business and now helps other advisers with theirs.

Hear how he created a communications strategy including his website, email list, newsletter and client surveys. Listen to the challenges and and successes he has experienced on his financial services marketing journey.

Who is John Bloomfield?

John runs Bloomfield Financial Ltd - a company within the Sesame Network.

John also runs a design runs a web design agency called DeeMo which started as a pet project and has developed into a company that supports other financial advisers with their online offerings.

He is best known in the adviser community for having set up Sesame Forum – an online community for advisers within that network to chat anonymously about concerns and support each other with their business.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by John please visit for the show notes.

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

The MPAF Podcast is a 30 minute audio show you download from, 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.

I’ll be asking what we can do to make protection and finance more accessible to the consumer. We’ll talk about:

             Marketing, communications and propositions.

             Financial and protection products

             Interesting business models and campaigns

as well discussing how advisers can promote their own businesses using modern content and social media methods.

My aim is to make sure that you will get one or two big business ideas that you can apply to you 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, ex-MD of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident, content and social media champion, I’m now in business to help your business.

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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.