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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Feb 25, 2016

MPAF80 – Chris Marr on Content Marketing, Educating and Communicating without Selling

You might hear traditional marketing described as "interruption marketing".

An advert stopping you from watching your favourite TV show is an example.

But you don't have to shout at your customers, interrupt them or get on their nerves to engage with them.

What if marketing could be about:

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Fun
  • Help

In this episode I talk to Chris Marr about content marketing. And he describes the principles of content marketing just like that.

Education. Entertainment. Fun and help.

Listen to Chris expand on these principles and how it could work for your business. Hear how you could create content cost effectively, engage potential clients and have them come and find you.

That's all right here in episode 80 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

Who is Chris Marr?

Chris Marr is a content marketer, blogger and podcaster. He helps businesses in and around Fife in Scotland to embrace content marketing principles and improve their communication.

Chris is also the founder of The Content Marketing Academy, Scotland’s first and only annual content marketing conference, and is the founder and host of The Content Marketing Academy Podcast, both of which are great examples of Chris’ commitment to promoting marketing and guiding business owners.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Chris, please visit 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, 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 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.

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.