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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Jul 26, 2017

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 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, 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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