What the Energy Crisis can Teach us about Financial Marketing
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by Phil Teale
5M ago
The UK is currently facing the biggest drop in the standard of living since the 1970s. Much of this is being caused by higher energy prices which appear set to eat into household budgets for the next 18 months. Households will be pressured and many businesses could close. As marketers in the financial sector, we have spent a lot of time writing for our clients about the cost of living crisis. Along the way, it has occurred to us that there are lessons to be drawn from the UK economy and how financial firms approach their marketing. Below, we share some of these ideas with you. We hope this pro ..read more
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Google Ads for Financial Firms: A Short Guide
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by Phil Teale
6M ago
Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) has long been an intriguing marketing option for financial firms. The idea is immediately attractive. Simply pay to show your ads at the top of Google search results, and watch your target audience click onto your website and make floods of inquiries. Of course, things are not that simple. It is difficult to craft an effective Google Ads campaign. Many different moving parts need to come together to produce results, and your ads need to be constantly monitored and improved to maintain – let alone increase – effectiveness. Google Ads can be intimidating, how ..read more
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Financial Marketing Strategy vs. Buying Leads
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by Phil Teale
6M ago
Almost every financial firm has at least considered buying leads for their business. However, is it a good idea? Buying pension leads and other off-the-shelf email contacts may seem like a viable way to gain more clients. However, in 2022 it is becoming increasingly difficult to make it work. Instead, we believe there is a better way – i.e. building your own marketing strategy and infrastructure, rather than relying on someone else’s. Below, we outline the pros and cons of buying pension leads versus crafting your own lead generation strategy. We hope this sparks some ideas for your own financ ..read more
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10 Key Financial Marketing Concepts, Explained
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by Phil Teale
7M ago
Stepping into the world of marketing for financial services can feel overwhelming – especially with all of the jargon involved. This can make it difficult for financial firms to approach an external agency for help. After all, it can feel like some of them are speaking a foreign language to you when talking about SEO, PPC and other unfamiliar words. Fortunately, you can make everything easier for yourself by learning a handful of key concepts. These will also stand you in good stead for life, which is increasingly becoming more digitised. Below, we offer 10 that we believe you should know if y ..read more
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5 Financial Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
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by Phil Teale
9M ago
Getting marketing right is hard for financial firms. There are many moving parts to get right. A lot can go right with the right marketing strategy – delivering higher levels of brand exposure and leads. However, it is also easy to fall into common “marketing traps” which can undermine your efforts. Here at CreativeAdviser, we have identified five common marketing mistakes that we’ve witnessed in 2022. Our aim is to help you spot and avoid these in your own strategy. We hope this content is useful to you. If you’d like to discuss your own marketing strategy with us, get in touch to arrange a f ..read more
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5 LinkedIn Marketing Ideas for Financial Planners
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by Phil Teale
9M ago
LinkedIn is easily the most popular social media platform for financial planners. It naturally contains many users who fit the ideal target client, after all. Business owners, senior managers, entrepreneurs and more. It is often, rightly, known as “Facebook for business people”. Yet, how can you market yourself effectively on there? LinkedIn is not an easy nut to crack when it comes to marketing. There is lots of content published on there every day which you need to compete with, and cut through. Convincing people to “connect” and “follow” you is also a challenge. Even if you can build a stro ..read more
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LinkedIn for Financial Marketing: How to Make a Great Profile
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by Phil Teale
1y ago
Understandably, LinkedIn is a very attractive marketing channel for financial services firms. Not only is it a great potential source of new talent for a growing firm, but it can be a powerful source of leads – with the right strategy. Currently, about 26m people use LinkedIn in the UK. Research suggests that 14% of these people use it multiple times per day, 17% once per day, 10% a few times per week and 30% once per week. Together, that’s at least 18m people (71% of 26m) who use LinkedIn at least weekly. Moreover, many of these users represent exactly the type of person financial planners wo ..read more
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8 Ideas to Increase Conversions in Financial Marketing
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by Phil Teale
1y ago
Is your financial firm struggling to generate – or improve – conversions such as contact form submissions on your website? Given that this is the true goal of financial marketing, conversion rate optimisation (CRO) is a crucial aspect of a successful marketing strategy. Is it not enough to simply set up a campaign and let it run indefinitely. You need to continually refine it. Doing this helps to improve your return on marketing investment (ROMI) and makes the whole system and process more efficient. How can you engage in CRO effectively as a financial firm? Where do you even begin? Below, we ..read more
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How to Run Google Ads for Financial Services
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by Phil Teale
1y ago
Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) is a powerful marketing channel for many financial firms. Not only does it potentially enable your website to appear quickly in the top search engine results for your target audience, but it can also be a powerful source of website traffic and lead generation. However, it is easy to make costly mistakes if you are not careful. Google Ads – like other digital advertising platforms – primarily operates on a “pay-per-click” model (PPC). This means that you pay Google each time someone clicks on your ads. The price is determined by a range of factors (discussed ..read more
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The 4 Ps of Digital Marketing for Financial Services
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by Phil Teale
1y ago
The “4 Ps” of marketing have been well-known for a long time: price, product, promotion, and place. Yet how do they apply to marketing for financial services, particularly in today’s digital world? In this article, our team offers some answers. We hope you find this content useful. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your own financial marketing strategy with us.   Price Right from the start, this is a difficult subject for financial services. Sure, many online shops might be happy to display the prices of their products. These items are packaged and highly repeatable, allowing f ..read more
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