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What’s different about ETF marketing?  An article in the Financial Times last week painted one picture, citing a scene across the street from the ETF Exchange conference in Miami: financial advisors on board a luxury superyacht “drinking ETF-themed cocktails, helping themselves to prime rib and smoking cigars.”   Most telling: the event was sponsored by (wait for it) Dimensional Fund [...]

By |2024-02-26T17:13:24-06:0002/26/2024|

Don’t overlook an important piece of RIA M&A: the story you have to tell

With RIA merger and acquisition activity expected to continue at a robust rate in 2024 (see sidebar), expect to see a lot more deal-related news in publications like Barron’s Advisor, CityWire RIA and RIA Biz.   This coverage is an opportunity for growing RIAs to tell their stories. With each liftout and acquisition, firms have an opportunity to reiterate core [...]

By |2024-02-22T13:21:24-06:0002/22/2024|

Lessons from the trenches: what to expect when you are asked to attend media training

As part of our engagements with clients and as a separate standalone service, we’ve trained hundreds of spokespeople to talk to the media or speak on webinars and panels.   Our media training can be anything from an abbreviated online training to a full-day program with on-camera practice. The goal is to get spokespeople comfortable talking to the media. Many [...]

By |2024-02-13T08:50:09-06:0002/13/2024|

Latest MuckRack survey sheds light on marketing/comms convergence, alignment

What’s everyone else doing?  Of course, the investment industry is unique and, without question, investment marketers and communicators operate in an environment (including regulatory) that other communicators don’t. Even so, it can be interesting to learn how others approach their jobs.  MuckRack recently published the results of a survey on a subject near and dear to our hearts—priority-setting, the collaboration [...]

By |2024-01-31T07:45:57-06:0001/30/2024|

Starting February 1, bulk-email basics matter even more

Starting February 1, Google and Yahoo are requiring certain best practices for email senders—large and small—who address messages to Gmail and Yahoo addresses. If you don’t comply, your email reputation may suffer … and you could wind up blacklisted.   This is particularly important for smaller wealth or asset management firms who use programs like MailChimp or Constant Contact [...]

By |2024-01-24T10:49:39-06:0001/24/2024|

Chief communications officers increasingly play a strategic role in major business decisions: Edelman

The recently released Edelman’s Future of Corporate Communications study found that half of chief communications officers (CCOs) consider themselves to be strategic advisors to the business leaders in their organization. This compared to little over one-third in 2021. The study notes, “CEOs and Boards have awakened to the value communications can and must provide, and they’re pushing communications leaders [...]

By |2024-01-19T13:46:25-06:0001/16/2024|
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