16 January, 2023
At The Dubs, we analysed the 2022 Investment Marketing Innovation Awards winners to find out what this year's best asset managers’ marketing campaigns did right.
Build a positive brand image
21 December, 2022
According to a recent Global 100 report, asset managers are continuing to experience stagnant or declining brand awareness. Here’s how you can change that.
20 December, 2022
As we launch into the new year, here are the top three asset manager marketing trends for 2023 that financial marketers should watch out for.
7 December, 2022
We spoke to The Dubs’ Senior Social Media Specialist, Sadiye Booker, to find out how financial marketers can craft an effective and sustainable digital media plan.
5 December, 2022
We spoke to the Dubs’ Research and Social Media Director, Andrew Frith, to find out what financial marketers need to know about the iOS updates that have transformed the way marketers are able to use data.
Don't take your foot off the gas
21 November, 2022
Finance brands’ marketing during a recession should be focused on building confidence, connecting through empathy and educating clients. Here’s how.
9 November, 2022
We spoke to The Dubs’ Social Media Strategist, Tara Cimino, to find out how finance brands can balance a paid, earned and owned media strategy and why they should.
2 November, 2022
Creating ESG content can improve trust and loyalty for both B2C and B2B consumers. So, what are the benefits and how can your finance brand get it right?
Be seen across all channels
31 October, 2022
Integrated digital marketing can help your finance brand nurture and convert leads by building relationships across multiple channels. Here we explain how your finance brand can adopt it.
Understand your customers
27 October, 2022
To engage clients and create a strong financial marketing strategy, your message needs to be specific and targeted. Understanding your niche audience can help you to achieve this.
Marketing doesn't stop at content creation
11 October, 2022
To create a strong content strategy, you need to consider how you will distribute content. Here we explain how your asset management firm can do it right.
Adjust your digital strategy
5 October, 2022
Understanding the customer lifecycle model can help your finance brand create a digital content strategy that converts and builds lifetime loyalty.
Prioritise localised content
27 September, 2022
With over 400 million avid internet users, nailing your digital marketing in South East Asia can help your finance brand generate leads, build brand awareness and convert clients.
Bring audiences into land
21 September, 2022
Retargeting is a powerful acquisition tool, but it can be difficult to get right, especially with the new iOS update. Here we explain what you can do to nail your ads retargeting strategy.
Effective crisis communication
15 September, 2022
Periods of stress present an opportunity for finance brands to build trust and gain loyalty, but crisis communication is difficult to master. Here we explain how you can do it well.
8 September, 2022
Digital advertising spending is predicted to continue growing in the Southeast Asian region, so it’s vital for Singapore finance marketers to know how to do it right.
CX design takes the cake
5 September, 2022
Understanding key digital marketing trends for the APAC region is key to gaining a competitive edge and standing out from the competition. Here we explain what you need to look out for.
1 September, 2022
Customer loyalty isn’t a given but something financial marketers need to prioritise to maintain retention rates and improve satisfaction.
Everything you need to know
30 August, 2022
Digital financial marketing can help your finance brand nurture leads and convert clients. Here are 5 reasons why it can’t be an afterthought.
A focus on people-first content
25 August, 2022
How financial marketers create SEO content is changing, with Google’s new “helpful content update”. Here we explain everything you need to know to stay ahead.
Gain leads and convert clients
18 August, 2022
Recent research by Conductor has identified organic search traffic as crucial for finance brands. So, what can you do to optimise your content to improve it?
16 August, 2022
While the metaverse feels like something from a Sci-Fi movie, several finance brands have jumped on board. Here we break down what they’re doing and if you should too.
9 August, 2022
Consumer habits have changed since the pandemic. Here we look at three areas ASEAN financial marketers can improve to retain current clients and gain new ones.
Engagement at an all-time high
2 August, 2022
With LinkedIn engagement at an all-time high, it’s critical your finance brand understands what performs best to build an informed and strategic financial marketing content strategy.
28 July, 2022
Financial institutions are losing the race for trust with FinTechs starting to lead the charge. Here we explain how adopting blockchain technology can be your finance brand’s saving grace.
12 July, 2022
New research from BAI has revealed the top banking trends and challenges for banks in 2022. Here we break down what you need to know to improve your financial marketing strategy.
8 July, 2022
To get discovered by interested consumers or clients, your finance brand must have a strong SEO strategy. But how can SEO give your brand a competitive advantage?
30 June, 2022
Personalisation is a must-have for finance brands but to create a great tailored experience you must employ the right technology. Here we explain everything you need to know.
23 June, 2022
While banks may think they are further along in their digital transformation journeys, recent research by Cornerstone reveals this is hopeful thinking. So, what areas can be improved?
No longer a sci-fi fantasy
17 June, 2022
While artificial intelligence may seem like something from a sci-fi movie, in reality, it’s the here and now. Here we break down how AI technology can transform your financial marketing strategy.
Everything you need to know
9 June, 2022
Google’s recent release of its Performance Max campaigns is set to improve conversions, unlock new audiences and improve performance. Here’s what you need to know.
Ditch downloadable PDFs
8 June, 2022
According to McKinsey, asset managers are behind the rest of the finance industry when it comes to delivering a great digital experience. Here we explain how you can catch up.
Marketing for the planet
1 June, 2022
With Gen Z and Millennials set to be customers for the next four to five decades, it pays for super funds to stay on top of their demands. Here’s why you should get on board with ethical investing.
It's time to get personal
20 May, 2022
Personalisation is no longer an option for financial services but instead a must-have, with 71% of consumers now expecting it.
5 May, 2022
Niche super funds are gaining popularity, with clients looking for funds that reflect their values. So, what does this mean for finance brands and how can finding a niche be a game-changer?
2 May, 2022
Google is developing a new search engine technology named MUM which may change the way your finance brand markets in the future. Here we explain everything you need to know.
2 May, 2022
New research by Deloitte has revealed the three finance trends for 2025 with digital transformation at the forefront. So, how can your finance brand prepare?
19 April, 2022
New research by PwC has revealed traditional banking may be coming to an end with digital banking taking over. So, what does this mean for your finance brand?
Mimicking retail giants
13 April, 2022
First National Bank has unveiled a new mobile eStore within their app, making applying for loans, opening checking accounts and managing finances easy, seamless and intuitive.
More than just good feels
12 April, 2022
Chase Bank’s new initiative to boost UK children’s literacy rates highlights how finance brands can build loyalty, garner engagement, and capture a younger audience through charity.
29 March, 2022
From gamification to keeping things fun and fresh, the virality of Wordle is a masterclass in gaining a captured audience. So, what can finance brands learn?
Becoming a one-stop-shop
9 March, 2022
Embedded finance enables your finance brand to capture the attention of new audiences while making the customer experience even easier. So what is it and how can you incorporate it?
24 February, 2022
Here we break down the three types of fintech partnerships your finance brand needs to know if you’re looking to access innovation and better serve your customers’ evolving digital needs.
22 February, 2022
In 2022, financial relationships are evolving and couples are demanding greater flexibility and money management tools from their finance brands. So, how can you keep up?
17 February, 2022
Remaining ahead of the technological evolution is paramount for finance brands acquiring and retaining clients. So, what emerging technologies does your finance brand need to know about?
From message boards to mainstream
10 February, 2022
From message boards to the mainstream, cryptocurrency has had a glow up and now clients are demanding finance brands offer integrated services. So, what can you do to keep up?
More than just a conversation
8 February, 2022
Bank of America’s new Life Plan App is an omnichannel approach to helping consumers’ address financial wellness. So, what can finance brands learn from this new approach?
3 February, 2022
The vast majority of asset managers are on LinkedIn and Twitter, yet the highest engagement is seen through videos on YouTube. So, what can you learn from asset managers on social media?
Fintechs win the battle for trust
18 January, 2022
New research has found 66% of Gen Z now trust fintech brands more than traditional banks, indicating a growing demand for integrated financial management tools and inclusive designs.
13 January, 2022
With the pandemic permanently altering consumers’ habits and technology continuing to advance, there’s a brand new set of financial marketing trends you need to know.
One app to manage it all
21 December, 2021
M1 Finance is making financial management easier by integrating investing, spending and borrowing within the same finance app, catering to customers who want finance apps that do it all.
14 December, 2021
With Mastercard creating a micro-investing app it reveals the growing demand for easier investment options that reduce barriers to entry. So, how can this benefit asset managers?
A new generation of investors
9 December, 2021
Soon to be one of the largest and wealthiest generations, asset managers wanting to build loyal relationships with Gen Z need to reconsider the way they market their investing services.
Underserved and needing support
3 December, 2021
Small business owners and SMEs are an underserved market looking for products and support that’s tailored to their unique needs.
30 November, 2021
With Christmas right around the corner, how can your finance brand capture customers and improve brand awareness through curated Christmas content?
Breaking down global barriers
26 November, 2021
With Visa working on an instant international payments system that will break down global barriers, why should finance brands strive for universal accessibility?
18 November, 2021
With 73% of people factoring in a product’s environmental friendliness in their purchasing decisions, it’s time finance brands prioritised sustainability at every level of their business.
4 November, 2021
SEO should be a priority for asset managers to not only claim the top spot in search engine rankings, but to elevate brand awareness and build credibility.
Getting meta about Meta
2 November, 2021
With Facebook relaunching as Meta in a bid to expand and win over a younger demographic, we investigate who is actually using Facebook and what finance brands need to know to master the platform.
1 November, 2021
Here’s how Google Cloud and cloud computing software can assist your finance brand to drive business transformation, data-driven innovation and security, helping to support your customers.
Make the best of a bad situation
27 October, 2021
COVID-19 has had dramatic effects on people’s sense of financial security. So, how can finance brands and capital markets respond to generate greater trust and build a strong brand image?
12 October, 2021
The recent launch of nerve neobank, a financial service dedicated to musicians, highlights an opportunity for finance brands to capitalise on micro-niche trends to reap big rewards.
Be where your customers are
5 October, 2021
With 88% of consumers buying where they receive personalised, cross-channel messaging it’s important finance brands create an omnichannel marketing experience.
Personalisation and education
30 September, 2021
With 50% of customers hesitant to approach their financial institution, there’s a prime opportunity for finance brands to bridge the approachability gap and snag untapped customers
Breaking down data barriers
28 September, 2021
Open banking may alter the financial sector as we know it, removing data barriers and connecting financial institutions. So, what do finance brands need to know?
What they want, when they want it
24 September, 2021
A next best action marketing strategy is data-driven and customer-centric, empowering finance brands to provide the solution customers want when they want it.
22 September, 2021
A hub and spoke model can ensure your finance content and SEO strategy are fostering engagement and building long-term customer relationships.
Facebook transitions to finance
16 September, 2021
With Facebook’s digital wallet Novi launching soon, what does this mean for the finance industry globally and what can your finance brand learn from them?
7 September, 2021
With UK banking habits altering as a result of the pandemic, it’s critical financial services of all kinds recognise these changed behaviours and tailor their marketing content and customer journey to suit.
3 September, 2021
Sports sponsorships can be a winning match for finance brands when aligned to your marketing goals as they contribute to improving consumer trust, loyalty, and negative brand perceptions.
1 September, 2021
Gamification of finance brands’ digital platforms can add value to the user experience and build greater customer engagement, trust and brand loyalty.
Tactics that translate to FUM
27 August, 2021
For asset managers wanting to improve their marketing strategies and convert leads into funds under management, we’ve explained three critical ways to grow long-term client value.
25 August, 2021
With offline word-of-mouth referrals able to increase sales by 500% compared to paid advertising, it’s time finance brands created a strong referral marketing strategy.
19 August, 2021
Robinhood has changed the way the investing landscape looks by democratising the stock market and creating an unbeatable marketing strategy. Here we explain what financial marketers can learn.
They're no small matter
17 August, 2021
Micro moments can be what makes a one-time visitor into a loyal customer. Here we explain how finance brands can harness micro moments for long-term success.
13 August, 2021
With 86% of customers saying authenticity is a key factor in deciding what brands to support, relatability is key in how to position a finance brand.
School’s back in session
2 August, 2021
The financial literacy app, Zogo, and finance brands are teaming up to educate customers on complex finance topics, empowering consumers and building trust in brands.
They're the here and now
28 July, 2021
With 41.3% of customers using a chatbot to make a purchase, chatbots are no longer a futuristic technology but an everyday staple for finance brands.
16 July, 2021
With 64% of marketing execs ‘strongly agreeing’ data-driven marketing is crucial, we’ve looked at the stats to bring you seven ways to help your finance marketing succeed.
9 July, 2021
You can’t expect customers to convert after one piece of content. This is where always-on content proves its worth.
The one with blockbuster content
9 June, 2021
This is the one where we look at what finance brands can learn about blockbuster content from Friends: The Reunion.
Content that rocks like Jagger
2 June, 2021
For a content program to reach rock star status a la Bowie or Jagger it needs to nail six essential elements.
28 May, 2021
Competitions create a sense of urgency, motivating larger volumes of potential customers to connect at a faster pace.
Become a household name
25 May, 2021
We investigate how two financial investing apps used podcast advertising to gain a cult following with millennial women hungry for financial education.
21 April, 2021
With customers looking to their peers as the most trusted source of information, influencer marketing is more relevant than ever for finance brands.
13 April, 2021
New anti-hawking legislation will come into effect in October but content not cold-calling is the best way to engage customers regardless.
24 March, 2021
After years of research on the subject, we’ve got the millennial mindset and what they want from finance brands cracked.
10 March, 2021
Co-founder and The Dubs creative director, Justin Buckwell shares how The X Factor and architecture influenced the way we approach financial content marketing.
12 January, 2021
You may struggle to commit to personal new year’s resolutions but they’re a valuable way for finance brands to set themselves up for finance content marketing success in 2021.
22 December, 2020
We look back at the most popular articles of 2020 and the burning questions on the minds of financial marketers this year.
5 years, 500 articles, 55,000 finance marketers
17 December, 2020
5 years on the Financial Marketer has helped more than 55,000 finance marketers navigate the changing landscape of modern finance marketing.
16 December, 2020
We look to the battlefields of competing BNPL brands to study the tactics winning them millions of millennial customers.
Don’t get lost in the inbox
8 December, 2020
We address the key elements of effective email marketing so your finance brand's content doesn't get lost in the inbox abyss.
3 December, 2020
The only metric that truly matters, finance brands need to focus on earning customer trust above anything else.
26 November, 2020
Reaching high net worths requires a sophisticated strategy. Our latest Financial marketer’s guide details how it can be done.
17 November, 2020
With the right strategic approach, a finance content hub can help your brand own the conversation and give your voice a home.
12 November, 2020
While every finance content marketing strategy differs depending on business objectives and audience needs, the key ingredients are universal.
10 November, 2020
Almost every finance brand wants to be seen as an industry leader but far from everyone gets thought leadership right. Here’s what it takes.
The ultimate marketing mix
4 November, 2020
From the ultimate insurance marketing case study to the intricacies of the ideal insurance marketing mix right – it’s all in our financial marketer’s guide.
28 October, 2020
It’s difficult to liken the crisis communications of COVID-19 to anything we’ve seen previously. Financial services took a direct hit and as a result, crisis communications took on a whole new and meaning.