It starts with education
2 April, 2020
As the content marketing agency for the financial sector, The Dubs managing director Josh Frith explains what finance content marketing is and why it works.
Get digital and educate
24 March, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dubs founder Josh Frith talks about new ways for asset and wealth managers to reach investor audiences beyond traditional face-to-face events.
12 March, 2020
Customer data can be an invaluable tool for finance brands, provided there’s a clear strategy around why and how to use it.
3 March, 2020
Either underestimated or overused, the right hashtag strategy can supercharge your social media amplification and extend your finance brand’s reach.
27 February, 2020
While it may seem like a stretch to some, finance brands are perfectly positioned to help customers with a key pillar of their health - financial wellness.
30 January, 2020
We look at the finance content marketing trends that are here to stay and the new trends finance marketers need to have on their radars.
28 January, 2020
We look at the risks and rewards of asset managers, and all finance brands for that matter, taking on the role of climate activists.
21 January, 2020
To ring in the new decade we’re helping you set your intentions – and stick to them – with our top content marketing tips for 2020.
7 January, 2020
In this finance content marketing case study BetaShares wins what so many other finance brands covet - the trust of customers.
19 December, 2019
Santander swaps sales messages for a magazine-quality content hub custom built for millennials in this finance content marketing case study.
19 December, 2019
A finance brand that doesn’t do things by halves, in this finance content marketing case study Prudential embarks on the ultimate road trip and proves they will travel for good content.
Make your dollars count
17 December, 2019
As a finance marketer your content marketing budget is a precious commodity, so, how can you make the most of your budget to deliver greater content ROI.
The new financial force
12 December, 2019
With products suited to men’s needs and preferences long being the default, it’s time for asset managers to think about the needs of females first.
5 December, 2019
The single most important target for your finance content strategy needs to be that it helps fulfill the goals of your customers.
3 December, 2019
Carve out your specialist niche and find your brand's point of difference, it's a strategy tried and tested by countless global challenger banks.
Be prepared, don't panic
28 November, 2019
In 2020, finance content marketing looks set to get (even more) interesting for UK finance marketers. We look at the biggest challenges on the horizon.
26 November, 2019
Batman and Robin. Lennon and McCartney. Two heads are often better than one, and that's certainly the case for these finance content partnerships.
21 November, 2019
Offering an untapped opportunity to extend finance brand reach, content syndication could be your very own set of Go Go Gadget Arms
Misconceptions and stereotypes
14 November, 2019
When it comes to marketing to over 50s the misconceptions and stereotypes are rife. We reveal the truth about over 50s.
29 October, 2019
Finance marketers looking to breathe new life into their marketing could (and should) take advantage of influencer marketing.
12 September, 2019
While the idea of brand love may seem unattainable for retail banks, a new study tells how to light the spark for a lifetime of customer love.
6 August, 2019
Awareness, consideration, conversion… job done? Not quite. We look at the most important part of the customer journey that many marketers forget - retention.
Building blocks of SEO success
1 August, 2019
On-site, subdomain or standalone content hub - where should finance brands be keeping their content?
Millennials are turning 40
23 July, 2019
The eldest millennials are turning 40 in 2020. What does this milestone mean for their relationship with the finance industry and how brands communicate?
18 July, 2019
Should you create localised content? More than 70% of brand engagement on social media happens on local pages. The results speak for themselves.
Trust, a priceless commodity
16 July, 2019
With customer trust becoming a rare commodity in the global banking world, we look at what has earnt the world’s most trusted banks this priceless accolade.
11 July, 2019
333 slides long and it still leaves the audience gagging for more. Why is Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report so highly anticipated year after year, and what can we learn from her blockbuster content strategy?
18 June, 2019
Native advertising networks offer an opportunity to be discovered by new customers outside of your own brand environment, but it requires a strategic, not a scattergun approach.
12 June, 2019
A poorly timed email to 100,000 customers - the marketing gaffes of 5 global finance brands will have you triple checking your marketing messaging.
People, planet and profit
6 June, 2019
With the rise of the B Corp, prioritising people and the planet is no longer at odds with the pursuit of profit.
28 May, 2019
Subscription models aren’t simply the realm of Spotify and Netflix. We explore how these models could work for finance brands.
Giving people what they want
7 May, 2019
Is your website giving your visitors what they want, and making it easy for them to find? Or is it an exercise in brand vanity?
2 May, 2019
Make your finance email marketing campaigns something customers are hungry to digest. We share tips to help you beat industry email benchmarks.
Crusade for social reach
30 April, 2019
With staff deemed more believable than brands to customers, in an ideal world, employee advocacy on social media would happen smoothly and organically.
19 April, 2019
Establishing a sustainable content plan is a surefire win for any brand, but how should a B2B finance brand approach the task?
12 April, 2019
Driven by the very values that make for powerful content, community banks are perfect candidates for content marketing. We look at three US community banks getting it right.
Finance moguls in the making
29 March, 2019
With ASIC due to publish its review of school banking this year, could it be an opportunity for banks to put their hands up and help in the classroom?
28 February, 2019
Proving esports is well and truly part of the mainstream, Order esports CEO, Chris Derrick tells why all brands should play in the esports space.
20 February, 2019
In response to the royal commission recommendations, the mortgage broking industry rallied to launch a content campaign called Your Broker behind you.
7 February, 2019
Young people don’t really change the dial for big super funds, which means they're less of a focus for the industry. Student Super founder tells how they're working to change this.
5 February, 2019
We head back to the shrink to chat further about the shortcomings of finance content and how to better address poor financial behaviours through financial counselling.
31 January, 2019
Standing at the start line of technical SEO can seem daunting, but these simple steps will get you set to go.
Playing the right marketing tune
8 January, 2019
Ultra-personalised and super effective – why aren’t more finance brands using streaming services like Spotify as part of their marketing mix?
19 December, 2018
Your content strategy is humming, but is your finance brand being let down a tragically outdated and painful onboarding process? Here’s our prescription to ease your customer’s pain.
Where Hollywood and finance meet
6 December, 2018
In part two of our blockbuster marketing series, LinkedIn tells how finance brands can adjust Hollywood’s franchise formula and make it their own.
4 December, 2018
There's a reason Disney is killing it in the entertainment industry. LinkedIn tells how finance brands can achieve blockbuster marketing success.
15 November, 2018
Editor and Founder of Husskie, an influencer-focused lifestyle publication, explains how to execute and reap the rewards of an influencer campaign, drawing on some notable mishaps.
11 October, 2018
Given Tinder has an estimated 50 million users globally and Bumble has 27 million, a Tinder or Bumble campaign isn’t such a crazy idea. We look at the brands swiping for success.
4 October, 2018
What’s in it for Spotify partnering with Ancestry.com? For starters, it’s another step in Spotify’s quest to personalise content – and a great learning for finance brands.
And where others have fallen
25 September, 2018
Peer-to-peer insurance sounds brilliant in theory but the collapse of Guevara and others shows you need to get the market and the message right.
18 September, 2018
Millennials increasingly believe business is driven by self-interest. And they’re not happy about it. Rebuild trust or see them walk out that door.
6 September, 2018
What other insurance marketing material leads with the headline ‘We suck sometimes’? From product through to marketing messages, Lemonade is one of a kind.
24 July, 2018
The Webby Award winners have been announced! But what separates them from the pack, and what lessons can we learn from their unique approach to content?
12 July, 2018
End of the financial year is an obvious time to push out some content – but look at three brands doing it in a not-so-obvious way.
Immortalising the brand
14 June, 2018
The marketing campaign for Deadpool 2 has been impossible to miss. So much so that you may not even realise you've seen it.
13 June, 2018
Public affairs straight-shooter, Stuart Barton shares his views on the actions AMP needs to take to recover the reputation of the brand.
7 June, 2018
AMP and the banking royal commission: How does a brand come back from that? Two content experts share their perspectives on how AMP can win back trust.
Satisfying the need for speed
12 April, 2018
From 22 days to 22 minutes, Tic:Toc threw out the traditional home loan process and started again, satisfying droves of customers in the process.
5 April, 2018
With their eyes firmly on their fintech rivals, banks could soon be caught off guard by the likes of Amazon and Facebook.
Create a clear path for crawlers
3 April, 2018
Your site structure and Google ranking are critically intertwined. We explain why and how to get it right.
Don’t ignore this trend
20 March, 2018
What does it take for a finance brand to position themselves as fundamental to their customers’ lives? According to CX experts, the answer is a human touch.
Balancing global and local
15 March, 2018
Santander’s brand and corporate marketing director, Enrique Arribas reveals their global and local brand strategy and discusses future trends and challenges for finance marketers.
13 March, 2018
As finance brands jostle to make the switch to digital they’re faced with a new challenge, finding the talent necessary to achieve digital growth.
Captivate your customers
1 February, 2018
Pushed to demonstrate ingenuity and innovation beyond their four walls – experiential marketing is set to be the savior for traditional banks.
30 January, 2018
The average load time for Google AMP pages is less than one second, compared to 20 seconds for mobile responsive websites. But there's more for finance brands to consider than mobile load times.
9 January, 2018
Say bye-bye to old-school mass marketing. Personalised customer service is here and it’s built on big data.
It's never one or the other
2 January, 2018
In the vertical of financial services, it’s not a case of push vs pull. Content alone as a pull strategy will not convert traffic to sales.
Be more than a cheque book
7 December, 2017
Partnerships can give exponential benefits – so why aren’t more financial institutions buddying up with other brands?
5 December, 2017
Marketing financial services can feel like you’re rolling a boulder up a mountain, in concrete boots. Here's how marketers can win the fight for creative.
Building bricks of good customers
23 November, 2017
BRICKX CEO, Anthony Millet explains why a lack of financial literacy is preventing finance brands from gaining better, long-term customers.
Blog with business-wide support
16 November, 2017
Officeworks provides more than just office products and tools, as content marketing manager Jamie Doyle explains.
Finance brands take note
14 November, 2017
BRICKX CEO, Anthony Millet talks about building consumer trust and credibility when you’re a one-year-old fintech or an established finance brand.
Life goals, not product
7 November, 2017
AMP realised their customers don’t think in terms of needing products, but about achieving their life goals – so they shaped their content accordingly.
26 October, 2017
We revisit what thought leadership is (and isn’t) and present 7 examples of finance brands who have nailed it.
19 October, 2017
We experimented using AdWords to distribute and promote our content and achieved our highest ever click-through rate.
28 September, 2017
Considering duplicating your content on either LinkedIn Pulse or Medium? These questions will help you decide your best plan of attack.
26 September, 2017
We researched leading Australian asset managers and found that Perpetual's website had the longest visit durations, most pages viewed per visit, and lowest bounce rate in the industry. Here’s why.
21 September, 2017
Google's banking industry manager, Natalie Invernizzi works with brands on YouTube every day. She talks strategy and shares how finance brands can access the top 5% of YouTube content.
12 September, 2017
After almost 20 years, the Whirlpool forums have close to 800,000 members. We look at how a brand might have a presence within the Finance threads.
Dedication reaps rewards
31 August, 2017
As of April this year, Quora has a staggering average of 190 million monthly users. We explore how financial services marketers can reap the benefits.
Big data or Big Brother?
15 August, 2017
When using data to preempt your customers’ needs, is there such a thing as too much information? We weigh up the benefits for customers and brands.
3 August, 2017
Outbrain’s head of amplify platform for APAC shares tips to get your content in front of the right people.
From those who’ve nailed it
18 July, 2017
Executive creative director of The Dubs, Tristan Fawley, talks content distribution, testing, measurement and what’s worked for our clients.
22 June, 2017
We asked Hubspot to share the three biggest mistakes financial content marketers make with inbound marketing.
Connect with massive audiences
20 June, 2017
St.George Bank saw past the gaming stereotypes and seized the opportunity to get in front of a 16 million-strong audience.
Amplification is essential
15 June, 2017
James Whiteman, head of investment communications at Aberdeen shares some key learnings from their award-winning blog.
8 June, 2017
When it comes to your Adwords campaign, there are seven ways you can maximise impact and avoid common and costly mistakes.
23 May, 2017
We take a look at just how Prudential has dominated a traditionally difficult commercial landscape with courageous, customer-focused content.
16 May, 2017
The UK is in the midst of a challenger banking revolution: As the dust settles, which brands are showing signs of success?
Finance brands take note
2 May, 2017
The financial services industry is investing heavily in new technology and innovation across a host of platforms, but there's plenty of work left to do.
Proving it's worth the investment
21 February, 2017
Demonstrating ROI is a big concern for content marketers. Here's how to argue the case for value and get your budget signed off.
9 February, 2017
With the spotlight shining ever-brighter on Millenial money, marketers seem to have overlooked a significant portion of potential customers - Generation X.
3 January, 2017
Until recently, Facebook Messenger was a way to exchange private messages among friends. However that is changing as brands and publishers infiltrate your messages with the help of Messenger Bots.
Show people how to make money
8 December, 2016
Publishing stories and making connections through social media may seem counterintuitive for financial institutions but they are essential to remaining relevant and competitive.
How to fit product into stories
6 December, 2016
Anyone crafting brand content has been hit with two demands that make them want to tear their hair out: “Make the logo bigger” and “Write about the product”. The thing is - your audience probably doesn’t care.
28 November, 2016
You’ve got the budget which is great news, then the reality of deciding what to do with it sets in. There are a few lenses you can use that will shine a light on how the money is best spent.
28 November, 2016
Knowing how to manage a campaign budget can look like an art form but it should be rooted in science. Today’s business world demands it.
Everyone wants a piece of the pie
17 November, 2016
In the first of three articles, Sarah Dunning, NSW Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute, offers this advice for staying in control of the budget when everyone wants a chunk of the money.
Shiny machines with broken cogs?
1 November, 2016
Authenticity is one of those buzzwords that’s easy to spout but hard to execute. The Dubs Susi Jenkinson offers some starting points for creating something so real you can touch it.
Cliffhanger content marketing
25 October, 2016
Digital lore has long-dictated that shorter is better. But this is increasingly not the case. We take a look at the backlash against brevity and the rise of serialised content, which is finally discovering with TV has always known.