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The Financial Services Marketing Handbook. Tactics and Techniques That Produce Results. 2nd Edition. Bloomberg Financial

  • ID: 2214838
  • Book
  • March 2012
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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praise for the financial services marketing handbook

"Much has changed in financial marketing in the last few years yetthe fundamental principles of success endure. I highly recommendThe Financial Services Marketing Handbook, Second Edition. It isboth a valuable, comprehensive resource as well as a well–organized road map for financial services marketers to tap as they navigate their brands through the environmental and technological changes that our industry faces today. My advice: read it and keep it." Bill Wreaks, Chief Executive Officer, The Gramercy Institute; Publishers of The Journal of Financial Advertising & Marketing

"An ambitious, encyclopedic resource for bank marketers . . . [like] achat with a favorite business professor. This painstakingly detailedanalysis reads like a transcription of a meeting with an experienced, down–to–earth marketing consultant . . . Practical checklists to help jumpstart strategies are among the book′s most useful features . . . [Those] running community banks may immediately improve theiroutreach by following even a few of this handbook′s tactics." Matthew de Paula, US Banker (January 2005)

"Well–organized and readable, the Handbook provides a thorough introduction and practical guide to today′s best marketing solutions for the financial industry." Financial Communications Society ([external URL]

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi


The Unique Challenges of Marketing Financial Services 1

Products or Services? 2

Psychology of Money 6

Third–Party Relationships 7

How End Users Select a Financial Services Provider 8

Legal and Regulatory Constraints 13


CHAPTER 1 Segmentation 19

The End of Undifferentiated Markets 20

Methods of Segmentation 23

Finding Your Target Segments 29

CHAPTER 2 Positioning and Branding 33

Positioning Strategy and Differentiation 33

Creating a Distinctive Brand Identity 37

CHAPTER 3 The Market Plan 45

Researching Your Plan 46

The Elements of the Plan 48


CHAPTER 4 Advertising 61

Media Selection 62

The Role of Your Ad Agency 63

Creating Effective Creative 65

Measuring Advertising Effectiveness 71

CHAPTER 5 Public Relations 75

Third–Party Endorsement 76

The Tools of Public Relations 77

Media Relations 79

Public Relations for Every Budget 82

Measurement 85

CHAPTER 6 Sponsorship and Event Marketing 87

What Is the Value of Sponsorships? 87

Cause Marketing 89

Activating a Sponsorship Program 91

Measuring the Effectiveness of Sponsorship 94

CHAPTER 7 Interactive Marketing 97

Techniques and Goals of Direct Methods 97

E–mail Marketing Considerations 98

Improving Response Rates 100

Mobile Marketing 104

CHAPTER 8 Social Media Marketing 107

Social Media Concerns 108

Effective Social Media Engagement 110

Social Networks as Marketing Channels 118

CHAPTER 9 Personal Selling 123

Traditional Relationships between Sales and Marketing 124

Bottom–Up Marketing 126

Changes in the Sales Distribution Model 130

Marketing Support Across the Sales Cycle 132

CHAPTER 10 Trade Shows and Seminars 135

Trade Shows 135

Seminars 139

CHAPTER 11 Relationship Marketing 145

Why Customer Retention Matters 146

Methods of Relationship Building 147

Loyalty Programs 152

Conclusion 157

Appendix: Applying Marketing Principles to Sales Practice 160

Building Your Plan 162

Practice Examples 164

About the Authors 191

Index 192

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Evelyn Ehrlich
Duke Fanelli
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