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New Media on Ulitzer Last year, as imploding credit markets roiled the economy, mutual fund organizations throughout the country took stock of their revenue prospects. It was clear that a change or two was in the wind at Denver’s Old Mutual Investment Partners, too. For Chief Executive Officer, D. Bruce Johnston, one more change was clear: He wanted to do something different. From thought leadership to measuring results Two major influences fueled his thinking: The prolific blogging activity of his friend, the best-selling author of The Ultimate Client Experience, Scott McKain and the promise of social media metrics and analytics in measuring the success of advisor value-added programs. After serving as a C-level executive at Conseco Funds, Garthmore Funds, Sentinel Funds and Old Mutual, he wanted to take a closer look at the role of social media in transforming busine... (more)

Social Media: Marketing Marvel or Annoying Distraction?

The Social Media Guide Separating the facts from the hype of social media’s promise or menace has never been more important. Is social media new and different — or a repackaging of traditional communications techniques? We invite promoters and skeptics in equal measure to weigh in on the veracity of what social media consultant, D. Bruce Johnston has termed, “nothing less than the transformation of how investment products will be packaged and distributed through social media.” This week’s guest post is from Neil Bathon, founder at FUSE Research Network LLC and Managing Director ... (more)

FINRA Funds Social Media Program

Financial social media marketing just received a welcome boost from the nation’s largest independent securities industry regulator. The Alliance Library System of East Peoria, Ill. received a grant of  $100,000 from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) for social media and other education programs. FINRA steps up The library system will deliver saving and investing information through social media targeting individuals ages 13 to 35, according to Earth Times. The demographically and technologi... (more)

Financial Social Media Marketing

According to AdvisorTweets, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA) says the delay is needed to reconcile comments from their membership. As reported in DBJ Associates, the industry is taking a closer look at social media as sales literature because advisors and investors want to have a hand choosing the communications forms they prefer. "The cost of not communicating to advisors and clients through their preferred vehicles (social media) does not make a lot of long-term business sense." Mr. Johnston said recently. FINRA has no intention of addressing  the social med... (more)

Social media rising: FINRA liberates advisor communications

Reprinted from Advisolocity It came down to a question of storage. Despite  the hedge fund industry's hiccups over storing social media content, regulatory requirements for investment marketers to keep records of all social media communications were easily met with low-cost archival systems one can find anywhere. Archiving made the difference Ease of storage is just one the liberating aspects embedded in the Regulatory Notice 10-06 on social media of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Here are a few others: Build a social media policy and follow it. If FINRA comes knock... (more)