Category Archives: Financial Services

Something I’ve Never Done Before

Today I’m doing something new – swallowing my pride on social media. I’ve always been proud (in a good way) about the things I’ve accomplished in my career. And proud (in a bad way) about going it alone… I thought that … Continue reading

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The Marketing Forest, Trees, and Me

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M-Commerce: Fact or Friction?

Published on LinkedIn on April 6, 2017 A recent article in Forbes, intended to help small-to-mid-sized merchants (SMBs) understand the potential of mobile payments (a.k.a. m-commerce), caught my attention with its preamble. The author wrote, “Many managers see the emergence … Continue reading

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FinTech Companies Struggle For the Right Message To Market

Published on LinkedIn February 11, 2017 FinTech is tough – seems everybody wants a share of technology-enabled financial services. In the Atlanta metro-area alone, a 2016 report by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) identified more than 100 established firms, with … Continue reading

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So Many Payment Players – Good Graph!

The payments landscape has changed so much since I started covering it in 2011. I’ve seen many graphics with logos in quadrants, and they only represent a moment in time. But this one from BI Intelligence is not bad if you’re … Continue reading

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Learn to Speak Payments – For a Minute

Published on LinkedIn September 15, 2016 This McKinsey Mobile Payments Comparison is a great cheat sheet for people who speak payments – and those who want to. It’s a simple look at a complicated ecosystem that changes daily! The highlighted areas … Continue reading

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The ‘Omniconsumer’ of the Future

I recommend taking a moment to read “Vantiv Profiles the ‘Omniconsumer’ of the Future” at RetailCustomerExperience.com … because it contains a lot of interesting facts about the 18-34 consumer and what they expect from mobile payments.  And because it’s part of … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Thought Leadership

Whether you call it “thought leadership” or “content marketing”, such a program has three main goals for a B2B services company: Improve brand awareness Position the company as an industry thought leader Generate qualified leads and start client conversations that … Continue reading

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Payments Made Easy

With so many banks and merchants trying to get consumers to pay with some form of mobile app or wallet, awareness is increasing.  But so is confusion — there are so many options, and no clear winner.  This impressive infographic … Continue reading

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Money Management – It’s a Personality Thing

When I met my husband some years ago (before Quicken), I was surprised to discover that he balanced his checkbook by rounding.  He would enter “$50” if he thought he had spent about that, and figured he would be safe … Continue reading

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