Five Questions With…Joy Macknight, The Banker

We are delighted to have Joy Macknight as our latest virtual guest in our Five Questions series of interviews, in which we talk to senior women in FinTech, RegTech and financial markets about their experiences in the current climate and the challenges to their business. Joy shares some advice on what to do and what NOT to do in PR,  as well as some interesting insights into the challenges of AI in financial markets and the media industries.

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10 of the best FinTech and RegTech Awards to consider for 2021

Awards are a great way to get your market talking about your business. Last year we published 10 FinTech Awards to consider entering in 2020, which we have expanded this year to include the RegTech sector. Read on to learn how awards can help raise your profile and view the list of 10 Awards that FinTech and RegTech firms should consider for 2021 – all in date order.

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Three ways to increase your chances of securing media coverage

From the Financial Times to Finextra, the Covid-19 pandemic and the US election continue to dominate news headlines, and it can feel like an impossible task to get the media talking about your company. But while these are front-page stories that impact us all, journalists and readers are still hungry for good news stories, especially with so much change and disruption in the world around us.

In a recent Guardian Masterclass “Pitching to journalists: a practical workshop”, Kate Carter, a freelance journalist and the lifestyle editor at The Guardian, shared her advice for business owners, social media experts and PR professionals to refine develop trusted and mutually valuable relationships with the right journalists.

The masterclass was a timely reminder of the proactive things we can do either as company founders, in-house communications executives or PR agents, to be of greater service to journalists. We’ve already talked about the how fintechs can build rapport with journalists on the MD Consulting blog, so here I look at three ways you can make a journalist’s life easier and increase the chances of getting coverage for your organisation.

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Is technology really the ‘solution’?

Why describing your technology as a ‘solution’ doesn’t actually tell me what you do.

I undertook some online competitor research for a client recently and what should have been an informative and relatively easy undertaking became quite the opposite. With so many FinTech and RegTech providers offering “automated solutions to enhance transparency and customer engagement, increase efficiencies and reduce risk”, I honestly had no idea what most of the companies I looked at actually do!  So it became a mission to try to figure it out …

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Five Questions With…Clare Black, Innovate Finance

We are delighted to have Clare Black as the second virtual guest in our Five Questions series, in which we talk to senior women in FinTech, RegTech and financial markets to hear of their experiences in the current environment, and how they and others need to adapt their marketing and PR activities going forward. As well as discussing the impact of COVID-19 in the FinTech sector, Clare shared some great PR and marketing advice for start-ups.

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Five Questions With…Emma Davey, FIA

MD Consulting is excited to launch the Five Questions series of blogs in which we talk to senior women in FinTech, RegTech and financial markets about the impact of COVID-19 on their business and how companies in their sector can tailor their PR and communications strategy to their best advantage.

Our first virtual guest is Emma Davey, Chief Commercial Officer of the Futures Industry Association.

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Working Like a Blog: Why B2B blogging needs to be about more than just writing

“Content is the reason search began in the first place.” – Lee Odden

Blogging is currently all the rage – anyone and everyone can write and publish a blog in an effort to garner a following or grow a business.  But in the B2B world, what purpose does it really serve and if your company is not already publishing one, should it be?

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