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Steve EllisMetia - London

The social angle on Money2020

04 November 2014  |  1455 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Social is a big part of Money2020 (in both senses). In a moment of mid-conference early morning jetlag I thought I'd run some numbers to see how much noise is being generated, by whom and to what impact. Looking at data from August 4th to November 3rd, we found and analysed 27,000 relevant mentions - 92% of which were in microblogs (Twitter). Needl...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Fintech marketers most fear the enemy within?

28 October 2014  |  1784 views  |  1  |  Recommends 2

Earlier this year we sponsored a piece of research by Finextra into the challenges and issues facing fintech marketers. One of my favourite insights is that fintech marketers fear their dependency upon their colleagues, even more than the campaigns of their competitors. We asked fintech marketers the question: what are the biggest barriers to ach...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

A look inside the heads of 34 expert fintech analysts

16 January 2014  |  2034 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We asked the smartest analysts and influencers in fintech: what does 2014 hold in store for the world of financial technology? We got back 34 insightful perspectives on the year ahead, covering everyt...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Coinye West: Bitcoin's first celeb branded currency?

03 January 2014  |  1814 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Just when you thought the world of Bitcoin might be sobering up for January like the rest of us, comes the news that rapper Kanje West is being celebrated with his own Bitcoin issue - to be known as C...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Social channels: a lightning rod for the whole bank?

30 September 2013  |  3384 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

Last week the UK's Cooperative Bank rolled out a well constructed social marketing campaign. Designed to use social platforms to amplify the voice of customer advocates, the campaign was the very epit...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Kim and Kanye christen baby North not Nat; West that is

21 June 2013  |  3913 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Apologies for the headline. NatWest Bank caused a minor ripple through social media today - no, not another network fail - they cracked a joke, on Twitter no less. See below... Not sure if the NatWest...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Wall Street Prison Consultants

13 March 2009  |  4330 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's good to know that there is a support infrastructure for these challenging times. Should you - or a friend - need help, go to http://www.wallstreetprisonconsultants.com Hat tip: Wade

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Steve EllisMetia - London

JUMP!

27 February 2009  |  4448 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Following on from Paul's post, effigy burning is obviously a step much too far. Without question. But for those with a robust sense of humour (and that definitely includes my friends who work in banks...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Maybe you could be at next year's Oscars

23 February 2009  |  3670 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Well perhaps, that is if you take up Michael Moore's invitation to help him out with his next film project. < I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial indust...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Transparent Bank Corp.? Will it fly?

05 February 2009  |  4974 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Couple of interesting, not unrelated stories. Mr Jeff Jarvis gets a knock back for a new style of bank while in Davos. Whereas Mr Barack Obama applies a salary cap to failed bank execs. Is there a...

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