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 achieving your objectives?
And the results showed that colleagues were perceived as a bigger cause for concern than competitors. That might not be a massive shock to anyone sceptical about the harmony and shared purpose that exists in many organizations, but nonetheless it highlights
one interesting internal dynamic for the CMO of every fintech organization to focus upon fixing, before they get to budgets, digital and agencies.
Inevitably budget still does feature as a key complaint but, notably, it isn’t the major gripe.
Lack of management or executive commitment also features high up the list, and is quite possibly tied up with the issues identified in the top rated risk dependency, the risk around lack of support from colleagues.
Agencies get a mixed report. More than half of respondents are confident in the agencies they use... but then again, a quarter of respondents suggest their agencies present a risk to achieving their objectives.
Lack of in-house participation in social media and web / digital media are both major concerns for one in every five fintech marketers. While the world of fintech has accelerated in terms of applying these tools in recent years, it probably still lags other
business segments in terms of the sophistication with which it applies digital and social technology.
More positively, fintech marketers have considerable confidence in their own products and services. Nor are they overly concerned by the ability of regulators to inhibit their marketing efforts.
Check out the detail below, or download the full report