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We want to share with you the trends we see in the financial services industry, including important events and media input. As an agency, our goal is to help you. That is why we also post our financial PR and Marketing best practices and opinion articles as a resource for your company.

Mastering the Art of Lead Generation for Fintechs: Advanced Tactics and Tools

In our previous blog, we explored the fundamental role that lead generation plays in the growth of fintech companies. As we continue the conversation, we’ll be diving deeper into some of the tactics and tools that empower fintechs to stay ahead in this highly competitive landscape.

Podcast: Jon Lear Discusses Fintech Meetup and the Future of Fintech Events

The fintech industry has many events, but what makes a show really stand out? The organizers of Fintech Meetup have nailed the answer to this question. The first edition of Fintech Meetup was described as “the best fintech show of the year”, “the best event for creating new opportunities” and “the industry’s newest and coolest event”, among other superlatives.

Connecting the Fintech Ecosystem: Thoughts from Jack Henry Connect

Jack Henry Connect was bigger than ever this year. About 2,750 bankers (representing 880 banks and credit unions) joined 250 fintechs in Indianapolis to collaborate and exchange ideas.

Watch Now: FinovateFall 2023 Video Interview Series

Our CEO, William Mills, attended this year's FinovateFall in New York and sat down with leading fintech and financial services innovators to examine the latest technological advancements in the industry. 

To watch the full interview series below, create a free Streamly account. Streamly is a new way to watch business videos, delivered by experts and tailored to your needs and interests. This platform offers access to a diverse range of on-demand events from industry-leading conference brands.

FinovateFall 2023: A Glimpse into the Future of Fintech

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to travel to New York City to attend FinovateFall2023. Alongside 2,000+ attendees, 1,000+ financial institutions and 70 emerging technologies coming from both startups and established firms.

Why Strategic Public Relations is Essential for Early-Stage Fintechs

In spite of what feels like a slowdown in funding, as of 2023 the fintech sector is valued at nearly $179 billion worldwide. For early-stage fintechs attempting to break into the marketplace, it's critical to ensure that companies are aware of who they are, whether their solutions can help, and if they are trustworthy. When it’s all said and done, a great solution means little if an organization has a track record of being unreliable.

Watch Now: FinovateSpring 2023 Video Interview Series

Our CEO, William Mills, attended this year's FinovateSpring in San Francisco and sat down with leading fintech and financial services innovators to examine the latest technological advancements in the industry. 

Watch the full interview series below.

FinovateSpring: 2023 is the Year of AI for Fintech

Last month was the annual FinovateSpring conference, and as always, it did not disappoint. This conference is said to be “the future of Fintech events” and has been described as “the best Fintech show of the year.” This year, FinovateSpring took place at Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on May 23-25 where 1,300+ attendees were able to engage with impressive demos, insightful keynote speakers and expert panels. This event was a great opportunity for professionals in the Fintech industry to see the newest, most innovative technology, meet new people and discover new organizations.  I had the privilege to participate in the first FinovateSpring in 2008 and have been fortunate enough to attend every event since. Attending for 16 years in a row, including the virtual events during the pandemic, has given me many valuable opportunities to learn more about this constantly evolving industry.  

3 Key Ingredients to a Winning Fintech PR Strategy

Public relations programs will always vary based on a fintech’s unique goals and market position. But, whether it’s a startup or a more established company, with one competitor or hundreds, organizations’ public relations programs should focus on a three-pronged approach: building brand awareness, educating key audiences and establishing credibility. To optimize success, there are three key tactics companies should prioritize when developing their public relations strategy.

The Changing Forces of Fintech - Observations from Fintech Nexus

Fintech Nexus completed its metamorphosis. In 2022, the show launched its transition from LendIt into a namesake focused on industry connections. The two-day show remained in New York, gathering a good crowd of fintechs, venture capitalists, banks, credit unions, media and influencers. While there were still strong lending echoes from the vendors in the exhibit hall, the agenda this year was balanced with a wider focus on payments, embedded banking, security, consumer data and more.

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