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Beer & Bytes is your regular PR and marketing podcast for financial services from MRM's social and digital team based in London, UK

Beer & Bytes Beer & Bytes

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Beer & Bytes is your regular PR and marketing podcast for financial services from MRM's social and digital team based in London, UK

    Ep45 The titans of the old media versus the Goliaths of the new...and Naked IFA Victor Sacks

    Ep45 The titans of the old media versus the Goliaths of the new...and Naked IFA Victor Sacks

    Have you ever been chuffed with your performance on a date? Good news! You're probably also a natural at financial adviser social media marketing. Or so says Victor Sacks, known as The Naked IFA. Hosts Amy and Michael shoot the breeze with Victor about online trolls, making good radio and who he's voting in the General Election. They also dig into the emerging brouhaha between old and new media. Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    Ep44 - Ros Altmann on campaigning for pensioners' rights...and Google's goof

    Ep44 - Ros Altmann on campaigning for pensioners' rights...and Google's goof

    We've got an exclusive interview with former Pensions Minister Baroness (Ros) Altmann. She told us how the "terribly unhelpful" pensions industry tried to close her down when she campaigned for stricken workers. Baroness Altmann also talked about her upsetting battle with vicious online trolls. And she gave us a forthright view on whether ISAs (or LISAs) could ever replace pensions. We also delve Google's advertising goof. Cheers!

    • 34 min
    Ep43 - money and mental health

    Ep43 - money and mental health

    Have you ever received a marketing email at 3am? A cynic might think these types of communications are targeted at people who are having trouble sleeping. But maybe the cynic would be right? We asked Katie Evans of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute to talk us through the ways in which the business community and the media could cater better for people experiencing mental health issues.

    • 18 min
    Ep42 - Channel 4 News and Facebook at war; the Guardian's woes and Kalpana Fitzpatrick

    Ep42 - Channel 4 News and Facebook at war; the Guardian's woes and Kalpana Fitzpatrick

    Ever heard of bacon-flavoured knickers? Neither had money blogger and journalist Kalpana Fitzpatrick - until she was sent some porcine undercrackers by a thoroughly confused PR. She tells the Beer & Bytes team the rather curly tale. Our hosts also meander through the prevailing spat between Channel Four News and Facebook. And, in a new segment called 'Michael's Media Minute', they pick over The Guardian's money worries. So join Michael and Amy in cracking open a coldie as they crank up the patter on the stories that matter.

    • 41 min
    Ep41 The robots are coming - and fake facts

    Ep41 The robots are coming - and fake facts

    The robots are coming...or are they? Doesn't matter! Because we went to the robots in this episode. In a rare outing from the safe dimness of the studio, the Beer & Bytes team emerged blinking at the bright lights of this week's much-talked-about "Financial Advice in a Digital World" panel discussion in Central London. We caught up with loads of old chums, including co-sponsor Ian McKenna from Digital Wealth Insights, a new robo-advice review service.

    Back in the studio, we debated the merits of Wikipedia's apparent ban of the Daily Mail as a credible source for its user-generated content. Who needs credible facts when you can get a strong opinion on Theresa May's shoes?!

    And, as usual, we begged for reviews on iTunes and SoundCloud. You could do that right now, actually. Cheers!

    • 22 min
    Ep40 Cybercrime and Jamie Campbell of banking app Bud

    Ep40 Cybercrime and Jamie Campbell of banking app Bud

    IBM security chief Caleb Barlow has just delivered a mind-blowing Ted Talk on internet fraud. We pick up the theme, probing the seething, scaly, scummy substratum of the web that is Cybercrime.

    Our interviewee this week is the delightful, insightful Jamie Campbell of banking app Bud. It's great news for coffee quaffers as Jamie drops the bombshell that saving money by cutting down on your regular cup might be a step too far.

    And, as per, we unapologetically imbibe some fine ales (donated this week by Martin and Nick Bamford of Informed Choice Financial Planning- thanks chaps!). Let's roll!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Super

Great content. Great presenters. What more could you ask for!? Keep doing what you're doing, Michael and Amy!

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I must say

Fantastic podcast, the episodes are exciting, fun and engaging!! My favourite place to tune in to all things digital

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Excellent listening!

Can't wait for upcoming episodes.

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