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Col Gray on why and how financial professionals should build a brand - MAF128
18th May 2017 • Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast • Roger Edwards interviews great people from Marketing and the world of Finance
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Col Gray on why and how financial professionals should build a brand - MAF128

In this episode, my guest is Col Gray.

We talk about why and how financial professionals should build a brand.

His "Super Hero Brand Formula" is the best I've ever come across. Better than the complicated intellectual approaches of mega global brand agencies.

Actually, Col's thoughts don't just apply to financial professionals, they'll inspire anyone who runs a business. Full stop.

Welcome to episode 128 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Why it's important to stand out and how your brand can make it happen
  • A brand is more than just a logo
  • Col’s 5 stage "Super Hero Brand Formula" he uses to build his clients' brands
    • Your super power
    • Your purpose
    • Your personality
    • Your costume
    • Your stories

Who is Col Gray?

Col is a graphic & brand designer whose passion for branding is as big as his beard.

He's the owner and head honcho of Pixels Ink design studio in Dundee.

With 18 years of commercial design experience under his signature baseball cap, he helps his clients tell their story through branding; creating deeper, meaningful connections with their customers.

He also speaks at conferences, events and workshops, helping businesses and entrepreneurs to rock their brands. Watch out, he sometimes takes to stage in a superhero onesie.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Vicky, please visit for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

The MAF Podcast is a 30 minute radio show you download from, iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

I’m your host, Roger Edwards.

A marketing guy from Edinburgh, Roger helps people keep their marketing simple in a world where complexity threatens to stifle business success.

An experienced marketing professional helping businesses with their marketing strategy, content and social media.

Roger clocked up many years in the ‘big corporate’ world as marketing director of several UK financial services brands before setting up his own consultancy. Some of you might remember me as the Marketing Director and Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident.

He now uses his expertise to guide his clients in designing engaging campaigns and is known as a prolific content creator, podcaster and a speaker.

Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and I’d be grateful if you would leave a review.

Fancy Appearing on the Show?

Would you be interested in appearing on the MAF Podcast? Have you an exciting marketing or finance story to tell? Do you fancy drawing out some inspirational ideas that MAF listeners can take away to use in their own businesses? Do please contact me if you want to get involved.