Los Angeles and New York – May 27, 2021 –– FiComm Partners ("FiComm"), a full-service communication agency specializing in the wealth management and financial advice industry, along with media partner InvestmentNews, announced the winners of its inaugural first-ever Advisor Podcast Awards. The Awards honored podcast excellence in three categories: “The Client Happy Podcast,” for approachable, client-centered podcasts; “Walking the Walk: Diversity” for podcasts demonstrating what diversity and inclusion really feels like; and “Pitch Your Podcast,” where advisors pitched their new podcast concepts that challenge the status quo.
Judged by a panel of experts, the finalists in each category featured submissions from advisors across the industry. The Awards’ judges included Jeff Benjamin, Senior Columnist of InvestmentNews, Toussaint Bailey, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Enso Wealth, Tina Powell, CEO, C-Suite Social Media, Dani Fava, Head of Strategic Development of Envestnet, and Candice Carlton, SVP Advisor Education at FiComm.
“FiComm is always on the lookout for new opportunities to further showcase the industry’s growing thought-leadership and content diversity,” said Megan Carpenter, CEO, FiComm. “With our first-ever Advisor Podcast Awards, we wanted to recognize the advisors who are creating human connection with a digital first approach. In the new school world of financial services, we’ve seen how more and more advisors today are using podcasting to connect authentically with their stakeholders. To that end, we wanted to create a platform to recognize the advisors who are demonstrating the power of podcasts.”
Soon to be launched and hosted by Ashley Cardini, the Mindful Advisor is a source of inspiration for financial advisors to learn how to live their most present, intentional, and purposeful life so they can in turn create a ripple effect of good through their clients, their teams, the economy, and throughout the globe.
Matthew Grishman and partner Jim Gebhardt were crowned the winners of the “Client Happy Podcast” during the first-ever Advisor Podcast Awards for their podcast Financial Sobriety.
Minority Money, won the “Walking the Walk: Diversity” podcast award. Hosted by Emlen Miles-Mattingly, the podcast discusses finance, family, fitness, health, and education and how all of these things affect your overall wealth.
With more than 55 submissions, the winners who were announced during the livestream event on May 25, included:
The winners will receive recognition across FiComm and InvestmentNews website and social channels, an invitation to be a guest on The New Skool Podcast, three 30-minute consulting sessions with FiComm to take their podcasts to the next level, and a free seat to the FiComm Podcast Workshop.
“The first-ever FiComm and InvestmentNews Podcast Awards were a huge success with submissions from all over the industry,” said Candice Carlton, SVP of Advisor Education, FiComm. “We loved learning about each host’s purpose and goals for their podcast. We’re moved and eager to see what our winners will do next.”
“Podcasts have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the relevancy of topics and passion in which they’re discussed are what set successful ones apart,” said Jeff Benjamin, Senior Columnist at InvestmentNews. “These awards solidified our belief that advisors are doing really great work through podcasts.”
Concepted as part of FiComm’s Advisor Education offering, the Podcast Awards highlight meaningful conversations that advisors across the country are having to drive change. For advisors inspired to launch their own podcast, FiComm will be hosting its next Podcast Workshop on June 10.
About FiComm Partners, LLC
Founded in 2012, FiComm Partners is a full-service communication agency specializing in the wealth management and financial advice industry. Focused on guiding the modern RIA forward, FiComm partners with clients to drive meaningful business results through strategic marketing, public relations, and advisor education. Leveraging decades of industry expertise, the mission of FiComm is simple—to extend the impact of financial advice by helping advisors, and the platforms who serve them, find their voice, tell their story, and grow better businesses. For more information about FiComm, please visit www.ficommpartners.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
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