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Marketing forum recruits 500 advisers in first week

A forum offering brokers marketing support has recruited over 500 advisers to the service in its first week.

The Marketing Innovation Forum offers marketing information to brokers and marketing professionals in the financial services industry.

One of the key features of the site is a forum manned by 16 industry gurus, who are yet to be identified.

Julian Wells, director of Marketing Innovation Forum, says: “It was always our intention to keep the identities of our gurus under wraps around our launch.

“All we can reveal at this stage is that all are highly respected industry figures, and recognised as leading authorities in their fields.”

He adds: “It is a stellar list, and we will be unveiling those who are happy for their identity to be made public in the coming days and weeks.”


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