Making Authentic Connections Through Storytelling with Meghan McCartan
The art of storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful tools in the human toolbox. For centuries, stories have been used to teach, entertain, and connect people from all walks of life. In recent years, storytelling has made a comeback in the business world as a powerful marketing tool. But what makes a good story? And how can you use stories to connect with your audience in a way that feels authentic and genuine?
In this episode, Jack talks with Meghan McCartan, Chief Marketing Officer at Hightower Advisors. In her role, Meghan oversees advisor-facing marketing, thought leadership and events, and corporate/M&A initiatives. Meghan was the architect of their OCMO (Outsourced Chief Marketing Officer) initiative, through which marketing works hand-in-hand with advisory teams to develop and execute strategic marketing and communications plans unique to their firm. For her work on the OCMO initiative, Meghan was recognized as one of the “Ten to Watch for 2020” in Wealth Management magazine.
A big believer in personal marketing efforts to drive growth, Meghan talks with Jack about the power of active listening in storytelling and marketing, how the Hightower brand story translates to individual advisors, and how she consistently supports the teams she works with.