Why a Platform Business Model is Key to Accelerating Top Line Growth at Financial Services

My experience-centric EVP of Financial Services for North America colleague David K. Donovan, Jr. shared this cool post on his LinkedIn that he’s given me permission to re-share here. Enjoy! –JM


The titans of the banking industry need to set aggressive aspirational goals and execute upon strategic platform building capabilities to grow top line revenues, take their business beyond their core capabilities and compete with digital native platform companies that are moving into the banking domain. Platform business models pioneered by technology companies like Amazon and Google are having a significant impact on traditional banks and asset management firms by changing user expectations to becoming competitive threats.

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Whence the lion logo of Publicis? Answer: Publicis × Van Cleef & Arpels in 1966 = 🦁

As I get older, I get more curious about the number ‘1966’ because it’s the year in which I was born. I now have a collection of a variety of things that come from that year: a TV Batman colorforms set, a TV Star Trek original 35mm slide, more than a few JFK silver half dollars from 1966 (I was named after JFK by my mother), and the original Miura Lamborghini (clarification: I just own a model replica of this one).

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Printed creativity roundtable volume that I found at Cannes.

I’m new to the Cannes advertising world, so when I saw a stack of free printed magazines with a cover that read “Creativity for Brands and Lions” I couldn’t help but bring one home with me. It certainly made me curious. The digital version of the magazine is behind a paywall over here, and it includes a few luminaries that I already know and also a few new folks that I’m delighted to now know.

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Starting my Publicis Sapient Experience journey in Cannes.

It was great to get to meet the folks at Publicis Sapient in Cannes on June 18, 2019 together with Publicis Sapient’s CEO Nigel Vaz. To get a sense for Nigel’s vision of the future, watch this CNN interview over here:

“Publicis Sapient helps companies establish companies find their feet in the digital world.”
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