Falling marketing spend among financial institutions

Over the past year, most leading financial institutions have cut their marketing spend. As these firms face rising provisions for losses and declining revenues, they are look for other ways to cut costs, and marketing spend is squarely in their firing line.


Banks are pursuing different approaches to cut marketing spend, including: altering the media mix to focus on less expensive media; and reducing/eliminating marketing of certain products (e.g., many banks have pulled back on credit card marketing over the past year).  In addition, banks should focus on getting the most from their marketing, by ensuring that it is synch with other aspects of their business, particularly sales.