Memo heralds new media breakthrough
New York-based financial services powerhouse, Morgan Stanley, the world’s largest brokerage firm, announced, not in a tweet or a blog, but in an old-fashioned, internal memo, plans to “begin a staged, roll-out for Advisors to use Social Media.”
Mincing no words about the implications of the announcement, the memo’s author, Andy Saperstein, who heads the brokergage’s U.S. operations, observed:
“This will be a significant competitive advantage.”
Morgan Stanley’s decision to invest in social media by allowing, initially, a select group of about 600 of its financial advisors to use social media, will undoubtedly leave others in the highly-regulated financial services sector scrambling to follow the leader.
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