Some of my office managers used regulatory guardrails like a prison cell to isolate me and other insurance producers. And more to the fact, they had no facts as they gutted our advertising and client communication on insurance products and their related topics.
When live seminars became the marketing rage, it grew even harder. I just wanted to talk about the planning applications of non-FINRA life insurance to my seminar attendees — but I had to submit my presentation to compliance, again submitting my material to someone who knows little to nothing about the subject.
But according to compliance, my approved PowerPoint presentations were not to be used as merely an outline, because you might be tempted to digress or speak in the spontaneity of the moment. They basically wanted a verbatim recital of each slide.
Compliance sent gag orders out against any rabbit trails off the script. It was like a choke hold. If you create power points, infographics, GIF files you’ll need to submit them to compliance and prove the material you’re using is not infringing on a copyright.