Are EJ FAs allowed to have websites?

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Jul 11, 2009 6:41 pm

Are EJ FAs allowed to have their own personalized websites, blogs and internet advertising?

Jul 11, 2009 7:03 pm

No - to all of the above.

Jul 11, 2009 7:03 pm

Are they even allowed to post here? 

Jul 11, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks.

Jul 11, 2009 7:11 pm

Yes, you can post here. It says directly on Joneslink that it is ok to post on forums that follow Finra rules and specifically mentions this forum. You have to really watch yourself though, because you represent Jones.

Jul 11, 2009 7:52 pm
DHK:

Are they even allowed to post here? 



Yes, as long as we don't talk to people who left Jones.

Jul 11, 2009 8:58 pm

You CAN advertise on the internet. You just have to follow compliance rules.    It's the same at any firm. Even indy firms have to approve your firm's website. Everyone acts as if Jones' rules are so different, but they are not.

Jul 12, 2009 2:43 am
B24:

You CAN advertise on the internet. You just have to follow compliance rules.    It's the same at any firm. Even indy firms have to approve your firm's website. Everyone acts as if Jones' rules are so different, but they are not.





Thanks, B24. The reason I ask is because I was having a hard time finding any Ed Jones advisors' websites doing a Google search (besides the advisor profiles on edwardjones.com). Does anyone have an example of one? It doesn't have to be your own, I just want to get an idea of what they allow.



Thanks.

Jul 12, 2009 9:06 am

Maybe you misunderstood me. I said you CAN advertise (using the Jones approved ad slicks). But you CANNOT have your own website. A lot of people put a profile on LinkedIn. You can also put a profile on your Chamber of Commerce site (if they have one). Go to all the "free listing" directories on the internet and get a listing done. The more places you can get your name on the net, the better.

But infortunately, you cannot design your own website like "B24.com". I doubt there are ANY firms that allow this (I am not including insurance-only reps). Even at indy firms, you have to get your branded firms' website approved by the parent firm (i.e. LPL, Cambridge, etc.)



Jul 13, 2009 9:01 am
B24:

You CAN advertise on the internet. You just have to follow compliance rules.    It's the same at any firm. Even indy firms have to approve your firm's website. Everyone acts as if Jones' rules are so different, but they are not.

 
My apologies - I took advertising as meaning something that took me to my own, personalized website. Something that included things like my own philosophies about investing, my own bio, etc.
 
Jones' rules regarding the Internet are, in fact, more restrictive than at independents. But yeah, you can have a banner on the Chamber website that redirects a prospect to Edward Jones.