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Good content may not be enough for your audience
by Tony Vidler        Creating good content and putting it out for your target market is great marketing. It may not be enough though to simply create “good” content and put it out there in the world.   Just because you have good content and you are putting out there doesn’t mean that it is […]
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Taking Prospects On A Journey: It Is Worth It!
by Tony Vidler        There is very little in financial services which is quick and easy for consumers really…every decision, every solution, every recommendation seems to be a major journey for them.   At least that is what consumers think and say.  Those inside the industry think otherwise.  But of course we would.   The […]
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Creating Equitable COI Referral Alliances
by Tony Vidler        If one forms a business alliance and one party gets more out of it than the other, is that alliance likely to last long term?   Of course not.  It is not equitable.   One party at some point is going to feel that the relationship is rather one-sided and and […]
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The 5 Steps To An Effective Advertising Campaign
by Tony Vidler          To create an effective advertising campaign – one that gets you the results you wanted to begin with – there are 5 essential steps.  Many professional services firms miss at least a couple of them, and inevitably are disappointed with the results of their advertising efforts.   That is not […]
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Why you should think of Prospects as “an Audience”
by Tony Vidler        With the shift to content marketing fuelled by consumer’s online searching, it is essential tor understand who your audience is.  More importantly though, it is important to continually think of your future clientele as an audience until such time as they choose to do business with you.   “Audience” might seem […]
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The Easiest Way To Get More Referrals…
by Tony Vidler        Quite possibly the easiest method for anyone to generate more referrals and favourable introductions is to give more referrals and introductions.   This is just not done as much as it could or should by most professionals, and usually they say it is because they “didn’t think of it”.   That […]
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Answer The 3 Questions That Help Them Choose You
by Tony Vidler        Your marketing objective is simple: Help ideal clients choose you.   The most important word in that sentence was “help“, and that is very different to “convince“, which is the typical marketing approach.  A great marketing process helps prospects move along the buying (decision-making) path by pre-empting their concerns and need […]
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Finding the line on Facebook For Business
by Tony Vidler        I have been asked quite a bit recently about where one draws the line when using Facebook for business purposes, and I think there is a pretty simple formula really:   Show yourself, but don’t show off.   The thing to remember about using Facebook for business purposes is the desire […]
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Here is how to work out WHERE to compete in the market
by Tony Vidler        A problem for many of todays professionals is figuring where to compete in the market…or rather, which area of expertise or service offering to lead with in their marketing efforts.   Once the target market clients have been worked out (so we know who we want to appeal to) we have […]
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Which content works best for Lead Generation?
by Tony Vidler        Lead Generation is the goal of content (or engagement) marketing.   The effort and time invested in producing, sourcing and delivering content to an audience of potential future clients has a single purpose, and that is to move them closer to wanting to do business with you.   The question which […]
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