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An easy way to create good content when you don’t feel creative
by Tony Vidler        Building an engaged audience of future prospects requires us to create content in todays environment.  We need to feed the search engine machines, and we need to continually deliver content which educates or empowers those with whom we wish to do business.   For many professionals the “creativity process” is daunting. […]
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How much should you give away for free?
by Tony Vidler        It is difficult to work out how much of your expertise you should give away for free isn’t it?   Most professionals give away free hours as part of their marketing to try and engage new clients, and in some professions even give away entire services which have become commoditized, such […]
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How to get found on Twitter by prospects
by Tony Vidler        Twitter is crowded and noisy and it can be difficult to get found by your prospects…but there ARE a few things you can do that will help them find you.   It is worth getting right too, because Twitter is full of prospects who are engaged.  That is one of the […]
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How to engage your Facebook fans
by Tony Vidler        The biggest social media platform on the planet – everyone is there. So how best to engage with all these potential Facebook fans?   Professional services firms seem to struggle more than most  other businesses in this respect. It IS a challenge too: we have no tangible products to put on […]
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How to reach the “common client”
by Tony Vidler         I reckon our household is pretty common really. We are probably what could be called a pretty “common client”. It’s a pretty common target market for most professional services, and how the people in our house buy things is probably pretty common too.   Like buying a tree as a present […]
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How to share MultiMedia Content on LinkedIn
by Tony Vidler        Sharing great content on LinkedIn certainly helps in building a professional profile and to showcase your areas of expertise, and it is a very simple thing to do.   Most LinkedIn users who have done more than set up their basic profile have figured out how to share someone elses update […]
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Filling The Top Of The Funnel Through Twitter
by Tony Vidler        Loads of social media channels are great for business, but nothing fills the marketing funnel quickly quite like Twitter in my experience.   Everyone understands the “fill the funnel” concept of course, and the number one challenge for most professional services firms is getting the necessary volume of potential clients into […]
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Take a look at Twitter if you want new ideas
by Tony Vidler        Professionals still seem to be hesitant about Twitter, but it is well worth taking a look at Twitter if you are wanting new ideas for your business, or for content to use with your audience.   Whether those new ideas are about how to prospect or improve your marketing, or deep […]
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What is the mix of content which is engaging?
by Tony Vidler        As a consumer yourself you know that there is a need to mix up the content if you want to maximise audience engagement, after all, you tune out pretty quickly if someone is posting or sharing the same sort of stuff repeatedly don’t you?   Everyone does. Because it becomes boring. […]
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How much TIME do super-successful advisers spend marketing?
by Tony Vidler        We know that time is money.  We know that marketing costs money.  But the most successful advisers know that effective marketing costs more time than money. One of the most successful advisers I know says that he spends his work time thus: 20% in client facing meetings 10% running his business 70% […]
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