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Looking beyond the obvious for alliance partners
by Tony Vidler Great alliances with other businesses will enhance your marketing and brand and put you in front of more ideal prospects. There is a tendency however for everyone to go after the same sort of alliances, and it is very helpful to look beyond the obvious as there are an enormous number […]
by Tony Vidler For an industry focused on planning, advisers have a tendency to forget planning how they will build their influencers. I know that sounds like a heck of a generalisation, however it is one founded upon my own experience with advisers. Developing a centre-of-influence is often approached enthusiastically and with all […]
by Tony Vidler It is hard work perhaps but creating a strategic alliance is one of the smartest business building moves a practice can make. Perhaps it is because it is not an easy or quick thing to do that so many professional services businesses never do it, but those that do reap the […]
by Tony Vidler Knowing the secret to the words that sell a reader on engaging with your material is one of the most useful and powerful things you can discover. Research together with countless advertisements and marketing campaigns over decades have provided those of us doing business today with an abundance of knowledge – […]
by Tony Vidler Last week I was asked “when should I slow down or stop the marketing?” Answer: “Your marketing never stops. Never.” The rationale behind the question was the adviser has a good and large business – there are enough clients right now. So it wasn’t a stupid question by any stretch. […]
by Tony Vidler Coming up with a winning headline or subject line is the first objective when writing for clients or prospects. Anything else we have to say in the body of the message just doesn’t really matter if we can’t get their attention and engagement first. Whether we are writing for a […]
by Tony Vidler Professionals should take a leaf out of George’s playbook and share their story. Be like George. Who is George? He’s just a young man who is trying to get ahead in life and who took the initiative to get out and start marketing himself – and is doing […]
The Kardashian’s Can Teach Us Reputation Marketing
by Tony Vidler For many successful advisers their reputation is the critical marketing success factor in their careers. And who does “famous for simply being famous” better than the Kardashians? Reputation in professional services often drives more recommendations or referrals that lead to new business than practitioners generate from individual client referrals. Entire […]
by Tony Vidler Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is. Basically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line. Todays referrals often do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]
Answer the only question that matters and prospects will do what you want
by Tony Vidler The W.I.I.F.M. – The big “what’s in it for me?” question is the only question that matters to a prospect isn’t it? Strip away all the behavioural psychology and best practice advice process…forget sales technique and cunning tactics to trick people into opening their wallets. Just answer this question at […]