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5 Big Reasons Why Marketing Campaigns Fail
by Tony Vidler        We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why a marketing campaign was a “fail”.   To be fair, few of us are trained in marketing at all so we do have to figure it out as we go along, and […]
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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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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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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Firm
by Tony Vidler        The first place for any professional to market their firm and their own expertise is inside their own practice.   Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining your value proposition, and where you can “field tests” campaign and promotional ideas, and most importantly, it […]
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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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Forget the ROI of Social Media…
by Tony Vidler        While I am a fan of “measuring to manage well”, some things just can’t be measured accurately.  That’s why I believe we should forget what the ROI of social media is, in the conventional sense.   Here’s the metric that matters most when it comes to using social media for marketing: […]
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Tailoring: Making Your Content Fit Your Audience’ Desires
by Tony Vidler        One size does not fit all when it comes to content marketing: you need to make your content fit the audiences desires and moods.   As more professionals tap into the power of content marketing and create a presence on multiple social media channels and integrate those with other marketing tactics […]
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Marketing Your Firm, and Marketing You are 2 different things
by Tony Vidler        Understanding that marketing your firm and marketing your personal brand are 2 separate things is something that most professionals seem to overlook, or perhaps not understand.   For most of us there are at least 2 brands at play in the market (if not more), being the corporate brand of the […]
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10 Steps To Programming Clients For Referrals
by Tony Vidler        Getting referrals is usually a very hit & miss thing for professionals…IF they remember to put the issue on the table at all.   Then there is the angst-filled question of when it is best to table the topic….early in an interview, or at the end? When someone is still a prospect, […]
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