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Get Better Focus On YOUR Marketing Message
by Tony Vidler Getting attention in an era of message bombardment is tough, but there are techniques that can help you get better focus on YOUR marketing message. There is no doubt that professionals have to work that much harder to make valuable content stand out and get noticed. It is a challenge when we […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to building an audience of influencers, advocates, raving fans and interested spectators, it all begins with having your own Tight 5. If you follow rugby you probably got it straight away, but if you don’t follow rugby then this analogy will seem wierd, so humour me for a moment […]
How to protect your brand and reputation on social media
by Tony Vidler You would think professionals would take more care of their reputation. I mean it is their livelihood, right? You’d also think that professionals using social media would set themselves some guidelines on what stuff they will and won’t allow to have atached to their reputation…but nope. Confusion about what one should […]
Are you offering Advice clients Fast Food or Fine Dining?
by Tony Vidler Many advisers are unsure about what they offer advice clients – cheap and cheerful advice on the fly, or a superb planning experience. Both do the job, albeit in different ways. But offering fast food at silver service prices is a business model that will struggle…and that’s what happens when there […]
Your Reputation IS Your Personal Brand – and it is what matters most
by Tony Vidler For most advisers the only brand that truly matters is, or should be, their personal brand. Not the corporate brand, or licensees brand, or dealer group or avourite financial insititutions…YOUR brand. And when it comes to your personal brand, reputation is everything really. A lot of professionals get their branding […]
Good Content marketing: It isn’t written the way you were taught to write…
by Tony Vidler Advisers getting into content marketing or just trying to create an audience for their brand are often confused about how best to communicate – or develope a style which balances personality with professionalism. Inevitably they ask “what is the correct way to write?” The grammar-nazi’s certainly have their views and […]
A simple way to boost your ROI with your daily emails
by Tony Vidler Have you thought about the ROI you get on your daily emails? Probably not, because rarely do we think of the 100 emails we send 1-to-1 daily as “marketing” so we also don’t think of them in terms of the return on investment either. But we should…in fact it might just be […]
You COULD generate more referrals than you could handle if you use digital well
by Tony Vidler Regular readers will know that I am a massive fan of using social media and other digital marketing tools and tactics, especially in professional services where we are trying to market our expertise, rather than sell a tangible product. My reasons are simple: we need to create recognition in our target markets […]
by Tony Vidler The ultimate goal in building a strong personal brand is to own a word in your target markets mind. It may be own a phrase rather than own “a word” of course, but the point is you want to be KNOWN for something. You want to create a position where your target […]
by Tony Vidler Content marketing is finally starting to gain traction with financial advisers but many struggle with working out what content to share, and most still think they have to create it all themselves. There is significant merit in curating content – sharing other folks great contributions with your audience…you DON’T have to […]