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4 Ways to make your emails effective marketing tools!
by Tony Vidler There is no doubt that the most frequently used method of business communication today is still email. One could go so far as to say it is still the dominant digital marketing medium. It begs the question “why don’t more professionals put more effort into making it a central part of […]
"Be Someone" if you want to stand out and succeed.
by Tony Vidler A professional service business built around a product is not a good service business. A professional service business should be built around either the “service” part, or the “professional” part. Or perhaps both. Many of todays professionals seem to still not get it though, and think marketing is about […]
You know it is time to review the marketing plan when…
by Tony Vidler It seems advisers think this is the time of the year to review their marketing plan…but perhaps any time of the year is the “right” time to review it? The “right time” to review your marketing plan is when it isn’t providing the results you wanted, or needed in your […]
When you cannot think of a better way to market yourself, try this…
by Tony Vidler When all else fails and you are at a loss to market your particular value as an adviser, the safest marketing path is to sell “convenience”. We all know, because we all do it, it is simply more convenient to go to the supermarket than an array of specialty shops. […]
Does Social Media ACTUALLY work for financial advisers?
by Tony Vidler It seems the question is still being asked by most advisers on social media: does it actually work in growing an advisory business? Remarkably, most professionals that I meet and talk to still consider social media to be some sort of “teenager or millennial thing”, or “something which doesn’t seem […]
An old-school attention-grabbing technique that still works!
by Tony Vidler In the bid to cut through the clutter and noise that surrounds prospects today we often overlook the simple things that used to work – and still will work if we use them. In fact, arguably some of the old-school marketing techniques are potentially more useful in the digital world simply because […]
by Tony Vidler In order to be different, and stand out in a positive way in a crowded and noisy marketplace, it pays to do things a little differently to your key competitors. But just “A little differently” doesn’t mean you have to be radical. The first step in working out how and where […]
by Tony Vidler Facebook…love it or loathe it….it matters in creating an online brand. In the serious world of professional services with all its technical jargon, graphs, charts, acronyms and incredibly dull stuff as far as the average consumer is concerned, Facebook presents an opportunity to showcase individuals as unique personalities. Therein […]
Word of Mouth prospecting is still where it is at!
by Tony Vidler Digital marketing and using social media to create an audience and engage with prospective customers is essential for professional services today…BUT… Word-of-mouth marketing is still where it’s at in professional services. In fact, it is more important than ever before. The more impersonal that society becomes and the […]
THE Business Opportunity for Professional Advisers
by Tony Vidler The typical small business is only doing one of two things: growing, or going…. …and THERE is a fabulous opportunity for today’s professional adviser. Regardless of which research you read there is a constant theme: Small Business Owners have some real issues, and clearly a significant proportion of SME owners […]