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25 Words and Phrases that KILL your subject line
by Tony Vidler        We all hear about nthe importance of the subject line in a message, and then spend hours carefully constructing messages and marketing campaigns and thinking that we’ve come up with a winning subject line.  Often however we make the mistake of including one of the words or phrases in the subject […]
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The Madness of Creating Videos Without a Master Plan
by Tony Vidler        A little while ago I participated in a survey on marketing by financial advisers internationally.  The results were intriguing in that clearly there is widespread recognition by advisers of the importance and effectiveness of creating videos as a communication and marketing medium, however there is a disconnect too as the majority […]
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How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler        Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that. Video testimonials are even better for business – and not everyone has got THAT yet. Being able to see the body language, and hear the inflections in a clients voice as they talk about their positive experience, are far more […]
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The most preferred, and most effective, client communication tool?
by Tony Vidler        Engaging with clients and prospects is critical to getting the right business from the right people, and there is a surefire client communication winner (still): The humble electronic newsletter.   Let’s begin by thinking about what you are trying to achieve with any client engagement method and you will probably come […]
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creating brand advocates for ongoing referral business
Creating A Culture Of Client Advocacy For Your Practice
by Tony Vidler        In an ideal world all of our ideal clients would become active “brand advocates” for us…client advocacy would be the key driver of growth in our client base, wouldn’t it?  Our clients whey would be so in love with how our advice and expertise has positively changed their world that they’d […]
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educate your prospects to convert them into customers
You Can Become A Trusted Brand Before Clients Even Meet You
by Tony Vidler        For any individual adviser becoming “the trusted brand” in your target markets mind has to be the main marketing goal.  The importance of great engagement with prospective customers cannot be over-emphasised here…it is THE fundamental shift in effective marketing techniques over the last decade because it is the solution to the fundamental […]
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How are you planning to differentiate and stand out?
by Tony Vidler        You have to differentiate to stand out and attract business…but where do you do that. How do you do that? Well, it begins by thinking strategically about where you want to do it.   I remembering reading way back in one of the academic tomes on marketing that there were 5 […]
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get quick wins from your marketing
3 things your marketing message must do to get quick wins
by Tony Vidler        “Long term marketing ideas are great, but what do I need to do to get some quick results?”   A fair question…sometimes we need our marketing message to produce some pretty quick results – which it can do if you get 3 things right.   In this weeks Quick Tips video […]
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Target Marketing? Follow the seam of gold if you find it, but don’t spend money looking for it
by Tony Vidler        Whenever I hear advisers talk about target marketing they seem to think it is an “either/or” choice. One has to be focussed on the ideal client only and ignore everyone else, or alternatively, you have to be focussed on dealing with as many potential clients as possible and give up on […]
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Your key for unlocking endless creative content ideas
by Tony Vidler        How we engage with prospective customers has changed fundamentally in the last few years, and smart operators know that delivering engagement and meaningful content is critical to establishing authority, credibility and relevance for your target market.  In fact, ongoing engagement while consumers choose when they will engage is 90% of the […]
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