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You are already using Digital Marketing daily, so why not use it well?
by Tony Vidler        From what I observe, around 50% of professionals today still say they do not use digital marketing – and a fair proportion of those who say they don’t also say they don’t ever intend to use it either.  However, from what I actually observe when it comes to how many professionals do […]
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Consumers won’t use Financial Planners until they know what we do…
by Tony Vidler        “Only 2% of consumers would go to a financial planner to take out life or other personal insurance” “Only 9% of consumers would go to a financial planner for retirement planning” “12% of consumers would seek investment advice from a financial planner” Wow.     What on earth do consumers think […]
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Publishing Content: it’s where authority meets effective marketing
by Tony Vidler        Every professional should aspire to being an Authority to their chosen audience in my view. The ideal is you have top-of-mind-awareness with your target market of course, but more than just being the first person they think of when a particular issue arises, you want to be positioned as their only viable […]
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Here is the closest thing you’ll get to a marketing “free lunch”
by Tony Vidler        Who doesn’t love free marketing?  This would have to be of the more valuable free marketing things you’ll ever find if you want to grow your business: Google Keyword Planner.   It is the closest thing there is to a “free lunch”. In fact it is probable the closest thing you’ll find […]
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The 1 Thing You Need To Actually Make Your Strategy Work For You
by Tony Vidler        For most professional services firms today the strategic challenge of the moment is determining what the right strategy is that will work for the firm rather than making it work. But when you do settle on your strategy you then have to make it work – and that is a separate challenge. […]
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Building A Business: Lessons from Championship Teams
by Tony Vidler        Building a great advice business means building systems and capacity and people which leave as little as possible to chance. It is about building a dependable service and advice delivery system that continually generates sufficient revenue and happy customers, right?  Consistent results from consistent performance equals a great advice business.   […]
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The Financial Advice Profession: Are we there yet?
by Tony Vidler        The incessant debate about whether financial advice can be called a profession or whether it is an “industry” keeps rolling along and mostly the debate is within the industry. Those who are not financial advisers don’t debate it because the answer is fairly clear to them I am guessing….after all; if it […]
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How do you prepare clients to recommend you?
by Tony Vidler        Having clients recommend you remains the best marketing tactic there is, bar none. Despite plenty of research is telling us that our future clients are making buying decisions differently today, than say 5 years ago and despite the impact of online content and search many consumers still ask their friends and […]
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LinkedIN for Financial Advisers
The Top 10 Tips for Advisers to get some LinkedIn value
by Tony Vidler        Advisers use of LinkedIn generally leaves a lot to be desired and too many treat it as a static display of their CV.  It is a networking platform upon which too few actually do any networking.  To get good value from it follow the basics of networking that you already know…engage in […]
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Which CRM is right for you?
by Tony Vidler        I am losing track of how often I get asked “which CRM do you recommend?”  It is a huge decision for a professional service business, and an area where every solution offered seems to fall a little short in one aspect or another.   The problem is that for a financial […]
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