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To grow your practice, “Get out and make more mistakes”
by Tony Vidler You want to grow your practice, right? Well my first piece of advice may seem odd but it is this: “get out and make more mistakes” Dangerous advice! Reckless even perhaps…. …however it is the best way to grow. It is also the only way to innovate or to […]
To Be a Recognised Expert You Must Be Willing To Be A Target
by Tony Vidler If you become a recognised expert then business will find its way to you. Prospecting per se ceases to be a problem. Getting to be that recognised expert can be a costless and effective way of marketing yourself as industry, local or national media is constantly looking for opinion-shapers and insight. […]
by Tony Vidler A core objective of great marketing is to get noticed, and what generates more notice than strong, well articulated and thoughtful opinions on topical issues? Forming and then delivering an opinion is what professional advisers do for a living. With every client and every engagement opinions are created and expressed. Virtually […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]