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How Often Should We Contact Clients?
by Tony Vidler “How much is too much contact?” “How often is too often?” What is the right volume to contact clients? Much of the standard industry thinking around these questions is in fact quite dated I believe. For example, go back not that many years and good marketers providing a lot of […]
by Tony Vidler A financial advisory practice may be doing well and making money without knowing whether it is winning or losing compared to the rest of the market. You can be profitable, but still lagging the level of profitability of the bulk of the market. Or you could be borderline profitable but well ahead […]
by Tony Vidler Your clients will stay with you longer and be more valuable to you if you cross-sell more products and services to them. You will be more valuable to them if you sell more of what you do to them. Yes, yes…I know…there is that word “sell” and it doesn’t sit well […]
by Tony Vidler Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return? It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”. Without a compelling value […]
by Tony Vidler There’s too much emphasis now placed upon “what you know“. Who you know matters more if you want to have a successful business. I know…I know…heresy! (But hear me out). Most professional advisers today actually know enough. Sure, we always need to improve and there’s always more to learn and continuous […]
by Tony Vidler “Our clients did business with another adviser and didn’t call us to do it – Why?” How often have I heard this from advisers? Too often. It is possible that they just don’t think you are very good, or maybe they just don’t like you. Maybe that is why…but then, why […]
The Magnificent 7: who do you need if you want corporate clients?
by Tony Vidler One of more unusual things that has been observed over the years is that usually there are 7 people you have to get onboard to get a corporate client. Exactly who is in the “Magnificent 7” depends on the size of the firm, and even small firms will often involve 7 […]
by Tony Vidler One of the most powerful words in sales and marketing is “because”….and it doesn’t get used enough. …with BECAUSE we can link ideas of logic and emotion. The linking of logic and emotion makes ideas far more powerful and memorable because we can feel and analyse simultaneously. More importantly though it is […]
by Tony Vidler You should post on social media once a week. No. You should post 6 times a day! ummmm….how much is right? The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the platform you are using, and it depends on your target audience and their appetite for content or engagement, and it […]
by Tony Vidler “Great” is so subjective isn’t it? Having a “great practice” is a subjective assessment too…what is great to one adviser might be considered ordinary to another. But the true measure for each (I think) is: “When it is delivering the income and lifestyle that you imagined.” However, that outcome is potentially […]