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Creating Happy Clients Is Not Enough
by Tony Vidler        Creating and keeping happy clients IS essential for the success of a professional practice.  There is no question about that.  But is it enough to help a practice grow at a greater than industry average pace?   I don’t believe so.   Being a great practitioner and running an efficient & […]
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Is Your Marketing Budget As Big As Your Dream?
by Tony Vidler        Nobody likes a budget – even financial advisers don’t. But a marketing budget for your business is a good budget…it’s an investment in growth.  Even well established advisory firms usually want growth as they usually  want to do more business with higher value and more challenging client cases. For early stage […]
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Take a look at Twitter if you want new ideas
by Tony Vidler        If you want new ideas for how to develope your business or inspiration for your own content marketing then you really should look at Twitter.  It is a platform that many advisers have simply ignored as far as I can see, but it is well worth taking a look at.   […]
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Why you should think of Prospects as “an Audience”
by Tony Vidler        The dominance of mobile search means prospects will typically first engage with you or your brand because of the content you’ve posted online.  So who is your content for?  It is essential to understand who your audience is.  Maybe even more importantly you must continually think of those prospective future clientele […]
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5 Big Reasons Why Marketing Campaigns Fail
by Tony Vidler        We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why marketing campaigns “fail”. To be fair, few of us are trained in marketing at all so we do have to figure it out as we go along, and there is a lot of […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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Here is how to work out WHERE to compete
by Tony Vidler        A cornerstone of great strategy is understanding where to compete in the market…or rather, which area of expertise or service offering to lead with in the marketing efforts.   Once the target market clients have been worked out (so we know who we want to appeal to) we have to decide […]
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The 5 Steps To An Effective Advertising Campaign
by Tony Vidler          To create an effective advertising campaign – one that gets you the results you wanted to begin with – there are 5 steps.  Many professional services firms miss at least a couple of them, and inevitably are disappointed with the results of their advertising efforts.   That is not surprising […]
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Make Your Marketing A Money Machine
by Tony Vidler        One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine that keeps producing money.  A money machine which is a combination of mini-systems and components that keeps the whole motor running at full speed.   Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements.  They haven’t built […]
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An easy way to create content when you don’t feel creative
by Tony Vidler        Building an engaged audience of future prospects requires us to create content in todays environment.  We need to feed the search engine machines, and we need to continually deliver content which educates or empowers those with whom we wish to do business.  They take time to decide who to choose to […]
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