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Is Your Value Proposition Consistent With Your Strategy?
by Tony Vidler Two areas advisers wrestle with forever seem to be creating a value proposition and creating a strategy. There is a way of helping to define both in broad terms quickly, and that carries the massive advantage of ensuring that the two are aligned. Your value proposition should reinforce where you are […]
by Tony Vidler For anyone in professional services reputation is everything today. It is a trust-creator, or a trust-killer. Basically everything you do – every engagement you work on, every social media post, everything you do at a function – adds to or detracts from your reputation. A professional’s personal reputation is […]
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 […]
Marketing Your Firm, and Marketing You are 2 different things
by Tony Vidler Understanding that marketing your firm and marketing you are 2 separate things is something that most professionals seem to overlook, or perhaps not understand. For most of us there are at least 2 brands at play in the market (if not more), being the corporate brand of the practice or […]
What The Kardashian’s Can Teach Us About Reputation Marketing
by Tony Vidler For many successful advisers their reputation is the critical marketing success factor in their careers. And who has done reputation marketing – or “famous just for being famous” – better than the Kardashians? Reputation in professional services often drives more recommendations or referrals that lead to new business than practitioners […]
The powerful marketing tool that you use every day, but hardly use for actual marketing
by Tony Vidler The most powerful marketing tool most professionals have is the one they use scores of times daily, but which they usually do not do any actual marketing with. email. Love it or loathe it, we all use it. It is not going away anytime soon, and it is not about […]
Getting to the point where “Ideal Prospects Call Me!”
by Tony Vidler Who doesn’t want to be getting to the point where “ideal prospects call me” – and preferably continuously. Being so busy with new client opportunities that you just can’t handle them….So many incoming calls from ideal prospects in fact that we have to put our fees up just to control the […]
Peer-To-Peer Marketing: it’s just one Business Owner to another
by Tony Vidler Research keeps telling us that peer-to-peer marketing, or old fashioned word-of-mouth advertising and recommendations, is still the most effective form of marketing there is. Virtually no discriminating consumer today trusts advertising – and virtually all consumers who are prospective professional services clients are discriminating in that they are increasingly selective, wary […]
by Tony Vidler Do financial adviser titles matter? A good question given the number of advisers who seem to try and elevate their professional positioning by referring to themselves as something other than “a financial adviser”. You know what I mean….financial advisers who have titles like “Risk Mitigation Specialist” or “Personal Financial Manager”…. Something […]
How to get better positioning with LinkedIn Endorsements
by Tony Vidler A feature of LinkedIn which is particularly helpful to a professionals’ positioning is the “Skills & Endorsements” section of your individual profile. This section is only helpful though if it fairly reflects you expertise and there is a reasonable volume of support attesting that you do have that expertise. Unfortunately this is […]