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Are you making the most of your email marketing opportunities?
by Tony Vidler Possibly THE most important marketing tool any adviser has is email. It is the critical link between marketing and sales….the thing that connects the leads, or opportunities created by your marketing efforts, into engaged prospects and ultimately clients as it is the primary means of moving to personalised advice or engagement. […]
Engagement Marketing is not asking “Will you marry me?”
by Tony Vidler Many financial advisers have not yet grasped the fundamental of engagement marketing, and that is don’t race to ask someone if they want to buy something. Seems a simple enough concept doesn’t it? It is akin to asking a brand new dating partner “will you marry me?” when they haven’t yet decided […]
What IS good content for sharing and engaging prospects?
by Tony Vidler When it comes to creating GOOD content that is engaging prospects and your target audience there are a few things to get right, but most of the things you need to get right are not really about what you write or produce. So what makes really good content is not […]
by Tony Vidler There are some great reasons to go digital in your advice process, especially if you live in a city where traffic gridlock, exorbitant parking costs and insane commercial rents drive up your overheads and kill your productivity. For many advisers now of course, there is no choice but to go digital-only. […]
by Tony Vidler If you are an adviser who has mastered digital marketing then you don’t need to read this. If you’re an adviser who thinks having a website IS the digital marketing plan, then you need to read on. My reason for being that blunt at the outset is that I want to just […]
Advisers should use Facebook – and think like clients when doing it
by Tony Vidler Most Advisers using digital marketing today have Facebook as part of their marketing strategy, and I see most using it wrong in my view. Facebook can be an immensely powerful element of your content marketing, or engagement marketing, if it is used well. The key to using it effectively is […]
The Continuous Cycle That Is Social Media Marketing
by Tony Vidler Marketing via social media is a bit like riding a bike: you have to keep pedalling that cycle or the lack of momentum will make it fall over. Many professionals beginning with social media as part of their marketing mix fail to recognise that continual movement is a critical part of making […]
by Tony Vidler Content marketing is finally starting to gain traction with financial advisers but many struggle with working out what content to share, and most still think they have to create it all themselves. There is significant merit in curating content – sharing other folks great contributions with your audience…you DON’T have to […]
How to work out which digital tactics are your best shot
by Tony Vidler Digital marketing MUST be on every advisers radar by now, but which digital tactics are best for your practice remains a burnbing question it seems. The answer to that depends on what you are trying to achieve from digital marketing of course, and as always, one should begin with the end […]
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the advice business is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the […]
Some Social Security stats:
4/10 elderly Americans would have income below the poverty line w/o SS
Half of senior citizens get at least 50% of their retirement income from SS
1 in 4 seniors receives 90% of their retirement income from SS