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How To Crack The Content Creation Conundrum
by Tony Vidler        Content Creation appears to be the Number 1 barrier for professionals wanting to use digital marketing tactics.  Inevitably I seem to hear   “……Yeah, I think social media would be useful….but I have nothing to write about and nothing to say….“   Creating content is an issue.  Just as big an […]
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How to influence clients with “Social Proof”
by Tony Vidler        One of the primary functions of the professional adviser is to influence clients to make change.  Or sometimes, influence them not to change things.   Our role is to manage client behaviour to help generate the desired outcomes that clients want.  We must get them to act, or not act, in order […]
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You know it is time to review the marketing plan when…
by Tony Vidler        Any time of the year is the “right” time to review your marketing plan, but there are definitely times – or signs – that it should be done even if you weren’t really planning to review it this particular time.   The “right time” to review your marketing plan is when […]
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Compliance & social media use for financial advisers
How Advisers can remain compliant while using social media
by Tony Vidler        The difficulty of using social media but remaining compliant as a financial adviser seems to be a concerrn cited as a reason to not use social media by those advisers.  Various aspects of “compliance” are cited: the provision of best practice advice, privacy constraints, or legal responsibilities to a corporate stakeholder, […]
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Tailoring Your Content Marketing To Fit Your Audience
by Tony Vidler        One size does not fit all when it comes to content marketing: you need to tailor your content fit your audiences’ desires and needs.  It needs to be made to measure as it were.   As more professionals tap into the power of content marketing and create a presence on multiple […]
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Figure Out Where To Compete In “Online Search”
by Tony Vidler        Online search matters for every professional today, no matter what sort of practice they are trying to build or what type of clients they are trying to attract.   It matters even if you think you aren’t using digital marketing tactics.    Because even if you are marketing in traditional (offline) […]
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Taking advantage of Online Reviews
by Tony Vidler        Online reviews of virtually everything – including professional advisers – are now part of the landscape.  You can choose it ignore them, but they won’t ignore you.   Consumers are used to leaving their opinion about their service experience on LinkedIn, Facebook, Tripadvisor and a thousand others…and they will increasingly leave […]
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Use This If You Want Consumers Attention Quickly
by Tony Vidler        If you really want to reach out and connect with prospects and get consumers attention quickly then it makes sense to look at using the communications method that they overwhelmingly majority prefer: text messaging.   SMS. Text. Texting.  Call it what you will…study after study shows the effectiveness both in terms […]
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Are You “Marketing” The Right Message?
by Tony Vidler        Do you know what business you are in? Are you clear on what you achieve for customers?   Does your marketing message reinforce that?   Are you marketing what it is you actually DO, rather than what you know or who you are…or worse: you are marketing some other businesses products […]
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Taking Charge Of Our Digital Moments Of Truth
by Tony Vidler        So much is done via digital engagement today by our clients and prospects that there literally hundreds of “digital moments of truth” for our practice on a daily basis.  A “moment of truth” is that instant during interaction with our firm when a customers expectations are tested.  The rise of digital interaction […]
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