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This is THE shift in how Professional Services marketing has changed
by Tony Vidler        This is how much professional services marketing has changed in just the last few years…the head of a national real estate firm which settles 14,000 deals a year explained the marketing process and how they achieve their results.  Here it is: Over 95% of all new customer enquiries now begin online. 100% of […]
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It’s a No Brainer: You should already be using Digital Marketing
by Tony Vidler        I still have conversations with advisers about whether they should be using digital marketing. Unbelievable, right? There are a lot of financial advisers still sitting on the fence when it comes to incorporating digital into the marketing mix, but it really is a no brainer. The perpetual marketing challenge is to […]
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The 6 Necessities of Modern Marketing for Financial Advisers
by Tony Vidler        I have no doubt that many financial advisers are struggling to understand what happened to their previously successful marketing methods.  Marketing for financial advisers was for years –  decades perhaps –  a simple matter of making a lot of calls and keeping a constant source of prospective future clients coming through […]
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Marketing Your Expertise Via Webinar
by Tony Vidler        Advisers attend plenty of webinars, but very few seem to use a webinar marketing program themselves for marketing to potential clients, and it is a marvellous opportunity (if done well) to really position your expertise. Prospects generally have no issue tuning in to watch broadcasts on any number of areas of interest, […]
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4 Ways to make your emails more effective marketing tools!
by Tony Vidler        Your emails should be effective marketing tools, because there is no doubt that the most frequently used method of business communication today is still email.  One could go so far as to say it is still the dominant digital marketing medium. If it is the dominant communication medium and already costing […]
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When To Take Online Engagement Offline
by Tony Vidler        A frequently asked question by professionals using digital marketing is “how, and when, do I take the online engagement offline into the real world?” Let’s assume for the exercise that you have made a new connection on Linked for example.  Often professionals will make new connections and then wonder what to […]
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When Social Media Marketing Sucks
by Tony Vidler        A lot of advisers tell me that social media marketing sucks for financial services. They know, because they have been trying to market themselves using social media and the results are not good for them.   If it isn’t working it must suck, right?  “Working” generally means “getting new prospects or […]
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Know, Like or Trust? Where do you start?
by Tony Vidler        By now pretty much everyone has got the mantra that people do business with people that they know, like and trust, but which comes first?  Where do you start? the Know, Like or Trust?   Simple questions perhaps, however when you are first meeting prospective clients and know full well that […]
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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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