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Incentives For Clients: What is appropriate?
by Tony Vidler What incentives are appropriate for encouraging clients to refer other clients? Are incentives appropriate at all? Some would even ask “Why provide incentives at all? Surely if the product or the advice is good value in itself then no further incentive is needed?” These questions around incentives for promotions […]
by Tony Vidler Knowing the secret to the words that sell a reader on engaging with your material is one of the most useful and powerful things you can discover. Research together with countless advertisements and marketing campaigns over decades have provided those of us doing business today with an abundance of knowledge – […]
The Secret To Creating Effective Marketing Messages
by Tony Vidler For any marketing message to be effective there are a number of things that one has to get right – but there is a bit of a formula! The first “secret” in effective marketing messages is that they are written for an individual reader. We are trying to create the sense of […]
by Tony Vidler At some point most professionals consider using advertising as a means of lead generation, and usually it doesn’t work quite as well as they hoped. There are a few things to get right when it comes to creating advertising which generates the results you hoped for but the most obvious reason […]
Details Matter: They Can Double The Return On Your Marketing
by Tony Vidler Details matter. That attitude was a significant contributor to Apple’s success. It was the centrepiece of Steve Jobs approach to design. It made him (and Apple) swags of money. While beautiful design is not really the forte of professional services firms, we do share something in common with Apple back when […]
by Tony Vidler Getting attention in an era of message bombardment is tough, but there are techniques that can help you get better focus on YOUR marketing message. There is no doubt that professionals have to work that much harder to make valuable content stand out and get noticed. It is a challenge when we […]
One tactic to make people remember your message…in just another moment…
by Tony Vidler Ever wondered why infomercials or news broadcasts come up with lines like this: “XYZ Corporation closed its doors on customers today leaving 10,000 without the products they had paid for already…more on that shortly.” The “more on that shortly” part creates intrigue of course….but the reason why TV stations do this […]
3 things your marketing message must do to get quick wins
by Tony Vidler “Long term marketing ideas are great, but what do I need to do to get some quick results?” A fair question…sometimes we need our marketing message to produce some pretty quick results – which it can do if you get 3 things right. In this weeks Quick Tips video […]
4 Ways to make your emails effective marketing tools!
by Tony Vidler 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. It begs the question “why don’t more professionals put more effort into making it a central part of […]
You know it is time to review the marketing plan when…
by Tony Vidler It seems advisers think this is the time of the year to review their marketing plan…but perhaps any time of the year is the “right” time to review it? The “right time” to review your marketing plan is when it isn’t providing the results you wanted, or needed in your […]