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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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3 Must Haves For Effective Marketing Copy
by Tony Vidler        For marketing copy to be truly effective it must have  “readability”. If something is easy to read and comprehend quickly then it will be effective – assuming the actual message wasn’t rubbish to begin with. If you have a good offer, or story, or service and can word that well then […]
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These 2 Questions Will Help Shape An Effective Message
by Tony Vidler        Waaaaay too many times each week I think “that is not an effective message”.  There is a lot of material prepared by well educated, articulate and thoughtful professionals that leaves me going “Huh?’ when I read it.  And I am not talking about their compliance-focussed advice process documents; I am talking […]
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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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First, Become Famous In Your Neighbourhood
by Tony Vidler        Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return? It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”. Without a compelling value […]
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If you have no better way to market yourself, there is this…
by Tony Vidler        When all else fails and you are at a loss to market yourself effectively the easiest marketing path is to sell “convenience”. One thing you can count on is that there will be a significant proportion of the market place that values convenience above all else.  We all know, because we […]
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An easy way to get noticed in a busy world by Prospects
by Tony Vidler        You often have to do something different to cut through the market noise and get noticed by prospects. In the digital age it can be remarkably effective to go low-tech, and re-visit some of the old ways.  There is little doubt that very few people invest the time in creating and […]
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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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How to create more compelling offers
by Tony Vidler        What financial advisers do is valuable, but it is often not compelling.  To creating more compelling offers  we need to bring the long term into short term focus, and the secret to that is defining short term gain. Becvause retirement is so far away…there’s plenty of time to do stuff, right?  […]
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5 basic tips for helping your next customers find you
by Tony Vidler        In a perfect world customers find you, rather than you having to find them.  The world is never entirely perfect of course, but certainly we can often do better in having customers find us…and the good news is that today’s customers are out there looking for the right provider.   We […]
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