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Using Facebook For Business: Where’s the line?
by Tony Vidler Many advisers wanting more customers are hesitant about using Facebook for business as they struggle to figure out where the line is between being social and being commercial and being too personal. Understandable really…it IS a blurry area for everyone, including the consumers who don’t really go to Facebook for business […]
by Tony Vidler Lead Generation is the primary goal of content (or engagement) marketing for many. The effort and time invested in producing, sourcing and delivering content to an audience of potential future clients has a single purpose, and that is to move them closer to wanting to do business with you. […]
by Tony Vidler It is difficult to work out how much of your expertise or know-how you should give away for free isn’t it? Most professionals give away free hours as part of their marketing to try and engage new clients, and in some professions even give away entire services which have become commoditized, […]
by Tony Vidler The biggest social media platform on the planet – everyone is there. So how best to engage with all these potential Facebook company page fans who just might one day become clients, or at the very least become advocates? Professional services firms seem to struggle more than most other businesses […]
by Tony Vidler Why do some advisers seem to do so well and get such great social media ROI while others find it fruitless? There are financial advisers literally building businesses on the back of social media – it is that powerful for them. Yet there are hordes of advisers who would suggest that social […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you need more clients then you probably need different skills
by Tony Vidler Financial advisers who need more clients need to be better marketers than salespeople in todays environment. For most that means they probably need new, or more, skills. Not more technical skills; more commercial skills. While financial advisers have been figuring out how to get ever-more-compliant and deliver yet-more-paper over the […]
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 […]
The wealthy may avoid $163 billion in taxes every year. Here’s how they do it
The wealthiest Americans may be avoiding $163 billion in income taxes every year, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Here’s how