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Your Marketing Tactics? Well, it depends…
by Tony Vidler        Which marketing tactics are worth considering for your professional promotion largely comes down at the start to being clear about your desired positioning.  Are you wanting to be seen as a “General Practitioner” or are you trying to establish a position as a “Specialist” for a start?   The tactics that […]
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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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Generalist or Specialist, You Can Still Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler        Some advisers opt to head down either the generalist or specialist path simply becuase that is what gives them professional satisfaction – and it is not about achieving particular commercial objectives. They work the way they do because they enjoy it.  Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth […]
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You Deliver Value, So Why Not Promise Value Up-Front?
by Tony Vidler        Why not promise value up-front if you know you can deliver that? It sems an obvious question to ask, yet I find myself continually asking it of financial advisers. Nearly every professional gives an initial “no obligation meeting” to prospective clients, and nearly everyone delivers value to those prospects during that initial […]
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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Practice
by Tony Vidler        The first place you should market your practice and your own expertise is inside your own practice. Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining and crafting your value proposition and marketing messages, where you can “field test” campaigns and promotional ideas, and most importantly, […]
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Niche or Nest Marketing: Which is Best?
by Tony Vidler        Niche marketing and nest marketing are concepts which are often confused, or referred to interchangably, by advisers. They are not the same thing, and they are also not even mutually exclusive: you can do both of course.  In fact I’d challenge the view that professionals should find “A” niche…why wouldn’t you […]
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What is “Good” Content To Use In Your Marketing?
by Tony Vidler        With prospects taking longer than ever to convert into clients, “good” content has become king as that is what keeps them engaged as they move along their buying journey.  Notice I said “good” content…..not just any old content.   But what is “good”?  Content which is good is the content which […]
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Build An Audience Through Twitter
by Tony Vidler        Instead of “prospecting” shift the thinking to how to build an audience if you want a pool of potential future clients who might engage you.  That is one of the main factors in creating ongoing demand for advisory services in todays world.   Consumers are choosing when and how to engage, […]
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12 Prospect Barriers WE Must Address
by Tony Vidler        There are many barriers which can prevent a prospect from engaging in the professional financial advice process, and those prospect barriers are our problem to address.  WE have to try and eliminate or negate all of them.     The first step in understanding how to negate them is of course […]
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Make Your Testimonials Resonate With Prospects
by Tony Vidler        Testimonials are great marketing, but they are losing their effectiveness a little if you still do them conventionally.  All is not lost with testimonials however, as one small change CAN make them resonate with your target audience a little better.   Consumers are not silly and they know we are never […]
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