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Little Giveaways Can Generate Recomendations
by Tony Vidler If you want to generate recommendations from clients and prospects it pays to understand how it is a different process from getting referrals, and if referrals are “the gold medal” then recommendations are the “silver”. Not the ultimate perhaps, but well worth having, and arguable a little easier to get. […]
If you’re converting only 1 in 10 prospects you have a problem
by Tony Vidler There was a time when converting 10% of your prospects was the path to career success as a financial adviser. Hard to believe perhaps, but true. Everyone starting in a sales role was told to just “see the people, see the people, see the people!”? The expectation was that our fame and fortune […]
Sharing your content: how much leg should you show?
by Tony Vidler When it comes to content sharing, how much is too much? Or not enough? To use the old and incredibly politically incorrect line: “how much leg should a lady show?” General disclaimer to begin with: I m not inviting allegations of sexism and general trashing of whatever reputation I have […]
by Tony Vidler There is something that financial advisers are proving to be not good at doing: That is “Being There”. In this country Statistics NZ compile data from the census every few years and there is a standout statistic that should have financial advisers getting much busier: 7 out of 10 adult consumers […]
by Tony Vidler As a consumer yourself you know that there is a need to mix up the content if you want to maximise audience engagement, after all, you tune out pretty quickly if someone is posting or sharing the same sort of stuff repeatedly don’t you? Everyone does. Because it becomes boring. To […]
Are you making the most of your email marketing opportunities?
by Tony Vidler Possibly THE most important marketing tool any adviser has is email. It is the critical link between marketing and sales….the thing that connects the leads, or opportunities created by your marketing efforts, into engaged prospects and ultimately clients as it is the primary means of moving to personalised advice or engagement. […]
Engagement Marketing is not asking “Will you marry me?”
by Tony Vidler Many financial advisers have not yet grasped the fundamental of engagement marketing, and that is don’t race to ask someone if they want to buy something. Seems a simple enough concept doesn’t it? It is akin to asking a brand new dating partner “will you marry me?” when they haven’t yet decided […]
by Tony Vidler It would be fair to say that adviser marketing is not a specialty subject for most advisers…they are usually great technicians and deliverers of financial advice and coaching, and they are usually great at selling and relationship management at an individual level. Not so great at getting the marketing going though…. […]
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 Sad but true apparently: The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader. That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with […]