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Client Contact Frequency: How much is enough?
by Tony Vidler        The question of whether client contact frequency makes a discernible difference to the strength of the adviser-client relationship, or enhances the perceived value of the adviser to the client, is one which is still debated continuously.   How often is often enough is the burning question.   Some research done on […]
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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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Creating Happy Clients Is Not Enough
by Tony Vidler        Creating and keeping happy clients IS essential for the success of a professional practice.  There is no question about that.  But is it enough to help a practice grow at a greater than industry average pace?   I don’t believe so.   Being a great practitioner and running an efficient & […]
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Is Your Marketing Budget As Big As Your Dream?
by Tony Vidler        Nobody likes a budget – even financial advisers don’t. But a marketing budget for your business is a good budget…it’s an investment in growth.  Even well established advisory firms usually want growth as they usually  want to do more business with higher value and more challenging client cases. For early stage […]
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Why you should think of Prospects as “an Audience”
by Tony Vidler        The dominance of mobile search means prospects will typically first engage with you or your brand because of the content you’ve posted online.  So who is your content for?  It is essential to understand who your audience is.  Maybe even more importantly you must continually think of those prospective future clientele […]
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How To Produce Your Own Videos In The Office
by Tony Vidler        I’ve lost track of how many times I’m asked “how do you produce your own videos that you put out each week?”   The ugly truth is that I spend twice as long figuring out what I want to produce a video about than I do figuring out what I am […]
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5 Big Reasons Why Marketing Campaigns Fail
by Tony Vidler        We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why marketing campaigns “fail”. To be fair, few of us are trained in marketing at all so we do have to figure it out as we go along, and there is a lot of […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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The 5 Steps To An Effective Advertising Campaign
by Tony Vidler          To create an effective advertising campaign – one that gets you the results you wanted to begin with – there are 5 steps.  Many professional services firms miss at least a couple of them, and inevitably are disappointed with the results of their advertising efforts.   That is not surprising […]
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Bring Back The Long Lunch…it will be good for your business!
by Tony Vidler        Tom Peters suggested many years ago that one of the most effective marketing activities a professional could engage in were weekday lunches. 250 of them in fact over the course of the year.     That is perhaps a bit excessive in today’s environment (and for ageing waistlines), but the concept […]
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