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Niche or Nest: Which is Best?
by Tony Vidler The concept of niche marketing causes a lot of confusion, so I thought I’d add to the confusion by adding in “nest marketing” at the same time as challenging the view that professionals should find “A” niche. The easiest way for me to explain the difference between niche marketing and […]
by Tony Vidler Many general practitioners would like to be seen and accepted as a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not. They are already actually experts […]
by Tony Vidler While I am a fan of “measuring to manage well”, some things just can’t be measured accurately. That’s why I believe we should forget what the ROI of social media is, in the conventional sense. Here’s the metric that matters most when it comes to using social media for marketing: […]
Tailoring: Making Your Content Fit Your Audience’ Desires
by Tony Vidler One size does not fit all when it comes to content marketing: you need to make your content fit the audiences desires and moods. As more professionals tap into the power of content marketing and create a presence on multiple social media channels and integrate those with other marketing tactics […]
by Tony Vidler Sharing great content on LinkedIn certainly helps in building a professional profile and to showcase your areas of expertise, and it is a very simple thing to do. Most LinkedIn users who have done more than set up their basic profile have figured out how to share someone elses update […]
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. […]
by Tony Vidler “Advisers are finding success using social sites to cull prospects, build their brand, communicate with clients and improve their referral network” according to a recent article by Liz Skinner. Apparently some 85% of advisers in the US are now actively using social media if the results of a survey of just […]
An advisers engagement process might look something like this…
by Tony Vidler It is a rarity for a new customer to walk in off the street and just decide to buy some insurance or an investment product or a bit of planning from you, right? That probably hasn’t happened for 10 years (if ever!). So how do they decide to buy […]
To Friend or Not-Friend With Clients on Social Media? Well, are you a Burkini or a Naturist?
by Tony Vidler Connecting with clients on social media can lead to genuine friendships and closer relationships, which equals greater lifetime value of the client, right? But then….it can kill professional client relationships too. So what is the right thing to do when it comes to befriending clients on social channels? Friend, or […]
Where are the marketing opportunities to stand out?
by Tony Vidler Finding the right opportunities to build trust and connection with consumers who don’t know you yet, but who are thinking of engaging with someone like you, is the perennial marketing challenge. But where are those opportunities to do it well, and differently, for todays professional? It is helpful to […]