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Are You “Marketing” The Right Message?
by Tony Vidler Do you know what business you are in? Are you marketing 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 and brand? Many professionals focus their marketing message on the […]
Describe Your Services In Practical Terms To Get More Buy-In
by Tony Vidler Advice should, almost by definition, be “practical”. It should be a clear course of action that a client can use to achieve a specific outcome. Why don’t we describe our advice services that way then? Consumers often struggle to understand what we can achieve for them (or help them achieve), […]
What A Practice Needs In Order To Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth. Some want a business which just produces a steady income, or a job, and that’s ok. If on the other hand you aspire to have a high growth firm there are a couple of pretty important strategic decisions to nail. […]
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 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 & […]
by Tony Vidler You probably want more business for your practice, and almost certainly want to do more business with higher value and more challenging client cases. Well, something has to change. Something has to be done differently to get those opportunities. That something is “marketing”. Your marketing has to change. I […]
by Tony Vidler We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why a marketing campaign was a “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 […]
Why you should think of Prospects as “an Audience”
by Tony Vidler With the shift to content marketing fuelled by consumer’s online searching, it is essential tor understand who your audience is. More importantly though, it is important to continually think of your future clientele as an audience until such time as they choose to do business with you. “Audience” might seem […]
An easy way to create good content when you don’t feel creative
by Tony Vidler Building an engaged audience of future prospects requires us to create content in todays environment. We need to feed the search engine machines, and we need to continually deliver content which educates or empowers those with whom we wish to do business. For many professionals the “creativity process” is daunting. […]