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Is Your Marketing Budget As Big As Your Dream?
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. […]
by Tony Vidler Loads of social media channels are great for business, but nothing fills the marketing funnel quickly quite like Twitter in my experience. Everyone understands the “fill the funnel” concept of course, and the number one challenge for most professional services firms is getting the necessary volume of potential clients into […]
by Tony Vidler Professionals still seem to be hesitant about Twitter, but it is well worth taking a look at Twitter if you are wanting new ideas for your business, or for content to use with your audience. Whether those new ideas are about how to prospect or improve your marketing, or deep […]
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. […]
Big Ticks: Best Stories For Professional Advisers This Week
by Tony Vidler Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead. These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they are […]
by Tony Vidler One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine. A combination of mini-systems and components that keep the whole motor running at full speed. Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements. They haven’t built the full system – and then of course they […]
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 […]
Many financial services firms & advisers have mistaken asset allocation calculator questionnaires for risk tolerance tests.
Here are 10 common myths about risk tolerance.