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Social Media: Are you hogging the conversation?
by Tony Vidler You should post on social media once a week. No. You should post 6 times a day! ummmm….how much is right? The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the platform you are using, and it depends on your target audience and their appetite for content […]
11 Questions to think about before spending a marketing dollar
by Tony Vidler When advisers are about marketing they all too often focus on what tactics to pursue. This approach often results in disappointment as the marketing results fall short of expectations. The problem is the expectations were not thought about strategically, and the expectations were optimistically vague at best. Tactics are action-oriented….they […]
by Tony Vidler Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return? It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”. Without a […]
by Tony Vidler Which marketing tactics are worth considering for your professional promotion largely comes down at the start to being clear about whether you are wanting to be sen as a “General Practitioner” or whether you are trying to establish a position as a “specialist”. The tactics that will tend to work […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler The headline does all the work of grabbing attention to begin with, and if you don’t grab attention then there is no chance of having a prospective client decide to engage with your marketing. The logic is pretty simple really. The buying journey for any consumer begins with someone getting […]
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 […]