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How Effective is Advertising For Lead Generation?
by Tony Vidler Lead generation advertising is one of those things that every firm considers and is willing to do…but only if they are confident it will work. And every firm has seen too much of it that doesn’t work to have confidence in spending big money on lead generation advertising. Yet, there is […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to advising clients to change course or do something new we should remember the reasons why people buy anything, including “advice”. If we want our advice to be effective (and lead the client to do something better than they are currently doing) then it is best to make […]
by Tony Vidler Do you know what business you are in? Are you clear on what you achieve for customers? Does your marketing message reinforce 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 […]
Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Practice
by Tony Vidler The first place you should market your practice and your own expertise is inside your own practice. Begin Within. It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining and crafting your value proposition and marketing messages, where you can “field test” campaigns and promotional ideas, and most importantly, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Create Effective Advertising By Starting With These 2 Things
by Tony Vidler At some point every adviser struggles to create effective advertising. It’s not our coe skill of course, but typically the “struggle” is because 2 really big things are overlooked… Why are you doing it in the first place? Who are you doing it to attract? All the hard work […]
Get better marketing results by using what’s in your hand
by Tony Vidler Every adviser wants better marketing results – no matter how good the existing results are. We want more, because in more or better marketing results lies the ability to leverage our businesses. Yet in the constant search for more or better many advisers are overlooking the thing in their hands: their […]
by Tony Vidler Coming up with a winning headline or subject line is the first objective when writing for clients or prospects. Anything else we have to say in the body of the message just doesn’t really matter if we can’t get their attention and engagement first. Whether we are writing for a […]
by Tony Vidler I’ve been running a terribly unscientific survey to find out if advertising for lead generation is dead for todays financial advisers. Basically the deeply analytical process has consisted of me asking advisers continually for the last couple of years whether they are doing any advertising, and what results in the way […]