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How to get your prospects attention…and keep it.
by Tony Vidler Sad but true apparently: The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader. That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with us. If […]
by Tony Vidler What financial advisers do is valuable, but it is often not compelling. To creating more compelling offers we need to bring the long term into short term focus, and the secret to that is defining short term gain. Becvause retirement is so far away…there’s plenty of time to do stuff, right? […]
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, […]
Why you should think of Prospects as “an Audience”
by Tony Vidler The dominance of mobile search means prospects will typically first engage with you or your brand because of the content you’ve posted online. So who is your content for? It is essential to understand who your audience is. Maybe even more importantly you must continually think of those prospective future clientele […]
by Tony Vidler I was asked “when should I slow down or stop the marketing?” Answer: “Your marketing never stops. Never.” The rationale behind the question was the adviser has a good and large business – there are enough clients right now. So it wasn’t a stupid question by any stretch. But here […]
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 […]
5 Lessons From The Post Mortem of a Marketing Campaign Disaster.
by Tony Vidler You should always do a post mortem on marketing campaigns. There are always lessons to learn and apply to improve future marketing campaigns. Sometimes the ones with the greatest lessons are the ones that were a complete flop. This the post mortem from one I observed – and did NOT approve of […]
What is the missing ingredient in your marketing campaign?
by Tony Vidler There are some great and clever marketing campaigns put together by professional services firms and their marketing advisers, and they often get “good” results. Typically one thing stops them from getting great results: The follow through. Just like a great golf swing, what happens in the first half is only…well…”half […]
by Tony Vidler At some point most professionals consider using advertising as a means of lead generation, and usually it doesn’t work quite as well as they hoped. There are a few things to get right when it comes to creating advertising which generates the results you hoped for but the most obvious reason […]