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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 […]
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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), […]
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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.   […]
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Niche or Nest: Which is Best?
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 […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
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 […]
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Creating Happy Clients Is Not Enough
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 & […]
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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 […]
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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Firm
by Tony Vidler        The first place for any professional to market their firm and their own expertise is inside their own practice.   Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining your value proposition, and where you can “field tests” campaign and promotional ideas, and most importantly, it […]
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Filling The Top Of The Funnel Through Twitter
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 […]
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Make your professional designation mean something to clients
by Tony Vidler        In a time where so many professionals struggle to identify and articulate their value to consumers I have to wonder why aren’t more professional financial advisers using their designations and qualifications better?   Does it mean anything to potential clients?   Often it doesn’t.  And the reason it doesn’t is because […]
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