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Differentiate By Building A Strong Promise
by Tony Vidler There are notable differences between high growth professional firms and others when it comes to differentiating themselves. How they choose to express their value and stand out is quite different to the mainstream. Undoubtedly the average or low growth firms inability to express what their difference is in relation to […]
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 Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. 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 One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine that keeps producing money. A money machine which is a combination of mini-systems and components that keeps the whole motor running at full speed. Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements. They haven’t built […]
by Tony Vidler It would be fair to say that adviser marketing is not a specialty subject for most advisers…they are usually great technicians and deliverers of financial advice and coaching, and they are usually great at selling and relationship management at an individual level. Not so great at getting the marketing going though…. […]
by Tony Vidler Do you really know what your clients want? A classic mistake that professionals tend to repeat is assuming that their clients all want the same thing, which coincidentally is the very thing that the professional specialises in. There are usually 2 things wrong with this assumption: clients are not all […]
The Secret To Creating Effective Marketing Messages
by Tony Vidler For any marketing message to be effective there are a number of things that one has to get right – but there is a bit of a formula! The first “secret” in effective marketing messages is that they are written for an individual reader. We are trying to create the sense of […]
Professional Service: There’s extra money going the extra mile
by Tony Vidler Often professionals forget how valuable the service bit is in a “professional service” business. Everyone has heard some story about how a business did well from going the extra mile for a customer…but rarely do you hear about a professional services business that has a standing process for going the extra […]
by Tony Vidler The perennial challenge in selling advice is positioning it as valuable, and we should think about it and describe it the right way: great advice is about coaching. It IS coaching. Giving advice is all about analysing the desired outcomes for clients, weighing up the possibilities, deciding on the optimal […]