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When Social Media Marketing Sucks
by Tony Vidler        A lot of advisers tell me that social media marketing sucks for financial services. They know, because they have been trying to market themselves using social media and the results are not good for them.   If it isn’t working it must suck, right?  “Working” generally means “getting new prospects or […]
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6 Steps to becoming the “Go To” Adviser
by Tony Vidler        “The modern sales professional doubles as an information concierge – providing the right information to the right person at the right time in the right channel.  Socially surround your buyers and their “sphere of influence”…”   Jill Rowley; Oracle.   The phrase “information concierge” captures the essential strategy for professional positioning […]
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How To Fix A Prospecting Problem
by Tony Vidler        The “prospecting problem” is the most frequently requested area for help from financial advisers…it is the perennial problem.  There just never seems to be quite enough of them to meet the new client acquisition needs of the firm AND it is getting harder to get prospects attention and have them engage. […]
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Getting A New Client Begins With 1 Thing….
by Tony Vidler        When I ask advisers what is the number 1 thing in getting a new client I nearly always get an answer linked to marketing…the new client needs to be found via one method or another.  I see the logic of that answer, but disagree with it.  A prospect is found via marketing […]
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We should be using more video with email
by Tony Vidler        If you aren’t using video with email to educate and engage clients and prospects yet, why not?   It seems an odd thing with everyone having smart phones that can take high quality video’s on the spot, and with everyone also drafting and sending perhaps a 100 emails a day, but […]
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You Deliver Value, So Why Not Promise Value Up-Front?
by Tony Vidler        Why not promise value up-front if you know you can deliver that? It sems an obvious question to ask, yet I find myself continually asking it of financial advisers. Nearly every professional gives an initial “no obligation meeting” to prospective clients, and nearly everyone delivers value to those prospects during that initial […]
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2 Things To Do For Social Media Lead Generation
by Tony Vidler          When it comes to social media lead generation it would appear that the majority of professionals still have reservations about the effectiveness of it as a marketing strategy. Yet, everyone they know uses social to connect, research, engage and decide on future actions.  Somehow most think that all of these […]
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7 Warning Signs That The Prospect Is Wrong For You
by Tony Vidler        No matter how hard you try to get it right, sometimes the prospect is wrong for you.  You are wasting your time and would be best to just cut your losses and move on quickly.  They are not a right fit for you, or you are not a right fit for […]
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What is “Good” Content To Use In Your Marketing?
by Tony Vidler        With prospects taking longer than ever to convert into clients, “good” content has become king as that is what keeps them engaged as they move along their buying journey.  Notice I said “good” content…..not just any old content.   But what is “good”?  Content which is good is the content which […]
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Does Face-to-Face Time Fuel Referrals Really?
by Tony Vidler        Virtual meetings are efficient, but if there is one thing that can help any professional fuel referrals it is face-to-face time with clients and influencers.   Actual getting-together-with those other humans more often tends to lead to better or deeper relationships, and more opportunities to be positioned for referrals and recommendations. […]
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