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How much client contact is too much contact?
by Tony Vidler        Getting the frequency of newsletters or regular client communications right is a real challenge.  How much is too much, and runs the risk of you being a nuisance?  How much is too little, and runs the risk of you being forgotten? The right answer is “it depends”. It depends on your audience, […]
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Target Marketing: The Smart Play For Your Advice Business
by Tony Vidler        Target marketing is usually the difference between those firms who get the right sort of clients, and those who just get customers. Clients follow advice, because they value it. Customers engage in transactions.  They buy products.  They take a bit of advice here and there…as it suits them. Trying to get more […]
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You COULD generate more business than you can handle if you use digital marketing well
by Tony Vidler        Regular readers will know that I am a massive fan of using social media and other digital marketing tools and tactics, especially in professional services where we are trying to market our expertise, rather than sell a tangible product.  My reasons are simple: we need to create recognition in our target markets […]
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Top Of Mind Awareness: Being Present Without Being A Nuisance
by Tony Vidler        Promoting our personal professional brand is essentially all about creating top-of-mind-awareness.  Being the person that our target market thinks of, and then calls, when they recognise a need or desire is our goal. We want to be “top of mind”. To achieve that we must master the art of being present, but without […]
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How to work out which digital tactics are your best chance of connecting with your target market
by Tony Vidler         Digital marketing MUST be on every advisers radar by now, but which digital tactics are best for your practice remains a burning question for many it seems. The answer to that depends on what you are trying to achieve from digital marketing of course, and as always, one should begin with the […]
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You Can Become A Trusted Brand Before Clients Even Meet You
by Tony Vidler        For any individual adviser to become “a trusted brand” in your target markets mind has to be their main marketing goal.  The importance of great engagement with prospective customers cannot be over-emphasised here…it is THE fundamental shift in effective marketing techniques over the last decade because it is the solution to the […]
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What is “Good Content” For Advisers To Use?
by Tony Vidler        Nearly every advisory firm says “we need more prospects“.  sure, more prospects helps build a business but what builds a business faster is good prospects who are a right fit, and who don’t really consider going anywhere else when the time is right for them to use an adviser.  And frankly […]
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Not All Customers Are Good Advice Clients
by Tony Vidler        “All customers are good advice clients”…or are they? Robo-advisers, direct marketing, 24/7 online transaction facilities, product kiosks and over the counter solutions to shoppers at supermarkets…these are all “financial advice” choices for consumers today.  (for “Financial Advice” read “anything associated with a financial services product or service which may or may […]
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The 6 Necessities of Modern Marketing for Financial Advisers
by Tony Vidler        I have no doubt that many financial advisers are struggling to understand what happened to their previously successful marketing methods.  Marketing for financial advisers was for years –  decades perhaps –  a simple matter of making a lot of calls and keeping a constant source of prospective future clients coming through […]
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Understand The Buying Journey To Get More Clients
by Tony Vidler         The decision-making process – or buying journey as it has become known – that prospective clients go through today is complex, time-consuming for all parties, and is also often an incredibly  frustrating affair for all parties.  It is less frustrating if we understand what is actually going on and allow the […]
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