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Using Facebook For Business: Where’s the line?
by Tony Vidler        Many advisers wanting more customers are hesitant about using Facebook for business as they struggle to figure out where the line is between being social and being commercial and being too personal.  Understandable really…it IS a blurry area for everyone, including the consumers who don’t really go to Facebook for business […]
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Cold calling just ain’t social enough
by Tony Vidler        “Advisers are finding success using social sites to cull prospects, build their brand, communicate with clients and improve their referral network”    Apparently some 85% of advisers in the US are now actively using social media, and while I am mildly surprised by this result as it is higher than I […]
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Socialise With Key Clients And Get More Business
by Tony Vidler        We know intuitively that when we socialise with key clients it builds trust and ultimately we get more business. More conversations create more opportunities, right?   What we don’t know though is how much more business it leads to…so we often wonder how much more we should socialise with key clients, […]
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Bring Back The Long Lunch…it will be good for your business!
by Tony Vidler        Tom Peters suggested many years ago that one of the most effective marketing activities a professional could engage in were weekday lunches. 250 of them in fact over the course of the year.     That is perhaps a bit excessive in today’s environment (and for ageing waistlines), but the concept […]
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There are prospects for you on Twitter
by Tony Vidler        Twitter is crowded and noisy and it can be difficult to get found by your prospects…but there ARE a few things you can do that will help them find you. There are prospects for you on Twitter…   Because Twitter is full of prospects who are engaged.  That is one of […]
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Get better marketing results by using what’s in your hand
by Tony Vidler        Every adviser wants better marketing results – no matter how good the existing results are. We want more, because in more or better marketing results lies the ability to leverage our businesses.  Yet in the constant search for more or better many advisers are overlooking the thing in their hands: their […]
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What The Kardashian’s Can Teach Us About Reputation Marketing
by Tony Vidler        For many successful advisers their reputation is the critical marketing success factor in their careers.  And who has done reputation marketing – or “famous just for being famous” – better than the Kardashians?   Reputation in professional services often drives more recommendations or referrals that lead to new business than practitioners […]
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To Friend or Not-Friend With Clients on Social Media?
by Tony Vidler        Connecting with clients on social media can lead to closer relationships and even genuine friendships , which equals greater lifetime value of the client, right?  But then….it can kill professional client relationships too.   So what is the right thing to do when it comes to befriending clients on social channels; […]
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Marketing NEVER Stops For Today’s Adviser
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 […]
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What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler        I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated.  The thing that many professionals simply […]
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