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How One Successful Financial Planner Gets New Business
by Tony Vidler The one question that continually gets thrown to me is “What are other advisers doing that is successful for them?” Every so often one is willing to share their trade secrets, and this is how one local successful financial planner gets his business, and that he was happy to share: He […]
Your key for unlocking endless creative content ideas
by Tony Vidler How we engage with prospective customers has changed fundamentally in the last few years, and smart operators know that delivering engagement and meaningful content is critical to establishing authority, credibility and relevance for your target market. In fact, ongoing engagement while consumers choose when they will engage is 90% of the […]
by Tony Vidler We all love a new and exciting marketing idea and it is easy to get caught up in thinking about its possibilities…but it is also easy to lose sight of what you should be trying to achieve too. Focussing on tactics without having a clear strategy often results in disappointment as […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that, right? Video testimonials are even better for business – and not everyone has got THAT yet. Being able to see the body language, and hear the inflections in a clients voice as they talk about their positive experience, are far […]
The Basics Of “Looking Good” – Professionally Speaking
by Tony Vidler Looking good professionally is critical in today’s world. It has always been important of course, but in the era of online search throwing up that awful photo from your party days…well… These days our image precedes us…people are forming impressions about us from the initial contact and their initial search results. […]
How To Blend Old AND New Marketing Methods: An Example
by Tony Vidler Old, traditional, marketing methods….or new, modern, methods? Which is best? Neither are “best”…and both can be pretty effective. Using the best of both simultaneously though can be fabulous. Traditional marketing methods mixed with modern technology, data-driven insights and delivery platforms can be extremely effective…in fact using everything is absolutely necessary to […]
by Tony Vidler There are 10 big steps to developing an effective marketing plan. “Effective” in this context means a marketing plan which will get you enough of the right sort of customers for the resources you have available. Getting results with the limited time and money you have in other words. The 10 […]
3 things your marketing message must do to get quick wins
by Tony Vidler “Long term marketing ideas are great, but what do I need to do to get some quick results?” A fair question…sometimes we need our marketing message to produce some pretty quick wins – which it can do if you get 3 things right. In this weeks Quick Tips video we discuss […]
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 […]
Engage With Your New Connections To Get On With Business
by Tony Vidler So you have some new connections on LinkedIn…congratulations. What now? Or rather, what next? How does actual engagement begine? Making new connections via LinkedIn is great…but it is better if you can take those new connections and turn them into meaningful engagement and conversation. It is a business-to-business platform […]