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Make your client testimonials REALLY stand out!
by Tony Vidler Yeah, yeah, yeah….Client testimonials are good. We should all collect them. We should all display them on our website and stuff…. …but then line after line of typed text just looks the same as everyone else’s, and they lose impact don’t they? Especially when potential clients know that we aren’t […]
by Tony Vidler While loads of professionals have a linkedin account they haven’t realised the potential LinkedIn business benefits – and it is a business-to-business platform after all. I mean; that is what it exists for. Yet while many have created a presence they still struggle to make the transition from that to creating a […]
by Tony Vidler If you are an adviser who has mastered digital marketing then you don’t need to read this. If you’re an adviser who thinks having a website IS the digital marketing plan, then you need to read on. My reason for being that blunt at the outset is that I want to just […]
by Tony Vidler Old folk don’t take on new technology and new ideas, right? You just can’t teach them. Or is that “us”? Well that theory is getting blown away in a pandemic-like-way… There has been a continuous lament for years about the ageing of the financial advisory business and it is certainly true when […]
Advisers should use Facebook – and think like clients when doing it
by Tony Vidler Most Advisers using digital marketing today have Facebook as part of their marketing strategy, and I see most using it wrong in my view. Facebook can be an immensely powerful element of your content marketing, or engagement marketing, if it is used well. The key to using it effectively is […]
If you need more clients then you probably need different skills
by Tony Vidler Financial advisers who need more clients need to be better marketers than salespeople in todays environment. For most that means they probably need new, or more, skills. Not more technical skills; more commercial skills. While financial advisers have been figuring out how to get ever-more-compliant and deliver yet-more-paper over the […]
by Tony Vidler One of the ethical challenges for professionals is how to appropriately recognise the value of a great referrer or Centre-Of-Influence. A little kickback on the sly? Hardly professional. Don’t talk about it and pretend there is no commercial significance? Not great for maintaining trust long term. It doesn’t have to become […]
by Tony Vidler It takes a lot of thought and effort to create content that engages your target audience, and nothing is more frustrating than creating something which you think is marvellous (if not perfect!) only to find that it goes nowhere because nobody knows about it, and nobody shares it around. It doesn’t […]
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 […]
How to protect your brand and reputation on social media
by Tony Vidler You would think professionals would take more care of their reputation. I mean it is their livelihood, right? You’d also think that professionals using social media would set themselves some guidelines on what stuff they will and won’t allow to have atached to their reputation…but nope. Confusion about what one should […]
lol...the attempts to keep folk "distanced" get ever more ludicrous. Firstly; guys don't need this tip - they default to the spacing here anyway. Secondly; it's just a poke in the plastic bag if the queue is too long, right? pic.twitter.com/ddZilk7qsC