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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 […]
by Tony Vidler Even when advisers finally buy into the need to engage patiently with prospects the content creation required to feed an engagement marketing system worries them. Creating content seems to be so hard for so many, which is odd because professional advisers are masters of creating content. They do it every day […]
by Tony Vidler In order to be different, and stand out in a positive way in a crowded and noisy marketplace, it pays to do things a little differently to your key competitors. But just “A little differently” doesn’t mean you have to be radical. The first step in working out how and where to […]
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 […]
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 […]
4 Ways to make your emails more effective marketing tools!
by Tony Vidler Your emails should be effective marketing tools, because there is no doubt that the most frequently used method of business communication today is still email. One could go so far as to say it is still the dominant digital marketing medium. If it is the dominant communication medium and already costing […]
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 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 […]
by Tony Vidler By now pretty much everyone has got the mantra that people do business with people that they know, like and trust, but which comes first? Where do you start? the Know, Like or Trust? Simple questions perhaps, however when you are first meeting prospective clients and know full well that […]