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Does Social Media ACTUALLY work for financial advisers?
by Tony Vidler It seems the question is still being asked by most advisers on social media: does it actually work in growing an advisory business? Remarkably, most professionals that I meet and talk to still consider social media to be some sort of “teenager or millennial thing”, or “something which doesn’t seem […]
by Tony Vidler Facebook…love it or loathe it….it matters in creating an online brand. In the serious world of professional services with all its technical jargon, graphs, charts, acronyms and incredibly dull stuff as far as the average consumer is concerned, Facebook presents an opportunity to showcase individuals as unique personalities. Therein […]
It’s a No Brainer: You should already be using Digital Marketing
by Tony Vidler I still have conversations with advisers about whether they should be using digital marketing. There are a lot of financial advisers still sitting on the fence when it comes to incorporating digital into the marketing mix, but it really is a no brainer. The perpetual marketing challenge is to get […]
How Advisers can remain compliant while using social media
by Tony Vidler The difficulty of using social media but remaining compliant as a financial adviser and not breaching any regulations seems to be a consistent objection to the use of social media by advisers. Various aspects of “compliance” are cited: the provision of best practice advice, privacy constraints, or legal responsibilities to a […]
THE secret marketing opportunity few Advisers seem to use
by Tony Vidler The opportunity for financial advisers to use social networks as part of their marketing and positioning still seems to be immense despite social media being a well entrenched communications system. I continually see reports and articles suggesting that despite personal use of social media the market penetration of various social […]
by Tony Vidler I keep hearing that social media marketing sucks for professional services . Mostly that comes from the people in professional services who are trying to market themselves using social media, so they should know if a particular type of marketing sucks or not. If it isn’t working it must suck, […]
by Tony Vidler I have been asked quite a bit recently about where one draws the line when using Facebook for business purposes, and I think there is a pretty simple formula really: Show yourself, but don’t show off. The thing to remember about using Facebook for business purposes is the desire […]
by Tony Vidler While I am a fan of “measuring to manage well”, some things just can’t be measured accurately. That’s why I believe we should forget what the ROI of social media is, in the conventional sense. Here’s the metric that matters most when it comes to using social media for marketing: […]
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. It is worth getting right too, because Twitter is full of prospects who are engaged. That is one of the […]
by Tony Vidler Sharing great content on LinkedIn certainly helps in building a professional profile and to showcase your areas of expertise, and it is a very simple thing to do. Most LinkedIn users who have done more than set up their basic profile have figured out how to share someone elses update […]