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Here is the closest thing you’ll get to a marketing “free lunch”
by Tony Vidler Who doesn’t love free marketing? This would have to be of the more valuable free marketing things you’ll ever find if you want to grow your business: Google Keyword Planner. It is the closest thing there is to a “free lunch”. In fact it is probable the closest thing you’ll find […]
by Tony Vidler Having clients recommend you remains the best marketing tactic there is, bar none. Despite plenty of research is telling us that our future clients are making buying decisions differently today, than say 5 years ago and despite the impact of online content and search many consumers still ask their friends and […]
by Tony Vidler LinkedIn Groups would have to be one of the easiest ways today for any professional to go about building an audience…or a community of like-minded folk. And that is what we want our marketing to achieve if we want our business to grow, isn’t it? It seems that what stops many […]
3 simple steps to automate your Linkedin Thank You message
by Tony Vidler Getting engagement with new connections on LinkedIn is as simple as sending a thank you message…and even smarter: automate as much of it as you can. Whenever you have a recurring problem you need a process… Processes, systems, automation…these are the solutions to minimising waste, and recurring issues requiring manual workarounds. […]
by Tony Vidler Prospecting seems to remain the biggest day to day business problem for financial advisers, yet prospecting has never actually been easier. If you polled 100 advisers with this simple question I would wager that more than half would answer: “getting enough new business prospects to meet my business objectives”. Prospecting […]
Have Financial Advisers Missed Out On The Social Media Opportunity?
by Tony Vidler After a decade of NOT adopting what is clearly the biggest evolution in consumer communication methods in half a century (at least!), there is a mood amongst many financial advisers that they have “missed the wave” on the social media marketing opportunities. One might as well say you’ve “missed the wave” […]
by Tony Vidler Getting the frequency of newsletters or regular client communications right is a real challenge. How much is too much, and runs the risk of you being a nuisance? How much is too little, and runs the risk of you being forgotten? The right answer is “it depends”. It […]
by Tony Vidler A big phrase of recent times for anyone in professional services is “Thought Leadership”. Everywhere you turn someone is writing or saying “be a thought leader”…and nearly every audience asks “what is a Thought Leader, and how do you get there?” To put it in its most simple terms, it […]
by Tony Vidler Getting referral business is hard…but oddly enough it is also easy. Lots of advisers say they get all their new business from referral, but when you dig into things it seems that actually they don’t get a lot of referrals. The ones they get are great, but they don’t get loads […]
Using LinkedIn To Get Business: When Is It Time To Go To The Premium Version?
by Tony Vidler LinkedIn is basically a business-to-business networking tool, but the challenge is knowing when you should be using Linkedin to get business. The free version is fine for establishing a profile, but the question then becomes “How do you know when it is time – or worth your while – to upgrade from […]