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Take a look at Twitter if you want new ideas
by Tony Vidler If you want new ideas for how to develope your business or inspiration for your own content marketing then you really should look at Twitter. It is a platform that many advisers have simply ignored as far as I can see, but it is well worth taking a look at. […]
by Tony Vidler Many advisers wanting more customers are hesitant about using Facebook for business as they struggle to figure out where the line is between being social and being commercial and being too personal. Understandable really…it IS a blurry area for everyone, including the consumers who don’t really go to Facebook for business […]
by Tony Vidler “Advisers are finding success using social sites to cull prospects, build their brand, communicate with clients and improve their referral network” Apparently some 85% of advisers in the US are now actively using social media, and while I am mildly surprised by this result as it is higher than I […]
by Tony Vidler We know intuitively that when we socialise with key clients it builds trust and ultimately we get more business. More conversations create more opportunities, right? What we don’t know though is how much more business it leads to…so we often wonder how much more we should socialise with key clients, […]
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. There are prospects for you on Twitter… Because Twitter is full of prospects who are engaged. That is one of […]
What The Kardashian’s Can Teach Us About Reputation Marketing
by Tony Vidler For many successful advisers their reputation is the critical marketing success factor in their careers. And who has done reputation marketing – or “famous just for being famous” – better than the Kardashians? Reputation in professional services often drives more recommendations or referrals that lead to new business than practitioners […]
To Friend or Not-Friend With Clients on Social Media?
by Tony Vidler Connecting with clients on social media can lead to closer relationships and even genuine friendships , which equals greater lifetime value of the client, right? But then….it can kill professional client relationships too. So what is the right thing to do when it comes to befriending clients on social channels; […]
Peer-To-Peer Marketing: it’s just one Business Owner to another
by Tony Vidler Research keeps telling us that peer-to-peer marketing, or old fashioned word-of-mouth advertising and recommendations, is still the most effective form of marketing there is. Virtually no discriminating consumer today trusts advertising – and virtually all consumers who are prospective professional services clients are discriminating in that they are increasingly selective, wary […]
Making Social Media ACTUALLY work for your Advisory Firm
by Tony Vidler Once you’ve bought into its potential the small matter of making social media work and produce results for your advisory firm becomes the burning question. Accepting its potential for marketing your business is one thing, but deciding HOW you are going to do so is quite another. But even before […]
What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated. The thing that many professionals simply […]