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How much client contact is too much contact?
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 […]
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Could you be a Thought Leader Adviser?
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 […]
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The Gordian Knot of Getting Referral Business
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 […]
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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 […]
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Keep It Simple: Give Prospects What They Want When They Google An Adviser
by Tony Vidler        An adviser client asked me recently what to put on his website as he was re-designing it and he had lots of great ideas of course, but I started my answer with “how are they going to find the site?”   Google.   That was the answer…Google because basically everyone uses […]
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The Financial Advisory World Has Changed…For Good.
by Tony Vidler         Well there is no way now that we can think the financial advisory world will stay the same.  It has been signalling dramatic change for a few years, but the changes are now escalating at an even more dramatic rate than anyone could have predicted. It feels like it is all […]
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This Is Why Most Centre-Of-Influence Referral Marketing Efforts Fail
by Tony Vidler        When it comes to referral marketing efforts there are basically two types of consistent ongoing referrers you can cultivate: 1. happy & satisfied clients 2. centres-of-influence   The second category is the one that many advisers struggle with particularly, and the reason they struggle is because they try to develope the […]
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2 Tips for Unlocking Linkedin Business Benefits
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 […]
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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 […]
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Prospecting: Reconnect to Create New Opportunities
by Tony Vidler        A simple prospecting idea which usually pays off is simply re-connecting with those who you have spent time with, but did not do any business with.  I am talking about “prospects” from 6 months ago…or 12 months ago.   There are always people we are seeing who are potentially great customers, but […]
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