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The Madness of Creating Videos Without a Master Plan
by Tony Vidler A little while ago I participated in a survey on marketing by financial advisers internationally. The results were intriguing in that clearly there is widespread recognition by advisers of the importance and effectiveness of creating videos as a communication and marketing medium, however there is a disconnect too as the majority […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that. 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 more […]
The Basics Of “Looking Good” – Professionally Speaking
by Tony Vidler These days our image precedes us…people are forming impressions about us from the initial contact and their initial search results. Those initial searches and follow up emails create a professional image immediately, and hopefully establish a position of credibility (and perhaps authority) in the prospects mind. It is essential therefore to […]
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 […]
Creating A Culture Of Client Advocacy For Your Practice
by Tony Vidler In an ideal world all of our ideal clients would become active “brand advocates” for us…client advocacy would be the key driver of growth in our client base, wouldn’t it? Our clients whey would be so in love with how our advice and expertise has positively changed their world that they’d […]
Do you know what you actually need from your marketing?
by Tony Vidler It might seem like a dumb question: but “How many leads do you need?” One of the most common questions I get asked is “what sort of marketing should I be doing?”…and my response is “well, how many leads do you need?” Here’s the point: you can’t begin to […]
You Can Become A Trusted Brand Before Clients Even Meet You
by Tony Vidler For any individual adviser becoming “the trusted brand” in your target markets mind has to be the main marketing goal. The importance of great engagement with prospective customers cannot be over-emphasised here…it is THE fundamental shift in effective marketing techniques over the last decade because it is the solution to the fundamental […]
Target Marketing? Follow the seam of gold if you find it, but don’t spend money looking for it
by Tony Vidler Whenever I hear advisers talk about target marketing they seem to think it is an “either/or” choice. One has to be focussed on the ideal client only and ignore everyone else, or alternatively, you have to be focussed on dealing with as many potential clients as possible and give up on […]
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 […]
Your brilliance doesn’t matter as much as who you know
by Tony Vidler There’s too much emphasis now placed upon “what you know“. I know…I know…heresy! But here’s a radical thought: most professional advisers today actually know enough. Sure, we always need to improve and there’s always more to learn and continuous learning is simply a part of being a professional…BUT…the balance between […]