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Use the title prospects would search for, not what the industry calls you.
by Tony Vidler        A simple tip to strengthen your ability to get found by your ideal prospects when they are searching online: use the title that THEY would use for someone like you, not the title we might use with our industry peers.   It sounds a simple thing, but it is an area that […]
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Consumers won’t use Financial Planners until they know what we do…
by Tony Vidler        “Only 2% of consumers would go to a financial planner to take out life or other personal insurance” “Only 9% of consumers would go to a financial planner for retirement planning” “12% of consumers would seek investment advice from a financial planner” Wow.     What on earth do consumers think […]
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Publishing Content: it’s where authority meets effective marketing
by Tony Vidler        Every professional should aspire to being an Authority to their chosen audience in my view. The ideal is you have top-of-mind-awareness with your target market of course, but more than just being the first person they think of when a particular issue arises, you want to be positioned as their only viable […]
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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 […]
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The 1 Thing You Need To Actually Make Your Strategy Work For You
by Tony Vidler        For most professional services firms today the strategic challenge of the moment is determining what the right strategy is that will work for the firm rather than making it work. But when you do settle on your strategy you then have to make it work – and that is a separate challenge. […]
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The Financial Advice Profession: Are we there yet?
by Tony Vidler        The incessant debate about whether financial advice can be called a profession or whether it is an “industry” keeps rolling along and mostly the debate is within the industry. Those who are not financial advisers don’t debate it because the answer is fairly clear to them I am guessing….after all; if it […]
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How do you prepare clients to recommend you?
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 […]
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How to use LinkedIn Groups to build your audience
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 […]
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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. […]
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Don’t overlook your low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler        Have you ever thought about where the easiest wins are in getting new business? Or if you prefer; where the low-hanging fruit is?   There will be latent opportunities inside most professionals businesses, and usually those opportunities are taken on an ad hoc, or reactive, basis rather than being pre-planned.   There […]
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