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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 […]
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 Putting a value upon financial advice is a tough issue for advisers and consumers alike. There is a pretty basic concept as far as “Value” goes for any consumer purchase though which is not a bad starting point, and it can be put into a formula: “Value = Benefits – Cost“ It […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why Your Advisory Practice Needs 2 Marketing Strategies
by Tony Vidler When considering advisory practice marketing the primary focus from most advisers is “How much should I spend to get a new client onboard?” While the answer will vary for everyone of course, the typical answer I hear is “maybe a couple of hundred dollars“. It follows that if you want another couple […]
by Tony Vidler If you are struggling to express your value proposition for your target market there is a way to figure it out that doesn’t require you agonising over how to come up with a clever marketing message. “Your value” could be expressed as what benefits you can deliver for them. To […]
by Tony Vidler A well established economic AND behavioural principle is that people generally will have higher demand for that which is relatively scarce. Less of something makes it more valuable, right? It is a pretty sound principle that consumers tend to have a higher want for what is perceived to be harder to get […]
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 […]
Innovation in delivering Financial Advice: Does it have to be this way?
by Tony Vidler “Innovation” and “delivering financial advice” do not usually go together for the majority in the industry. The way advice is delivered by tens of thousands of professionals tends to gravitate to the same methodology. There is safety hiding in the herd, right? Then the type of advice delivered by tens […]
Insurers launch products for some pandemic risks
Insurers are creating products for a world where virus outbreaks could become the new normal after many businesses were left out in the cold during the COVID-19 crisis.