I believe the face of marketing has changed. And I’m not talking about “marketing in a crisis.” I’m talking about the fact that our ability to market our businesses and services may have changed forever (or at least for a long time).
Every day we are seeing more financial advisors venturing into the wild world of content marketing. Why? Well, it’s a new, slightly complex, yet proven way to generate new, qualified prospects. So, let’s go over the basics of what you need to know and how to get started.
1. What is content marketing? Content marketing is a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content. Its purpose is to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience and ultimately drive profitable customer action.
I think many people misunderstand marketing. Some businesses will spend a lot of time deciding what they are going to DO for their marketing in 2020. Whether that is hosting seminars or events, running a social media or email campaign, or requesting referrals from existing clients, your approach may be wrong.
I believe you should instead focus more on what you are going to SAY. When you’ve fine-tuned your messaging, you’ll see much better results no matter what your marketing efforts are.
Don’t assume that people are excited to talk about the core deliverables of your firm. After all, those things are supposed to be there (i.e. sound investments, good service, good food, etc.). What people will remember and talk about are the unexpected things you have done or said that set you apart. And, it’s often the small things that grab their attention.
A memorable interaction should result in leaving something behind with the people you encounter: a thought,
In today’s podcast, Maribeth interviews Cynthia Hardy Young, former C-Suite executive, and now founder and CEO of Pivot Global Partners, a global consulting firm that has helped to raise company performance in many organizations. After her start growing up in a public housing project to global business success, Cynthia truly inspires.
Learn about the importance of customer connection in making tailor-fit solutions for companies in different fields, and the value of diversity in innovation and success in business.