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).
Great service reflects not only on ourselves, but on the business we work at, the industry we work in, and the reputation that is formed through our delivery.
Zappos recently sent me 2 left shoes (practical only if they also sent me 2 right shoes). The manner in which they handled my situation was inspiring and one of the big reasons I believe they have been so successful. They apologized, shipped new shoes,
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.
Have you ever tried to attract a new prospect but felt that you were falling short of making your case? Sometimes it’s because we may be coming off like a salesperson. Because, if you try to sell someone something, a typical reaction you may receive is that person becomes immediately not that into you. As the nation’s #1 sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer says, “People Don’t Like to Be Sold, But They Love To BUY!™”
Value is in the eye of the beholder. The problem is, the beholder – your client or prospect – may not know the value you are delivering. Most of the advisors I have worked with over the years are providing significant value through investment advice, investment selection, planning for the future, retirement income planning, advice, guidance, and above-and-beyond service. So, what’s the catch?
I believe advisors need to message their value more succinctly,