Top Advisor Marketing
Special Episode: Going on The Offensive — With Coach Joe Lukacs

Special Episode: Going on The Offensive — With Coach Joe Lukacs

April 1, 2020

Being proactive and taking action, especially during difficult times, can be just what you need to help your business grow. How can you make the determination to play offence and be part of the 20 percent of people finding business development opportunities right now?

In this episode, Kirk continues his conversation with Coach Joe Lukacs. With over 26 years of experience coaching financial advisors, Coach Joe shares his knowledge on the strategies you can use to truly influence others and achieve success in your practice during trying times.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to influence your network by offering certainty 
  • Why you should focus on selling a conversation
  • How to create messages that spark more conversations on LinkedIn 
  • And more!

Tune in now and make the decision to play offense by being a leader when people need one the most!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Coach Joe LI | Magellan Mastermind & Network | Special Episode With Joe Lukacs 

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Episode 225:  Embrace AI and Prosper— With DJ Sebastian

Episode 225: Embrace AI and Prosper— With DJ Sebastian

March 31, 2020

Spending more time being face to face building a relationship with your client will benefit your practice more than sitting behind the desk drafting mailers.

In this episode, Matt speaks with DJ Sebastian, a top-performing sales executive in the world of cutting edge technology.  DJ’s mission as an author and coach is to help sales professionals develop the skills they need and utilize these new technologies so they can achieve greater success.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence today
  • The shift in what humans do physically and mentally in the workplace - and how it affects the workforce
  • Proactive Advisor - why you should become one
  • How top advisors can leverage AI technologies in their marketing activities
  • And more!

Listen in and be inspired to read the book The Selling Revolution – Prospering in the New World of Artificial Intelligence, which takes a unique look at how the convergence of these technologies combined with social communications trends and management imperatives will revolutionize the future sales profession. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | DJ Sebastian Email | Top 10 Tips | The Selling Revolution – Prospering in the New World of Artificial Intelligence

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Special COVID-19 Episode: It’s Time To Step Up Your Game — With Joe Lukacs

Special COVID-19 Episode: It’s Time To Step Up Your Game — With Joe Lukacs

March 30, 2020

Today’s environment of self-isolation can often leave people feeling uncertain about things. Now is the time to step up and take care of yourself, your team, and your clients! 

In this episode, Matt and Kirk speak with Coach Joe Lukacs, coach to financial advisors. Coach Joe shares the lessons learned from the market downtime of 08/09, so you can better position yourself to get through these trying yet recoverable days.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to ask questions in the proper order to get people to answer honestly
  • Why you must accept the challenge to create certainty in these uncertain times
  • Ways to not only survive but to thrive
  • And more!

Tune in now because it is time to step up your game and ‘rockstar’ your business! 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Coach Joe Lukacs LI | Magellan Mastermind & Network

 

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Episode 224: How to Create Lasting Brand Awareness — With Rebecca Hourihan

Episode 224: How to Create Lasting Brand Awareness — With Rebecca Hourihan

March 24, 2020

Do you need to become more recognizable? Are you the top search in your region?

In this episode, Matt speaks with Rebecca Hourihan, founder and CMO of 401(k) Marketing.  She elaborates on how she helps retirement-plan advisors market their expertise and build long-lasting brand awareness. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What led Rebecca to start this company and serve plan advisors
  • Why is it important for the 401(k) market to be branded like other businesses
  • How Rebecca and her team will assist you as a plan advisor
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to start building long-lasting brand awareness.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | 401(k) Marketing  | Rebecca Hourihan on LinkedIn 

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Episode 223: Are You Scaling Your Credibility?

Episode 223: Are You Scaling Your Credibility?

March 19, 2020

Are you tired of spending time away from the office and your family to speak at events? There are benefits to public speaking, but what if you could reach an infinite number of people at once, all while conserving your time and energy?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk explain how you can benefit from scaling your credibility. You will hear success stories of advisors who’ve pulled this off and learn ways to start marketing yourself more efficiently.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of scaling your credibility
  • How to determine if scaling your credibility aligns with your business goals 
  • How to use content to build relationships with prospects
  • Why having content and a complete LinkedIn profile can shorten your sales cycle
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to start scaling your credibility!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Kirk on LinkedIn | Matt on LinkedIn

 

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Episode 204 - Transform Your Thinking for Better Digital Marketing Outcomes — With James Robert Lay

Episode 204 - Transform Your Thinking for Better Digital Marketing Outcomes — With James Robert Lay

October 29, 2019

What is keeping you from creating a digital marketing strategy that brings in leads and leaves you feeling confident about your firm’s future?

In this episode, Kirk Lowe has a riveting conversation with James Robert Lay, founder and CEO of Digital Growth Institute. They discuss how you can break through the barriers that are holding too many financial brands back from maximizing their digital growth potential.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What challenges hold financial brands back from maximizing their digital growth potential
  • What the greatest opportunities are for financial brands to capture over the next 12-24 months 
  • How a financial brand marketing, sales, and leadership team can develop a digital growth mindset
  • What role humans will play, if any, in a digital consumer's buying journey when shopping for a financial product
  • What lies ahead for Digital Growth Institute
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to reach better digital marketing outcomes!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Digital Growth Institute

 

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Episode 199 — Why Your Team Needs a Masters in Inspiration — With Marlo Higgins

Episode 199 — Why Your Team Needs a Masters in Inspiration — With Marlo Higgins

October 1, 2019

Often when it comes to their marketing and branding, advisors have a hard time lighting a fire under themselves instead, they stay where it’s comfortable. They also miss opportunities to rise up and motivate their team and clients.  

In this episode, Matt speaks with Marlo Higgins, a chief inspirational officer with nearly three decades of experience in leading and coaching entrepreneurs to a place of newfound success. This is a riveting conversation that will help you inspire and motivate yourself, your team, and your clients.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Marlo’s journey to becoming a thought leader, podcaster, and author
  • The power of being inspired and how it feeds performance
  • Why Marlo built this brand to serve others in this space
  • Why Marlo believes that doing what you enjoy will help you be successful
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to wake up with that fire in your belly to achieve your goals!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Marlo Higgins | The Maverick Assessment | Perform and Get Paid Community: Facebook Group | The Making of a Maverick by Marlo Higgins

 

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Episode 198 - Identity Theft Protection: Life’s Newest Necessity — With Dana Mantilia

Episode 198 - Identity Theft Protection: Life’s Newest Necessity — With Dana Mantilia

September 24, 2019

Today, host Matt Halloran continues to help advisors separate themselves from the advisor down the street.  

In this episode, Matt speaks with Dana Mantilia, CEO and founder of Identity Protection Planning about why it’s important for advisors to offer their clients identity theft protection.

Dana and her team have established a user-friendly B2B software platform that allows agents, advisors, employers, and association managers to protect their clients, employees, and members against identity theft.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why identity theft is a big deal
  • Why advisors should be offering identity protection
  • How Dana helps advisors position identity theft insurance in front of their clients
  • Why it’s important for parents to freeze their children’s credit
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn why we’re calling identity theft protection “life’s newest necessity.”

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Dana Mantilia |  Identron | Identron's Facebook | 833-345-7233

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Episode 197 - Magnetic Marketing and Operational Mastery  — With Brittany Anderson

Episode 197 - Magnetic Marketing and Operational Mastery — With Brittany Anderson

September 17, 2019

Things come full circle today as Matt Halloran chats with Brittany Anderson of Sweet Financial Services, a firm he once coached.

Brittany is COO and co-founder of the Ultimate Advisor Coaching Program and Dare to Dream Enterprises as well as a speaker and co-author of two books, “Dare to Dream: Design the Retirement You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To” and “Imagine. Act. Inspire: A Daily Journal.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why mindset matters
  • What a reticular activating system is
  • How to make it less about you and more about the client
  • Why systems equal freedom
  • The difference between efficient and effective
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how a reticular activating system can set you up for success!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Brittany Anderson | Ultimate Advisor Coaching | Ultimate Advisor Podcast | Dare to Dream Enterprises

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Episode 196 - 4 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Strategy

Episode 196 - 4 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Strategy

September 10, 2019

Efficient marketing strategies are an advisor’s best friend because they take little time and effort. They allow advisors to focus on what they are really good at, which is helping their clients achieve better financial outcomes.

With that said, what’s the best way to make your marketing strategies super efficient? What outcomes could you get by combining traditional and digital strategies? Join expert financial marketers and communicators, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe as they share which steps to follow to get the marketing results you need. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What a perfect marketing strategy looks like
  • How to make a real impact with your marketing
  • How to increase your chances of reaching your ideal audiences
  • Whether marketing to a specific niche limits your opportunities
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn tips to make your marketing super efficient. 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Breaking Money Silence® Podcast| 99 Best Marketing Ideas | Episode 180: How to Get Referrals Without Asking — Referrals Mini-Series Part 1

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Episode 194 -  How to Power up Your Marketing Today— With Mark Mersman

Episode 194 - How to Power up Your Marketing Today— With Mark Mersman

August 27, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran is coming to you live from Grand Rapids, Michigan, at USA Financial®!  

Matt is joined by Mark Mersman, CMO of USA Financial®, to discuss the best marketing ideas of the past, present, and future. Together they explore how you can better understand marketing and your advisory business as a whole. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Mark is a firm believer in split-testing and ideas for where to apply it
  • How a message-to-market match approach can fill your seminar room 
  • How USA Financial® serves you, the advisor
  • About the need for advisors to adapt to changing technology, demographics, and lifestyles
  • The level of research that goes into marketing to ideal prospects
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Mark, USA Financial®, and the power of marketing!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | USA Financial® | 16 Ways from Sunday

 

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Episode 193 - Educational Seminars: A Valuable Item in an Advisor’s Marketing Toolbox — With Mike Thurman

Episode 193 - Educational Seminars: A Valuable Item in an Advisor’s Marketing Toolbox — With Mike Thurman

August 20, 2019

Today, Matt welcomes back Mike Thurman, White Glove co-founder and seminar expert. Together, they dive deeper into White Glove’s educational seminar system and how advisors can execute a successful seminar.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How advisors can prepare for presentations
  • What White Glove does to help advisors prepare
  • Action items for before and after a presentation
  • Where advisors fail themselves
  • And more!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | White Glove  | Mike Thurman LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | White Glove LinkedIn | Ep 125 - Hosting a Successful Seminar with Mike Thurman

 

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Episode 192 - 6 Ways Podcasts Make You a Better Advisor

Episode 192 - 6 Ways Podcasts Make You a Better Advisor

August 20, 2019

Do you know the similarities between being a great podcast host and a great advisor? 

In today’s episode, Matt and Kirk bring light to these similarities and discuss how advisors can translate their podcasting experience into their career and practice. Join this conversation and learn six ways that podcasts can, in fact, make you a better advisor.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How you can improve as an advisor by doing podcasts
  • The importance of listening to what your clients are saying
  • Tips on how to enhance your listening skills
  • The importance of resourcefulness 
  • How podcasting helps you develop leadership
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn six ways that podcasting can take your advisor skills to new heights.

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 191 - What does it take to build a million-dollar company?

Episode 191 - What does it take to build a million-dollar company?

August 15, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss how they merged their businesses and experiences together and founded Top Advisor Marketing. Here, they share the ins and outs of their journey towards becoming a million-dollar company.

Join Matt and Kirk as they go through some of the steps that helped them successfully develop their thought-leadership and company, and the lessons they have learned along the way.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How they became Top Advisor Marketing
  • What they have learned from their biggest mistakes
  • Strategies they have put in place to advance their business
  • How they have adjusted to the challenges of managing a growing business
  • And so much more!

Tune in now and find out more about Top Advisor Marketing and learn some tips you can also apply to your growing business.

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

 

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Episode 190 - The Truth about Marketing ROI

Episode 190 - The Truth about Marketing ROI

August 13, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran interviews our founder, Kirk Lowe, and they dive deep into the truth surrounding marketing ROI for advisors. 

For 20 years, Kirk has observed which marketing strategies give advisors the best outcomes. In this episode, he walks you through different mediums to explore their ROI-potential, their disadvantages, and what it takes to see worthwhile outcomes. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which mediums are producing the best ROI
  • What role advisors play in creating their ROI
  • What the Micro-Influencer term means
  • How you can become more compelling with your niche
  • And so much more!

 Tune in now and find out the truth about marketing ROI for advisors.  

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 189 -   How to Differentiate Yourself and Influence Clients — With Jack Martin

Episode 189 - How to Differentiate Yourself and Influence Clients — With Jack Martin

August 8, 2019

There are two major differentiators that advisors tend to overlook: having a behavioral component in their sales and marketing and using longevity as a compelling conversation tool. 

Today, Matt Halloran speaks with Jack Martin, co-founder and CEO Elite Advisor Group LLC, about the powerful possibilities for advisors who practice these differentiators. Jack explains how to use behavior to influence clients to make the right decisions and how to frame conversations about longevity risk.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How a behavioral approach to marketing/sales has changed the way advisors sell
  • How to help the customer experience by adjusting your behavior
  • How to influence client outcomes
  • How two ways of framing the longevity-question prompt much different responses from clients
  • What biases drive your behavior
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to use Jack Martin’s techniques to set yourself apart and influence clients. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing  | Jack Martin LinkedIn | Contact Jack | Elite Advisor Group | Longevity Brochure

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Episode 188 - Building a Valuable Advisory Board With Stephen Wershing

Episode 188 - Building a Valuable Advisory Board With Stephen Wershing

August 6, 2019

Live from the SEI Top Producer Conference, Matt Halloran shares the mic with returning guest and president of the Client Driven Practice, Stephen Wershing. 

Stephen is an expert in the development and execution of client advisory boards. The Client Driven Practice offers coaching and consulting to advisors who want to organize and facilitate client advisory boards and translate feedback into actionable referral marketing strategies. 

Today, Matt and Stephen explore the Client Driven Practice's latest offering: Advisory Board in a Box.  Stephen and his business partner, Julie Littlechild, designed this product for advisors who are looking to take a DIY approach to creating their own client advisory board. This ultimate manual walks advisors through the beginning stages of how to find board members, all the way to the end phase in which they’re guided on how to implement the board’s feedback. 

Discover the value that a client advisory board can bring to your business along with tips and tricks to creating your own in this fun live-recorded episode! 

 

Links: Stephen Wershing | Client Driven Practice | Becoming Referable Podcast 

 

Episode 187 - Client Insights With Julie Littlechild

Episode 187 - Client Insights With Julie Littlechild

August 1, 2019

Matt welcomes returning guest Julie Littlechild to the show, live from the SEI Top Producer Conference. As the Founder of Absolute Engagement, Julie is on today’s episode to cover her returning product: Client Feedback. 

The Client Insights program ran for many years, but Julie stepped away to focus on research and other activities. Now, armed with new knowledge and technology, Julie is ready to fill the gap in the market place and provide advisors with the information they need from their clients to provide high-quality services. 

Client Insights is designed for advisors who need support in understanding their client base. If you’re looking to gain insight into how you can improve your service to meet your clients’ needs, this is the episode for you! 

Tune in today and follow Julie Littlechild on LinkedIn for more client assistance! 

 

Links: Julie Littlechild | Becoming Referable Podcast 

Episode 185— 14 Rules of Advisor Marketing Success

Episode 185— 14 Rules of Advisor Marketing Success

July 25, 2019

In today’s conversation, hosts Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran dive deep into what Kirk calls the 14 rules of advisor marketing success.

Kirk, having spent the last 20 years in this industry, shares what he has learned about how to successfully use marketing to improve your advisory business. Get ready to take notes and discover how to set yourself apart from other advisors, what no one has ever told you about building a niche, and why being on social media is well worth your time. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to find what will separate you from other advisors
  • What it means to be relevant (and where a niche comes in)
  • Different ways to promote you and your business
  • The link between your values and your identity
  • Why we say, “Don’t keep your secrets secret”
  • And so much more!

Tune in now and learn the 14 Rules of advisor marketing success!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 184 - A Guide to Success and Enjoyment for Investment Advisors — With Bob DiMeo

Episode 184 - A Guide to Success and Enjoyment for Investment Advisors — With Bob DiMeo

July 23, 2019

Today, host Matt Halloran gets a behind-the-scenes look at Bob DiMeo’s boldly titled book, “50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors.”

In addition to penning a unique book for investment-advisors that supports their personal lives, Bob DiMeo is the managing partner at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC and is featured in numerous publications. In this episode, Bob speaks candidly about his marketing failures and wins, how he built his firm, and how you can build your practice and enjoy it!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Bob’s mindset has allowed him to get to where he is now
  • What prompted him to write his book
  • How to be successful AND have enjoyment along the way
  • What Bob does to create work-life balance
  • How many times a good piece of content should be repurposed
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about Bob’s highly relevant book for investment advisors and to pick up marketing ideas for your practice!

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Bob DiMeoDiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC

50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors | Year Up - Closing the Opportunity Divide

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