Top Advisor Marketing
Episode 273 - How to Attract Ideal Prospects by Being Yourself –– With Matthew Jarvis

Episode 273 - How to Attract Ideal Prospects by Being Yourself –– With Matthew Jarvis

November 24, 2020

Pretending to like golf won’t get you clients.

The best way to grow your business is by being authentic and doing things you love with people who love the same things as you!

Today, Matt is joined by Matthew Jarvis, the co-founder of The Perfect RIA and president of Jarvis Financial. This episode is packed with unconventional, but proven, ways to generate referrals from COIs, find ideal prospects in places you’ve never considered, and create a business that allows you to take time off without compromising profitability.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Matthew has been so successful in delivering massive value to his clients
  • Matthew’s secret method to getting referrals from COIs without actually asking for referrals
  • Matthew’s methods for getting half of his business through rock climbing, mountain biking, dirt biking, boating, and going to Vegas
  • Why Matthew is able to take six months off a year and still maintain high profitability 
  • Why finding a mentor to guide you on your journey to success is easier than you think
  • And more!

Listen now to learn how you can apply Matthew’s tips and tricks to your unique business model!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Matthew Jarvis | The Perfect RIA podcast | Jarvis Financial | The “Sleep On It” Process | Behavioral Investment Counseling by Nick Murray

 

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Episode 272- How To Overcome 15 “Buts” That Keep Your Business From Achieving the Next Level of Success

Episode 272- How To Overcome 15 “Buts” That Keep Your Business From Achieving the Next Level of Success

November 19, 2020

“I would like to do this but…” 

There are many “buts” that financial advisors use as reasons to not pursue a better marketing strategy that would move their business forward.

Today, Matt and Kirk reveal the 15 “buts” that stop too many businesses from reaching their next level of success. They draw from their own experiences as entrepreneurs to help you re-think and break free from your own limitations. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why saying “no” can create a huge burden for business owners
  • How to avoid outsourcing to specialists who don’t see the bigger picture
  • Reasons to not allow time or money to hold you back from your next level of success
  • Ways to overcome the fear of failure
  • Why Kirk encourages you to fix whatever isn’t working with your marketing, even if that means starting over 
  • Why outsourcing will probably save you money, even if you’re paying a premium for a specialized service
  • And more!

Learn how to conquer the “buts” that hinder you from moving your business forward!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 271 - Secrets To Writing Click-Worthy Social Media Posts for Your Niche –– With Jeff Woodhouse

Episode 271 - Secrets To Writing Click-Worthy Social Media Posts for Your Niche –– With Jeff Woodhouse

November 17, 2020

Do you know how to write social media posts that speak directly to your niche audience? Posts that aren’t vague or sales-y. But instead, undeniably relevant and valuable –– a magnet for your ideal audience. 

Jeff Woodhouse, a marketing consultant and the co-owner of Digital Sherpa, joins Matt to share his secrets for writing social media posts that draw in your niche audience and increase engagement. As a prolific writer for Ameriprise Financial, Jeff has no shortage of copywriting hacks that advisors can use right away!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jeff’s strategies for writing posts that speak directly to an advisor’s ideal prospect 
  • An easy method for leveraging content from your industry on social media
  • How to make your posts more about your audience and less about you
  • How to monitor a specific employer on LinkedIn to know what financial advice their employees need and when
  • Why Jeff doesn’t recommend putting a call-to-action in every post
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how to make your social media posts speak powerfully to your niche audience! 

 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Jeff Woodhouse on LinkedIn | Jeff Woodhouse’s mobile: (443) 591-9449 | jeff.woodhouse@j2-consulting.com | Canva | Webinar Replay: How to Write Social Media Posts That Get Clicks | Traffic and Funnels | Castor Abbott | Snappy Kraken | Social Media Examiner

 

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Episode 269 - 16 Social Media Etiquette Rules for Financial Advisors

Episode 269 - 16 Social Media Etiquette Rules for Financial Advisors

November 5, 2020

There are ways to conduct yourself professionally on social media –– and there are etiquette blunders to avoid at all costs. 

Today, Kirk and Matt discuss “14 Essential Social Media Etiquette Rules for Brands” written by Todd Clarke and published by Hootsuite. They add their own spin for financial advisors and tack on two more rules –– including one you definitely won’t expect to hear in a list about etiquette –– to help you gain a strong social media audience.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Whether it’s ever acceptable for advisors to use auto-replies and bots
  • Easy ways to check the tone of your social media posts before you publish them
  • How to pick a fight on social media and example-topics for advisors
  • How to make the most of the social media algorithms to gain maximum visibility
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn the most important social media etiquette rules for advisors!

 Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing |14 Essential Social Media Etiquette Rules for Brands by Todd Clarke | Webinar Replay: How to Write Social Media Posts That Get Clicks

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Episode 267 –  Ways To Get Women Highly Involved in Retirement Planning –– With Marcia Mantell

Episode 267 – Ways To Get Women Highly Involved in Retirement Planning –– With Marcia Mantell

October 27, 2020

Women have very different retirements than men, starting with how they plan for it.

Today, Matt is joined by Marcia Mantell, the owner of Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc., a retirement blogger, and author of “What’s the Deal with Retirement for Women?” and “What’s the Deal with Social Security for Women?”

Marcia speaks candidly about reasons to put away your bar graphs and start talking to women in a way that moves them to action. This episode is filled with tips you can use right away to help women plan for the retirement they’re hoping for. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Why there are differences between how women and men plan for retirement
  • Ways to make conversations with women visual (without using boring pie charts)
  • How to bring what’s most important to women into the planning conversation
  • Reasons to add a Social Security expert to your team
  • And more!

Tune in now for proven ways to help women plan for retirement! 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc. | Boomer Retirement Briefs  | What’s the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women? by Marcia Mantell | What’s the Deal with Social Security for Women? by Marcia Mantell | Episode 264: How to Become an Author Without Writing a Single Thing

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Episode 266 –  How To Help Professionally Successful Women Survive a Divorce –– With Allison Jeffereys

Episode 266 – How To Help Professionally Successful Women Survive a Divorce –– With Allison Jeffereys

October 20, 2020

50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. With COVID-19 contributing to an abnormal amount of stress in relationships, there will likely be an influx of divorces in the coming future.

In this episode, Matt is joined by Allison Jeffereys, a divorce coach to professionally successful women and the author of “A Woman’s Guide To Surviving Divorce.” 

As a coach who has helped numerous women navigate a divorce, Allison reveals how women handle divorce differently than men. She also shares why divorce is especially painful for professionally successful women and what financial advisors can do to help guide women through this major life event. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Why Allison wrote her book and how it can help advisors better communicate with their female clients
  • Significant differences in how women vs. men make decisions
  • Why divorce often feels like a bigger failure to women with successful careers
  • Advice for women who are in the midst of a divorce
  • How advisors can help women feel secure as they navigate a divorce
  • Why women who are going through a divorce need a community
  • And more!

Tune in now for insight into how professionally successful women experience divorce, so you can help them navigate it with confidence. 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Allison Jeffereys’ Website | A Woman’s Guide To Surviving Divorce by Allison Jeffereys | Turning Chaos Into Confidence Handout | Schedule a consultation with Allison Jeffereys

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Episode 265 – How To Stop Being Involved in Every Aspect of Your Business

Episode 265 – How To Stop Being Involved in Every Aspect of Your Business

October 15, 2020

As Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited, famously said, “If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business — you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic!”

You’re not creating any long-term equity in your business if you need to be involved in every aspect of your business.

In this episode, Matt and Kirk help you break down opportunities to outsource and not be involved in every part of your business. They give you a new lens to look through –– one that’s worked incredibly well for them. It all starts with dividing your business’s growth into three categories: branding, marketing, and business development.

You will learn:  

  • Top reasons why advisors are resistant to taking their marketing to the next level
  • The argument for investing in marketing that isn’t measurable
  • How much of your budget should be spent on marketing
  • Why it’s becoming more common for advisors to outsource their marketing
  • Reasons to start content marketing now
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to build a sustainable practice by being less involved! 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Episode 260: Is Your Digital Marketing Working to Convert Prospects? –– With John Lincoln | Episode 233: Beware of “10X” and “We Fill Your Pipeline” Claims | The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

 

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Episode 264 – How To Become an Author Without Writing a Single Thing –– With Seth Greene

Episode 264 – How To Become an Author Without Writing a Single Thing –– With Seth Greene

October 12, 2020

Books are the ultimate business card. But do you actually want to write a book?

In this episode, Matt is joined by Seth Greene, founder of Market Domination LLC, to explain how advisors can become an author of their own book, all while skipping the demanding and time-consuming writing process.

Seth unpacks Market Domination’s five-step COI method and how his team helps advisors write their own book that generates referrals. He also shares what marketing techniques are making advisors stand out and find prospects during COVID-19 and three marketing missteps to stop doing immediately.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How the upcoming U.S. election is impacting cost-per-lead ad spending on Facebook
  • Why LinkedIn campaigns are working better than ever before for Seth’s clients
  • How Seth’s COI system works and who it’s designed for
  • Stories about professionals who’ve successfully used their book to generate referrals
  • Three marketing missteps that advisors should avoid
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about marketing in the virtual space!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Market Domination LLC | Seth Greene on Linkedin

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Episode 261 –  How to Use Original Content to Win Ideal Prospects –– With Jeremy Keil

Episode 261 – How to Use Original Content to Win Ideal Prospects –– With Jeremy Keil

September 29, 2020

Imagine having original content that shows your ideal prospects what you do and who you serve. 

Imagine prospects calling you up, ready to work together, because you’ve proven your knowledge –– and in fact, they already like you!

Today, Matt is joined by Jeremy Keil, the owner of Keil Financial Partners and host of the Retirement Revealed With Jeremy Keil podcast.

Jeremy shares how he uses original content to introduce himself to prospects. He also dives into his marketing misses and wins, and how he caught the attention of Harley-Davidson employees at a time when they needed his help the most.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • The difference between branding and marketing
  • Jeremy’s secret tips for never running out of podcast topics 
  • Marketing missteps that Jeremy wants you to avoid
  • 5 ways to get your content in front of people on Google
  • How Jeremy used content to put himself in front of Harley-Davidson employees
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn easy ways to get in front of ideal prospects with your original content!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Jeremy Keil on LinkedIn | Keil Financial Partners | Retirement Revealed With Jeremy Keil

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Episode 260 – Is Your Digital Marketing Working to Convert Prospects? –– With John Lincoln

Episode 260 – Is Your Digital Marketing Working to Convert Prospects? –– With John Lincoln

September 22, 2020

Do you know how to track the different pieces of your digital marketing strategy? Do you know which marketing tactics are nurturing prospects effectively –– and which tactics could use some tweaking?

In this episode, Matt talks to John Lincoln, CEO of Ignite Visibility, about how to turn your digital marketing strategy into a lead-converting machine. John shares his secrets for converting traffic for less, increasing landing page conversion rates by up to 30%, and getting maximum visibility with a single piece of content. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • What two components make digital marketing cohesive and trackable 
  • Which tool will tell you how many leads your content is getting
  • Why setting up remarketing audiences is the future of the internet
  • Four things your landing page must have for you to convert better than your competition
  • How to tweak your landing page to convert traffic for less money
  • How much gross revenue entrepreneurs should spend on marketing
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to fine-tune your digital marketing for higher conversions!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | John Lincoln on LinkedIn | Ignite Visibility | Ignite Visibility on YouTube  | Ignite Visibility's landing page (John recommends this format for advisors)

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Episode 259 – What Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Launched Once COVID-19 Hit –– With Julia Ritchie

Episode 259 – What Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Launched Once COVID-19 Hit –– With Julia Ritchie

September 17, 2020

Major social media platforms have been quick to release features that help people adapt to working from home and avoid misinformation during COVID-19. 

In addition to being helpful during a stressful time, these new features could make advisor marketing easier.

Today, Matt talks to Julia Ritchie of Top Advisor Marketing about the updates that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter launched during the early stages of COVID-19. They walk you through each new feature and explore how advisors can use them to their marketing advantage. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How Facebook is keeping users informed during COVID-19
  • About Facebook’s new virtual meeting capabilities
  • How each platform is combating the spread of misinformation 
  • What email-inspired feature LinkedIn rolled out for premium users
  • What new LinkedIn feature offers an easy alternative to webinars
  • What new Twitter feature can help advisors be more present on this platform without taking extra time
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about new features on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Julia Ritchie on LinkedIn | Blog: What’s New on Social Media (Q2) | Full Report: What’s New on Social Media (Q2) 

 

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Episode 257 – Why It’s Time for Advisors To Replace Selling With Content Marketing

Episode 257 – Why It’s Time for Advisors To Replace Selling With Content Marketing

September 10, 2020

People no longer want to be sold to. That means the financial services industry must drastically change their approach to attracting new clients.

Today, Matt and Kirk talk about how to stop selling your services and start educating your ideal prospects. They explain why content marketing is essential for today’s advisors, why a LinkedIn sales pitch left Kirk shaking his head, and steps to take before you hire a branding company.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Why content marketing pre-qualifies prospects
  • Why having too many referrals isn’t good for your business
  • Actions to take with a cold audience before trying to convert them
  • Which marketing tasks Matt and Kirk have outsourced –– and why they’re believers in leveraging external support
  • Defining characteristics of a cult brand
  • And more!

Listen now to learn how to start marketing to your ideal prospects on their terms. 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Death By Referrals | The Fix by Chris Kneeland, Ryan Gill, and Rob Howard

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Episode 256 – How To Make It Easy for Prospects To Consume Your Content –– With Malcolm Ethridge

Episode 256 – How To Make It Easy for Prospects To Consume Your Content –– With Malcolm Ethridge

September 8, 2020

You might have excellent content that’s dedicated to making your niche audience’s lives better. Now it’s crucial to make sure your prospects see your content and that it’s easy to consume. 

Today, Matt speaks with Malcolm Ethridge, the executive vice president at CIC Wealth Management and cohost of Manage Your Damn Money, a tv show and podcast. Malcolm shares how he uses content marketing, including podcasting, to reach his prospects with the education they’re looking for. He also points out the benefits of housing all of your content in one digital space. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How content marketing is replacing selling for advisors
  • What pieces of content make up Malcolm’s marketing strategy
  • How Malcolm inspires prospects to take action after they’ve consumed his content for an extended period of time
  • Ways to make it easy for people to find and enjoy your content
  • How Malcolm works with younger generations and maintains a level of profitability 
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how you can centralize your content and make sure the right people are consuming it!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Malcolm Ethridge on LinkedIn | CIC Wealth Management | Malcolm Ethridge Website | Manage Your Damn Money

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Episode 253 - 8 Ways to Gain Competitive Advantage in Your Practice

Episode 253 - 8 Ways to Gain Competitive Advantage in Your Practice

August 20, 2020

Top advisors are champions in the industry because they’ve strategically moved their companies forward by gaining a competitive advantage. 

In today’s episode, Kirk and Matt unpack eight ways to increase your competitive advantage. Kirk draws from what he learned in university combined with cutting edge trends to give you actions you can take right away to stand out from the crowd. 


You will learn:

  • Why being adaptable opens up huge opportunities for advisors
  • Ways to make your business more effective in its operations
  • Why you shouldn't be doing everything at all times in your practice
  • How to create a community-feel that sets you apart from the competition
  • What having a powerful “why” can do for your company
  • Ways to be vocal about how you’re involved in the community
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn 8 powerful ways to separate yourself from the competition!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing  

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Episode 251 – 4 Ways for Advisors to Increase Prospect Quality Over Quantity

Episode 251 – 4 Ways for Advisors to Increase Prospect Quality Over Quantity

August 13, 2020

Lead generation is dying a slow, wonderful death. Large numbers of leads are no longer the ticket to marketing success for advisors.

 

Today, Matt and Kirk dive into four ways to increase your quality of prospects –– and stop focusing on quantity. They highlight the power of being omnipresent with your marketing and how to attract, intrigue, engage, and influence to build quality leads. 

 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Why marketing for quality breeds focus in your business
  • Examples of how to create advocacy, which attracts business
  • Ways to get your expertise in front of new people on social media
  • How to become omnipresent online (and why it doesn’t have to be hard)
  • Why it’s important to have your own content (and not just share other people’s content)
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn four ways to increase your prospect quality!

 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Episode 161: The Top 10 Arguments Against Niche Marketing – and Why They’re All Wrong! | iris.xyz | Idea Decanter

 

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Episode 247 –  Reduce Time and Costs During Your Advisory Firm’s Transitions –– With Jeremi Karnell

Episode 247 – Reduce Time and Costs During Your Advisory Firm’s Transitions –– With Jeremi Karnell

July 21, 2020

Today, Matt talks to Jeremi Karnell, president and COO of Truelytics. Truelytics is a leading business-intelligence SaaS (software as a service) platform in the wealth management sector. 

Truelytics is the first end-to-end data-driven platform that helps wealth management enterprises recruit, grow, and retain businesses while reducing time and costs related to transitions. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • About Truelytics’ four models: TrueRecruit, TruePerformance, TrueContinuity, TrueMatch
  • Which transitions Truelytics is designed to help advisors navigate with less time and costs, including “the great transition”
  • Which costs Truelytics reduces during transitions
  • How this software helps advisors focus on what they should be focusing on
  • The most beneficial lessons Jeremi has learned from being a serial entrepreneur 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how Truelytics can decrease your costs and time during your firm’s transitions. 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Truelytics | Jeremi Karnell on LinkedIn | Jeremi@truelytics.com

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Episode 246 – How to Fill Your Webinars With Fans (Instead of Skeptics)

Episode 246 – How to Fill Your Webinars With Fans (Instead of Skeptics)

July 16, 2020

Do you have fans or skeptics showing up to your advisor webinars?

Fans are familiar with your work. They understand exactly how you help your niche. And they’re eager to invite their network to your webinar.

Skeptics are the complete opposite. But they’re the people who usually attend advisors’ webinars. 

Today, Matt and Kirk teach you how to turn someone into a fan before they show up at your webinar. You will also learn ways to think like a big company as you approach your marketing, which is a key to converting webinar skeptics into fans. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • The differences between a skeptic and a fan
  • The downfalls of focusing on short-term marketing outcomes
  • Ways to nurture your attendees before and after the webinar
  • The differences between a strategy and a plan
  • How to think like a big company, but market like a small company
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to fill your webinars with fans!

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 244 – How to Be an Ally in a White Male-Dominated Workplace – With Julie Kratz

Episode 244 – How to Be an Ally in a White Male-Dominated Workplace – With Julie Kratz

July 7, 2020

What does it mean to be an ally? What are some ways that you can be more inclusive in your workplace?

Today, Matt speaks with Julie Kratz, a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point, about how to be an ally for women and underrepresented groups in a white male-dominated industry. They also discuss how to take an inventory of your privilege and how to be inclusive in client meetings.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to evaluate whose voices are being heard in your organization
  • What microaggressions are and how they affect women in the workplace
  • Tangible ways to be more inclusive in your workplace
  • Ways to be an ally 
  • How to know if you tend to mansplain (and how to stop)
  • Ways to be inclusive in your client meetings
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about diversity, inclusion, and becoming an ally in your workplace!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Next Pivot Point  | Julie Kratz on LinkedIn  

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Mini-Series: How to Use Your Video as a Marketing Tool –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 3

Mini-Series: How to Use Your Video as a Marketing Tool –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 3

July 2, 2020

Once you’ve shot your video, it’s time to get this new content in front of your audience.

In part three, Matt talks to Laura Garfield and Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter about how to get the most marketing mileage out of your video. Laura and Sharon unpack four marketing steps and explain how to execute them in ways that are measurable for you and highly appealing and accessible to your audience. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to prevent YouTube from suggesting other people’s “up next” videos to your audience
  • How to decide where to post your videos
  • How to email your videos without sending a big file
  • Best practices for posting videos on social media
  • How to track the success of your videos
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn four proven ways to market your video!

Special offer for our listeners: Get Idea Decanter’s free guide: “Six Steps to Attract New Clients With a Video.” Email Laura Garfield with “Top Advisor Marketing” as the subject, and she will send you a copy!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Idea Decanter | Laura Garfield on LinkedIn | Sharon Gottula on LinkedIn

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