Episode 202 – The Evolution of Advisor Marketing



There has been considerable evolution in advisor brands. Many tactics advisors use to get their message out have changed, but interestingly enough, some things have stayed the same.

Today, Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran dive into a subject that stirs up debates amongst advisors: marketing then and now. They examine the seven levels of the advisor marketing evolution to uncover how advisor brands have become what they are today.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between branding and visual identity
  • How advisors started differentiating themselves from other advisors
  • What content marketing used to be versus what it is now
  • How advisors started building their credibility
  • And more!

 Tune in now and get your advisor brand up-to-date! 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | How to Start Your Own Podcast

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Episode 201 – How to Turn Your Clients Into Raving Fans — With Luke Acree



In the service-based sales industry, your business is built off of how well you can build and keep client relationships. That is the centralized belief of ReminderMedia.

In this episode, Kirk Lowe has a passionate conversation with Luke Acree, ReminderMedia’s founder and president. They discuss how to keep in touch with the clients in your database in such a way that they become raving fans of your organization. Every advisor knows the importance of gaining referrals and repeat business, but this episode will challenge you to examine what you’re doing today to inspire unwavering loyalty.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About a unique and personalized gift idea that’s proving to be memorable and coveted by clients
  • How to use the FORD method to build client relationships that lend to future marketing opportunities
  • What it takes to intrigue your prospects’ curiosity and why these efforts are worthwhile
  • How humanizing yourself will help you build rapport with your clients
  • And more!

Tune in now and get a ton of ideas for inspiring your clients to become raving fans!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | ReminderMedia

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Episode 200 – Top Things We Have Learned in 200 Episodes



Today’s episode marks a special occasion for the Top Advisor Marketing team. It’s the 200th episode our Top Advisor Marketing Podcast! 

We couldn’t be more proud and motivated to share what we have learned along the way.

There are many variables in play when doing a podcast. There are technical, production, marketing, and even emotional aspects to consider. So how can you make sure your podcast lasts for 200 episodes and beyond — and brings you and your company success? Join your hosts, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe, as they share valuable lessons about their podcasting journey.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The most important elements to having a successful podcast
  • Factors that can affect the quality of your recording
  • Why podcasting has been the best long-term investment for Top Advisor Marketing
  • Common podcasting mistakes you should avoid
  • And more!

 Tune in now and learn tips to make your podcasting experience more fun, efficient, and successful. 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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



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



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



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



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 195 – Breaking Through Call Reluctance — With Connie Kadansky



On today’s Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, Matt places a special focus on sales with Sales Call Reluctance Coach, Connie Kadansky.

Connie Kadansky is a noted authority on call reluctance and sales productivity. She is a Master Certified Coach, certified in conversational intelligence and a professional speaker who specializes in identifying the blocks that keep financial advisors from proactively prospecting.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The biggest reason salespeople hesitate to get in front of prospects
  • About breaking through performance barriers
  • Why you should think of your telephone as your ATM
  • How to recognize if you have sales call reluctance
  • Why it’s helpful to believe that it isn’t about you 
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to leave sales call reluctance in the dust!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Connie Kadansky | Exceptional Sales Performance | Contact Connie | Cell: 602-380-5431 

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Ep 194 – How to Power up Your Marketing Today— With Mark Mersman



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



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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