Category Archives: Marketing

Ep 161 – The Top 10 Arguments Against Niche Marketing – And Why They’re All Wrong!



Matt and Kirk are back on the mics today to discuss an important topic when it comes to building your brand and your business – why advisors avoid using niche marketing and the problems it can cause.

With years of experience in branding and finance, Matt and Kirk have repeatedly faced advisors who are unwilling to explore the potential that niche marketing has for their business. They’ve compiled their list of the ten most common excuses to niche marketing – and they’re here to bust them all wide open!

So if you’ve been hesitant to niche your financial advisory business, or you’re looking to narrow your business model further, be sure to tune in today!


Ep 160 – The Decommodification of Your Services with Kirk Lowe



Today Matt shares the mic with Top Advisor Marketing’s Brand Guy, Kirk Lowe, to discuss one of the most important factors to separating yourself from your competition – decommodification.

With any service you’re forever fighting the fact that there is always someone cheaper. Price tags commodify who we are and what we do in a way that can make our businesses and our brilliance feel small. And it’s easy as a business provider to blame your investors or clients for failing to understand just how impactful your services can be. Making them more than just a price tag.

Kirk and Matt dive into how you can break down your services and prove your worth to incoming clients, AKA decommodifying your offering so that your ideal client understands who you are, what you do, and what makes your truly unique and different.

If you’re ready to show your ideal client the true worth of your services, be sure to tune in today!

Links: There is Always Someone Cheaper |


Ep 159 – The College Money Academy with Kelly O’Connor



Today Matt welcomes life long insurance specialist Kelly O’Connor to the show to discuss one of Kelly’s incredible creations  – The College Money Academy.

The College Money Academy was designed to help parents reduce the cost of college. As one of life’s major expenses, you as advisor know what your clients go through in order to ensure their children have the best opportunities for the future. And with Kelly’s resources, this get’s a whole lot easier. You can help your clients save up to 86% off the sticker price of attending college!

So if you’re looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the advisor down the street and help your clients save a LOT of money on those college tuition bills, Kelly has the solution for you.

Tune in today to learn more!

The College Money Academy: A one stop shop for the best education you can get when it comes to reducing the bottom line on your college tuition bills. Whether you’re looking at your own family, or ready to get educated to help your clients, The College Money Academy has all the resources you need for one low cost!

Links: Kelly O’Connor LinkedIn | Kelly D O’Connor | The Three Secrets of Reducing College Fees


Episode 154 – The Art & Science of Marketing with Andrew Healy



At Top Advisor Marketing we don’t look at anyone as “the competition”. Which is why it’s always a pleasure to host someone else in the financial marketing industry to share their expertise and insights.

Joining Matt today is Andrew Healy, co-founder and partner at the financial marketing agency Water & Wall. Andrew co-founded Water & Wall with the expressed purpose of applying his love for capturing clients’ stories and sharing it with the exact right audience to help their businesses grow. He takes a measured, disciplined approach to the communications process that has resulted in some of the longest-tenured client relationships in the business, and he’s a driving force behind the agency’s expansion into digital and next-gen marketing techniques.

Matt and Andrew discuss what holds advisor’s back from marketing, key components to building an authentic brand, what crisis management can look like in finance and so much more! Be sure to tune in today to discover how to create your own complete marketing solution!

Links: Andrew Healy LinkedIn | Water & Wall Group |


Ep 153 – Direct Response Marketing with Seth Greene



Today your host Matt is joined by the one and only Seth Greene to discuss his expertise in direct response marketing.

Seth is the nation’s foremost authority on growing your business with a podcast along with being the co-host of the Sharkpreneur podcast with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington that was just named “One of the Top 10 Podcasts to Listen to in 2019” by Nasdaq. He is also a 7-time best selling author and has been interviewed everywhere from Forces to CBS Moneywatch.

Matt and Seth are diving into what direct response marketing is and how you as an advisor can utilize this tool to create momentum marketing and fill your client list.

If you’re ready to experience two podcasting and financial marketing experts, be sure to listen in today!

Links: Seth Greene LinkedIn | Sharkpreneur Podcast  | Market Domination |


Ep 152 – Setting Realistic Social Media Goals with Ediri Obor



Your host Matt Halloran is joined by one of our team members and social media specialists Ediri Obor today to discuss setting social media goals.

Unrealistic social media goals are one of the biggest obstacles business owners face when it comes to successful marketing. Whether that comes from a lack of understanding of the medium, or the inability to integrate social media in their large scale marketing plan, these unrealistic goals and misuse of social media can hold you back from your marketing success.

Discover the mindset you need to get your social media back on track and ramp up your marketing strategy by listening in with Matt and Ediri today!

Links: Ediri Obor LinkedIn | How to Create the Right Expectations for Your Social Media Marketing


Episode 150 – Part 3: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women with Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI Featuring Adri Miller-Heckman



Your host Matt welcomes returning guest Adri Miller-Heckman for the final installment of their  three-part mini-series titled: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI. 

For their final segment together, Matt and Adri discuss how you go about bringing products and services to market. With all things in business, you need to be willing to take a risk with your marketing. Not every strategy or idea is going to work 100%.  From today’s episode, you’re going to walk away with the answer to three key questions:

1. What are the benefits? (And get ready because it’s not what you think!)

2. Where do I start and what steps will I need to take?

3. How do I make my marketing a defining moment?

With some help from Matt and Adri, your marketing is bout to get easier. Learn how to plan strong marketing strategies, put yourself out there, and understand the multidimensional benefits of your marketing.

Adri is a globally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the financial industry. She is the founder of femXadvisor™, a professional training and coaching business designed to help advisors generate exponential growth with the femXadvisor™ process to create a female-friendly, results-oriented financial practice.

Top Advisor Listener Special!

FREE 30-Day Trial! 

Whether you are actively pursuing the female market or simply want to develop a stronger relationship with your existing female clients, our Engaging Email Marketing Membership program will make the process easier and more effective. As a member, you receive female-friendly engaging nurture emails that are easy to implement; tools to engage women, making your efforts more effective; and ideas, strategies, and live coaching to make marketing to women FUN! Try our 30-Day Free Trial! Learn more at http://adrimillerheckman.com/tools/topadvisor/


Ep 149 – Part 2 of The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women with Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI Featuring Adri Miller-Heckman



Your host Matt welcomes returning guest Adri Miller-Heckman to part two of their three-part mini-series titled: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI. 

On today’s episode, Adri discusses the most common questions and concerns she hears from women about podcasting. With Adri hosting the interview, listen in and learn from your host Matt how you can overcome some of the apprehensions about podcasting and sharing your story. In addition, you’ll discover the value of podcasting for women in the financial sector and the impact it can have on maximizing your ROI.

Adri is a globally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the financial industry. She is the founder of femXadvisor™, a professional training and coaching business designed to help advisors generate exponential growth with the femXadvisor™ process to create a female-friendly, results-oriented financial practice.

Top Advisor Listener Special!

FREE 30-Day Trial! 

Whether you are actively pursuing the female market or simply want to develop a stronger relationship with your existing female clients, our Engaging Email Marketing Membership program will make the process easier and more effective. As a member, you receive female-friendly engaging nurture emails that are easy to implement; tools to engage women, making your efforts more effective; and ideas, strategies, and live coaching to make marketing to women FUN! Try our 30-Day Free Trial! Learn more at http://adrimillerheckman.com/tools/topadvisor/


Ep 148 – The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI featuring Adri Miller-Heckman



Your host Matt welcomes returning guest Adri Miller-Heckman to part one of their three-part mini-series titled: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI. 

Adri is a globally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the financial industry. She is the founder of femXadvisor™, a professional training and coaching business designed to help advisors generate exponential growth with the femXadvisor™ process to create a female-friendly, results-oriented financial practice.

On today’s episode, Matt and Adri discuss the importance of branding when its come to marketing to women. Listen in to discover some of the critical elements of honing your message to create a real and authentic experience that appeals not only to your women clientele but men as well.

Top Advisor Listener Special!

FREE 30-Day Trial! 

Whether you are actively pursuing the female market or simply want to develop a stronger relationship with your existing female clients, our Engaging Email Marketing Membership program will make the process easier and more effective. As a member, you receive female-friendly engaging nurture emails that are easy to implement; tools to engage women, making your efforts more effective; and ideas, strategies, and live coaching to make marketing to women FUN! Try our 30-Day Free Trial! Learn more at http://adrimillerheckman.com/tools/topadvisor/


Ep 147 – Tips to Creating Your Marketing Calendar with Kaley Lewis



Your host Matt Halloran is welcoming back a returning guest and one of Top Advisor Marketing’s very own Kaley Lewis to discuss how you can create timely and engaging marketing calendars.

The two social media veterans discuss the value in adding timely and sometimes humorous posts to your regular social media calendar, how you can use an annual structure to create content for your podcast or blog, and some of their favourite “days” to celebrate.

Let Matt and Kaley help you build your marketing calendars by listening in today!

Links: Kaley Lewis LinkedIn | Tips For Creating Engaging and Timely Marketing Calendars