Category Archives: Kirk Lowe

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

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

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 253 – 8 Ways to Gain Competitive Advantage in Your Practice

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

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!


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

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Episode 248 – Reasons for Advisors to Drop the Jargon and Start Using Sketches to Explain Financial Concepts –– With Carl Richards

Many advisors believe that if they aren’t using big words and acronyms with clients, then they aren’t proving their credibility. 

Today, Matt speaks with Carl Richards CFP®, Creator of the Behavior Gap and the Sketch Guy column, which has appeared weekly in The New York Times since 2010. Carl joins the show to encourage advisors to explain financial concepts to clients in the most simple way imaginable. He explains why using hand drawn sketches are an effective teaching tool that demonstrates your expertise.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Who in the financial industry uses Behavior Gap
  • The four most common uses of Behavior Gap for advisor marketing
  • Why sketches make financial concepts easy for people to understand
  • Why sketches actually demonstrate an advisor’s expertise
  • Reasons for advisors to stop using jargon and embrace simplicity instead
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about the power of using sketches to make complex financial concepts easy to understand.


Top Advisor Marketing | Behavior Gap  | Carl Richards on LinkedIn 

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

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!


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Episode 241 – How to Go From Bad to Good to Great Marketing

Do your marketing tactics strengthen your credibility? Or is it possible that your tactics are actually damaging your reputation and costing you time, money, and opportunities?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk walk you through examples of bad, good, and great advisor marketing. You will learn how to fix bad marketing and become endearing to the people you want to serve. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • What bad, good, and great marketing looks like 
  • How to shift from bad marketing to great marketing
  • The difference between marketing and sales
  • Ways to endear your audience to you
  • Seven ways to make a better effort with your marketing
  • And more!

Listen now and learn how to take your marketing from bad to good to great!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Good VS. Bad Advisor Marketing: Tactics to Stop and Start Doing Immediately

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Episode 238 – 5 Reasons Your Lead Generation Isn’t Effective And How To Improve It

Are you wasting time chasing leads that end up being unqualified or clueless about your real value?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk uncover 5 reasons why advisors’ lead generation isn’t working and how to fix it. You will learn how to shift your marketing tactics to start building relationships and stop chasing short-term leads.  

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • The difference between leads and relationships
  • How to start marketing on your audience’s terms (and not your terms)
  • Tangible ways to build relationships and solve your audience’s pain points
  • Ways to give your audience multiple engagement options –- and why this is important
  • And more!

Tune in now for 5 ways to improve your lead generation!


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Episode 233 – Beware of “10X” and “We Fill Your Pipeline” Claims

If a marketing expert promises you results that seem too good to be true, it probably is. 

In this episode, Matt and Kirk discuss why they believe it’s irresponsible for “marketing gurus” and “lead-generation experts” to claim that they can fill financial advisors’ pipelines and get them 10X the results. They also talk about what advisors have to gain by shifting away from a “quick win” marketing mindset.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the promise of 10X and filling your pipeline is problematic
  • How to validate these promises
  • Why silver marketing bullet is not a sustainable pursuit
  • What to do if you’re approached by aggressive marketers that trying to sell you short-term success
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider a new way to think about quick-win promises from marketers. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Kirk’s LinkedIn post | Death By Referrals


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Episode 226: The New Reality for Financial Advisors –– With Doug Heikkinen

Have you started changing the way you communicate with clients? Do you have a fine-tuned value proposition that articulates your unique expertise?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk speak with Doug Heikkinen, founder of, a media platform dedicated to helping advisors become better in business and life. Together, they give advisors action items for shifting into another gear to excel in the midst of the bear market and COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How much time to dedicate to client communication on a daily basis
  • Remote-work practices that the Top Advisor Marketing team swear by
  • Value-proposition questions for business owners to reflect on right now
  • Why it is so important to accept change and not fear it
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear action items that can help advisors shift gears to succeed in our new reality.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | 5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Value Proposition | | Asana

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

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

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 223: Are You Scaling Your Credibility?

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 216 – 8 Content Marketing Trends for 2020

When you’re communicating with your audience and marketing your expertise, are you still taking a sales-oriented approach? How long has it been since you updated your marketing strategy?

Marketing is quickly shifting. What does the 2020 marketing landscape look like for advisors?

A big hint is relationship marketing. The majority of the content you produce needs to be about results and actionable items for your audience. Today, Matt and Kirk talk about the 8 trends that will have a great impact on advisors’ marketing this year.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use content to build your authority
  • How to create results-focused content
  • Why lead generation is a thing of the past
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about the 8 marketing trends that are set to dominate 2020. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | How Good Advisor-Marketing Happens in the Expertise Economy | 10 Biggest Content Marketing Trends that Will Dominate 2020

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Episode 215 – Why Your Online Reputation Matters — With Sameer Somal

What do you do when you want information? Do you search the internet?  Did you know 93% of online experiences begin with opening a search engine like Google?

In this episode, Kirk Lowe is speaking with Sameer Somal, founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology. Kirk and Sameer explore the importance of why your online reputation matters, and what you can do to manage that reputation.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it is important to have a good online reputation
  • What is SEO, and Online Reputation Management (ORM)
  • How to become more referable by leveraging your ORM 
  • What tips you can use to successfully manage your online reputation
  • And more!

Tune in now and take in some tips for managing your online reputation!


Top Advisor Marketing | Blue Ocean Global Technology | Sameer Somal Email | Sameer Somal LinkedIn

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7 Proactive Steps to Safeguard Your Online Reputation

What is the Difference Between SEO and ORM

Episode 211 – Business Tips for a Dialed-In and Successful 2020

There are many aspects that can determine whether a business will be successful or not, but it all starts from the inside. As an advisor, there’s only so much you can do by yourself. That’s why we recommend being dialed-in and creating synergies that will help your business thrive.

Start your 2020 with clear 20/20 vision by listening to Matt and Kirk as they discuss the benefits of being dialed-in, what challenges business owners face when they’re not creating enough synergies, and how to manage and overcome roadblocks in your business.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why having a clear and distinct brand can make you more referable
  • Warning signs that you’re not dialed-in
  • Why it’s important to create a positive work culture
  • How to find your focus
  • And more!

Tune in now and start your year with 20/20 vision by listening to this value-packed episode.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 12 — The Best Tips From Our 12 Days of Marketing Series

We hope our 12 Days of Marketing series has given you the inspiration you need in order to achieve 20/20 vision and perfection in the new year. But the festivities aren’t over yet!

In the twelfth and final episode of our annual series, Matt and Kirk recap their best tips from the past 11 days. If you haven’t taken notes yet, we recommend that you write down these ideas so you can incorporate them into your 2020 plan.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to stay top-of-mind by using social media and Micro-Influence strategies
  • The benefits of outsourcing your marketing
  • Ideas for finding podcast topics that solve your audience’s biggest challenges
  • What change you can make today to improve your speaking skills
  • How to stay relevant and use organic techniques to build relationships
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn the best tips from our 12 Days of Marketing series. And thank you for joining us for this holiday tradition!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Influence is Marketing – Be Your Own Loud  | 12 Days of Marketing series

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 11 — Best Practices for Showcasing Your Expertise on Social Media

Do you know how to use social media to showcase your expertise?

In the eleventh episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk uncover social media best practices that you can put into action right away. You will learn which content algorithms prioritize, strategies for introducing your network to your expertise, and why LinkedIn is the ideal platform for sharing your expert content.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Examples of how to use long-form content to create consumable micro-content
  • What the purpose of expertise marketing is and how to do it
  • About current LinkedIn stats that every advisor needs to know
  • Tried-and-true ways to get engagement on your LinkedIn posts
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to share your expertise on social media!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 10 – How to Create Your Powerful Hook

Are you inspiring your prospects to take action? As you will soon find out, having a clear and succinct hook can help you to stand out and influence your target audience.

In this tenth episode of 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk teach you how to craft your powerful hook and when to use it. Get ready to hear real examples of thought-provoking and memorable hooks!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is meant by a “hook”
  • How a hook differs from a value proposition
  • What the elements of a powerful hook are
  • Examples of succinct and powerful hooks 
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to craft your hook today!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 9 — 9 Ways to Become a Good Podcast Guest

If a podcaster invited you onto their show, would you know how to be a good guest?

In the ninth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk uncover tips for becoming the type of guest that podcast hosts and their listeners will appreciate. Jot down these pointers for your next podcast appearance or public relations opportunity!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why being a guest is not a substitute for having your own podcast
  • How to go about researching the podcast host beforehand
  • What advisors tend to do during client meetings that they should NOT do during a podcast
  • What “matching” is and how to do it
  • Why people use filler words and how to avoid saying them 
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn nine ways to become a good podcast guest!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 8 — 8 Ways to Retain Your Audience

Are you creating content that looks almost identical to all the other advisor-content out there? Start creating value-packed content for a specific audience that keeps them coming back for more. 

In the eighth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk talk about eight ways to retain your audience. Covering a variety of content types, this conversation is filled with advice on how to stay top-of-mind and build loyalty with your audience. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Recommendations for making your content distinct and filled with value
  • How to draw information out of your podcast guests that will benefit your listeners
  • How to use giveaways to retain your audience
  • Words of advice about incorporating topics that add value to your audience’s lifestyle
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to keep your audience excited about your content!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 7 — 7 Ways of Self-Marketing for Advisors

It’s time to get out of your office, attend an event, and make some connections! As an advisor, it is important to not only market your business but to also market yourself.

In the seventh episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk discuss how to market yourself in the expert economy that advisors are in today. This episode is filled with ways that you can put yourself out there and promote your expertise!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The do’s and don’ts of self-marketing
  • How having passions outside of work can help attract new clients
  • Why being resourceful can help you find opportunities to have meaningful conversations
  • Unconventional ideas for re-engaging your network on LinkedIn
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn seven ways to start marketing yourself today! 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Marketing Plan Tactics for Top Advisors | Anatomy of a Whitepaper 

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 6 — Podcast Coaching Tips

Whether you host your own podcast or are considering starting one, have you considered what it takes to become listenable and likable?

In the sixth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk take you inside our Podcast Coaching Program to uncover how they evaluate podcasters. This fun and highly practical conversation is full of podcasting tips that you can use right away!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it’s necessary to go “over the top” with your emotions while podcasting
  • Which words make listeners cringe
  • Why your podcast needs a call-to-action in every episode
  • Details about our upcoming Podcast Coaching Program
  • And more!

Tune in now and get tips to boost your podcasting skills!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 5 — How to Think of In-Demand Podcast Topics Now

“How will I come up with podcast topics that interest my listeners?” That’s the number one question that aspiring advisor-podcasters ask us. 

In the fifth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk share the best ways to come up with the topics your audience cares about. Whether you’re podcasting or writing, this is the advisor’s guide to generating ideas that are compelling and compliance-friendly.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where to draw topic ideas from 
  • How to keep the discussions in your podcast compliant
  • Do’s and don’t’s for titling your podcast episodes
  • What to consider when you’re writing podcast summaries
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to create engaging podcasts!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | How to Plan Your Podcast Topics (And Never Run out of Ideas!) | Should Advisor-Podcasters Talk Only About Financial Topics? | How to Start Your Own Podcast | Blog Title Generator | Iris. xyz

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 4 — 4 Benefits of Niche Marketing for Advisors

Do you want to create more value and quality for a specific audience? Do you want to attract more people? Then look no further than niche marketing, a necessary approach for today’s advisors. 

In the fourth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk bring you four benefits of niche marketing. This is a conversation that uncovers what your marketing strategy will look like once you’re dialed in on a specific audience and why this approach will make you happier at work.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About the four benefits of niche marketing
  • How niche marketing allows you to boost your efficiency
  • Why a niche marketing approach helps you to attract more clients
  • Why you can offer much more value with niche marketing 
  • And more!

Tune in now and get into the spirit of niche marketing!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | 3 Stages To Creating New Offerings That Your Clients Will Value | Episode 90: Striking it Niche with Stephen Wershing | Episode 96: Next Level Niche with Marci Bair | Ep 161: The Top 10 Arguments Against Niche Marketing – And Why They’re All Wrong! | The Dip by Seth Godin 


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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 3 — 9 Best Practices for Building Your Marketing Team

As your business grows, you will find yourself in need of a marketing team. But not just any team — one that’s ready for compliance and ready to rock the digital world.

In the third episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk discuss nine things to consider as you build your marketing team. Take notes and learn how to find marketing talent that will go the distance for your firm. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The do’s and don’ts of building your marketing team
  • What tasks you should in-source and outsource  
  • Words of advice about hiring people with experience in your industry
  • Our philosophy on trust and outsourcing
  • Why it is important to implement the plan and adjust along the way
  • And more!

Tune in now and get ahead on your 2020 marketing planning strategy!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Outsourcing Your Social Media: How It Works | 9 Best Practices For Building Your Marketing Team | Episode 48: The New Advisor Reality – 100% Outsource Marketing

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 2 — 2 Ways to Keep Your Prospects Engaged During the Sales Process

You know your sales process is a hit when you have the ability to keep your prospects engaged throughout the sales funnel journey until they finally say YES.

In the second episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk discuss two ways advisors can keep prospects engaged and build relationships during the sales process. This conversation is filled with ideas on how to give your prospects value and keep the momentum going! 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to provide more value to your clients
  • How to court a prospect
  • What you should avoid doing
  • And more!

Tune in now and get ahead on your 2020 marketing planning strategy!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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12 Days of Marketing – Episode 1 — 1 New Marketing Strategy: Micro-Influencer

Welcome to our 12 Days of Marketing series! If you’re looking for holiday magic that will prepare you to hit the ground running in 2020, pour yourself a hot chocolate and tune in!

In today’s episode, Matt and Kirk speak about how influence has become a crucial aspect of advisor marketing. But this isn’t a Tony-Robbins level of influence, it’s Micro-Influence —  a pursuit that is much more worthwhile and achievable for advisors. Get ready for a conversation that just might change your whole approach to building relationships with your ideal prospects. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a “Micro-Influencer” is and why Matt and Kirk felt compelled to coin this term
  • Which forms of content build credibility with your prospects
  • About the overlooked benefits of podcasting or doing radio
  • Easy ways to repurpose one piece of content 
  • And more!

Tune into our first Day of Marketing to uncover a whole new way of building your influence!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

Episode 207 – How to Find Your Resilience

As a business owner or professional, at one point or another, you will likely experience high levels of stress from different sources such as finances, unexpected changes in the industry, work/life balance — and you need resilience to help you bounce back. Where will you start?

Join Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe in this episode, where they share ways they’ve found their resilience and what they do to maintain it and keep building on it. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why understanding yourself can help you find resilience
  • What role gratitude plays in maintaining resilience
  • How problem-solving skills can help you stay resilient
  • How a strong social network can help
  • How to process change
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to keep developing this essential quality in life.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 205 – The Time for Succession Planning Is Now — With George Hartman

You’ve poured your heart and soul into launching your business and creating growth. Wouldn’t you like your business to live on even after you’re no longer here?

In this episode, Kirk Lowe speaks with George Hartman, co-founder and CEO of Market Logics. They unpack what gets in an advisor’s way of putting a succession plan in place, how to get started, and where marketing fits into the process. This episode is a must-listen for all entrepreneurs who want their businesses to endure for generations to come.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What gets in the way of putting a plan in place
  • The steps required to successfully exit your business
  • What options are available to advisors
  • The purpose of a continuity partner
  • Where marketing fits into the succession planning process and how important it is 
  • And more!

Tune in now and experience the excitement around keeping your business successful for generations to come!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Market Logics

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

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 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. 

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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 192 – 6 Ways Podcasts Make You a Better Advisor 

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?

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.

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Episode 190 – The Truth about Marketing ROI

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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Ep 185 – 14 Rules of Advisor Marketing Success

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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Ep 170- #BeYourOwnLoud

Matt and Kirk are back on the mic today to discuss #BeYourOwnLoud – how you as an advisor can share your story and build relationships.

Combining the power of LinkedIn and Podcasting, our #BeYourOwnLoud service, Micro-Influencer, is our two part service that can act as an entire marketing strategy for advisors.

With over 20 years in the business, Kirk has experience with just about every marketing tactic that walks across conference stages. Never in his career has he been this excited about a product that offers something truly extraordinary for advisors.

If you’re looking to grow your business and develop lasting consumer relationships, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Links: Join the Micro-Influencer Revolution

Ep 162 – 7 Podcast Tactics to Grow Your Business

Today Matt and Kirk are back on the mic and switching it up! Kirk is taking over today’s episode, and interviewing your regular host, Matt,  on the 7 podcast tactics to grow your business.

At Top Advisor Marketing, podcasting has been pivotal to the success of the business. Within less than 24 months, we’ve grown from a book balance of zero to our latest evaluation of over a million dollars. As our central hub to business development and growth – Matt and Kirk understand the value of podcasting.

As an time effective and financially efficient solution, podcasting is a great way to get your thought leadership out and heard.

So if you’re curious as to what it takes to create a great podcast and what that can do for your business, be sure to tune in to these seven tactics today!

Links: Your Complete Guide to Starting a Podcast | Join the Micro Influencer Revolution |

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 128 – Four Steps to Marketing in 2019

Welcome back to our third season of Top Advisor Marketing Podcast! To get you ready for 2019, our host, Matt Halloran, is joined by marketing and branding expert Kirk Lowe to discuss four steps to marketing in 2019!

Get ready for a new-and-improved you this year as Kirk and Matt walk you through the exact process they offer their branding clients. It’s a process Kirk has spent the past 18 years perfecting. Using their proven four step process: attract, intrigue, engage, and influence, Kirk and Matt share several actionable steps you can take to bring your ideal clients through the door!

Be sure to listen in today and begin your marketing success!

 Links: Marketing Plan Tactics | Marketing BluePrint Video

Ep 118 – Top 10 Interview Tips with Matt Halloran

Switching up sides of the mic today, Kirk sits down to interview our regular host Matt Halloran! Together, the two are diving into the top 10 interviewing tips. If you’re a podcaster wanting to up your game, or perhaps someone who frequently makes appearances on other people’s podcast, Matt has the ten things you need to be doing to create engaging dialogue and quality content. Be sure to listen in with Matt and Kirk today!

Episode 114 – Are you brand worthy?

Your brand is the first thing a client encounters when it comes to discovering you. Whether it’s through your website, a business card from a friend, or the logo on the front door to your office. It’s the sign off on an email, it’s the greeting on the phone, you need to live breath and be your brand. So how can you tell if it’s good enough?

Our very own Branding Expert Kirk Lowe joins Matt today as they discuss if you’re brand worthy. Answering some tough questions, with even tougher answers, Matt and Kirk cover several of the areas you need to consider when deciding if you and your brand are up to snuff.

If you’re looking for more information on branding, be sure to check out our branding resources at Advisor Utoday!

Episode 104 – The Power of Momentum Marketing

Is your marketing effective? Does it consistently build together to produce a stronger brand, stronger sales, stronger network or stronger client base? Do you feel your marketing processes are building something that is intriguing, consistent, and timely? If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, then today’s episode will

Matt is joined by his partner and branding expert Kirk Lowe on today’s episode to dive into momentum marketing. A term branded by Kirk, it is derived of three big questions. 1. Is your marketing constantly moving forward? 2. Does your marketing build on itself time and time again? 3. Does your marketing retain marketing value. As Kirk and Matt move through these three questions, discover valueable tactics to creating a marketing plan that builds with you, and for you.

Links: Kirk Lowe LinkedIn

Episode 88 – Should you be a Thought Leader?

How often do you encourter the words thought-leader in your daily consumption of content. As you might have guessed, it is a truisim that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields.  However, thought leadership can be so much more than that. Today, Kirk and Matt discuss if you have what it takes to become a thought leader. At Top Advisor Marketing, being a thought leader goes beyond the basic definition. It’s not a pedigree. It isn’t where you went to school. Thought leadership means you provide the best and deepest answers to your customer’s biggest questions in the format your audience likes best. If you’re ready to task yourself with becoming a thought leader, listen in today to find out how you can use what you know and who you know to take your expertise to the next level.

RESOURCES: Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers – ContributorBlog Post: What is a Thought Leader?

Michael Brenner Article: What Is Thought Leadership? And When You Should Use It?

Episode 82 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Techniques: Part 7

On this final installment of the series, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe talk about that sought after level of internet success – going viral!

One of the best way to do this is to pay attention to how other viral pieces are blowing up and grab those important pieces content to formulate your own. But even with great thought leadership, you have to get your blogs out there! So, the most important part to going viral is setting  up your nurture sequence so that you can show value to your prospects. The goal is to engage an audience and become a positive marketing piece to leverage yourself. Social media is also a very important piece to your prospecting and you will want to utilize all the features on all platforms. Tagging, mentioning, and hashtags are just the few that can help you target your audience, and engage them in your practice.

Tune in to find out how you can set yourself up to engage audiences and set yourself up to be a viral hit. You don’t want to miss out on this powerhouse of an episode.

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Episode 80 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Tactics: Part 6

Today, on the sixth instalment of the 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Tactics, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss the importance of writing a blog!

Kirk has been writing blogs for years and knows the ins and outs of a blogs success. He’s got some tips for you to ensure your blogs are read and shared widely. The importance of blogging is that you can receive great feedback from your community, but also gain more traffic to benefit your SEO. Invite guest bloggers, and share conservatively. Your thought leadership matters and blogs are a great way to showcase what you know.

Tune in to find out how you can benefit from starting a blog!

Top Advisor Marketing|9 Best Practices For Your Advisor Blog|5 Steps to Creating Great Financial Content|

Episode 78 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Techniques: Part 5

Today, on the next instalment of the 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Tactics, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss the value in a white paper. A white paper is a persuasive, authoritative, in-depth report on a specific topic that presents a problem and provides your solution. This is an important part to practice, as a white paper can establish credibility, and attract more traffic to your website and services. It’s important to share the white paper, and make it a downloadable piece so that prospective clients can view and solidify your position.

Tune in to find out how you can use a white paper to spark some movement in your practice!

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Episode 76 – The 7 Digital Prospecting Techniques: Part 4

Do you have a facebook page? Struggling to find your audience?

Today, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss the importance of social media and using Facebook as a medium to reach your audience. Facebook is a platform that can showcase your personality, and most importantly your vision. The platform itself is a gateway to transparency, which can allow your audience to have a personal connection with you and your practice. Matt and Kirk discuss how character, personality, and balancing your expertise can help mould your network and establish a connected community.

Tune in to find out how you can manage Facebook, and become an online influencer!

Episode 74 – 7 Dynamic Digital Prospecting Techniques: Part 3

Have you ever thought about starting your own Podcast?

Today, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe talk about how to elevate your practice with podcasting! Podcasting is a great way to share your vision to an audience. Here at Top Advisor, we want to show you how you can shape your talent, and your voice to be a successful catalyst in your field. Doing some homework, and developing your podcast connections will allow you to find your community. You do not want to miss out on today’s podcast.

Do you want to know how to kickstart your podcasting career?
Grab the Top Advisor Marketing Podcast Guide: Here

Episode 73 – 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques: Part 2

Do you want to connect with other podcasters?

Today, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss one of the most important techniques; being a podcast guest! It is important that you connect with other podcasters and cross-promote to become a more prolific voice in your community. Your thought leadership needs to be heard, and working with others that share the same influence will generate growth, and activity to your practice. It’s also an incredible way to give back to your community, and maybe find a few of your own podcast guests!

Tune in to find out how you can connect with others podcasters in your field!

Episode 71 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques: Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of the 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques with Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe. These techniques are 7 tried and true methods Matt and Kirk want to share with you to help you grow your prace. In their first segment, Mattand Kirk discuss the value of increasing your LinkedIn connections. LinkedIn can be an incredible marketing tool for advisor if used effectively. It’s important to understand the value of creating conversations and gaining influence in your network to build momentum. With time and diligence you can generate enough interest for people to reach out to you in search of your expertise. Creating this kind of online community is one of the many ways to create a dynamic digitial presence and strong customer relationships.

Tune in to find out how you can use LinkedIn to reach your audience!

Episode 68 – The Business Model for Lead Advisors

Are you ready to get off the treadmill and have more energy and free time?

Do you find it difficult to say no to a client, even when they are not the ideal client for your business?  Or do you find you are spending a lot of time training junior advisors, and not spending enough time focusing on the clients you love to work with?

In this episode Matt and Kirk explore 3 Categories of your business model may fall into, and what you can do to help change your business model so you can optimize your time and work with the clients you love to work with!

Sometimes you have to take a big step back to take a big leap forward.


3 Categories:

– Too Many Clients/Volume Model, Jr. Advisor Model

– Too Many Client Types

– Too Wide of A Niche

Find opportunities to work with other advisors to get things done and refer the clients that do not fit your niche market

Matt and Kirk discuss the 80/20 rule and how it is important to spend the necessary time working with ideal clients.  Work with the clients you love.



12 Days of Marketing – Episode 11 Nurture Sequences

In this episode of the 12 Days of Marketing, Kirk dives into nurture sequences, examining the questions: How do you nuture your leads digitally? Why is it important? And what is it? Nurturing leads is best described as building a relationships with customers currently not ready to buy but who could be an ideal customer. It’s an easy way to keep your foot in the door and set the foundation for a relationship that can last a lifetime. 


12 Days of Marketing – Episode 9 Building a Role Specific Website

Is your website a workhorse? Does it explain your brand and business effectively and turn google searches into ideal prospects? Web design is paramount in today’s digital world, but too many advisors find themselves working with website that no longer meet today’s design demands. Kirk explains the necessary steps to making your website optimal for a financial advising.

12 Days of Marketing – Episode 6 Drafting Your White Paper

You’ve built an entire business around your expertise… but do your potential clients know what makes you different? In the second piece on proving your brand and experise, Kirk is here to talk to you about the importance of a White Paper. Having written over 20 white paper’s on his own, he’s here to give you the pieces necessary to begin writing your own paper. Once you have that white paper fresh off the press, it’s also important to know how to use it. As a white paper expert, Kirk has everything you need to know to make your first paper a success. For more informtion check out the free resources listed below. 

LINKS: Anatomy of a White Paper

12 Days of Marketing – Episode 4 Packing Your Message Into a Brand

Do you struggle to tell people what makes your financial advisor business different from all the others? In this Episode, Kirk explains the fundamentals of packinging your message (those key concepts and phrases) from simply words on a page to a brand people know and recognize. To help you further define these conepts, Kirk has included 3 important resources to help you find your brand for 2018.

LINKS: 30 Ways to be Different | Brand Impact Assessment | Brand Discovery Matrix

12 Days of Marketing – Episode 2 The Difference Between Marketing and Branding

In Day 2 of the 12 Days of Marketing, Kirk is going to walk you through the critical differentiation of branding and marketing in your business. The key message of this podcast is that it is crucial to pull your branding out of marketing, and understand that your brand is your story. You need to know why your different, and what your value is before you can expect any prospective clients to know that.

12 Days of Marketing – Episode 1 Your Marketing Mindset

This holiday season, Matt and Kirk are offering up 12 podcasts to help you prepare your business for 2018 with your best marketing plan yet! In the preimer episode of the 12 Days of Marketing, joing Matt and Kirk as they dive into developing your marketing mindset. Understand tactics that work for your business to help you build trust and brand awareness, while leaving behind any ineffective tools in 2017. Want more information about how to kick ass in 2018? Download a copy of our white papers today – they’re free!


Episode 48 – The New Advisor Reality – 100% Outsource Marketing

As demands on financial advisors become more intense, Matt and Kirk offer a solution to all your marketing needs – Outsourced Marketing. In this episode, the guys discuss the complexities of creating a solid marketing plan from foundation to execution and the challenges many financial advisors face when DYI’ing their marketing: canned marketing, ineffective or inefficient marketing or trial and error marketing. With the ability to access service around the globe through your computer, it’s now easier than ever to outsource your marketing to a team of highly skilled experts, at a fraction of the cost of in house training and salary. This episode will give you all the insight you need to make the right call for your practice and your marketing plan for 2018. 

Episode 46 – #1 Marketing Tactic of Top Advisors

Kirk and Matt dive into the deep end of marketing tactics for a niche advisor. It’s important when developing your brannd and business to capitlize on small markets, whether its government employees, blue collar business owners, or adventure junkies, cartering your brand to your ideal clients is the best way to get them through the door. Matt and Kirk explain all of this while walking you through the 10 reasons to have a niche persona. 

Episode 45 – To Book or Whitepaper

Do you have lots of great content ideas rattling around in your brain – but are’t sure what the best direction is for publication? Kirk and Matt dive into this question in Episode 45 as they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of white papers vs books. Matt has published 2 books, and Kirk has authored over 20 white papers, and both can highlight that each option is circumstance dependent. If this is your first foray into publication, Kirk and Matt discuss that a white paper is an ideal starting point… and just may get you that book deal you’re looking for!

LINKS: Anatomy of a White Paper

Episode 43 – 10 Steps to Immaculate Marketing

Kirk and Matt bring in their third partner/professor of Brand Mastery Course, Ray Gauthier, to explain the 10 Steps to Immaculate Marketing. The 10 step marketing plan discusses the importance of everything from defining and understanding your ideal client to creating a great web page full of authentic and useful content. The marketing ideas and strategies Ray touches on is the basis of Top Advisor Marketing’s latest offering – Brand Mastery Course. A 20-week program designed and executed by Ray and Matt, gives advisors the opportunity to fill their marketing tool box will what they need to tell their story. 


Episode 38 – 4 Questions to Discover Your Advisor Story

Kirk and Matt know the importance of a good story in branding. Together they’ll walk you through the 4 main questions to create your own branding story – building your credibility and trust. 




Episode 37 – Death By Referrals (Part 3/3)

In this episode Kirk and Matt dive into the final component of Death By Referrals – How to inspire referrals. In order to get referrals two things need to happen – you need to build trust and you need to be online. Whether it’s a blog, podcast, social or a standby white paper, get yourself accredited on the internet. This will give you the momentum to start Intriguing, Engaging, Influencing and Attracting your ideal clients. 


Episode 34 – Death By Referrals (Part 2/3)

Kirk and Matt discuss five ways Advisors may be killing their practice with referrals. They aslo get into the key reasons clients refer and how this impacts an advisor’s referral-mindset, and how they attract more referrals, especially ideal ones. This is Part 2 of a series of 3 podcasts.


Episode 33 – Death By Referrals (Part 1/3)

Kirk and Matt reflect on the importance of referrals in an advisor’s practice. They get into how to embrace a new referral mindset, “the pursuit of referral happiness”, the fundamentals of good referral marketing, and what it takes to turn the referral tap on and get the best leads. This is Part 1 of a series of 3 podcasts.


Episode 31 – The Demise of Prospecting

Referrals are down, or at least that’s what a recent report is suggesting. Why? Kirk and Matt get into the dirt with advisor prospecting. Advisors are at a critical stage of their careers and practice maturity; how to attract ideal prospects, be more profitable and have more fun. Kirk and Matt redefine what a “referral” is, the mindset needed to inspire and attract, and tactics you can use to get more.

Episode 26- 5 Excuses That Kill Your Marketing Success

Dear advisors, you’re amazing. But…but, you need help overcoming decisions, situations and thinking that has you stuck in ineffective marketing and prospecting. Respectfully, Kirk and Matt help you analyze and overcome five key obstacles and situations that are killing your marketing. If you’re marketing isn’t highly effective and easy to manage, you need to listen to this podcast. We’ll clarify how to move past simple and common obstacles (excuses) that are stealing your focus and success. We’ll help you uncover how to co-brand, the value of simple marketing and more. 

Episode 23 – How to Start Your Own Financial Podcast

Podcasting has been steadily growing for years at a rate of 10-20%. It’s not a fad. In 2016, 112 million Americans listened to podcasts. Matt and Kirk discuss their experience getting a quality podcast off the ground. The reasons to start, the benefits to your business, the hardware and software equipment you’ll need and how to launch your podcast to your target audience. 

SLIDES | PAPER, “A Complete Guide to Starting A Podcast”


Episode 21 – Kirk Lowe’s 10 Favorite Marketing Tools

Episode 21 will knock your socks off. Kirk shares the marketing productivity tools he’s researched and tested that make his days go smoother and advisor marketing more productive. Good tools allow you to pursue marketing you either can’t afford, or don’t have the expertise or time to create and implement. Listen to the whole podcast for clear insights on how to leverage each of the these tools and possibly change your practice forever. Or…you can just hire Kirk’s marketing team at TactiBrand. 



Episode 17 – Top 9 Advisor Marketing Insights from SEI Conference 2017

Matt and Kirk attended the SEI Strategic Advisor Conference in May 2017. They recorded the top 9 marketing insights they heard from advisors dialoguing with them at the TactiBrand Kiosk. 

SEI ran a fantastic conference and the advisors were very engaged. Great group of professionals. Thanks to you all for a great experience – and for listening to our presentation, kiosk rants and now this podcast. 

Go to for more info on this great company with a robust investment and practice management offering for advisors. 

Episode 16 – 270 Days to a Better Practice; Better Clients, More Fun, More Time and More Money

In order to get to the point where you enjoy better clients, more fun, more, money, more time, and essentially a better practice, you have to put in the time necessary. Taking shortcuts and not establishing the foundation for good marketing will just hurt you in the long run. These 270 days can be separated in 90 days each and they will guide the marketing you build and how it plays off one another. Realistically, it won’t really take you exactly 90 days but these concepts show that it takes some time to build everything up.

“If you want to build anything great, you’ve got to break it into incremental steps.” – Kirk Lowe



Episode 14 – How 4 Frogs and 1 Elephant Can Help You Attract Ideal Prospects

Marketing is often the weak link in an advisors practice and it’s almost always the first “expense’ that gets cut or the first “task” that falls off the plate. There are simple strategies and tactics that often get started and stopped over and over. It’s a cycle of marketing misfortune. We discuss these 4 simple tactics and 1 big strategy to move your business forward. 

Episode 12 – 9 Outcomes of a Great Advisor Brand

Branding separates you from the pack – the sea of sameness so many advisors swim in daily. Branding makes every marketing tactic more effective and your overall marketing strategy more efficient – less is more. A good advisor brand pays in many ways. Here are nine outcomes you should expect from a good brand. 

Episode 11 – 5 Steps to Creating Great Content

The right content is critical to creating trust, influence, and inspiring new business opportunities. In my experience, it’s taken over as the key online marketing strategy. Yet, so many advisors lack the time, ability and/or resources to pull it off and achieve the results they expect. The most obvious obstacle impacting financial advisors struggle with content creation is that they don’t have a process. Advisors need a process to be better at producing expert financial content. A well-thought out process can help you on your journey to become a financial influencer and inspire lots of referrals (ideal prospect leads).

Episode 9 – 7 Keys to an Ultra Effective Advisor Website

Your financial advisor website is an opportunity to make a series of impressions with your audience. What eludes most advisors regarding their website design is the winning formula to make it better than the average advisor website. We discuss seven must-haves for a more effective website. Featuring marketing expert, Kirk Lowe |WOW Website Formula

Episode 7 – 5 Big Marketing Mistakes Advisors Make

How to get out from the failed marketing that got you to this podcast. Successful marketing starts by having a better marketing mindset – a framework if you will. The first failed marketing practice is trying to do what others are doing assuming it will work for you. Listen to four more massive marketing mistakes advisors make. 

Episode 6 – The Importance of Making Small, Cummulative Impressions

There are many opportunities, certainly more than one, to create an impression with clients. These days it’s a collection of “impressions” that develop the ONE important impression. This is why a brand and great marketing are so important, you’re always on the clock trying to make small impressions to eventually lead to that ONE BIG impression, to get you to “you rock”.

Episode 5 – The Real Scoop on Inspiring Referrals

Advisors have been misled by the promise of a referral program to boost their referral engagements. Referrals don’t happen authentically when you ask; and no client these days is falling for the BS tactics and scripts. If you want more referrals you need to, first and foremost, earn them. Secondly, you need to find ways to inspire people to want to refer you. Make it fun, professional and super easy to do so. In this episode we also talk about why clients refer – it might not be what you think.

Episode 1 – Sales vs. Marketing

Many advisors were trained with the mindset of selling but is this method the best way to build relationships and get new business? In this episode, we discuss the key differences between sales and marketing, and a marketing blueprint that will help you adopt marketing as your mode of communication and business growth.