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Understanding the Power of Email Marketing Relationships

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By Dave Charest.   “Would you mind giving me a ride to the airport?” The answer to this question relies on one very important factor—who’s asking? Your reply to a complete stranger is going to be different than the reply to a long-time friend. It’s the nature of the relationship that colors the response and the […]

Financial Advisors, Release Your Content Powerhouse!

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By Samuel Mignot. For the last couple of years, Google’s algorithm has increasingly emphasized the importance of quality content. Therefore, the focus is no longer on how well keywords are picked up and included on your pages, but on how much each one makes sense within a certain context. At this game, financial advisors are stronger than […]

Demystifying Paid, Owned & Earned Media: What Does that Mean to You?

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By Naomi Rouff You’ve heard the words a million times, “paid, owned and earned.” Ever thought what it means for you and your brand? If you’re new to social marketing this may seem like a big step to take into the unknown. Today, we’ll shed light on these words and help you make them part of […]

Avoid Scary Social Media Ghost Towns this Halloween

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At Financial Social Media, we see it happen all the time. A new advisor comes in, deciding to jump on the social media bandwagon, all excited about creating an online presence. We set up sparkly new social media accounts and build a website to match their brand, everything goes live, and everyone is happy! The client decides they […]

Make Your Original Blog Content Worth Your While

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  Now that you have written optimized, relevant, original content for your audience (15-Point Blog Optimization Checklist), today I want to help you not only maximize the reach and exposure of this content, but also learn how to stretch this content as much as possible to benefit and grow your business. There are 2 crucial […]

Nurturing the Sales Funnel Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The dawn of the social media age has seen generations discover, adopt, and pass on the habit of social media usage to younger generations, resulting in even the youngest members of society using one or more sites on at least a semi-regular basis. Of course, social media has been around for more than a little […]

Back To Basics: An Advisor’s Best Practices for Content Creation

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  Now that you have created your networks, connected online with your current contacts, and learned best practices for advisors on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn as a financial firm, it is time to discuss the content that goes on these social platforms. You’ve all heard the saying, “Content is King,” and in today’s digital age, that […]

Make Sure Your Firm’s Social Media Sizzles This 4th of July!

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  As all good Americans know, the Fourth of July is tomorrow! And while most will be partaking in our Independence Day’s festivities, you can ensure that they will also be perusing social media pictures, checking some last minute emails or searching Pinterest for BBQ recipes. Consumers may be more focused on the burger and […]

Crafting the Perfect Social Media Content

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  It can get overwhelming, not to mention confusing, trying to figure out the best content to share and where, especially with all the constant changes on social media sites. However, being aware of all the different types of content – text-based, images, videos, micro-videos, slides, infographics, etc – that can be shared, and which […]