3 Communications Tips for Financial Awareness Day (or any day)

Are you aware that Tuesday August 14th was Financial Awareness Day? If not, you may be thinking, “That would have been a great reason to reach out to clients and prospects.”

Your clients enjoy hearing from you. The informative insights and news you give them focus on improving their lives and financial well-being. Here are some tips to help communicate more effectively with your clients and prospects and stand out in this competitive marketplace.

Be where your clients are. Right now, 46% of all marketing dollars are spent on digital, including advertising dollars. Social media and email marketing are both excellent channels to help keep your brand top of mind. Email marketing is especially effective because it allows one-to-one conversations and the ability to segment your audience and provide unique communications to specific client profiles.

Many of your clients and their friends and families are active on any number of platforms, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, using them for business, personal purposes or sometimes both. Aside from communications, social media has become a valuable asset for capturing information about your target markets and understanding their behaviors, intentions, lifestyles, and the best way to reach them.

Provide relevant content.Sometimes it feels like attention is the scarcest of resources. By continually testing and measuring what types of content resonates best with your clients, you can increase your relevance and value to them. While blog posts are often long and thorough, studies show that people are absorbing content in timeframes that are fractions of what used to be the norm. That may mean offering more frequent, incremental messaging to supplement longer white papers or online insights.

Be consistent.Regularity is key to building awareness. Don’t confine your communications to special days like Financial Awareness Day. Be out there emailing, sharing and tweeting relevant content consistently and regularly (at least every week).