My client is Tweeting!! She is in a pilot program with her firm and they are testing the use of Twitter. My client is the only female advisor in the group and fell into the same old trap; trying to compete with the men on their turf.
My client was posting the same old tweets about the same old research reports voluntarily adding herself to the HUGE basin of traditional financial advisors. While being female automatically makes her different she is even more unique in her views and how she approaches her clients. So why was she diminishing her uniqueness because THAT is where the value of social media kicks in.
My client’s tweets will now be focused on the female investor. All of her tweets will be engaging and compelling statements that would attract and be of interest to women. While this is not her total market this has become her most productive niche when it comes to marketing. After doing some simple Google searche she immediately recognized that within this arena there was very little competition, an “Ah Ha” moment.
By limiting her tweets to one specific market not only does the task of finding articles and comments to tweet become more manageable but it also becomes more effective and productive. NOW she is truly leveraging her unique strengths as a woman to accomplish more as a financial advisor.
As an advisor who is looking to use social media as a way to gain more leads and exposure you have a decision to make:
Do I want to throw myself into the same pool as all the traditional advisors and hope that something I say is different and stands out? Or
Do I want to focus all of my marketing efforts on a unique niche allowing myself to dominate that arena and become known as the expert in that field.
It’s your call but I know what I would do……………