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16 Ways from Sunday
40 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 22 Matthew Halloran: On Financial Advisor Podcasting
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Matt Halloran, Partner and Podcasting Expert with Top Advisor Marketing. This episode is all about podcasting for financial advisors. Matt shares tips, tricks, and best practices to consider if you’re a financial professional who is looking to add podcasting to your marketing mix.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 21 Coach Micheal Burt: On Follow Up, Structure, and Activation of Prey Drive
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Micheal Burt, aka Coach Burt, Founder of Micheal Burt Enterprises, a coaching and consulting business that teaches sales professionals, business owners, and those interested in rapid growth the five areas to get significant life in their business.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 20 Jonathan Arnold: On partnering with the mortgage industry to grow your practice
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Jonathan Arnold, branch manager with Inlanta Mortgage. Jonathan discusses the importance of strategic partnerships and how the right mortgage professional relationship can be mutually beneficial to wealth management and financial planning professionals.
46 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 19 Sara Grillo: On the Two Sentence Rule and Elevator Pitches
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Sara Grillo, financial author, podcast host, marketing consultant, and keynote speaker. They dive into conversation on elevator speeches, the two sentence rule, and the effectiveness of social media as it relates to financial advisor marketing.
68 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 18 - Dennis Mosley Williams: On the Experience Economy and Serious Shift
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Dennis Moseley-Williams. He is the founder of DMW Strategic Consulting, a practice management company that helps organizations secure and build sustainable relationships by creating experience-driven solutions that deliver results, increase revenues, and build enthusiastic referral-generating communities. This episode is all about building the experience within your practice. Are you ready to shift from service to experience? If so, this is the episode for you.
64 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 17 – William Chettle: On Brand, Experience, Persuasion, and the Little Things
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews William Chettle, the Director of Experience and Engagement for Symmetry Partners. William oversees the firm’s marketing and communications to build greater brand awareness, foster deeper engagement with clients and enhance their overall experience. This episode is all about branding, development, persuasion, and the little things.
47 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 16 – Mark Mersman: On Seizing Opportunity – The SECURE Act
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman discusses the current status of the SECURE Act. He highlights some of the biggest marketing and planning opportunities that the bill could present for financial advisors and the clients they serve.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 15 – Steve Phillips: On Business Refinement, Why the Words Matter, and Defining Your Brand
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Steve Phillips, founder of the Advisor Protocol. Steve is also a Certified Practice Management Consultant at Pareto Systems and has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry as a speaker, trainer and educator working with advisors, product development firms and carriers. This episode is all about business refinement. Steve shares how to get out of the rat race of the ever-increasing budget to generate new relationships and convince new people and focus on how to teach the already convinced to convince others on your behalf.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 14 - Sangram Vajre: On Funnel Flipping, Account Based Marketing, and the Secret Formula for Category Leadership
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Sangram Vajre, co-founder and Chief Evangelist of Terminus. As you’ll quickly uncover, Sangram is a marketing thought leader. He is the author of Account-Based Marketing for Dummies and is the mastermind behind the #FlipMyFunnel community. In this episode, Sangram shares a very basic, yet profound formula for what it takes to become a category leader.
96 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 13 - Jeff Leppert & Kevin Holt: On the Integration of a Tax Practice and Insurance Agency with Wealth Management
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Jeff Leppert and Kevin Holt discuss the evolution of their practice and how they executed on a vision to have multiple services under one roof. They detail their strategy behind building a wealth management firm that also marries together a full service insurance agency (property/casualty, health, medicare), tax practice, along with a strategic legal partnership all under one roof. They discuss acquisition, transition, and their commitment to the ultimate client experience.
94 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 12 - Mark Mersman & Andrea McGrew: On the Financial Gap - What it Means to be UnNiched
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman is on the receiving end of an interview with Andrea McGrew, CCO and CLO of USA Financial. Their discussion centers around the Financial Wellness Gap facing women. Andrea is the host of Un Niched, a podcast and initiative focused on dismantling the notion women are a small, specialized segment of the population. She is building a community that raises awareness and fosters dialogue about some of the biggest challenges facing women, both in the financial industry and within the investor community.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 11 - Duncan MacPherson: On Personal Introductions, Fit Process, and Systemization
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Duncan MacPherson, Founder and CEO of Pareto Systems, an industry leading business development firm dedicated to the elite professionals and companies with the knowledge-for-profit sector. He has written two best selling books: Breakthrough Business Development and The Advisor Playbook. This episode reveals Duncan’s approach to a fit process, gaining client advocacy, and systemization.
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 10 - In the Line of Fire: A Thank You to Officer Koenig and All Service Men and Women
This episode of 16 Ways from Sunday features a very different discussion; it’s a thank you to family friend and police officer Jeff Koenig, who was involved in a tragic shooting during a traffic stop in Saginaw Township, Michigan. It’s also a thank you to all of the service men and women out there who put their lives on the line every day for the rest of us to enjoy the things we hold near and dear. This episode isn’t about financial advisor marketing; it’s about something far more important.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 09 – Mark Mersman: On the Biggest Myths and Best Practices of Seminar Marketing – 2018 Statistics in Review
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman discusses the 5 biggest myths surrounding financial advisor seminar marketing. He highlights some of the best practices and shares some of the most eye-popping statistics that came from USA Financial’s Fill-The-Room seminar system. Offer a meal? What topic to present? It’s all covered in this episode.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 08 – Brittney Castro: On Social Media, Brand-Building, and Marketing Madness for Financial Advisors
In this episode, Brittney Castro talks about the transformations that took place over the course of a decade in her practice. She highlights some of the biggest bending points, including a focus on women, and the shift from commission based to fee-only financial planning. From workshops to social media, Brittney discusses the factors that have launched her practice to new heights.
68 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 07 - Tucker Max: On Authorship, Credibility, Marketing, Authenticity, and Hilarity
Tucker Max has gone from Bestselling author and king of the single-life to father, husband, and CEO of highly successful start-up Scribe Media. This episode of 16 Ways from Sunday details that transition and highlights how financial advisors should think differently about credibility and positioning. The Scribe Media process is discussed in detail as Tucker shares his story about how a personal challenge suddenly landed him with a new-found career and company.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 06 - Vonda Van Til: Insights for Advisors from Inside the Social Security Administration
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Vonda Van Til discusses thoughts and ideas on how advisors can leverage Social Security within their financial planning practice. As a Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, Vonda shares how advisors can utilize the administration as a resource within their practice and how to answer some of the tougher questions advisors receive related to Social Security. If retirement income planning is a part of your business, this is a can’t miss interview.
98 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 05 - Mark Mersman & Matt Eilers: On Financial Advisor Marketing Best Practices
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman is interviewed by Matt Eilers as a part of his highly successful podcast titled Advisor Elevation. The discussion is focused on the ins and outs of marketing a financial practice and how to evaluate different marketing activities. From referrals and personal introductions to podcasts and seminars, this episode is full of great content.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 04 – Josh Bartholomew: On the Importance of Building Community Inside Your Practice
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Josh Bartholomew discusses the importance of building community inside of your financial practice. He details some of the reasons why his company, Horizon Investments, was the recent recipient of some asset manager awards at the Envestnet Summit in New Orleans. He also discusses the vision behind the consulting division inside of his firm and a huge opportunity he sees for financial advisors that isn’t currently being leveraged.
76 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 03 – Brian Hart: On Turning Press into Profits: Simplifying Public Relations for Financial Advisors
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Brian Hart, Founder and President of Flackable, a PR agency for financial advisors. Brian discusses the difference between paid media, owned media, and earned media, along with how to leverage earned media. He touches on the value of Twitter in your PR strategy and how to track ROI on your PR efforts.
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