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Scripts For CFPs®


Every week, a new script illustrated with charts, tables, and graphics is posted in our dashboard.

Record your own MP3s and upload the slides to give you own version. Use just one slide slide, edit the text and make your own videos or newsletters.

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FinTech Will Eat Older Advisors' Lunch


Having built a very successful practice for three decades, the advisor on the phone was sure he would not use a dashboard for communicating with clients and influencers. He delegated creating newsletters and client communications to his staff.

Seemingly oblivious to the revolution in building trusting relationships on the web, this mindset is common among older advisors, and it makes them increasingly susceptible to competitors who understand financial advisor technology. A 30-something  or 40-ish CFP, CIMA, CPA/PFS, CFA, who grew up texting and understands social is able to target your clients with campaigns about tax and financial planning, dripping on them weekly with inarguable facts and analysis that you are not providing to  them.  

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Fritz Meyer Was Right About Earnings


Two months ago, economist Fritz Meyer began using the phrase, "upward revisions to accelerating earnings," to describe the outlook for profits. The new tax law, he said, would gradually add eight percentage points to 2018 earnings growth on the S&P 500. 

Since Fritz first made this observation in late December, earnings forecasts tracked by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S have been ratcheting higher fairly steadily. For weeks, advisors subscribing to our website platform have benefited from a weekly financial news stream with updaties on the unfolding earnings surge. Clients and contacts saw it in emails, videos, articles, tweets, scripts and animated GIFs, all of which are customized personally. 

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Amid Economic Growth and Record High Stock Prices, A Warning


 

The S&P 500 has broken record highs repeatedly for months, and profits expectations are smashing for 2017, 2018, and 2019, but William C. Dudley, vice-chair of the Federal Open Market Committee at the U.S. Federal Reserve and CEO of the New York District, in a speech in New York City last week, said the country's current fiscal course is unsustainable.  

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Last-Minute Tax Alerts Indicate Advisor Marketing Is Dead

The final year-end tax alerts for clients of CPA/PFS, CFP, CIMA, CFA, and other financial professionals are ready for Advisor Products subscribers to email. So are related videos, articles, scripts, and animated GIFs to share with clients and everyone you know. Here's a three-minute video about how to do that, if you're a subscriber to FAME 3.0 (Financial Advisor Marketing Engine).

Of all the tax reform Acts I’ve covered since TEFRA 35 years ago, this one was the most fun — not just because of the drama staged in the Capitol but also because of the pioneering work powered by our all-star team.   Here's the story in a nutshell.

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Quick Touches Toolbar Beta Release

A new toolbar for quick touches of clients is open to beta testers.  

Quick Touches is for fast sharing of articles, videos, and animated GIFs about wealth management as well as sharing your camera roll and posting blog entries. It’s designed to draw traffic to your website based on clients’ needs and interests.  Personalize a content stream from Fritz Meyer, Bob Keebler and Craig Israelsen. Put their slides and text in your own words, and add your keywords to improve search engine rankings. Send articles and videos with your spin.

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Quarterly Performance Report For Advisors


The quarterly market summary for advisors was posted two days ago in the advisor marketing dashboard.

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Year-End Tax Planning Content Schedule For Advisors

The Trump tax proposal radically changes year-end tax planning.  Since our user base is heavy on CPA financial planners and real financial professionals, here's what we are doing to assist you in moving clients toward proactive tax planning.

Our continuing education program for professionals, Advisors4Advisors.com, is all over it. Bob Keebler, one of the nation's leading educators of tax and legal professionals, is teaching a class today at 5 ET. Go to advisors4advisors.com to register if you are an A4A member. Otherwise join and replays will be available within hours of the live session. Giving planners the technical information within hours of the announcement by the Trump administration is a real achievement. We're covering breaking news all time now.  

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2017 Year-End Tax Planning Videos For Advisor Clients


Details of a proposed $1.5 trillion tax cut package are expected Wednesday, according to the White House.

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Manhattan Advisor Marketing Meetup Dinner With Andy Gluck Wednesday


The Metro NYC Society of Investment Specialists is hosting a presentation by me at a midtown restaurant in a prewar townhouse. A private room accommodating up to 20 is reserved, and 1290 Funds is sponsoring the event. A few seats are open.

It's $35 for dinner and drinks at Marchi's at 251 East 31st Street, off 2nd Avenue in Kips Bay, at 6 p.m. Please call 888-274-5755 Option 1 to reserve a seat.    

After a couple of drinks, I'll attempt to demo new technology for quick touches of clients digitally. The quick touches toolbar is part of a practice management system I've built with help from Fritz Meyer, Bob Keebler, Dr. Craig Israelsen and 3,000 users of Advisors4Advisors and Advisor Products. The platform enables investment and financial planning professionals to fulfill the obligations incumbent on an investment fiduciary at the lowest possible cost. It is customized to your personal strengths and specialities. Here's a 2-minute tour of the platform, and here's 2-minutes about quick touches

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Malware Alerts For Advisors


 

 

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The Best Advisor Websites To Automate Client Engagement


Eighty-percent of advisors want to spend no time updating their website, but they still want a dynamic, engaging and cool presence online.

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Yes, Canned Content For Advisors Can Be Uncanned


 

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Ethical SEO For Advisors


Google and Bing say it's good practice to update your profile and images periodically on their portals.  Uploading new content to your listings on Google and Bing demonstrates your site is current and is easy to do. You want to add pictures of the exterior of your building, the lobby, your office suite, waiting roiom, conference rooms, and individual offices. You can also add photos of advisors on your team and images showing your branding. When someone wants directions to your company, they see the images along with a map showing your firm's location and contact information. Refreshing this content will boost your ranking in search results. 

This past week, I posted new images for Advisor Products to both Advisor' Products' Bing and Google profilesand I posted a new blog entry to AdvisorProducts.com. I had not done this in a while. Last week, I also posted two new videos to Advisor Products YouTube channel, and both of the videos link back to AdvisorProducts.com.  

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Advisor Websites For Growing RIAs

To grow your practice, it’s smart to allow clients and prospects to book a meeting with you from your email newsletter.

Integrating advisor calendars with advisor websites and email newsletters is an important business building feature of Build Advisor Websites (BAW), our content management system for financial planners and RIAs. 

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Just Our Luck, CPA Planners Love Us!


Just my luck! I spend 20 years to build a business that winds up attracting professional penny pinchers! Advisor Products is seeing a surge in sign-ups by CPA financial planners.

Of course, I’m kidding — mostly. While CPA planners are frugal, I ‘m proud to serve them because they are real financial professionals. I worked at AICPA from 1983 to 1986, ghost-writing a newspaper column called, Money Management, that was published in a couple thousand newspapers across the country.

I had been a police beat reporter at the Clearwater Sun in Florida before moving to The Trenton Times, where I was fired after three months, shortly after refusing to write a story about the funeral of the father of a 400-pound rapist of a 13-year-old girl, who unsuccessfully had argued his imprisonment would be a death sentence because he was so fat and, thus cruel and unusual punishment. But that’s another story.

Before I left AICPA to cover Wall Street for The New York Daily News, I spent a lot of time around CPAs and was there to see the PFS designation and Personal Financial Planning practice section get started. So I have a long history with CPA planners.

Since we started making websites 20 years ago, Advisor Products has worked with CPA planners. The AICPA has ignored what we are doing.  But I stayed true to my values of working with real financial professionals. So CPA planners are showing up anyway, and these advisors have great practices. They broadly diversify a core portfolio in low-cost product, and offer financial planning to add value.  They love Fritz Meyer’s fundamental economic analysis, Craig Israelsen’s low-cost models, and Bob Keebler, CPA/PFS’s financial and tax planning strategies.    

If you are a CPA financial planner, see our 25-minute demo on YouTube or click on the chat box below and request a free trial.

 

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Pre-Review Added To Weekly Email Newsletters

Advisors can preview email newsletters using the  Build Advisor Websites (BAW) content managament system (CMS). For advisors, this allows you to send out email newsletters about breaking news we cover for you and to change anything you do not like.

BAW builds a workflow into weekly email newsletters for advisors. Every week, when a new video or investment updateis ready to be emailed, your email newsletter with your branding is emailed to you. So you can pre-review emails before they are sent to clients. If you don't like a headline, image or text, you can change it yourself. In addition,  the changes to the article in your email newsletter will also be posted to the article on your website. 

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Unlocking The Strength Of Ensemble RIAs


Multi-professional firms are giving rave reviews to Financial Advisor Marketing Engine 3.0. (FAME).

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

From Advisor Products Worldwide Team Of Turkeys

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