The financial services sector is gradually emerging from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts believe that advisors will need to approach marketing very differently, as trends have shifted and the pre-pandemic approaches will no longer work.
Trainees had focused more and more on investing recommendations, dinner seminars, and referrals in recent years. However, the pandemic threw Merrill Lynch’s advisors into uncharted waters. Working from home made in-person meetings impossible, and some trainees resorted to using the National Do Not Call Registry, resulting in regulatory penalties.
As a financial advisor, you’re already viewed by many of your prospects and clients as an expert in your field. But people do business with those they trust, so you can’t count on knowledge and experience alone. Your clients must feel they can rely on you.
There is encouraging news for LeadingResponse clients in New York and New Jersey who stopped hosting dinner seminars last year. The Wall Street Journal reports both states are removing capacity limits on restaurants and indoor dining May 19.
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As more and more states relax coronavirus restrictions or lift them entirely, dinner seminar events are coming back. But unlike in the Before Times, financial advisors are not just scheduling them to have a backup plan in case they have issues with to face-to-face seminars. They’ve adopted hybrid campaigns to widen their marketing footprint and their pool of prospects.