June 06, 2018
The ETF giants’ latest mutual fund-killing trick is free management of ETF portfolios — perhaps the seeds of a massive freemium model. Dan Sondhelm and other industry professionals offered their insights for this article.
June 01, 2018
Foreside hosted Sondhelm Partners and SunStar Strategic, who provided best practices when it comes to your brand, social media, and content creation of your marketing collateral. Participants heard ideas on what an asset manager can do to make a difference in the next six months, tips for content development, how firms can get in front of the media and best practices for successful asset growth.
May 21, 2018
For investment firms and financial advisors who rely on email marketing to grow their businesses, their digital reputation may be sabotaging their marketing efforts. Yes, if you do any level of email marketing, you develop a reputation. And, that reputation can have a major impact on the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. If you have a bad reputation, there’s a strong likelihood your emails won’t make it to the inboxes of your target audience.
May 14, 2018
One common challenge marketers face is getting your portfolio managers to say “Yes” to participating more often in the sales and marketing process. Here are some tips.
May 10, 2018
Dan Sondhelm will be part of a panel discussion about growth strategies for mutual funds and asset managers. The webinar, entitled “Actionable Ideas for Marketing Success” will focus on ways to enhance visibility and credibility and better look the part of a firm looking to compete for assets.
April 30, 2018
Despite the growing popularity of social media and texting, email marketing remains a highly effective way to communicate with prospects and clients, which is why most boutique asset managers and fund firms engage in email marketing at some level. For firms that have been doing it for a while, email marketing is fairly straightforward. They set up their workflows and campaigns, add new promotions and fresh content and then send out their regular newsletter. However, if they aren’t paying attention to some of the key elements of effective email marketing, their efforts may be for naught. By avoiding these five common mistakes, your firm could realize significant improvements in return.
April 22, 2018
As the financial services world continues its slow crawl into the digital age, boutique asset management firms and mutual fund companies are facing new challenges in marketing and growing their businesses. Many firms have reached a critical juncture in their marketing efforts where they must decide between what is easy and inexpensive but no longer effective, and what is more expensive and more difficult to implement but more cost effective in generating quality leads and converting them into qualified prospects. In the digital age, that will be the difference between firms that are forced to exit their businesses and firms that survive and flourish.
April 19, 2018
Sondhelm Partners is pleased to announce that Milin Iyer and Frank Serebrin will be presenting at the 2018 Integrated Advisors Summit in Dallas, TX on May 3rd. They will be speaking to the advisors about “How to be a Thought Leader in the Digital Era” and will offer strategies for success.