Jeff Lunn is the founder of Next Stage Web, a USA web consultancy focused on helping clients in the financial services industry, said Facebook, in particular offered a great opportunity for the advice sector.
Having worked with advisers in the US, he said in his experience, Facebook is “by far the best social media platform for financial advisors to boost awareness of their business and attract new clients”.
With increasing amounts of video going onto the social media platform, he said research had showed that live video is preferred over pre-recorded.
He told Financial Planning Today magazine: The latest numbers show that people spend three times longer watching live video compared to pre-recorded video on their platform. This trend offers a huge opportunity for financial advisors.
“Although traditionally laggards in social media, financial advisors already have the skill set necessary to make compelling live presentations. Live educational events (seminars) have always been the best way for financial advisers to generate leads and convert those leads into clients.
“Now advisors can capitalise on this trend by re-purposing their most effective seminars into compelling live videos and webinars hosted on social media platforms. I have done this with my own clients and the results have been very encouraging so far.”
Mr Lunn spoke to Financial Planning Today magazine for a double page feature on social media.
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