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Tenet sets a ‘live in five’ challenge

Tenet, which recently launched a web building facility, has set itself a live in five challenge – to have pre-approved sites built and live on the web within five minutes.

Advisers attending recent Tenet roadshows and professional development meetings handed in their business cards to a Tenet marketing consultant and when they returned from their seminar, a personalised website had been created.

On average, over 30% of each events attendees took up the offer during the day.

Ian Riley, director of Riley Associates,says: “Id been meaning to build a web site for a while but wasnt sure how to go about it. Then I saw Tenetsite, the web builder facility from Tenet marketing. They built a site for me in less than five minutes and better still, I got my first piece of business through the enquiry form on my site. This business alone has paid for maintaining my site for the next three years. Tenetsite is a great solution that brings immediate tangible benefits and costs next to nothing.”

Keith Richards, group sales and marketing director at Tenet, adds: “Advisers need to be available to consumers via as many channels as possible and a website is the most accessible. In some respects its their shop window, especially as the use of the internet is becoming more commonplace and can be accessed at anytime.

“Until now, if an adviser was looking for a quality site that would help them stand out from the crowd, they would have to find a design company and commission a bespoke website, which would be outside the financial resource of most. The alternative would be to use a standard template system we combine the two to offer a real first in the industry.”

Tenetsite comes with pre-approved content, a selection of eye-catching designs and a number of e-commerce options that can make a site pay for itself. In addition, Tenetsite allows advisers to add as many pages as they like, and self-edit with no cost implication.

The system is fully integrated with Tenets own compliance department, ensuring full control of all sites. Additionally, each site is Disability & Discrimination Act compliant.

This is part of Tenets complete marketing toolkit that arms advisers with support to help create a professional and corporate image, generating new business opportunities.


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