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“Getting in the Newspaper”

Aug 8th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

National Public Radio this morning pointed out that Pres. Obama has not given an interview to The Washington Post in four years, but was recently interviewed on Amazon for it Kindle Singles interview service. The next time one of your lawyers talks about the importance of “getting in the newspaper” keep that in mind. Perhaps […]

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Attention All AV Rated Lawyers

Jul 31st, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

You may not remember that you (and a number of your partners) were among tens of thousands of attorneys who were assigned an AV-5.0 rating in 2010 when Martindale-Hubbell added a numerical component to its AV, BV, CV designations. When Martindale announced that modification, they also said they would begin randomly re-rating all lawyers with […]

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Managing Your Firm’s Season Tickets

Jul 16th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

Survey shows 43% wasted It’s the season for buying and allocating your season tickets– football, basketball, hockey, concert, and theater. Law firms everywhere are sending in their share of the estimated $30 billion that will be spent this year by businesses on tickets and suites to entertain and cement relationships with clients, prospects and referral […]

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Short Guide To Key Lawyer Directories and Rankings

Jun 26th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

Generally speaking, we advise firms maximize profiles and rankings on the platforms below. That’s because independent surveys, our own surveys, and our interviews with in-house counsel, c-level executives and business owners indicate these are commonly relied upon by prospective clients and referring counsel. Of course, how much effort and which directories and rankings you focus […]

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Embracing LinkedIn: Connections

Jun 4th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

In every law firm marketing plan we write, we recommend lawyers embrace LinkedIn.  We also offer training in how to best use the platform. As we train, many lawyers ask us: “I have worked hard to create and nurture my contacts, why would I put them out on the Internet for anyone, including other lawyers, […]

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Trend: from smaller offices local firms are serving bigger clients

May 1st, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

Your office is going to get smaller — it’s going to be maybe half its current size — and your firm will be building a lot of conference rooms. You’ll also be eliminating secretarial stations the next time you move or when you remodel after the next renewal of your lease. Those are some of […]

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Finding the soft underbelly of Big Law’s marketing so our clients can compete

Feb 13th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

This week I was reading the brochure describing the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) annual conference to be held in Las Vegas in April.  In it was a chart starkly reminding me of our market position.  This pie chart showed that 89 percent of those who attended the LMA conference last year were marketers from firms […]

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Cancel All Yellow Pages!

Jan 30th, 2013 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

I was driving to work today and spotted this scene– a stark reminder why we tell every law firm not to spend a penny on yellow pages. Doesn’t matter whether your clients are consumers, executives or other lawyers. San Francisco even discussed fining publishers for doing what’s pictured here. Remember, you paid to have the […]

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Law Firm Holidays Cards: Mistakes and Best Practices

Dec 11th, 2012 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

I received three Thanksgiving cards from three different firms. One was a custom design that made an extremely positive impression, the other two were the SAME stock card. In a prior article published by the ABA, I addressed best practices to ensure that holiday cards contribute to lawyer personal business development and explained where they […]

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Are You Analyzing Your Email Newsletters and Alerts?

Dec 5th, 2012 | Company News, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief

Your email program, such as Constant Contact® or I Contact®, should have a report showing how many recipients unsubscribed and opened your law firm e-newsletters.  It will also show how many clicked through to your site.  If you get 20% or more of recipients to open your alert, that’s pretty good.  Sometimes we see 40% […]

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