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SURVEYS: Marketing spending down, staffing and personal effort up

Nov 7th, 2016 | Company News, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Local and regional corporate, transactional and defense firms are hiring full-time in-house marketers while reducing their firm’s out-of-pocket marketing expenses – moves that align with drops in marketing budgets reported recently at much larger competing law firms. Our just-completed 2016 National Marketing Effectiveness Survey of more than 100 local and regional law firms (median size […]

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

Nov 1st, 2016 | Company News, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Tis’ the season for law firms to begin the debate of holiday cards and gifts.  Who gets what?   How much will this cost?   Can you put a price on business referrals? On and on… The main problem: the mailing list.  This is often the most difficult (and dreadful) task for both the staff and attorneys […]

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CASE STUDY: How a little-read law review article  became an e-book and series of alerts  distributed to thousands on social media

Sep 27th, 2016 | Company News, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

We recently re-purposed a law review article written by a client using it as the basis for a series of articles that will reach the authors’ clients, prospects and referral sources through direct distribution and social media. In short, an article that took an extraordinary amount of time to write and was destined for limited […]

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What You Do After Making A Referral Is As Important As The Referral Itself

Apr 19th, 2016 | Company News, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

What occurs after you refer a matter to another lawyer or professional is as important as making the referral.  The reason: you want to make sure the person you referred was well taken care of.  If they weren’t, this reflects poorly on you. Our recommendations to maximize the value of a referral made include: Contact […]

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Listing all of your lawyers on the letterhead makes the wrong impression

Feb 2nd, 2016 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

(This post originally appeared as our response to a question on the Legal Marketing Association list serv). The trend for many years has been to eliminate listing all lawyers on firm letterhead.  For at least 25 years of which we are aware the move has been to personalized stationery with direct dial numbers shown. The […]

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RESEARCH: email subject lines that work best, those to avoid, and the best time to send

Jan 19th, 2016 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Leading email campaign provider Adestra (www.adestra.com) has released a report revealing which keywords in email subject lines cause higher open rates and which ones cause more unsubscribes than average. It also reveals the best time and day to send emails–Tuesday at 4 p.m. For law firms, based on results from the B2B campaigns Adestra studied, […]

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CHECKLIST: One dozen law firm website issues that may stem retention or referral

Jan 5th, 2016 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Here are the “12 Signs of Out-Of-Date Website Content” posted on The Cyber Advocate (www.thecyberadvocate.com).  We agree any of this may cause those referred to you or your firm to pause and possibly reconsider retaining you or making a referral on your behalf.  You want to avoid having a hard-earned word-of-mouth referral tripped up by these issues. […]

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Data reveals why you need to be listed in Martindale-Hubbell®

Dec 29th, 2015 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Many firms struggle with the cost associated with listing in Martindale-Hubbell®, but there is plenty of data revealing why it makes sense for most firms. First, let’s talk about the data revealing how outside counsel and c-level executives vet counsel.  Then we’ll give you information on actual traffic resulting from your current Martindale listing. A […]

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Owning your .com address isn’t enough — buy the other URLs, possibly including that new .law extension

Dec 23rd, 2015 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

We recommend your law firm buy most of the more commonly used domain extensions of its name — what are called uniform resources locators, or URLs — the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet. There is no question you should do this if your firm uses a single name as its […]

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Holiday Marketing Tip #1: E-Cards are easy, but might not convey what’s necessary

Oct 7th, 2015 | Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing in Brief, Uncategorized

Not enthusiastic about signing a stack of printed holiday cards and thinking that an electronic one will suffice this year?  You might want to consider the following: If your only relationship with someone is a digital one, an e-mail card may work, according to what little research there is on this topic.  If the recipient […]

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