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June 01, 2021
Often the biggest challenge to consistent thought leadership is getting the ideas and insights from attorneys. What challenges are their clients facing? What opportunities are ahead? Without this information, it's hard for marketers to plan for client alerts, case studies, blog posts and more.
May 31, 2021
While I’m the life of a party when I’m with my friends, I loathe networking events and dread small talk. Instead, I enjoy substantive conversations and don’t know how to achieve meaty, engaging discussions with people I don’t know very well.
May 06, 2021
There’s a well-known principle in business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing: Brands that have a higher “share of voice” than their “share of market” will grow. This is called the “excess share of voice” (ESOV) rule.
March 04, 2021
While thought leadership is a critical marketing strategy for law firms, it requires a new way of thinking and far more direct attorney involvement.
February 02, 2021
Now is the time to improve your firm’s client alerts so you can take full advantage of this important marketing tool. In our latest blog post, we collected 10 of the best tips from top marketing influencers and summarized them for you.
January 06, 2021
Welcome to 2021! We made it and everything is back to normal, right? *Oh how we wish that could be the case.* While this shiny new year doesn't erase everything that happened last year, it does give us an opportunity to reflect, lick our wounds and learn some valuable lessons from 2020.
October 28, 2020
One of your lawyers received an email congratulating them on their selection to yet another top list, award or ranking. They forward the email to you: “Is this legit? Should we pay for it?” (Sigh...) We feel your pain. That’s why we’ve developed a new checklist to help you quickly separate the wheat from the chaff.
September 30, 2020
If one of your law firm’s marketing goals is to stay top of mind with prospects, then a public relations effort is critical. But what happens when there’s nothing going on worth pitching to the media? How can you earn media attention during those (inevitable) lulls in the practice of law, when big litigation victories or massive M&A deals aren’t happening?
September 16, 2020
Putting aside politics, Trump flouts the standard rules of engagement with the media in a way no other U.S. president has done before. Sometimes his disregard for PR best practices works to his benefit. Other times, it doesn’t — in dramatic fashion. In a recent article for Law360, Michelle provides four lessons that lawyers can take from the president’s Axios interview to avoid a similar disastrous outcome.
August 20, 2020
While getting extra mileage out of any piece of content is just good marketing, there are pitfalls to avoid — namely, getting sued for copyright infringement.
July 29, 2020
There are many pros and cons to offering media exclusives. In our latest blog post, we walk you through how media exclusives work, potential pitfalls and what you should consider when using the strategy.
July 15, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we live our lives and do business, more and more law firms are shifting budgets from events and in-person networking to activities that can be done remotely, including media relations. To be effective at media relations, however, you must understand the various roles in newsrooms, from editors to reporters, news directors and more.
June 10, 2020
Numerous law firms have joined a public conversation about race, justice and equality in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others. Other law firms are likely weighing whether to join the conversation, and if so, how to do it in a way that is authentic, substantive and helpful.
May 26, 2020
We recently spoke to the managing partner of a six-attorney employment law firm. She said that before COVID-19, her firm received 100 calls a week, on average, from prospective clients. With the coronavirus pandemic, that number is now 20. If you or your lawyers are facing similar coronavirus-induced downtime, I provide six ideas for how to productively use that time in today’s blog post.
May 04, 2020
A few weeks ago, Michelle was part of a panel discussion, hosted by three Florida Legal Marketing Association (LMA) groups: Orlando, Jacksonville and South Florida. If you couldn’t attend the virtual event, read the key takeaways including how law firms are evolving in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, where legal marketing budgets are going, what the media is saying and what legal marketers can do to get ahead.
April 13, 2020
In every study we could find, from the 1920s onward, companies that maintained or increased their marketing budgets during economic downturns pulled ahead of their competitors in profits and market share.
April 02, 2020
The good news: We made it through March. The bad news: COVID-19 is still here and has yet to peak. With at least another month of quarantine ahead of us and months more of recovery, we must continue to strategically and carefully communicate, offering clients appropriate guidance and support.
March 16, 2020
In such an unprecedented time, being thoughtful and strategic in how you communicate is critical. To help you do so, we put together our thoughts on how law firms can best communicate during this crisis in Michelle's latest blog post.
March 04, 2020
While not every Business Journal has a dedicated legal reporter, most have someone covering law firms as part of their beat. For the Birmingham Business Journal, that’s Angel Coker. She joined the publication two years ago. Before that, she was an editor at a small paper in Mississippi, and also worked at the Tuscaloosa News for three years. We asked Angel about her beat, how she finds sources and story ideas and what she’s looking for when working with law firm marketing and PR folks.
February 20, 2020
Bloomberg Law is known for its coverage of the business of law, particularly Big Law. It has become a go-to source for information on the legal industry as a whole, as well as specific practices with newsletters published under the Bloomberg Industry Group banner.