By Kevin W. Brown, M.B.A. As published in the "Orange County Register," reprinted with permission If you firm is looking to expand into new markets, consider these five steps from the outset: (1) Evaluate your situation. Are your current market segments unprofitable? Is there not enough growth potential? Or are you just ineffective in your marketing [...]
Idea of the Month: E-blasts - Systemize them! Seasoned marketing experts rank newsletters/e-blasts as one of the most effective techniques for imaging/awareness building, new client acquisition, and client retention. Why? Targeting: You can build a database of your known contacts — current and past clients, business contacts and other referral sources, and prospective clients [...]
Article of the Month: Targeting Profitable Markets Are your current market segments unprofitable? Is there not enough growth potential? Or are you just ineffective in your marketing and sales activities? Before launching into new targeted markets, take time to do marketing planning and analysis, which can save you time and money, while making your [...]
Recent Engagement: Branding for Restructured Firm In this engagement, a new composition of partners (some left, others stayed) was the impetus for our client to seek rebranding for the “new firm.” The Specialists in Law Firm Marketing was called in to get it done (click here to learn more about "branding and positioning"). The [...]
Our latest issue of “Law Firm Marketing News” has just been published. Excerpt: Topic: "Want to survive and even grow in 2021?" Strategic marketing planning is the single most important factor to long-term marketing success. An effectively designed "Strategic Marketing Plan" should be the foundation of your firm's marketing efforts throughout the year, providing specific direction [...]
As you plan for the success of your marketing efforts, the selection of qualified personnel is obviously critical. A marketing department for a small to mid-sized firm can take many shapes. Here are some options: In-House Personnel Some firms can afford to hire an in-house marketing person(s). There are numerous variants of this form, some [...]
Article of the Month: Your Firm’s Marketing Department – Inside, Outside or Both? As you plan for the success of your marketing efforts, the selection of qualified personnel is obviously critical. A marketing department for a small to mid-sized firm can take many shapes. Here are some options (read article here) ...