Abe Lincoln’s 25-cent marketing speech

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We’ve all seen the 1858-59 print advertisement where Abe Lincoln announced the formation of his new law firm, Lincoln & Herndon in Springfield, Illinois.

But did you know that Abe Lincoln also gave marketing and client-development speeches?  Here’s a newspaper announcement for his Springfield Library Association

And he charged 25 cents admission!

And for lawyers who still wonder whether lawyer marketing is ethical?

Abe Lincoln apparently thought so . .

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