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Splitting Hairs on Marketing ROI

Numerous times in the past I have been asked to weigh in on marketing’s impact on business development. And, while instances certainly do occur whereby clients specifically cite reading a blog post or seeing a name in the...more

JDB 067: What Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Building a Better Law Firm

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Bankruptcy Leadership Summit that is put on by Dave Ramsey in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is geared towards helping bankruptcy lawyers build and run a better law practice...more

Levi Strauss and Auditing of Third Parties

Today we celebrate innovation. On this day in 1873, a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets was granted. This marked the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: the blue jeans. Jacob Davis, a...more

Lawyers in the Problem-Spotting Business

During the 2015 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, keynote speaker Daniel Pink discussed many themes related to the role sales plays in the lawyer-client relationship. For decades, lawyers have pushed back...more

Rethinking Blogs

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about blogs – a topic sure to inspire guffaws from a generation older than mine and a word that is quickly becoming dated to a generation younger than me. Blogs began as...more

Search Queries and Link Building Opportunities for Lawyers

Finding sites on the web for link building opportunities can be tricky. Lawyers might have an idea of what organizations or individuals they want to target but not know how to find a good list to work from. Google has a lot...more

Big Data? How About No Data?

There’s a joke that 50 percent of marketing is effective, we just don’t know which 50 percent. The joke is even more exaggerated at large law firms, which tend to overlook marketing and business-development metrics....more

We Prefer A More Subtle, Delicate Approach

For those of you who have been with us since the beginning of this wonderful collaboration of legal and marketing types, known as DuetsBlog, you also know we have a mascot dubbed Duey — he’s depicted in the squirrel graphic...more

Can You Believe Internet Marketing Firms?

A provocative question to be sure--- This is what I have concluded--Internet Marketers Lack an Understanding of What They Sell. Oh sure, the CEO, designers and technicians may have incredible skills and have spent hours...more

VIDEO: Top 10 Law Firm Website Cliches to Avoid at All Costs!

Here’s a 4-minute excerpt from one of Ross Fishman’s most-popular speeches, discussing the most-prevalent and unfortunate cliches law firms use on their websites, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and other marketing...more

“Your CMO is stupid. So hire us.”

OK, that’s not precisely verbatim, but that’s what this ad seems to be saying. Wow. Here’s an ad for a B2B marketing company that’s been running lately in Chief Executive magazine: Stein AIS Marketing Manatee Ad...more

Should we offer our lawyers marketing training?

Most marketers and marketing committee members routinely attend high-quality marketing programs. It’s so much a part of the job description that it can be hard to remember that most lawyers rarely get any sort of...more

I’ve never seen business cards distributed like THIS before.

I was walking through a large public parking lot recently when I passed by this car with a magnetic sign on the door selling Pre-Paid Legal Services. Mildly interesting from a marketing perspective, it was a nice...more

Abe Lincoln’s 25-cent marketing speech

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...more

4 Mistakes Stopping Your Law Firm’s Phone Ringing

Last time we were together, I shared with you the 5 common mistakes lawyers make when it comes to engaging clients, and how to solve them. We got great feedback on the article (thank you, I love hearing from you) and...more

Why Law Firms Are Starting to Think Like Media Companies  [Video]

May 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- John Corey, founder and president of Greentarget, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently released 2014 Digital and Content Marketing Survey conducted by Greentarget in conjunction with The...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending May 23. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share. Taking the July Bar Exam? Congratulations to those of you graduating law school this semester! If you’re taking...more

What Legal Marketing and Fishing Have in Common

Have you ever been fishing? It’s a great metaphor when you’re thinking about lead generation: 1.) What kind of fish do you want? 2.) Where do they hang out? 3.) What bait will get them to bite?...more

Think Ahead to Maximize Media Opportunities

One of the most powerful ways to maximize strategic media placements is so simple, it’s hiding in plain sight. Still, very few businesses invest the small amount of time needed to lead the news cycle and drive coverage, as...more

Infographic: The Use Of Images From The Web On Your Site, Newspaper Or Broadcast

We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch....more

Ceding the Stage – Lessons in Leadership

I’ve been engaged in a lively discussion with other legal marketers in which two topics I love, basketball and leadership, have come together nicely. You don’t have to be a basketball fan, or even a sports fan, to benefit...more

New Lawyers Need to Understand the Business of Law to Succeed in Private Practice

A position in a law firm not only requires performing well for the attorneys you are working for and ultimately the clients, but understanding and embracing the business of law....more

PeopleLinx Social Business Roundtable: Insights from Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Dell, JDSupra, and More [Video]

How do big corporations in B2B industries really look at social business? To answer that question, PeopleLinx convened top marketers and digital strategists for an intimate Social Business Roundtable. Companies represented...more

“We work in a city!” – Is that all you got?

Does your website home page still have a skyline? Is that the best you can say about yourself and your law firm? Is that what makes your firm unique?...more

More potential clients will call than click

When measuring the success of search engine marketing, many law firms look at the leads emailed to them from their website. But, though lawyers may notice an increase in cases, they often come via a very limited number of...more

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