Future marketing manager – Perception, Motivation and Planning (Oct 2017)

Oyster - Future Marketing Manager Posted on: October 20, 2017

At the recent Future Marketing Manager http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we covered the usual wide range of topics. However, the three themes that involved the most discussion were perception, motivation and planning.  Perception Perception is “the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted”. There was recognition that how marketing and business development in the professions is […]

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International relationship management – Highlights from a talk by Allan Evans at BDO accountants

International relationship management - Allan Evans of BDO Posted on: October 18, 2017

At the 2017 Professional Marketing Conference http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx , Allan Evans, Global Head of Business Development and Marketing at BDO International provided a fascinating talk on adapting to cultures for international relationship management. Allan started with an array of quotes, facts and figures that demonstrated that even small professional service firms have clients with international operations: […]

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Change management – Millennials, metaphors and resistance

Change management themes Posted on: October 10, 2017

These three themes – Millennials, metaphors and resistance – arose during the most recent MBL change management for professional service firms training course https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Tackling-Change-Management—A-Workshop-for-Professional-Practices/8417 Millennials and change management One of the key topics of conversation was that the younger generation have a different outlook and approach which can prove challenging to management. The focus for […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger Posted on: September 27, 2017

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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New and free learning resource for lawyers and surveyors – from Davitt Jones Bould solicitors

learning resource for lawyers and surveyors Posted on: September 18, 2017

Davitt Jones Bould, the specialist real estate law firm, has launched DJB Learning which is a new and free learning resource for legal and property professionals in order to achieve their CPD. The learning and development portal has information on a number of topics: Technical knowledge Real estate law, knowledge for surveyors, legal research skills, […]

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