How do we get more women into surveying?

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Recruitment in the property sector is tough. Many property practices find their growth ambitions constrained because they can’t recruit enough of the right calibre candidates – at junior and senior levels. In some cases, this results in unseemly salary battles and a constant churn of junior, middle ranking and senior surveyors – and the resultant […]

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Estates Gazette Property Marketing Summit 2017 – Goals, Digital, Innovation, Content, Video and Experience

Property marketing Posted on: July 3, 2017

I went along to the annual Estates Gazette Property Marketing Summit last week. It’s been reduced from a full day programme to half a day and two discussion panels dominated the programme although there were some real gems in the other presentations. The focus was on marketing physical properties rather than property and professional services. […]

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Legal market research – Mobile apps in law firms 2017

Mobile apps in law firms 2017 Posted on: June 2, 2017

A new legal market research report “State of mobile apps in law firms 2017” by Fliplet shows higher adoption of mobile app technology by law firms. I’m delighted that they referenced my original 2012 research into the subject in their report. The top 10 law firms with the best app store presence 1 Baker McKenzie […]

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Book review – “Strategic tendering for professional services” by Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale

Strategic tendering Posted on: May 11, 2017

It’s about time that there was a new book on strategic tendering for professional services. It’s too long – 1993 – since John de Forte and Guy Jones wrote their ground breaking “Proposals, pitches and beauty parades”. Whilst I valued Basil Sawczuk’s “Creating winning bids” in 2013 it is focused on the property and construction […]

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Client relationship management (CRM) – How many close relationships can you manage?

Client relationship management (CRM) Posted on: May 8, 2017

Client relationship management (CRM) remains topical. At a recent MBL course on “Getting more work from referrers and intermediaries”  I was asked about the number of relationships that any one professional could expect to manage successfully. Relationship marketing is the primary method of business development in many professional service firms – both those providing commercial […]

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