Client feedback – From the horse’s mouth at the Professional Marketing Conference (CIM, TfL and FourFront Property)

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Client feedback Oct 2017 PM Forum Conference

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx in September 2017 ended with the usual client panel. Chaired by Andrew Rogerson – the founder and MD of Grist (a leading content and thought leadership agency) the panellist included: Chris Daly, Chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Polly Fox, Principal Solicitor of Disputes, Transport […]

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

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

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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Accountancy marketing case study – From client referrals to sectors and social media

Posted on: September 8, 2017 Accountancy marketing case study Wilson Wright

Wilson Wright (established in 1893) is a nine partner accountancy practice based in Holborn Circus in London serving both private and commercial clients. In 2016 it won the British Accountancy Award (BAA) for Independent Firm of the Year (Greater London) and is currently shortlisted for Mid-Tier Firm of the Year. Yet it has only recently […]

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

Posted on: May 11, 2017 Strategic tendering

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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Winning pitch presentations – Tips on preparing content and presenting well at competitive tenders

Posted on: May 9, 2017 Presentation skills Pitch presentations

I’ve just returned from a training session for a client on an important element of competitive tendering – winning pitch presentations. There are many other blogs on selling, tendering, pitching, writing, presentations and client relationship management so please check out the other resources listed below. I organised today’s session around some key themes on winning pitch […]

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