Private client marketing – Five thoughts from heads of department (2017)

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Last week I was in Manchester for an MBL training course on “Developing and sustaining your private client practice”. Over half of the delegates were heads of private client departments with responsibility for developing and growing their teams and private client marketing was a major theme. Here are the five main thought arising from the […]

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Book review: How to become the firm of choice by Robert J Lees and August J Aquila (strategy development)

Posted on: September 4, 2017 Firm of choice book review

This book review of “How to become the firm of choice” on strategy development in PSFs appeared in Professional Marketing magazine in the September 2017 edition. This book tells a story. In the form of a case study. It joins a mid-sized (21 partner) law firm on its two year journey to develop and implement […]

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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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Marketing planning in a nutshell

Posted on: June 16, 2017 Marketing planning in a nutshell

I provide many public training courses on marketing planning in a nutshell. But questions about marketing planning arise in many other public and in-house training courses on business development, referrer management and social selling. And of course people ask me for a standard marketing plan template. But it’s rarely as simple as filling in a […]

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Differentiation strategies and innovation

Posted on: June 9, 2017 Differentiation strategies and innovation

Differentiation is a question that is raised in many of my strategy and business development workshops for professional service firms. Differentiation is the process of identifying a difference between your own and competing products or services that has some value to clients. Differentiation is a fundamental marketing concept for the mature markets of the legal, […]

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