Marketing secretary and PA: Three roles where secretaries and PAs contribute to marketing and business development success

Posted on: November 7, 2017 Effective marketing PA/Secretary

At a recent PM Forum training course “Introduction to marketing and BD for PAs and secretaries” the delegates – from legal, accountancy, surveying, actuarial and technology firms – asked for a summary of the ways in which PAs and secretaries could contribute to marketing and business development success. Increasingly, technology has released secretaries and PAs […]

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Accountancy marketing case study: Haines Watts accountants “For Love or Money” thought leadership campaign

Posted on: April 6, 2017 accountancy marketing case study Haines Watts Love or Money thought leadership

I interviewed Sam Davies, Group Head of Marketing at Haines Watts (HWCA), to obtain an accountancy marketing case study on the firm’s thought leadership campaign “For Love or Money – the secret life of the business owner”. About Sam and Haines Watts Sam has worked at Haines Watts for over 18 years and in her […]

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What’s right to write? Highlights from a persuasive writing for business development workshop

Posted on: February 2, 2017 persuasive writing tips

Last week I was joined in London by accountants, tax advisers, surveyors, lawyers and business development folk for the first public workshop on persuasive writing for business development.  Writing topics of interest At the outset, I asked the delegates to share their areas of interest or concern and their main questions. The themes that emerged […]

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Book Review – The Analytical Marketer – How to transform your marketing organization by Adele Sweetwood

Posted on: January 9, 2017 The analytical marketer – how to transform your marketing organisation by Adele Sweetwood

Health warning: This book “The Analytical Marketer – How to transform your marketing organization” by Adele Sweetwood is for serious marketers who are faced with adapting their marketing organisations to embrace the exciting (albeit a little bit scary) transformation being driven by the advances in marketing technology and automation.   This is an expanded review of the one […]

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Business development writing for lawyers – 13 top tips for writing for impact

Posted on: July 11, 2016 Business development writing for lawyers

Academic writing. Technical writing. Professional writing. Lawyers are generally good writers. But business development writing by lawyers? That’s a different can of worms. I recently ran some workshops on business development writing for lawyers – providing guidance and coaching on how to achieve impact and response. We considered a variety of writing tasks – for […]

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