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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Encouraging solicitors to sell – Aligning cross-selling with professional conduct rules

Posted on: December 4, 2017 solicitors to sell

At a recent change management training session – where the topic of changing attitudes and corporate culture was discussed at length – we talked about the challenge of encouraging solicitors to sell. And in overcoming their resistance to selling and cross-selling. When it comes to persuasion, it’s important to align a new belief or behaviour […]

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Private client marketing – Competing in the digital era

Posted on: November 9, 2017 Private client lawyers

This article on “Private client marketing – competing in the digital era” was published in the November 2017 edition of The Law Society’s PS magazine for private client lawyers http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/private-client/ps-magazine/ Whilst we should be excited about the potential of digital technologies to help busy private client lawyers with their business development activities, it seems that […]

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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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Business development for lawyers – Pipelines, relationship management and international marketing (October 2017)

Posted on: October 16, 2017 Business development for lawyers - International marketing

At a recent CLT course on Business development for lawyers, I was working with employment, construction and commercial lawyers. The key points of interest were as follows: Pipeline management Pipeline management is particularly important for those selling commercial legal services to organisations. There is often a significant lead time between targeting or making first contact […]

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