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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Professional Marketing Conference Report 2017 – Client focus, technology and disruption

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Professional Marketing Conference 2017

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference titled “Sharpen your client focus”  http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx  took place in September 2017. It was a fine line-up of speakers and sessions including: Andrew Grill of IBM (a practical futurologist) talking about digital disruption, influencer marketing and the importance of LinkedIn for building personal brands An excellent presentation on client relationship […]

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Future marketing manager – Perception, Motivation and Planning (Oct 2017)

Posted on: October 20, 2017 Oyster - Future Marketing Manager

At the recent Future Marketing Manager http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we covered the usual wide range of topics. However, the three themes that involved the most discussion were perception, motivation and planning.  Perception Perception is “the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted”. There was recognition that how marketing and business development in the professions is […]

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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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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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