Google and social media advertising

Posted on: April 5, 2018 Google and social media advertising

Working predominantly with business-to-business (B2B) professional services firms, there is little opportunity to do much advertising. Most of the firms I work with focus on generating online interest through content management and search strategies although social media advertising is becoming increasingly popular with some law, accountancy and property firms. I’m also interested in how social […]

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Search Engine Optimisation SEO – An update

Posted on: March 6, 2018 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – An update

Every couple of years I attend a training session on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure that my knowledge remains up to date. This month I attended a SEO course for journalists organised by  and led by my old friend Adam Tinworth (Twitter @adders and blog at https://www.onemanandhisblog.com/ ). So here is a summary on […]

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Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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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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Persuasive writing: Titles and tweets

Posted on: November 17, 2017 persuasive writing tips

At the recent Persuasive writing course in London I was asked to provide more information on crafting great titles for article and blogs. I also discovered that at a previous session I’d been asked to provide more guidance on writing effective tweets. The two topics are similar – so here goes. Writing persuasive titles Titles […]

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