Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

Posted on: July 18, 2018 Strategy silos – is marketing guilty too? Align, integrate, focus, educate and champion

A short while ago, I travelled to Birmingham for a West Midlands Professional Marketing Forum  meeting to talk about “Towards strategic marketing”. Yesterday, I presented at a professional services conference in Sussex (organised by Consortium  and supported by CIM) and presented on a similar topic. Whereas we often consider our lawyers, accountants and surveyors to work in silos I […]

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Property marketing case study – Key points from the EG property marketing conference 2018

Posted on: July 9, 2018 Property marketing case study – Key points from the EG property marketing conference 2018

I thought this year’s Estates Gazette (EG is the new brand) property marketing conference in June was a great improvement from last year. There was a series of excellent talks – both property marketing case study presentations and views from the experts. The main messages appeared to be: Finally we are seeing the use of […]

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Referrer and intermediary management – 13 top tips from a workshop (May 2018)

Posted on: June 4, 2018 Referrer and intermediary management

I’m delighted to say that there were lots of delegates from law firms, accountancy firms, structural engineers, insolvency practitioners, banks and insurers at the recent referrer and intermediary management workshop in London http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/ At the end of the day, after considering how to generate better and more recommendations from internal sources, existing clients and external third […]

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Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

Posted on: April 27, 2018 Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

It has been my great pleasure to have been a Non-Executive Director (NED) for various professional service firms for many years. I currently hold two such positions for property professional practices (see https://www.kimtasso.com/consultancy/non-executive-director/). I thought I would share my experiences of the role and talk briefly about Non-Executive Directors: Benefits to professional service firms.  The […]

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Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

Posted on: March 26, 2018 Strategic thinking – Audits, assumptions and alignment

We discussed strategic thinking – audits, assumptions and alignment at the recent “Being more strategic” training workshop at the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx   Fee-earners and strategy There was a discussion about why some fee-earners in professional service firms found strategic discussions and decisions difficult, for example: There are multiple owner-managers concentrating on a wide […]

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