Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

Posted on: April 18, 2018 Future Marketing Manager – T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership

At a recent Future Marketing Manager training workshop at Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx  we covered a wide range of topics as usual. But during the course there were three career themes that emerged: T-shaped people, senior promotions and management vs. leadership. T-shaped people The earliest reference to the metaphor of T-shaped people was by David […]

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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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Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Jessica fulfils all three aspects […]

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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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Introducing the marketing planning process into a professional service firm

Posted on: March 20, 2018 marketing planning process into a professional service firm

At the recent “Marketing planning in a nutshell” training workshop http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the focus was on the best way to introduce a marketing planning process into a professional service firm. While many of the larger professional service firms have sophisticated marketing and business development planning processes, some smaller firms are still trying to engage their fee-earners […]

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