Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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Thought leadership campaigns and project management: Eight Essentials

Posted on: September 21, 2018 thought leadership campaign project management

At a recent thought leadership campaign and project management workshop (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) we spent a while considering the strategic context for identifying, gaining support for, developing and executing thought leadership campaigns. These eight essentials emerged from our discussion:  1. Entrepreneurship Marketing is about anticipating client needs and fulfilling them profitably. Thought leadership needs an entrepreneurial approach […]

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Key Account Management (KAM) – Top 10 tips for designing and implementing a KAM programme

Posted on: August 25, 2018 designing and implementing a KAM programme

Delegates (representing experts and beginners from law firms, accountancy practices, technology consultants and actuaries) at a recent training session by http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on Key Account Management (KAM) selected the following top 10 tips for designing and implementing a KAM programme in a professional services firm. Designing the Key Account Management (KAM) programme 1. Adopt a long […]

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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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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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