For more than a decade, there has been a saying in marketing that “content is king.” It is still true but has been elevated to an even higher level. Thanks to the pandemic, content marketing has become the Emperor. And like the fictional Emperor, it needs new clothes. There is a simple reason for this. COVID-19 lockdowns blocked smaller businesses and professional practices from many of the traditional marketing and business development activities that generated new business in the past.
It’s not easy to focus on blogs and adding new webpages when you’re working in your home with bored kids wanting attention, maybe a dog running around the house who also wants you to play or the cat deciding your keyboard is the perfect place to walk across, and when just going to the store for food can be a daunting task. But remaining pertinent and valuable to your clients is more important now than ever.
Like almost everything else in business, there are cycles of what clients and customers want to read in blogs and in articles. In 2020, the most important development in content marketing trends is that the preferences of clients and customers are changing again. As a result, companies need to adjust their content strategy and approach […]
Content is about the music, not the words. That’s why it is too important to be written by lawyers and other professionals. It’s not that you don’t know your stuff; rather, it’s that you know it too well. As a result, few attorneys understand how to explain something simply in a blog, article or even […]
Not many professional and financial firm websites feature them, which is both surprising and astounding. Why? Because on sites with easily-found, searchable and readable case studies, typically they are the third-most read items after a practitioner’s bio
A crucial but little-noticed article popped up briefly on my LinkedIn newsfeed recently. Were it not for the wind chill in Toronto that ranged from -20’C on a “mild” day to -30’ on others, I might have been out doing something more diverting and would have missed it entirely. The article lists 18 marketing trends […]
A retired management consultant has been tracking emerging trends in the legal profession for more than 25 years. The fact that he wound down his practice has not dimmed his enthusiasm for checking in with law firms and networks, non-traditional providers of legal marketing services, legal departments, surveys and media that track the business of […]
Before I began working with law firms, I was an assistant editor of a Very Serious Business Newsmagazine where there was constant debate about the best length for a story. Other than the breaking news section, where articles were relatively short so all the week’s events would fit, the length of “back of the book” […]
Television elbowed its way into our homes in the 1950s and by the 1960s ‘most every North American home had at least one set. Since then, video has become part of nearly everyone’s life. Early TV was primitive. The first network news anchors sat at a desk reporting the day’s events without any dizzying graphics. […]
This news ought to be deeply disturbing to managing partners and lawyers everywhere, regardless of the size of their firm: Attorneys in larger firms are losing their once-revered position as a business’ most-trusted advisor. Other professionals are edging them out, especially accountants and consultants. How did this happen? More precisely, why did lawyers let it […]