Why do lawyers need reputation management?
Your future success will be determined by your reputation. Word gets around – both good and bad. Your reputation as an attorney will spread like wildfire through the ranks of organizations, referral sources, and prospective clients. We’re not trying to scare you, but reputation management is everything.
What type of reputation do you really want? Most lawyers aspire to be viewed by their contacts as fair, hard-working, smart, ethical, client-focused, creative, community-minded, and value-driven, just to name a few. Your reputation has little to do with your education as a lawyer, and more to do with the person you want to present to the world – day in and day out, within your family, with friends, and at work.
Reputations can be destroyed overnight with just one bad decision. There are many examples going on right now in the world. Just think of those who have “fallen from grace.” They had it all and either over time or based on one incident, their reputations were ruined. Maybe the best reason lawyers need to manage their reputations is because 80 – 90% of all future work happens because clients and other personal contacts refer you.
How does reputation management for attorneys work?
Your reputation is not about how you see yourself. Rather, it’s what others think of when they hear your name or see you at a professional networking event. Are you kind to others and try really hard not to make enemies? Do people seek you out for your expertise, wise counsel, and friendship? Have you been recognized by an organization for your tireless work on their behalf? If so, you likely have a fabulous reputation as a lawyer. That said, we want to continue to help you enhance your reputation with those you meet, on your social media sites, through your presentations, in articles you write, and within your website.
Terrie Wheeler’s Experience with Legal Marketing Ethics
Because honesty and integrity are critical for any professional to know, understand, and radiate to others, lawyers appreciate and value PSM Founder and President, Terrie S. Wheeler’s dedication to the legal ethics system. Terrie spent six years on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, the last two of which as vice chair. Terrie has dedicated her entire career to helping lawyers understand the rules related to legal marketing services. It’s fair to say that lawyers who repeatedly have clients file ethics complaints against them, will not be the esteemed lawyers that clients and referral sources seek out. Rather, in many cases, their reputations will have suffered.
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Are negative online reviews or damaging content affecting your law firm’s reputation? Take control of your online image with professional reputation management services tailored specifically for lawyers. Our team at PSM Marketing understands the importance of a stellar reputation in the legal industry. We’ll employ proven strategies to monitor, address, and mitigate negative online content while highlighting the positive aspects of your practice.
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FAQs About Reputation Management for Lawyers
What is reputation management?
Reputation management is the process of actively monitoring, controlling, and influencing the online reputation of a person, brand, or business. It involves managing online reviews, social media mentions, search engine results, and other online content to maintain a positive image.
Why is reputation management important?
A strong online reputation is crucial for businesses and individuals alike. It influences how others perceive you or your brand and can impact trust, credibility, and even business opportunities. Reputation management allows you to proactively address negative content, showcase positive aspects, and shape the narrative surrounding your brand.
How can reputation management help my business?
Effective reputation management can help your business by minimizing the impact of negative reviews or content, improving online visibility, attracting more customers, and maintaining a positive brand image. It also allows you to respond promptly to customer feedback and address any concerns, demonstrating your commitment to customer satisfaction.
What strategies are used in reputation management?
Reputation management strategies may include online review management, social media monitoring and engagement, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, content creation and promotion, crisis management, and proactive brand building activities. The specific strategies employed depend on the unique needs and goals of the business or individual.
Can reputation management help with personal reputation as well?
Yes, reputation management is not limited to businesses. It can also be beneficial for individuals who want to manage and enhance their personal online reputation. Whether you are a professional, public figure, or job seeker, reputation management can help you maintain a positive image, control what others see when searching for you, and protect your online presence.
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