Marketing is dead, long live selling?

Posted on: August 10, 2009

Last week, I had a good chat with a guy who was one of the first people to be appointed as a “salesperson” at a professional service firm several years ago – as part of my research for an article on business development careers in the professions. I explained that I see the business development […]

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Future Marketing Manager – Books, influence and careers

Posted on: June 29, 2009

Last Friday, I led one of the PM Forum’s popular Future marketing manager courses with delegates from firms such as Allen & Overy, Birketts, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Grant Thornton, Martineau, Wragge & Co and Conyers Dill & Pearman. Although there are many book references in the slides and other handouts, I promised the delegates that […]

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Lawyers move from the dark side into marketing

Posted on: February 16, 2009

Whilst drafting an article on the future challenges for those with marketing careers in the legal profession for Legal Marketing magazine, I pondered on the trend of qualified and experienced lawyers moving into marketing careers. Many years ago it was suggested as an alternative career to returning female lawyers who did not want to try […]

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Professional service marketers face challenging syllabus change

Posted on: February 3, 2009

On Wednesday evenings after a hard day in the office between 6pm and 8pm, a group of dedicated young marketers from the professional services sector study hard for their Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional qualifications in the lovely Barclays building in Canary Wharf. As well as some students from Barclays there are large and […]

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Fortress equity or successful succession?

Posted on: November 24, 2008

Succession is one of those persistent and serious problems in the professions but, with the inevitable staff cuts that are taking place as a result of the economic turmoil, is one that has temporarily been forgotten. But it is sure to emerge again in an even bigger and uglier version in the not too distant […]

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