“The State of the Marketing Profession – Past, Present and Future” by Professor Malcolm McDonald

Posted on: May 28, 2020

I recently joined a webinar organised by The Worshipful Company of Marketors  called “The State of the Marketing Profession – Past, Present and Future” by Professor Malcolm McDonald. You know that feeling you get sometimes when everyone is saying one thing and you believe another, and then begin to doubt yourself? There’s social pressure to […]

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Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

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Driving successful marketing programs for professional services

Posted on: April 1, 2019 Intapp integrates technology and information across the client life cycle

This article “Driving successful marketing programs for professional services” was published by Intapp on March 29th 2019 https://www.intapp.com/blog_posts/successful-marketing-for-professional-services/ We recently connected with professional services expert and influencer, Kim Tasso to talk about marketing. Tasso, the managing director of RedStarKim Ltd, is an independent management consultant specializing in the professional services sector. In this conversation, Tasso […]

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Developing a private client practice – 10 insights (July 2017)

Posted on: August 2, 2017

In July 2017, I presented another of the successful MBL sessions on “Developing a private client practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-_-Sustaining-Your-Private-Client-Practice/5747 . As the nature and interests of the delegates – and the most pressing issues in the legal market – vary at each workshop, so the key points change. Here are the topics that generated most interest at […]

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Differentiation strategies and innovation

Posted on: June 9, 2017 Differentiation strategies and innovation

Differentiation is a question that is raised in many of my strategy and business development workshops for professional service firms. Differentiation is the process of identifying a difference between your own and competing products or services that has some value to clients. Differentiation is a fundamental marketing concept for the mature markets of the legal, […]

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