14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019)

Posted on: December 19, 2019 14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management (London and Manchester 2019)

I’ve combined the key delegate insights from the two most recent MBL workshops on referrer management (http://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Developing-More-Work-from-Referrers-_-Intermediaries/5770/) in London and Manchester to provide 14 pragmatic steps to improved referrer management. The sessions had a fascinating and productive blend of views from senior leaders, fee-earners and business development professionals. 1. Analyse the current situation and set […]

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Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs

Posted on: November 26, 2019 Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs

The recent workshop on “The effective marketing and BD PA/Secretary” organised by Professional Marketing Forum (https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) was attended by delegates from law firms, accountancy practices, patent attorney and design firms. Developing the roles of marketing and BD secretaries, PAs and EAs was a key point of discussion.  Professional services marketing is different We covered the […]

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Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

Posted on: July 8, 2019 Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

At a recent referrer management course we talked about categorising and prioritising referrers and intermediaries according to the strength and value of the relationship. Marketing and business development teams might develop indicative programmes to show the appropriate relationship management and collaborative marketing activities depending on the stage of the relationship. Structured programmes for referrer relationships […]

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A personal approach to cross-selling

Posted on: August 2, 2018 A personal approach to cross-selling

In my blog posts about referrer management and cross-selling, I usually tackle the subject from a firm-wide perspective – goals, strategy, planning, change management, systems, information, rewards and measurement. But many lawyers, accountants and surveyors – especially those at the early stages of their career – ask me what they can do personally to support […]

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Cross-selling and referrer management – The view from marketing and BD

Posted on: June 29, 2016 Cross-selling and referrer management

I recently presented a new course on cross-selling and referrer management for marketers and business developers in professional services for the PM Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/. As the many other blogs on these topics will demonstrate, they are big issues and we had to be selective on what we covered. However, the conclusions that were reached during […]

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