SEO update for professional services (October 2020)

SEO update for professional services Posted on: October 26, 2020

On 21 October, the PM Forum East Midlands branch  organised a SEO masterclass webinar where Hugo Whittaker (Twitter account @ImpressionTalk) of Impression gave a fast SEO update for professional services firms. I have summarised his key points in this short article. See here for an introduction to SEO (Oct 2011) – and for an update […]

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Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas

Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas Posted on: May 7, 2020

“Love in a time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez is a great book. It reflects many themes we are experiencing today such as the Coronavirus plague and the attempts to maintain relationships across great distances. So what about marketing in a time of Coronavirus? Once professional service firms transitioned staff to working from home […]

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The growth of MarTech in professional services

The growth of MarTech in professional services Posted on: March 5, 2020

These two articles on the growth of MarTech in professional services were published in the February and March 2020 editions of Professional Marketing Magazine. Wouldn’t it be good if there was a central source of information about marketing automation and technology (MarTech) in professional services – whether in law, accountancy, surveying or consultancy practices and […]

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Book Review: Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them (by Malcolm McDonald and Grant Oliver)

Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them Posted on: May 7, 2019

This book review of “Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them” appeared in the April 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Like much of Malcolm McDonald’s superb work, this isn’t an easy read as the proposed approach is thorough and analytical. It will, however, appeal to those […]

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Writing tips for finding news stories, backstories and explainers

Posted on: April 29, 2019

When you are writing articles and blogs you usually focus on topical and newsworthy stories and developments. However, at a recent writing workshop we discussed the role of well-written pieces of explanatory material when they are used as backstories and explainers. So here are some writing tips for finding stories, backstories and explainers. Introducing stories, […]

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