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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Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019)

Posted on: February 9, 2019 Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019)

These top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content. These were chosen by delegates of a Professional Marketing writing workshop in January. Audience Lawyers, accountants and surveyors focus on the technical content they want to share. Persuasive writing starts with a focus on the needs of the reader. Segmentation Use the marketing concept of segmentation […]

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Book – Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management: A Guide for Lawyers

Posted on: July 31, 2018 Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management: A Guide for Lawyers

I’m spending my summer months writing a short (around 20,000 words) booklet which is designed to be a pragmatic guide for lawyers on Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management. It will address approaches for both firms and individual lawyers. Digital marketing, social selling and online relationship management are the main themes – but […]

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Search Engine Optimisation SEO – An update

Posted on: March 6, 2018 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – An update

Every couple of years I attend a training session on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure that my knowledge remains up to date. This month I attended a SEO course for journalists organised by  and led by my old friend Adam Tinworth (Twitter @adders and blog at https://www.onemanandhisblog.com/ ). So here is a summary on […]

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From expert to rock star – Using Passle for content creation and distribution

Posted on: October 19, 2016 Passle content creation and distribution

Long ago, before the digital revolution, I wrote a book on media relations and how leading experts in professional services could build their media profile to become the “rock star” of a niche. Since then, the digitisation of communications and understanding of thought leadership have made this strategy commonplace – it’s all about content creation […]

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