Influencer marketing in professional services

Posted on: January 15, 2021 Influencer marketing in professional services

Whilst we might not call it influencer marketing in professional services, it is usually an important component of our marketing, communications and sales strategies. I spend a lot of time helping firms establish and improve their marketing, referrer management and client relationship management strategies and influencer marketing usually features. And not just in social media. […]

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Proactive Marketing/BD Executive (Oct 2020) – Session highlights

Posted on: October 6, 2020 Proactive Marketing/BD Executive (Oct 2020) – Session highlights

At the Professional Marketing Forum, we ran our first digital version of the popular full day “Proactive Marketing/BD Executive” training workshop at the start of October. We were over-subscribed so will be looking at further dates soon (please contact PM Forum if you are keen to know in advance). This article summarises the main discussion […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas

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

“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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Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Posted on: September 9, 2019 Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

It was a full house at the recent Professional Marketing Forum training workshop https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on thought leadership. Here are the nine reflections on thought leadership identified by the 18 delegates at the end of the session: Use books for thought leadership – Publishing a book was the original way that professionals conducted thought leadership campaigns. […]

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