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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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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Persuasive writing: Titles and tweets

Posted on: November 17, 2017 persuasive writing tips

At the recent Persuasive writing course in London I was asked to provide more information on crafting great titles for article and blogs. I also discovered that at a previous session I’d been asked to provide more guidance on writing effective tweets. The two topics are similar – so here goes. Writing persuasive titles Titles […]

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