Differentiation strategies and innovation

Posted on: June 9, 2017 Differentiation strategies and innovation

Differentiation is a question that is raised in many of my strategy and business development workshops for professional service firms. Differentiation is the process of identifying a difference between your own and competing products or services that has some value to clients. Differentiation is a fundamental marketing concept for the mature markets of the legal, […]

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Client Experience Management CEM – Two research reports

Posted on: April 25, 2017

This post contains summaries of two research reports on Client Experience Management CEM – one focusing on law firms and the legal market and the other of B2B customer experience – where the legal sector is considered – as a comparison. The unbalanced scorecard – How firms profit by recalibrating service performance and value for […]

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Client Experience Management CEM – Lessons from John Lewis and other consumer services (Law Society Law Management Conference 2017)

Posted on: April 25, 2017 Private client lawyers

I recently attended The Law Society’s Law Management Section conference (#LMSConf2017 https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ClientApps/Silverbear.Web.EDMS/public/default.aspx?tabId=37&id=1428&orgId=1&guid=1155d437-8a7a-467d-87cf-2c38cfd6fbe3) There were lots of excellent presentations and this blog (one of three about the event) summarises the information relating to Client Experience Management (CEM) and what we can learn for professional services marketing. Andrew McMillan (@EngagingService) was formerly head of customer services at […]

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Importance of Client Experience Management (CEM) – PM Forum conference report 2016

Posted on: November 16, 2016

My conference report for the Professional Marketing Forum’s 21st Conference “All about the journey” which focused on Client Experience Management (CEM) was published in this month’s edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx . It’s hard trying to tease out the most important insights from what proved to be a jam-packed day of useful and important […]

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Marketing planning in a nutshell – Selecting a strategy

Posted on: February 29, 2016

At last week’s “Marketing planning in a nutshell” workshop by Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ the delegates requested that I write a blog on selecting strategies. The first part of the session focused on the marketing audit – analysing internal and external sources of information in order to identify strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats as well […]

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