Personal reflections on managing change – Coronavirus is here to stay

Posted on: March 25, 2020 Personal reflections on managing change – Coronavirus is here to stay

Like many self-employed freelance consultants, I’m sitting at my home office desk looking at an empty diary and wondering how on earth I will pay the bills. It’s rare to have the luxury of time on my hands to sit back and really think. So here are some personal reflections on managing change – Coronavirus […]

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Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

Posted on: March 16, 2020 Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

I’ve been one of the judges on the annual Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for many years – across a number of categories. I was invited to attend the Awards dinner (again at the Marriot Grosvenor Square) to celebrate with the short-listed firms across three themes – Client, Community and Business. I thought I’d highlight some […]

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The growth of MarTech in professional services

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

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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Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 (Innovation, procurement, campaigns, creativity, assertiveness)

Posted on: November 11, 2019 Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019

This conference report on the Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 was published in the November edition of Professional Marketing magazine https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx  Lucy Canning of Grant Thornton UK kicked off proceedings by challenging the “echo chamber of assumptions” in professional services marketing and suggesting that we “tear up the rule book”.  She urged us to […]

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Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

Posted on: August 13, 2019 Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

I was recently asked to facilitate a partner strategy session where the focus was on authenticity, values and culture. It was a highly interactive session with participants considering their personal values in a structured way before discussing them in peer groups. It was a softer parallel process alongside a more analytical strategy development process.  Authenticity […]

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