Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

Posted on: September 27, 2017 David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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Accountancy marketing case study: Haines Watts accountants “For Love or Money” thought leadership campaign

Posted on: April 6, 2017 accountancy marketing case study Haines Watts Love or Money thought leadership

I interviewed Sam Davies, Group Head of Marketing at Haines Watts (HWCA), to obtain an accountancy marketing case study on the firm’s thought leadership campaign “For Love or Money – the secret life of the business owner”. About Sam and Haines Watts Sam has worked at Haines Watts for over 18 years and in her […]

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Integrated marketing – Joined up sector, KAM and CEM programmes

Posted on: August 11, 2016 Integrated marketing - sector, KAM and CEM

Integrated marketing can be a challenge. It can be especially difficult trying to integrate and co-ordinate various strategic marketing and business development initiatives in a professional services firm. Particularly as fee-earners can have short attention spans and quickly grow weary when presented with another new marketing programme. Typically in a professional services firm there is […]

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Cross-selling and referrer management – The view from marketing and BD

Posted on: June 29, 2016 Cross-selling and referrer management

I recently presented a new course on cross-selling and referrer management for marketers and business developers in professional services for the PM Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/. As the many other blogs on these topics will demonstrate, they are big issues and we had to be selective on what we covered. However, the conclusions that were reached during […]

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