Referrer management – Back to basics and the role of social media

Posted on: March 3, 2016

At a recent MBL “Developing more work from referrers and intermediaries” training workshop in Bristol (see https://www.mblseminars.com/outline?progid=5770 for future dates and locations), the delegates identified two themes that would shape their future strategy. Referrer management – Back to basics The first part of the session focussed on “Thinking and Planning”. This meant tackling the basic […]

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Six insights into managing a surveyors’ practice (2016)

Posted on: February 26, 2016

At last week’s “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” workshop in Glasgow, where the focus was on how to achieve profitable growth, the delegates identified six insights into managing a surveyors’ practice  1. Produce a (short) strategic business plan Some firms had a business plan that needed to be updated. Some firms felt that […]

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Digital marketing and social media in the legal sector update – Law Society and The Lawyer

Posted on: September 7, 2015

Two recent reports concerning Digital marketing and social media in the legal sector. Law Society Social Media Practice Note In June, The Law Society revised its social media “good practice” note (original published in December 2011) with specific reference to professional conduct on client care, confidentiality, publicity and relations with third parties. There is also […]

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Where do I start? Business Development for Lawyers (MBL Private Client Training July 2015)

Posted on: July 21, 2015

At a recent MBL seminar on “Developing and sustaining your private client practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline?progid=5747&AddSeminarToBasket=1026988 a delegate said that while she found the day really good, she had so many ideas that she didn’t know where to start. So this blog post is for her. 1. Understand the numbers Make friends with the folk who produce […]

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Update on digital marketing and social media in the professions (May 2015)

Posted on: May 17, 2015

Last week, I was joined by 18 senior and junior enthusiastic delegates from across the professions for an update on digital marketing and social media in the professions at a PM Forum training session http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ . Thanks to Dentons in the City for hosting. I promised to provide a summary of the main topics discussed […]

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