Six insights from marketing and business development assistants

Posted on: November 25, 2019 Six insights from marketing and business development assistants

Earlier in November, there was a full house on the Professional Marketing Forum’s half day workshop on Practical and Professional Skills for Marketing and Business Development Assistants. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx There were delegates from legal, accountancy, actuarial, property and engineering firms. Here are the six insights from marketing and business development assistants that they felt were most valuable: […]

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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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Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Posted on: September 9, 2019 Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

It was a full house at the recent Professional Marketing Forum training workshop https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on thought leadership. Here are the nine reflections on thought leadership identified by the 18 delegates at the end of the session: Use books for thought leadership – Publishing a book was the original way that professionals conducted thought leadership campaigns. […]

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Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

Posted on: July 25, 2019 Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

At a “Business development for lawyers” course a while back the topic that the delegates asked me to write about was that of converting telephone enquiries. More recently, at a practice development course for private client solicitors, the same issue arose and other insights were shared at a recent in-house workshop on the topic. So […]

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Technology and psychology skills needed

Posted on: July 15, 2019

This leader article appeared in the summer 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine A view on the future of the marketing profession – Technology and psychology skills needed. The marketing profession is at an interesting crossroads. In one direction is technology nirvana – where systems automatically scrape and mine valuable information from within the firm […]

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