Pitch Points – Five thoughts from a pitching and tendering workshop (January 2021)

Posted on: January 22, 2021 Pitch Points – Five thoughts from a pitching and tendering workshop (January 2021)

I facilitated a full day online pitching and tendering workshop for MBL covering: policies, processes, research, sales strategy, selling skills, documents, presentation (content and delivery), post pitch actions and tendering metrics. Delegates were from legal and insolvency firms. There was a huge amount discussed during the lectures, exercises and polls on the rational and emotional […]

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Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Reality (VR) could transform online events

Posted on: November 13, 2020 Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Reality (VR) could transform online events

Being rather weary of the Zoom and PowerPoint combo for online events I’ve recently attended two mind-blowing experiences that show how Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Reality (VR) could be used to improve the future digital client experience. Here are my experiences and insights from a talk on XR and AR hosted […]

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SEO update for professional services (October 2020)

Posted on: October 26, 2020 SEO update for professional services

On 21 October, the PM Forum East Midlands branch  organised a SEO masterclass webinar where Hugo Whittaker (Twitter account @ImpressionTalk) of Impression gave a fast SEO update for professional services firms. I have summarised his key points in this short article. See here for an introduction to SEO (Oct 2011) – and for an update […]

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Emerging marketing and business development roles – taking responsibility for future-proofing your career

Posted on: September 2, 2020 Emerging marketing and business development roles – taking responsibility for future-proofing your career

At the start of 2020, I talked to Totum Partners – specialists in the recruitment of professional service marketers. A version of this article appeared in the February 2020 edition of Professional Marketing Magazine. Marketing and professional services are changing fast – and technology even faster. I was keen to learn what new roles and […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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