Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights

Posted on: March 25, 2019 Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights

At the recent “Be more strategic” workshop (organised by Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) the delegates – from law firms, accountancy practices, management consultancies and property partnerships – discussed a range of ideas and tools to be more strategic. Be more onion, time out from the tsunami and other strategy insights are summarised here. Time out […]

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Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning - Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in the impact on their workplace […]

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Introducing the marketing planning process into a professional service firm

Posted on: March 20, 2018 marketing planning process into a professional service firm

At the recent “Marketing planning in a nutshell” training workshop http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the focus was on the best way to introduce a marketing planning process into a professional service firm. While many of the larger professional service firms have sophisticated marketing and business development planning processes, some smaller firms are still trying to engage their fee-earners […]

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Strategy development insights: Curiosity, challenge, creativity, co-creation, culture and change

Posted on: March 6, 2017 Strategy development insights

While many people think strategy development in professional service firms as akin to “herding cats”, I think it’s more like trying to pick up mercury. There are all those shiny spots of precious (noxious?) metal which break off and join up in a seemingly random manner. It’s hard to put your finger on mercury. At […]

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Opportunities and challenges in the legal market – presentation by Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps

Posted on: November 5, 2014

I was fortunate to be at an event organised by Rix & Kay Solicitors http://www.rixandkay.co.uk/ a week ago where Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps http://www.duffandphelps.com/expertise/our_team/Pages/bio.aspx?itemid=546&list=People  gave a presentation on opportunities and challenges in the legal market. What struck me was that whilst law firms are playing in an increasingly competitive market where the need […]

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