Marketing basics – What are the 4Ps and why are they still useful? (Video)

Posted on: May 11, 2020

My latest video (7 minutes) is “Marketing basics – What are the 4Ps and why are they still useful?”. It will help you avoid making a common mistake to ensure that your marketing is effective. The video is designed for non-marketers who want to understand one of the most influential frameworks in marketing and how […]

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Differentiation strategies and innovation

Posted on: June 9, 2017 Differentiation strategies and innovation

Differentiation is a question that is raised in many of my strategy and business development workshops for professional service firms. Differentiation is the process of identifying a difference between your own and competing products or services that has some value to clients. Differentiation provides sustainable competitive advantage. So this article considers some ideas for differentiation […]

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Legal market research – The 2016 NatWest Financial Benchmarking Report

Posted on: May 13, 2016

This continues the series of blogs reviewing legal market research. For the fourth year, the NatWest Professional Services team has worked with accountant Robert Mowbray to produce a report looking at 390 law firms (employing 17,200 people and with a combined income of £1.43bn) in the SME sector (revenues below £35m) – including a comparison […]

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10 tips on price communications for professionals

Posted on: April 28, 2016 Price communication for professionals

When I talk to professionals about price communications there appears to be some confusion between two separate activities. First, there needs to be a pricing strategy – I’ve addressed this in various blogs (see, for example, http://kimtasso.com/the-pricing-and-value-of-legal-services/) – which might include premium pricing for a skimming strategy or a lower price to achieve rapid penetration. Establishing […]

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Legal market research – Perceptions and needs of consumers and small businesses

Posted on: April 24, 2016

I regularly facilitate a public training session for CLT on “Client care, service excellence and retention” http://www.clt.co.uk/course/Client-Care-Service-Excellence-and-Retention/. During the workshop we spend time considering various legal market research reports. I have blogged a lot about commercial client research and the needs of general counsel in the past (see the related links below). This blog supplements […]

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