Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

Posted on: July 8, 2019 Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

At a recent referrer management course we talked about categorising and prioritising referrers and intermediaries according to the strength and value of the relationship. Marketing and business development teams might develop indicative programmes to show the appropriate relationship management and collaborative marketing activities depending on the stage of the relationship. Structured programmes for referrer relationships […]

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A personal approach to cross-selling

Posted on: August 2, 2018 A personal approach to cross-selling

In my blog posts about referrer management and cross-selling, I usually tackle the subject from a firm-wide perspective – goals, strategy, planning, change management, systems, information, rewards and measurement. But many lawyers, accountants and surveyors – especially those at the early stages of their career – ask me what they can do personally to support […]

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Cross-selling and referrer management – The view from marketing and BD

Posted on: June 29, 2016 Cross-selling and referrer management

I recently presented a new course on cross-selling and referrer management for marketers and business developers in professional services for the PM Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/. As the many other blogs on these topics will demonstrate, they are big issues and we had to be selective on what we covered. However, the conclusions that were reached during […]

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Top ten tips on referrer management (2016 Birmingham)

Posted on: April 4, 2016 Referrer management - don't be pigeon-holed

I recently presented the MBL course “Winning more work from referrers and intermediaries” in Birmingham. Below are the top tips on referrer management discussed by the delegates. Details of future courses are here: https://www.mblseminars.com/outline?progid=5770. 1.The importance of the broader marketing context At the session we considered research that demonstrated how important your general promotional activity was […]

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Seven referrer management strategies – from a property perspective

Posted on: March 18, 2016

I recently ran a series of referrer management strategies training sessions for property folk in addition to the public courses for all professions. Addressing both internal and external referrers, the main themes arising were as follows: 1.Set clear aims Rather than just seeking to increase the number of internal and external referrals, it’s necessary to analyse […]

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