Writing tips for finding news stories, backstories and explainers

Posted on: April 29, 2019

When you are writing articles and blogs you usually focus on topical and newsworthy stories and developments. However, at a recent writing workshop we discussed the role of well-written pieces of explanatory material when they are used as backstories and explainers. So here are some writing tips for finding stories, backstories and explainers. Introducing stories, […]

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Book – Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management: A Guide for Lawyers

Posted on: July 31, 2018 Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management: A Guide for Lawyers

I’m spending my summer months writing a short (around 20,000 words) booklet which is designed to be a pragmatic guide for lawyers on Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management. It will address approaches for both firms and individual lawyers. Digital marketing, social selling and online relationship management are the main themes – but […]

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Search Engine Optimisation SEO – An update

Posted on: March 6, 2018 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – An update

Every couple of years I attend a training session on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure that my knowledge remains up to date. This month I attended a SEO course for journalists organised by  and led by my old friend Adam Tinworth (Twitter @adders and blog at https://www.onemanandhisblog.com/ ). So here is a summary on […]

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Persuasive writing: Titles and tweets

Posted on: November 17, 2017 persuasive writing tips

At the recent Persuasive writing course in London I was asked to provide more information on crafting great titles for article and blogs. I also discovered that at a previous session I’d been asked to provide more guidance on writing effective tweets. The two topics are similar – so here goes. Writing persuasive titles Titles […]

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LawBid – New matchmaking service for individuals and businesses seeking lawyers (outsourcing legal marketing)

Posted on: May 5, 2017 outsourcing legal marketing

I spoke to Kid Harwood, Director at LawBid, to learn more about the new LawBid service which matches clients with an appropriate solicitor. Wildings Solicitors, the 30 year old firm which created LawBid, was recently nominated for the Law Firm Innovation Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in recognition of the innovative ideas that LawBid […]

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