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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Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland value from Savills rural team

Posted on: April 26, 2019 Property marketing case study – Integrated campaign on farmland rents from Savills rural team

Most property companies produce a lot of research information and Savills rural team is no exception. The Rural Energy and Projects (REP) division of Savills  has major forward-looking thought leadership programmes but it also achieves integrated marketing communications programmes for its many data-driven research reports. Developing and delivering these integrated campaigns requires careful collaboration between […]

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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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Private client marketing – Five thoughts from heads of department (2017)

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Last week I was in Manchester for an MBL training course on “Developing and sustaining your private client practice”. Over half of the delegates were heads of private client departments with responsibility for developing and growing their teams and private client marketing was a major theme. Here are the five main thought arising from the […]

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