Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

Posted on: January 14, 2021 Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

I regularly scan for research reports that can be used by professional service firms (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) when conducting their business analysis and business, financial and marketing planning. I share summaries of key reports to assist firms with their planning. The MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020 (8th) covers 2019 so no doubt there […]

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25th Professional Marketing Forum Conference Report – ABM, redesigning M&BD teams, award-winning campaigns, persuasion, client feedback and ROI

Posted on: November 5, 2020 25th Professional Marketing Forum Conference Report – ABM, redesigning M&BD teams, award-winning campaigns, persuasion, client feedback and ROI

The Professional Marketing Forum Conference is the annual highlight for professional services marketers. A shorter version of this article on the 2020 conference appeared in the PM magazine November 2020 issue. This is the 25th Professional Marketing Forum Conference Report – ABM, redesigning M&BD teams, award-winning campaigns, persuasion, client feedback and ROI I certainly didn’t miss […]

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Digital and soft skills – Microsoft on skills needed for an inclusive economy

Posted on: September 14, 2020

As today is the start of Microsoft’s Digital Skills Week (14th-18th September 2020) I joined a short digital event this morning (with speakers also from Catch 22 and LinkedIn) on skills for an inclusive economy. It was interesting to hear the latest research and trends on the digital and soft skills required for the future […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Posted on: September 9, 2019 Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

It was a full house at the recent Professional Marketing Forum training workshop https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on thought leadership. Here are the nine reflections on thought leadership identified by the 18 delegates at the end of the session: Use books for thought leadership – Publishing a book was the original way that professionals conducted thought leadership campaigns. […]

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