2018 seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. One minute we’re excited for summer and before you know it the holidays are here. With 2019 just around the corner, it’s time to start gearing up for the New Year by seeing what innovative marketing tactics you can add into your existing plans.
Author: Elizabeth Flake
As speaking opportunities for lawyers can be a major marketing pull in terms of public relations and business development, it is essential to have at least a few attorneys at your firm speak in addition to attending these events. With so many legal industry events out there to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which is the right fit for you and your law firm.
When it comes to video marketing, most of us think of the short video clips we’ve seen on Facebook that are anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes long. This comes from the notion that because we have supposed short attention spans the videos we create and post should be kept short in order to encourage more engagement and gain views. This might’ve been the case not long ago, research is showing an increasing trend of longer form video content.
In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of knowing the ins-and-outs of how to properly submit an article for publication—but what steps should you take once the article has been published? Many law firms put the bulk of their work into getting the article written, reviewed, edited, submitted, and published, assuming that once published, the work is done. This however, isn’t necessarily true.
Many lawyers work to broaden their public exposure and community outreach by participating in CLEs, speaking on panels, and participating in other events. Lawyers can also obtain industry recognition by submitting articles for publication. While this may seem like a simple task, there a process should be followed—regardless of the publication—to ensure nothing is missed along the way.
While there are misconceptions when it comes to marketing, there are many more when it comes to the ethics and methods surrounding law firm marketing. Most law firms need and desire to offer their best services to their potential clientele, which begs the question of how law firms can then separate themselves from the herd. Here are five of the most common misconceptions about marketing for law firms:
Video has made a big splash in the world of digital marketing over the past few years. According to HubSpot, 72 percent of people would rather watch a video to learn about a product or service than read text and 97 percent of marketers also found video helped increase user understanding of products or services. It’s important to know the ins and outs of these tools in order to better understand how they can play into your marketing efforts.