For many law firms, getting started on social media may seem like a piece of cake. All you need is a few photos and ideas for content to start posting, right? Unfortunately, a few photos and fun ideas don’t make for a long-term strategy or a strong presence on social media. Having a strong brand identity that reflects your firm’s values and showcases the applicable practice areas effectively is what will make your law practice stand out from the crowd. This can be accomplished by finding out the proper voice and tone your firm should use on social media.
Author: Elizabeth Flake
In today’s social media-centric world, it can be easy to assume that you have all of the major platforms figured out. While you may know Instagram is the platform for primarily image-based content and LinkedIn is for professional connections, you may not know about the tiny details each platform has available to further the social reach of your law firm. This is especially true when it comes to Twitter and utilizing Twitter lists.
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.
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.