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.
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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.
Between blog posts, content marketing, social media platforms, online advertising, email, and text messages, there are more ways to communicate digitally than ever before. Constantly communicating with your clients or referral base is incredibly easy in today’s digital age, but it’s also easy to overdo it. While keeping website content and postings fresh is important, make sure you don’t alienate your followers with information overload.
You’ve put in the time and effort to create a marketing strategy for your law firm. After several months of sharing your content you notice very little audience engagement. Is the return on investment (ROI) there? Constructing a strategic marketing plan and implementing that plan are great first steps when it comes to marketing your law firm. What happens when the content isn’t doing its job of engaging, informing, and attracting new clients?
Let’s face it- live video is too big to ignore anymore. These days it is an undeniable and crucial component of any digital marketing plan. Streaming video is not only a means of entertaining people, but it’s a great way to stand out as a business (yes, even a law firm). After all, viewers spend three times more time viewing a video when it’s live rather than prerecorded. If your law firm isn’t already streaming live video, it’s time.
Social proof is the positive influence of “everybody’s doing it” – when the actions and opinions of others affect your choices and actions. If we see others engaging in certain behavior online, we are more inclined to believe those actions are worthwhile. It’s what prospects, clients, and referral sources use to confirm your law firm is a legitimate entity and the right fit for their needs.