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Abe Lincoln’s 25-cent marketing speech

Abe Lincoln’s 25-cent marketing speech We’ve all seen the 1858-59 print advertisement where Abe Lincoln announced the formation of his new law firm, Lincoln & Herndon in Springfield, Illinois.   But did you know that Abe Lincoln also gave marketing and client-development speeches?  Here’s a newspaper announcement for his Springfield Library Association And he charged Read more >>

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Rebranding a Leading Litigation Association

Rebranding a Top Trial Lawyers Group The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. It was established to reflect the new face of the American bar.  Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows. The LCA offers its member great opportunities for education, professional development, networking, and referrals. Ross Fishman speaks twice a Read more >>

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The 20 Best Tag Lines. Is your law firm “Committed to Mediocrity TM”?

The 20 Best Law Firm Tag Lines. Is your firm “Committed to Mediocrity ™”? Tag lines are hard – a few strategically selected words that encapsulate everything you stand for and want your target audience to know about you. It’s the slogan that tells your own people how to act, what makes them different, and Read more >>

If Clients Hire Lawyers, Why Market the Firm? Fishman Marketing © 2014

Q: If clients hire lawyers, why market The Firm?

Q: “If clients hire lawyers, why market The Firm?” We hear this a lot. It’s a completely understandable question. The short answer – It’s tough to get hired if your targets have never heard of your firm. If your prospects don’t know you, your firm, your reputation, skills, services, or clients, it’s going to be Read more >>

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BAD PRECEDENT: Lawyer censured for buying Google keywords for other law firms

 ABA Journal – “Lawyer censured for buying keywords for other lawyers and law firms.” I thoroughly disagree with this anti-competitive, anti-consumer censure. It’s bad precedent.  I was the defense’s law firm marketing/social media expert witness in Habush vs. Cannon & Dunphy on this very issue (although the lawsuit was filed under a Wisconsin state “invasion Read more >>

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James Patterson on Marketing – “Hit them with a cream pie, then say something smart.”

James Patterson on Marketing – “Hit them with a cream pie, then say something smart.” James Patterson is the world’s highest-paid author, and one of the most prolific.  But he got his start in the advertising world.  Brian Williams called him “A latter-day Don Draper who rose all the way to the top of mega-agency J. Read more >>

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Our Vedder Price work featured in a new UK Interface Design book.

Our Vedder Price work featured in a new UK Interface Design book. Hot off the presses: Our design and website work for Vedder Price was prominently featured in a new book from the United Kingdom called “Interface Design – An Introduction to Visual Communication in UI Design” available on Amazon. The book discusses how to Read more >>

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‘If clients hire lawyers, why market The Firm?’

“If clients hire lawyers, why market The Firm?” We get this question a lot. It’s a completely legitimate and understandable question. And the old McGraw-Hill ad pasted below answers it beautifully. The ad is aimed at print advertising specifically, but it applies equally to other awareness-enhancing marketing tools like websites, social media, etc. This ad Read more >>

Colors look different on different Televisions

THIS is how I explain Color to lawyers:

This is how I explain Color to lawyers: When we show or send a client a draft print advertisement, or new law firm logo, or creative law firm website design, we occasionally hear “I don’t like that particular shade of blue” (or green or whatever).  This can be from a lawyer who previously saw and Read more >>

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The winner for 2013′s WORST law firm marketing.

The winner for 2013′s WORST law firm marketing. I still think the Law Society’s “Which of these men do you think would be best at rape?” ad is the worst, most-offensive campaign in the 300-year history of legal industry marketing. But today, in 2013, I think we may have a tie.  Courtesy of our friends Read more >>

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