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LPM Ross Fishman 20th anniversary article

A tongue-in-cheek recollection of LMA’s first 20 years.

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A light-hearted recollection of LMA’s first 20 years. The Legal Marketing Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary, an amazing accomplishment. Click here for the LMA video detailing some of its many accomplishments.  Ten years ago, I wrote a cover story for the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine detailing my recollections of  the first 20 years Read more >>

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Here’s what can happen when everyone uses the same differentiator…

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Here’s what happens when everyone uses the same differentiator… One branding challenge law firms have is that they tend to say the same thing. And when that many lookalike competitors convey the same message, it can be hard to stand out.   And, of course, it’s not just law firms. Below is an unfortunate example of this in Read more >>

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(Mildly NSFW) In honor of Tax Day: “Bend over and grab your ankles.”

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In honor of Tax Day: “Bend over and grab your ankles.” As Tax Day looms, here’s one of my favorite old accounting firm print ads. We didn’t develop this one, but I have used it many times in marketing, branding, and differentiation presentations to law firms and CPA firms as a good example of (a) Read more >>

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Marketing an International Law Firm Network (Post 3 of 3)

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  [This is the third and final segment of a three-part blog post regarding how to market an international law or accounting firm network. The first post discussed how (a) the firms’ member contacts can market themselves within the network, and (b) the member firms can get better known within the network. The second post discussed how Read more >>

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The 30 Best Law Firm Tag Lines Ever. (3 of 3)

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The 30 Best Law Firm Tag Lines Ever. (Blog post 3 of 3) Tag lines are hard – a small handful of strategically selected words that encapsulate everything you stand for and want your target audience to know about you. In this 3-part post, we detail some of our favorites, along with some of the background Read more >>

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Law Firm Tag Lines: “Word. Word. Word.”

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Law and CPA Firm Tag Lines: “Word. Word. Word.” Let’s declare 2015 to be the end of the “Three one-word sentence” tag lines. Particularly alliterative ones, like “Expertise. Excellence. Efficiency.”  For both law firms and accounting firms, the most-overused three words in this category seem to be “Experience. Creativity. Results.” (A few actual examples of these Read more >>

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The 30 Best Law Firm Tag Lines Ever. (2 of 3)

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The 30 Best Law Firm Tag Lines Ever.      (Blog post 2 of 3) Tag lines are hard – a small handful of strategically selected words that encapsulate everything you stand for and want your target audience to know about you. Safe or boring blurbs like “Clients Matter” or “Since 1979″ aren’t noticed or remembered; Read more >>

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No, we haven’t been hacked. These are real lawyer photos.

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The OTHER craziest law firm biography photo I’ve ever seen… Evidently, we’ve come a long way, baby, in law firm website strategy and attorney photography. I designed my first website in 1995, as Marketing Partner of Ungaretti & Harris.  Needless to say, the Internet was very different back then. In the early years of law firm websites, Read more >>

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The Craziest Lawyer Website Photo I’ve Ever Seen

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The Craziest Lawyer Head Shot I’ve Ever Seen. Some marketing topics are complex and require a lengthy discussion.  Other times, res ipsa loquitur (“the thing speaks for itself”) applies. We think today’s discussion of lawyer website biography photos might be one of those. In the early-2000s, lawyer website photos were stiff and formal.  Suits, ties, and Read more >>

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VIDEO: Top 10 Law Firm Website Cliches to Avoid at All Costs!

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VIDEO: Top 10 Law Firm Website Marketing Cliches to Avoid at All Costs! Here’s a 4-minute excerpt from one of Ross Fishman’s most-popular speeches, discussing the most-prevalent and -unfortunate cliches law firms use on their websites, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and other marketing materials. Law firms tend to say the same thing – “Our firm is Read more >>

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