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Does your website company have a Capt. Kirk?

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There are four critical steps to overhauling your website: Strategy and messaging Design Coding Maintenance That is,  first conceive the brand message. That’s the winning strategy, the competitive advantage that can lead to increased revenue and profitability. That’s what turns a new website into a weapon, rather than an online brochure. Then turn that message and the supporting visuals into Read more >>

The law firm race to get “Big” is a race to the middle.

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The law firm race to get “Big” is a race to the middle.  So much consolidation has already occurred that in many markets the only remaining standalone law firms are either: (1) fiercely independent, or (2) mediocre. That is, in larger cities the leading smaller firms were acquired many years ago, in the first round. This Read more >>

Improve your Law School Recruiting — for just $3.00.

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“Brand” your firm at your favorite law schools for just $3.00. Q: How can our firm improve our recruiting results with our target law students? A: Increase your firm’s visibility and name recognition on campus. The evidence is clear — law firms with strong name recognition achieve significantly better on-campus recruiting results, and later attract higher-quality lateral associates. Read more >>

Best Mktg Partner Comment EVER. #2

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Best Marketing Partner Comment Ever.  #2 We were working on re-branding a firm, soup to nuts, including a new logo, stationery, print advertising campaign, website, direct mail, etc. but the lawyers were having some difficulty agreeing on the final color. The Marketing Partner stood up at the partner meeting and said, with no sense of irony: “Well, Read more >>

White Castle Sliders and Law Firm Tag Lines.

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White Castle Sliders and Law Firm Tag Lines. One of history’s most-common law firm tag lines is “Committed to Quality” or its general equivalent.  Committed to quality service, committed to quality representation, committed to high-quality legal this or that. I think we can all agree that if your law firm’s tag line is truly differentiating, Read more >>

Top 10 Rules to Marketing a Merger or “Branch” office (Part II).

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Top 10 Rules to Marketing a Law Firm Merger or an Existing “Branch” office (Part II). Last week we detailed five marketing and reputation challenges faced by smaller or newer “satellite” offices of prominent law firms. (BTW, accounting and all other professional-services firms confront these same issues.) We discussed the very real struggles newly merged firms Read more >>

Top 10 Rules to Marketing a Merger or “Branch” office (Part I).

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Top 10 Rules to Marketing a New Law Firm Merger or Existing “Branch” Office (Part I). Imagine it’s fraternity rush and you’re a hot prospect. You’re smart, handsome, and athletic—you’re in demand and have received many solid offers. Which one will you accept? Most likely you’ll end up at the “best” fraternity―the one that seems Read more >>

Our Biggest Marketing Flop.

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Our Biggest Marketing Flop. Marketers like to argue which works better, Marketing or Sales. [2017 update] It’s like asking which is more successful, Nike, the classic marketing company, or IBM, the definitive Sales organization. Obviously, the answer is “both.” They’re terrific companies, they just have different strategies. Law firms obviously need both Marketing and Sales. Read more >>

Free Sample of our “Ultimate Law Firm Associate’s Marketing Checklist” book.

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Free Sample of our Most-Popular Marketing Checklist Attached below is a free sample of our “The Ultimate Law Firm Associate’s Marketing Checklist (The Renowned Step-By-Step, Year-By-Year Process For Lawyers Who Want To Develop Clients)” book. This 2016 edition is a significantly updated and expanded version of Ross Fishman’s popular 25-year-old checklist.  This new 50-page book includes narrative explanations, Read more >>

Crazy Holiday Cards from two ERISA law firms!

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Crazy Holiday Cards from two ERISA law firms! Yeah, I said ERISA firms. I like ERISA lawyers.  I find them to be smart, sincere, and hard working.  But their reputation isn’t generally as the life of the party.  You wouldn’t ordinarily think of ERISA lawyers as holiday card risk-takers, but two particular lawyers stand out every Read more >>

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