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Branding FIVE Litigation Firms: 5 Law Firm Case Studies

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We recently launched five Litigation websites. On the surface, the five law firms seemed relatively similar — dynamic boutiques led by tough, trial-oriented killers who routinely give opposing counsel the fight of their lives.  But they were each much more than that.  Each firm’s brand needed to showcase its unique style, approach, personality, and differentiation. More than just Read more >>

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Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (“Little Red Riding Hood”)

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Ladle Rat Rotten Hut (“Little Red Riding Hood”) “Lorem ipsum dolor” is so mundane. Marketers know that when showing clients a new advertisement, website, brochure, newsletter, or other layout, you “greek” in some gibberish that looks like words, but it really isn’t.  It helps keep clients from getting bogged down in the details of the content (“Hey, you missed a comma!”), so Read more >>

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In Marketing, when you have the facts, USE them.

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In Marketing, when you have the facts, USE them. [A brand and website overhaul for a 300-win trial law firm.] The Howard Law Group is a national business and civil litigation firm, handling some of the nation’s biggest, ugliest, and most-complicated bet-the-company lawsuits. They’re a dynamic, effective trial law firm.  Founder Bill Howard’s astonishing trial record is Read more >>

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“The Cubs Win the World Series!” An old law firm ad.

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Life isn’t easy when you grow up as a Cubs fan. I had my little 9-year-old heart broken in 1969, and things haven’t improved much in the 45 years since then. Anyway, back in 2007, Fishman Marketing represented a terrific St Louis law firm that offered its clients a remarkable Client Service Guarantee.  We created a new Read more >>

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CBA WEBINAR: Playing the Google Game – Marketing Yourself Online.

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WEBINAR TODAY: Playing the Google Game – Marketing Yourself Online. FEB 4, Noon-12:45 p.m. What happens when someone Googles your name? Take a look to see how well your professional story is being told. Most often, your website bio and LinkedIn profile come up, but what’s left is not personalized or impressive enough to interest 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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Literally the season’s BEST law firm holiday card.

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Today I received literally the season’s BEST law firm holiday card. It’s a nice simple e-card that gently supports the firm’s brand.  A number of years ago we worked with the wonderful Maggie Watkins, then CMO of 200-lawyer Best Best & Krieger to develop a new brand and website. We’d joked that she was literally working at the Read more >>

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