Do you sound just like your competitors?

It’s one of the biggest marketing challenges professionals face – how to distinguish themselves from competitors. How many ways can you say that you advocate for your client’s best interests or help them minimize liability, reduce taxes, increase revenue, be more efficient, etc.? What do you do that is really so different from other lawyers, accountants, financial advisors or others in your field? (more…)

6 big marketing mistakes to avoid in 2022

In January, I presented a program on How to Successfully Market Your Firm in 2022. The reality is that what it takes to be successful doesn’t change that much from year to year. Thanks to COVID, some firms have put a new focus on marketing, but even as they spend more money, they keep making the same mistakes. So, the bulk of my program and this blog post is focused on identifying those problem areas and giving advice on how to fix them. (more…)

How to use evergreen content to market your expertise

Lawyers, accountants and other professionals often want to be seen as experts in their field but find it difficult to commit the time to achieve that goal. “Experts” need to consistently demonstrate their knowledge through writing and speaking. A single speaking engagement, published article or quote in the newspaper is not enough. While it is important to show you are knowledgeable about the latest developments in your field, you can also showcase your expertise with “evergreen content.” The added benefit is that it also saves time. (more…)

10 steps to social media success

Social media marketing is most effective when it is based on a well-thought-out strategy. Random posting is mostly a waste of time and money. You want to focus your social media activities where they are most likely to give you results. Whether you are just getting started or trying to improve your efforts, follow these steps to be more successful: (more…)

6 questions you must ask before writing anything to promote your business

It doesn’t matter whether you are writing for your website, social media, ads, articles or other outlets, you must plan first, write second. To that end, always ask yourself these 6 key questions to ensure your content will be effective at helping you achieve your goals and promote your business. (more…)

6 types of content you must share on LinkedIn to help your business

When you join a networking group, you know you have to go to meetings regularly and talk to people. LinkedIn is another form of networking with the same rules. You have to show up consistently and communicate with others. The primary way to do that is to post content. But what type of content should you post that will be interesting to your audience and help your business? (more…)

6 big marketing mistakes you don’t want to make

Finding the best way to market your business involves hard work and trial and error. While there is no easy path to effective marketing, avoiding some common mistakes can put you on the right track to marketing success. (more…)

How to start a successful blog in 2021

A blog is a proven way to attract and retain clients. It provides a platform for regularly sharing helpful information that your audience wants to know about. When done effectively, it drives traffic to your website, enhances your credibility, and helps you stay top of mind with referral sources. The good news is that blogging gives you significant flexibility in creating something that will help you get more business. If you are considering a blog or you already have one, but it isn’t meeting your expectations, check out these tips: (more…)

How to get more clients with “owned, earned and paid” media

The most successful marketing incorporates multiple channels to get a message across. Yet, many professionals will focus all of their efforts on one or two things missing great opportunities to develop new business and stay in touch with potential referral sources. This is a big mistake because it often doesn’t cost that much more time or money to push out your marketing piece through other outlets. Before you limit your marketing, consider these options: (more…)