Start your thought leadership strategy in 2020

Start your thought leadership strategy in 2020

In the current professional services environment, where clients are demanding more of everything and have a great deal of choice available to them, you need to stand out. Prospective clients are making purchasing decisions based on their perceptions of you and your firm, your personal brand and your firm’s brand, so you need to actively […]

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Does your firm really need social media?

Does your firm really need social media?

If your business is a highly relationship-driven business, such as a professional service firm, you may still be wondering what role social media plays in building your business. Everyone seems to be singing its praises, but few can articulate how it will benefit your business and how it will positively impact your bottom line. Relationship-driven […]

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Tinder for Business

Tinder for Business

In a highly relationship-driven B2B business, in today’s business environment, your marketing channels, particularly your online channels, need to act like ‘Tinder’ for your business. A relationship-driven business, where there are significant financial and reputational risks, relies on trusted business relationships. The day-to-day process of building and nurturing business relationships is vital to the delivery […]

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The new world of professional services

The new world of professional services

The good old days are gone. Post the GFC, professional services clients now expect a very different service. Increasingly sophisticated clients expect professionals to be more responsive and have a better understanding of their business and the commercial pressures they face. Service must now be truly client-centred and professionals need to be creative and empathetic. […]

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Is the client buying you or the brand?

Is the client buying you or the brand?

For as long as I’ve been marketing professional services this question has been one of the most fiercely debated. Does the client buy the anticipated relationship with the practitioner, someone they need to trust implicitly and actually enjoy working with, to get the best results? Or, do they need the name of a Big 4 […]

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Thought Leadership Versus Content – What is the Difference?

Thought Leadership Versus Content – What is the Difference?

These days the terms ‘thought leadership’ and ‘content’ are used almost interchangeably. What is the difference? Marketers of professional services (traditionally legal, accounting and engineering services) have been using ‘thought leadership’ as a strategic profiling, brand building device for decades. These days, as we market professional services firms, B2B, and B2C companies, we talk about […]

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What is digital marketing in professional services?

What is digital marketing in professional services?

Everyone’s talking about digital marketing. Turning data and online activity into sales. Driving traffic to a website to sell a product or service. What does this mean for professional services? Is it worth spending valuable time and money on developing digital marketing capabilities? In traditional accounting, legal and engineering firms can we really turn our […]

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