To help aid you in this effort, earlier this year we set out to gather data from a wide range of law firms pertaining to how they are using content marketing to bolster business development. We’re happy to report that the results of our “2019 Law Firm Content Marketing Survey” are in! The results of this survey will help all of us who are interested in marketing legal services to better understand what’s working, and what’s not, when it comes to law firm content marketing.
In this post, I’ll explain why I believe guest posting is a powerful SEO hack and how to execute a guest-posting strategy effectively. Lawyers can use this strategy to get their names, personal brands, and thought leadership (if not their own sites) to the top of Google search rankings, and increase business development opportunities in the process.
When fishing for clients, there are those who frantically cast about in the hope of catching whoever is biting. On the other end of the pier are those who approach their task with clear intention, equip themselves with the right tools for the job, and dial in on a strategy that’s guided by experience. They’re not interested in quantity or variety. Rather, they’re looking for something very particular that will feed them and others in their firms.
Creating consistent, high-quality content is essential to the success of your law firm’s marketing efforts. The best way to get your ideas and insights in front of your audience is through law firm content marketing. By sharing and promoting your best ideas, your law firm will gain trust and build influence with prospects.
Most law firms invest significant resources into associate training. But is it working? If your law firm conducts training for associates, do you have mechanisms in place to measure success? Those are questions that only a law firm, its associate trainees, and, I suppose, clients who ultimately use the associates can answer, but in my experiences working as an attorney—and now a trainer and coach—many training programs lack the strategic planning and rigor necessary to achieve high-impact growth and sustainability.
Marketing legal services means waging a war for attention. Even if you have something important and interesting to share, the odds are that very few people will read, see, or hear it. Every day, more than 100 billion emails are sent, 3 million blog posts are published, and 500 million Tweets are posted. With all this noise, how can you possibly break through? The answer, put simply, is Visual Storytelling. Creating visual content that tells a story and focuses on what matters to clients is the key to standing out.