Now that we’re well and truly in the holiday season – the one that exhausts and delights in equal measure – it’s a good time to take a deep dive into one of my favorite timesavers: marketing multitasking.
LinkedIn is the least popular of all the big social media channels, but it’s still considered a must for companies looking for business and individuals looking for work.
If you’re at a law firm with a marketing department, congratulations! You have the support and resources that most solos and small firm lawyers can only dream of.
But, unless your name is on the door or you’re already a major rainmaker, it’s a safe bet that the firm’s marketing team isn’t spending much time helping you achieve your personal marketing goals. More than likely, that responsibility falls on you.
A good legal blog is one of the cornerstones of a solid content marketing program for any lawyer or law firm. It’s also one of the most efficient and affordable ways for a lawyer to showcase his or her expertise.
Once you’ve posted something on your blog, of course, you have to get it in front of readers. But the central question, “What should I blog about?,” is enough to keep many people from launching a blog, let alone embarking on a more comprehensive content marketing program.
Reprinted with permission from Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2018. © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.
We’re big fans of law firm newsletters. They’re an unobtrusive way to stay in touch with your clients, prospective clients, and referral sources. A newsletter can also help ensure that the timely, informative blog posts you’re writing get more readers.
Many lawyers spend countless hours preparing CLE presentations, writing informative blog posts, giving media interviews, and generally creating informative content of interest to their clients, prospective clients and referral sources.
The smartest lawyers find ways to get multiple uses out of those efforts by recycling their content in a variety of other formats.