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.
Marketing legal services is both easier and more challenging today than perhaps at any time in history. Promoting your firm is now simpler than ever thanks to the many advances in technology, but standing out from the crowd may more difficult.
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.
The annual holiday advertising blitz soon will begin signaling the year’s end, but lawyers and their firms still have plenty of time to lay the groundwork for effective legal marketing as we head into 2019.
This week, attorneys from Texas and across the U.S. received notices about their upcoming listings in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which represents a prime marketing opportunity that can go far beyond what many lawyers realize.
If you’re a Dallas lawyer, you’ve probably noticed a sudden rush of ads, social media posts, and emails touting various attorneys’ inclusion on D Magazine’s 2018 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, which was published May 1.
If you made that list, congratulations! We’ve got some tips for spreading the word at the bottom of this blog post.
First, though, a quick word about “best lawyer” lists. Lawyers, and the marketers who serve them, have a love/hate relationship with these lists. Here’s how those arguments play out: