Television dramas such as “Law & Order,” “Bull” and “Suits” make it appear as though lawyers are constantly handling cases that end up on the evening news. But, in the real world, many of the cases you see in news reports got there because someone was thinking like a reporter.
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.
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.
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.