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Content Under Pressure

What to Write: A Year of Publishing Strategically

By | Mar.05.18 | No Comments

Welcome back to our “Year of Publishing Strategically” (nod to “A Year of Living Dangerously,” Linda Hunt, 1984 Academy Award for best supporting actress). Having covered a variety of writing tips and tactics in this …Continue reading »

Content Under Pressure

Content Strategy: What It Is and What It Isn’t

By | Feb.01.18 | No Comments

One fact that’s always acknowledged in this column is that good content requires effort. It requires yours (which equals time and money) or someone else’s (which equals less time but more money). When speaking, I’ve …Continue reading »


LMA Tech West Sneak Peek: Marketing, Professional Services and the Customer Journey

By | Jan.16.18 | No Comments

Legal technology is a $3 billion industry. Having established its roots in case and document management, it is increasingly infiltrating firm marketing departments. And that’s a good thing. Attorney at Work contributing editor Susan Kostal …Continue reading »

Marketing Trend-Spotting

Client-Driven Content Is the Year’s Breakout Hit

By | Jan.02.18 | No Comments

Too often, “client-focused” content translates as “let me tell you what you need,” followed by “please don’t interrupt, I’m still talking.” One of the most exciting trends in law firm marketing is client-driven content — …Continue reading »

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Learn to Love Your Social Media Channels

By | Dec.04.17 | No Comments

So you’ve spent a year creating content. You’ve written articles, created a client newsletter, are active on a blog and comment thread on your bar association website. You publish and provide comments in the local …Continue reading »

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Applying the 80/20 Rule to Your Content Marketing

By | Nov.01.17 | No Comments

The 80/20 rule is so ubiquitous that many of us have lost touch with its origins. Input/output? Sales leads/conversions? Clients/revenue? Greens/grains? Sharing my day/your day? Conceived by Vincent Pareto, the 80/20 rule, also known as the …Continue reading »

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Keeping in Touch With Client Newsletters

By | Oct.02.17 | No Comments

It can be tough to keep up with the content hamster wheel. Especially if you are trying to keep pace with bigger firms that seem to push out client alerts 24/7. So don’t drive yourself crazy. …Continue reading »

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Harnessing the Intuitive, Persuasive Power of Analogy

By | Sep.05.17 | No Comments

We all struggle with conveying complicated ideas, whether in spoken or written communication. The issue is particularly acute in the fields of law and medicine, where professionals work to explain issues and situations in which …Continue reading »

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Niche Blogs: Why 100 Readers Can Be Better Than 1,000

By | Aug.01.17 | No Comments

A whopping 91 percent of in-house counsel rate an attorney’s articles and speeches as very to somewhat important when evaluating who to hire, according to the latest data from Greentarget. Just as important, 77 percent …Continue reading »

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Proofreading and Mindfulness: Bringing a Nonjudgmental Observer to Your Copy

By | Jul.05.17 | 1 Comment

With spellcheckers and online grammar guardians such as Grammarly, proofreading has become a nostalgic pastime for some writers. But proofreading is more than spotting typographical errors; it is a chance to impartially consider usage and …Continue reading »