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Communications

Don’t Drown in Sunk Costs When the Evidence Calls for a Change in Strategy

It might seem that sunk costs should not influence whether we continue investing in a project. And yet they do. Which brings me to content.

Susan Kostal - August 2, 2018

Five Best Practices for Law Firm Content Marketing

Massive resources go into developing a law firm website. But what happens after launch? Too often, far too little thought goes into developing a sustainable strategy to produce content that leads to new business.

Jay Harrington - July 20, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

Killing Marketing for Lawyers

My copy of Robert Rose's latest book, "Killing Marketing," is filled with underlined passages and notes in the margins about how I can apply its lessons to my law practice. Robert, Chief Strategy Officer for the Content Marketing Institute and ...

Ruth Carter - July 10, 2018
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Write Like People Read

Have you noticed that the way you read websites, emails, text messages — even magazine and news articles — has changed over time? A growing body of research suggests that the internet is changing how people pay attention to writing. The most ...

Chris Graham - July 9, 2018

Secrets of Online Legal Marketing: The Basics

If your law firm has ever tinkered with online marketing, whether it’s advertising, search optimization, social media or email marketing, you may have decided: “This can’t work for my practice.” Sometimes that’s the right call. Sometimes it ...

Andrew Cabasso - July 5, 2018
Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Turning “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” Into Usable Content

In deference to the time-honored struggle of what to write about, I herewith present how to get great content from the much-trodden trope of “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” Write yours now, so that when school starts in late August or early ...

Susan Kostal - July 2, 2018
Amazon publishing and masks

What Lurks Behind Amazon: Five Things Authors Should Know About the ‘King’ of Self-Publishing

Many authors speak highly of their experience with Amazon while others call it a necessary evil. As an aspiring author, you should know that you have choices for where you ultimately will sell your book. But also know that Amazon is still ...

Tatia Gordon-Troy - June 27, 2018
writing with mind mapping software

Writing With Mind Maps

What writers need is a method they can use to create a first draft. Of course, lots of magic happens during revision of that draft, when writers refine their thoughts further. That’s when they apply Word styles. But they need a first draft to ...

Luigi Benetton - June 14, 2018
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Watch the Seams: Speaking Lessons from Tennis Stars

Do you get nervous before speaking in front of people? Even worse, do you have trouble letting go of your performance once it's over? For lawyers especially, it can be hard to shut off your mind. So it’s useful to think about another context ...

Chris Graham - June 7, 2018
Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Create Breakout Bespoke Content That Builds Brands

The mother lode of content creation is unique content that can be branded as solely belonging to the lawyer or firm. This can be produced and updated quarterly, annually or as news and events require. It establishes the publisher as an authority ...

Susan Kostal - June 4, 2018