How do you keep up with law firm marketing — and should you? — with the world turned upside down? Through the first half of 2020, Attorney at Work’s contributors delivered solid advice and ideas for marketing your practice. It is not for the faint of heart, but yes, keep it up (or get back to it)!
After all, you made it this far.
Countdown: The Top 10 Law Firm Marketing Articles Written During a Pandemic
Thanks to Susan Kostal, Jay Harrington, Marsha Hunter, Will Hornsby, Mark Homer, Mike Ramsey, Gina Rubel, Conrad Saam and Sally Schmidt, as well as the thought leaders from the Legal Marketing Association, for their insights and guidance. Here are the top 10:
10. How Will Your Marketing Evolve After COVID-19? by Barbara Malin, Jill Weber and Adam Severson
9. Law Firm Branding Exercises: Brand Your Firm by Design, Not Default by Mark Homer
8. Outsourcing Your Law Firm’s Advertising? A Lead Generation Checklist by Will Hornsby
7. Is Your Crisis Communications Plan Ready to Handle a Pandemic? by Gina Rubel
5. Targeting an Industry Niche in 7 Steps by Sally Schmidt
4. Five Steps to Build Your Firm (Or, How to Stay Afloat as a Small Law Firm: Panic Is Not An Option) by Conrad Saam
3. 7 ‘Public Speaking’ Tips for Videoconferencing by Marsha Hunter
2. A 30-Day Business Development Plan for Lawyers by Jay Harrington
1. Continuity of Care: Reassuring Clients You’re Prepared for COVID-19 by Susan Kostal
Bonus Picks: Want to Get Clients? Turn on Your Camera …
With astonishing speed, videoconferences replaced conference calls and email chains to become our default for keeping up with business — and combatting isolation. We Zoom for committee meetings, we Zoom with fellow volunteers and classmates, and we zoomed in for weekly (wine) therapy sessions with friends and family.
While not strictly for marketing, don’t underestimate videoconferencing’s role in building your business. Thanks in large part to Zoom, it’s easy to participate in webinars to show off your lawyering prowess or take the floor during meetings.
These two articles made our list of the top 12 law practice management posts of 2020 so far:
- Zoom Backgrounds: Looking Good in a Tiny Square by Bull Garlington
- Getting Started With Zoom and Using It Securely by Sharon Nelson and John Simek
Don’t lose ground to the competition: Turn on your camera and get in there.
* According to unique page views over the past six months.
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