Last week I spoke at the 2011 LawWare User Conference on the subject of the "High Street Law Firm in a Digital Age".
Our latest blogs, news and tips regarding internet marketing for law firms.
I spent last Tuesday in the glorious surroundings of Gleneagles Hotel having been asked to give a presentation on how to generate business online at this year’s Connect2Law conference.
At Moore Legal Technology, we specialise in helping law firms increase their turnover and client base. Put simply, we help our law firm clients leverage the internet to increase the number of profitable, new enquiries. There is a vast number of things you could be doing online to make this happen, however, the following five steps are amongst the quickest and most effective ways you could contribute to your law firm’s success online.
Increasingly, we find ourselves speaking to law firms that have an in-house marketing resource. Coming from an in-house law firm marketing background myself, I find it heartening that law firms are recognising the value of having in-house marketing support during these times of unprecedented change in the legal profession. I have worked with some incredibly talented marketing professionals within law firms, professionals who have achieved a seat at the top table of their respective firms and who consistently make a tangible difference to their firm’s bottom line. Increasingly, I’m glad to say, having spoken with many legal sector marketing professionals over the past couple of years, marketing within law firms is increasingly being viewed as an investment, not an expense.
Is your law firm lagging behind in terms of digital skills and online presence? You’re not alone. According to a recent survey reported in The Times, more than half of Scottish small businesses do not have a website and do not use social media to promote their business. With 56% of Scottish businesses having no online presence, and 34% of companies believing that a digital presence is simply ‘not relevant’ to their business, the Scottish economy is facing a massive digital skills deficit – one which could dictate which business thrive and which simply disappear.
This post was originally published in November 2014, but is still as relevant to law firms today as it was back then. Republished in honour of Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC. (N.B. there are 9 references to AC/DC songs throughout this article. We will send a £20 iTunes voucher to the first person who gets in touch to tell us what they are)
Have you ever wondered what 'SEO' or 'CTA' actually means? Sometimes, when talking to clients or friends and family we can get carried away with our geeky digital chat. Which is why we have compiled a handy A-Z of some of the most used terms in our day-to-day. You can now view the full A-Z published here.
More than ever before, firms that provide legal aid need to find alternative revenue streams. In England and Wales, the effects of LASPO are still being felt. North of the border, the Law Society of Scotland are expressing concern about the proposed cuts to legal aid announced in December's 2016's Scottish budget. As such, law firms that provide legal aid services throughout the UK need to look at ways in which they can future proof.
The legal sector continues, in our experience, to lag behind other sectors when it comes to using the Internet effectively from a marketing and business development perspective.
"What do you do for a living?" When you are asked this, you might reply that you are a lawyer or a solicitor. You might also respond with your particular practice area or specialism. You might also explain a little bit about what it is you do most, especially if the person seems interested.
Guest post regarding the future of website marketing and some of the key considerations for your law firm.
Law firms have faced many challenges due to changes in the legal sector such as new types of legal service, law firm mergers and pricing pressures (outlined in more detail here). It is likely that firms will continue to face further obstacles in the future.The good news is there are a number of ways that your law firm can significantly improve its business leads and beat competitors by developing a prominent online presence. In this digital age, more and more people are seeking legal services online. Below, I have outlined four major predictions for the online world in 2016 which can hopefully act as a guide to how your firm can come out on top next year.
Searching online for reliable knowledge on legal matters can be tricky – most sources these days are either out of date, out of the loop or far too costly. A group of lawyers, advocates, barristers and law graduates have all grouped together to tackle this problem and have created, ‘Unlock The Law’ – the free legal advice site covering the UK.
We were recently invited to attend a meeting in London with a well-respected law firm with a tremendous history of working on high-profile cases that attract widespread media interest. The firm’s reputation in the market in which they operate is well established and the clientele they act for and type of instruction they receive has undoubtedly evolved with the times. There is however one aspect of their business that hasn’t evolved, and with one eye to the future, they contacted us to ask how they could improve their online presence with a view to attracting more clients.
The topic of the effectiveness of email marketing for law firms and professional services companies is one which marketers regularly debate; is it on its way out? The answer is that it certainly doesn’t appear to be. One of the best statistics to quash this argument is the fact that nowadays more than 200 million emails are sent every minute, according to this article. In a society where everyone’s inbox is updated daily with a fresh batch of emails, it’s essential that yours stand out. And what we tend to find from speaking to many lawyers in firms without a marketing department (whether inhouse or outsourced) is that email marketing is almost always put on the back-burner, whether because their contacts database hasn’t been updated in years or they simply don’t have the time or resource. Below we’ve outlined 5 of our top tips for making sure your law firm’s newsletter is effective in capturing the attention of recipients. If marketing through email is an unfamiliar concept to you, please click through to read more on the benefits of email marketing for law firms.
At Moore Legal Technology, we are always looking for new ways to keep up to date with the latest digital marketing trends and ways in which we can refresh and improve our skills to help our law firm clients acquire more online enquiries and ultimately beat their competition online.
With the news that the economic worth of activity on the Internet is set to spiral upward during the course of the next few years (indeed the web economy is set to double by 2016) we thought it might be an idea to give you a few of our tips for 2012.
Google recently updated its document on local ranking signals. The addition of ‘prominence’ to the document would suggest that businesses which have been focusing on quality SEO work are subsequently more likely to benefit from a boost in local search rankings. In this blog I will elaborate on what this really means and what your firm should be focusing on going forward for great local search rankings.