Lawyers: What Does 2018 Have To Do With A Grocery Store?

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Have you ever gone to the grocery store on an empty stomach, or perhaps when you’re tired? Did you wander aimlessly around the aisles, throwing all kinds of food in your cart that looked good at the moment? You might have started in the pretty, fresh aisle, but ended up in the guts of the store, looking at all kinds …

Lawyers, Don’t You Dare Give Up On 2017!

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About this time of year, the articles encouraging you to begin thinking about your 2018 marketing and business development plan are plentiful.
Similar to when stores start decorating for the holidays in October, it somehow makes what comes in between October and the beginning of December feel less important, or less relevant. You just want to skip a few months to get …

Lawyers, Is LinkedIn A Waste Of Your Time?

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LinkedIn has moved beyond the “I’m just not that into you” phase of social media marketing for lawyers. It is a must and for good reason. You no longer have the luxury of deciding whether this is a tool you should spend time getting to know. For several reasons, the answer is, and always has been, yes.
Search Implications
Google loves LinkedIn, …

Lawyers, To Build Your Practice, You Won’t Know Unless You Listen

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You’re excited, maybe even a little nervous. You finally have the opportunity to sit down and talk to that one person you want to get close to because you’d love to have him as a client. You know this person could be instrumental in helping you build your practice. You’ve waited for this opportunity for a long time…or maybe you’ve …

Lawyers, Is Social Media Worth It? You Decide.

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I’ve heard these comments, or ones similar to them, many times in the past several years.
“I’m not sure this is all worth it….this Social Media thing.”
“I tried LinkedIn, but it didn’t produce anything for me.”
“I can’t see how Twitter could possibly result in anything positive.”
“Why would I want to spend time on Facebook?”
“I have no desire to sit in front …

Myrland Marketing Motivation: Marketing Is Never Boring

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Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing!
Marketing & business development are never boring once you realize this is all about others.
What can you do to connect?
What can you do to serve?
What can you do to help them solve their problems?
What can you do to protect them?
This is …

Lawyers, Are Your Competitors Spying On You?

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I was just listening to Pat Flynn record an episode of his podcast, Let’s Ask Pat. He was recording it on Periscope, a livestreaming app, allowing his viewers to watch live while he conducts business. He was answering a question from someone who was curious what to do when her competition follows her content. Pat inspired me to answer that …

It’s Official. You’re In Charge!

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It’s over. You no longer have to wait for someone else to promote you. You’re officially in charge!
Remember the days when you hoped a member of the media would pick up your story, your accomplishments, your firm name, your pro bono work, or some other worthy piece of information that showed what a decent person you were, and what a strong …

Myrland Marketing Motivation: Who Are You Competing Against?

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Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing!
When you find yourself straying from what you should be doing to accomplish your goals because you want to be like someone else, or be better than someone else, STOP.
We sometimes get off track because we feel less than, or …

Lawyers, Are You Paying Attention To Video?

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Just when you thought it was going to fade into the sunset (okay, who really thought that?), video as a communication tool is continuing to come on strong as a viable, valuable marketing tool for lawyers, legal marketers and law firms.
Recently, news out of AdAge tells us that:
“The ever-gestating business of online video just took a very big step into …