Breaking: Social Media Comes of SCOTUS Age

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Social Media 0 Comments

On Monday, February 27, 2017, during oral arguments in Packingham v. North Carolina, a case involving First Amendment rights of free speech pertaining to the use of social media by former sex offenders in North Carolina, United States Supreme Court justices expressed opinions of social media that show it has come a long way toward being considered mainstream communication. There appears to …

Lawyers, Is Social Media Worth It? You Decide.

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Business Development/Sales, Lawyer Marketing, Lawyers, Legal Marketers, Legal Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

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 …

Lawyers, What Are You Waiting For?

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The level of frustration among lawyers irritated because their cases and expertise aren’t being picked up by media is not decreasing. I continue to hear the same comments on a regular basis.
“This was a major case. Why didn’t anyone pick it up?”
“I’ve been doing this long enough that they should know to come to me for a comment on this …

Lawyers, Can We Please Talk About Auto Direct and Private Messages?

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Okay, raise your hands if, out of the blue, you’ve received a private message on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook that was so disconnected from your world that you wondered what that person was thinking.
Keep those hands up if you instantly formed a negative opinion of that person in your mind.
Keep it up if you thought or said something to yourself …

Lawyers, Are You Paying Attention To Video?

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Branding, Business Development/Sales, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Video Marketing 3 Comments

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 …

#LetsAskNancy 002 – Lawyers: What Tone Should You Use In Social Media?

Nancy Myrland #LetsAskNancy, All Posts, Blogging, Content Marketing, Podcasts & Recordings, Social Media 0 Comments

#LetsAskNancy is where I answer questions others have about legal and lawyer marketing and business development, including content, social and digital marketing. 
You have a choice…either listen to this post in the podcast player below, read it below that, or both!

 
One of the questions I am often asked is:
“What tone should I use when I post in social media, or when …

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Blogging, Content Marketing 2 Comments

EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER
We don’t have much time to grab our readers’ attention these days. They have so much on their plates, and more messages are being thrown their direction than at any time in history. More people are becoming content publishers by the minute, whether that be:

Blog posts like this one
A post on LinkedIn’s new Publisher platform
Updates on …

Make Fun Of #Hashtags All You Want, But Google Just Got Serious

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Hashtags, Social Media 0 Comments

Yesterday, Kevin Mullett, Online Visibility Expert (and really smart guy), shared the news on LinkedIn that Google is now making hashtags searchable.
I know. I know. You’re thinking….
“Yawn, Yawn, they’ve been searchable, Nancy.”
Not so fast. Stick with me here for a minute. This is different.
Zaheed Sabur, Software Engineer with Google in Zurich, Switzerland, announced the change on Google+ yesterday:
“Today we’re bringing …

Social Media: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Business Development/Sales, Social Media 2 Comments

FIND AND BE FOUND
If one of the goals in your Marketing and Business Development Plan is to grow your practice, then it follows that you would then identify the strategies to accomplish that.
Typically, it’s broken down like this:

Goal: What I want or need to accomplish.
Strategy: How I intend to accomplish it.

Two strategies to accomplish that growth that are present in …