LinkedIn and Microsoft Announce New Windows 10 App

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LinkedIn is on a bit of a roll. Last week, LinkedIn announced the reintroduction of video to the platform. I say reintroduction because their video effort launched last year was met with less than stellar results. Today, we are seeing the first noticeable result of Microsoft’s 2016 $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Rolls Out A New Windows 10 App
This morning, …

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, …

Coverage From #LMA17, The 2017 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference

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It’s That Time Again! 
As I write this post, well over 1500 marketers and service providers from firms and companies all over the world have begun preparing for a conference that exists solely to help them do what they do better. That conference is the LMA Annual Conference, which is March 27-29.
I always look forward to the LMA Annual Conference because …

Breaking: Social Media Comes of SCOTUS Age

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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.

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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 …

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: Should You Follow Your Clients In Social Media?

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Last week, a friend asked if there was prevailing etiquette regarding attorneys following and connecting with general counsel and other clients in Social Media.
My answer: As with all marketing, I would take it on a case-by-case basis, but, yes, I would recommend you:

Follow them on Twitter, putting them in a special list or search column so you can find them …

Breaking LinkedIn News: Who’s Ready For Business Chat?

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LinkedIn just announced what I think is a smart, long overdue messaging and chat feature that will help users communicate faster and more efficiently.
If you’ve ever tried to go into your LinkedIn “email” box to send and receive messages, you know that it wasn’t the most user-friendly environment. It took too many steps, was a bit cumbersome, and resembled some …

You’d Better Export Your LinkedIn Contacts Now

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You might already know this, but you have the ability to export your LinkedIn contacts.
Kind of.
I mean, you used to.
Well, you can for a while.
Alright, not really.
Well, you can, but you’d better hurry.
Here’s The Deal
Phew! That made me tired!
For a long time, we have been able to click on Settings, then choose to export our LinkedIn contacts. This is a …