How your law firm can use Google Posts

How your law firm can use Google Posts

On June 22, Google revealed Google Posts, a content snippet platform accessible via Google My Business. The goal of Google Posts is to allow businesses to share new or upcoming events, promotions, announcements or content. These posts are directly shared to Google Search and Map results. This is a great way for small or local businesses to share additional information about themselves with potential consumers.

Google Posts can be accessed through desktop and mobile devices. For…

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How lawyers can take advantage of new trends in video advertising

How lawyers can take advantage of new trends in video advertising

The demand for online video content from publishers and consumers has been growing steadily for years. In the United states, 78 percent of internet users say they watch online video. In July of 2006, a little over a year after YouTube launched, 65,000 videos were being uploaded every day. Now that number is in the hundreds of thousands. Over 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Cisco estimates that global video traffic,…

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Marketing and the Brain - Part 2 of 3

Marketing and the Brain – Part 2 of 3

Copywriting

After setting the stage with your logo, color scheme and visual display, as discussed in part 1 of this blog series, play close attention to your website’s copy. Copywriting is all about persuasion and an appeal to human memory through the written word, which may seem like a difficult task for some. Consider the psychological implications of copywriting, however, and you’ll find that creating more effective, conversion-oriented copy is simpler than it may appear.

Repetition

When a statement is repeated,…

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Marketing and the Brain - Part 1 of 3

Marketing and the Brain – Part 1 of 3

Visual input

How does your brain perceive a logo? How does copywriting play to the brain’s impulses? What role do emotions play in our decision-making?

Understanding the role of the brain’s cognitive biases and tendencies in the marketing process is essential to converting more leads. The way our brains are wired to respond to marketing features is simpler than you may think. In fact, while each mind is unique, we often respond in predictable ways.

In this three-part blog series, we’ll cover…

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Sharks, selfies and selling: how to keep your focus in the right place

Sharks, selfies and selling: how to keep your focus in the right place

This week, Mashable reported that selfie-related deaths are outpaceing shark attack deaths by 50 percent in 2015. The article comes on the heels of the death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist, who fell down the stairs at the Taj Mahal while trying to take a selfie.

Falling is the most common cause of death while attempting a to take a selfie. Train-related accidents are the second most deadly.

To be fair, there are extremely few shark or selfie…

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LinkedIn releases revamped Pulse - attorneys should take advantage

LinkedIn releases revamped Pulse – attorneys should take advantage

Last month, LinkedIn released a new version of its Pulse app for iOS and Android. According to developers, the service has not simply been modified; it has been rebuilt from the ground up. All older versions have been pulled from Google Play and the App Store, and LinkedIn has said users with existing versions will be able to use them through the end of the year.

Pulse began as a news aggregator app that curated content from various publications…

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Relationship building: What lawyers should be doing with social media

Relationship building: What lawyers should be doing with social media

Legal marketing has acquired a dubious reputation over the years as audiences have been exposed to a slew of cheesy billboards and under-produced late night TV spots. Certainly not all attorneys participate in these tactics, but the ones who do are very visible. And as marketing moves online, some of the same bad habits are coming with it.

Attorney ads and websites tend to be ego-driven and focused only on the lawyer, proclaiming years of experience and a tough…

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Content marketing: 4 tips for creating compelling, sharable infographics

Content marketing: 4 tips for creating compelling, sharable infographics

Content marketing is not a new idea, but the growing ease of online media distribution has prompted a surge in the number of businesses wishing to take advantage of the trend. Content marketing is the process through which a business uses information to build brand awareness and trust. By providing helpful facts to an interested audience, the business becomes a thought leader and a resource for consumers.

Branded recipe books are an example of offline content marketing with which…

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Target niche audiences with LinkedIn Showcase Pages

Target niche audiences with LinkedIn Showcase Pages

On April 14, the Products and Services tab was removed from all LinkedIn Company Pages. With the Products and Services tab gone, recommendations are no longer available. The recommendations feature has caused debate among attorneys in the past, some of whom believe it may be unethical to display recommendations on a firm’s Company Page.

LinkedIn announced the move in March, and it is allowing businesses who wish to save their recommendations to request copies from customer service until May…

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6 ideas for creating compelling, sharable content

6 ideas for creating compelling, sharable content

Producing a consistent stream of content for your website, social media profiles, marketing materials and blog is a necessary but sometimes arduous task. When you create a schedule for posting new content, be realistic about how much time you and your associates have to spend on writing and commenting. Aim to post something at least once a week, but do not over schedule. Writing three social media posts and two blog entries every week sounds wonderful, but only if…

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