How to write a professional attorney bio people will actually want to read

How to write a professional attorney bio people will actually want to read

Nobody said writing an attorney bio was glamorous. But it is necessary. Unfortunately, it is a task that is often given too little attention, resulting in a boring bio page that is just a thinly-veiled rehashing of an old resume.

Your attorney bio page is important. In fact, it is probably one of the most important pages on your law firm’s website. According to HubSpot, about pages are the second most visited pages on a website. Attorney…

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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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5 ways to use storytelling to enhance website effectiveness

5 ways to use storytelling to enhance website effectiveness

Storytelling is integral to branding, marketing and design. Stories are compelling, and they move people to act in a way that raw data cannot.

The psychology of stories

Marketers have long made the claim that every brand needs a good story. And a growing body of scientific evidence now supports this assertion. According to psychologists Melanie Green and Tim Brock, reading fictional stories changes the way humans process information. The more absorbed people are in a story, the…

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The beauty of simplicity: How to be heard in an oversaturated market

The beauty of simplicity: How to be heard in an oversaturated market

One piece of advice included in almost all articles about branding and design is this: simplify everything. Reduce noise and clutter in your design, distill content down to is essence and stop trying to shout louder than everyone else to be heard.

Marketers give this advice because it works. Having too many choices prevents consumers from making a purchasing decision. Being confronted with too much visual noise prevents visitors from being able to effectively navigate a website. Simplicity is…

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9 ways to maximize your email marketing results

9 ways to maximize your email marketing results

Email is a time-tested marketing tactic. Research shows that email still delivers a better response rate than social media or search engine marketing. When done well, email can build loyalty and encourage conversion and referrals. When done poorly, it is a waste of time at best and a negative experience that alienates potential clients at worst.

All aspects of the email process deserve attention, from timing to subject to design. Here are some items to consider when putting together…

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Why does a law firm logo matter?

Why does a law firm logo matter?

Legal marketing is tricky in ways that marketing for a business like a restaurant or clothing manufacturer is not. People are always going to need to buy clothes and most want to eat out every now and then. But any given individual may not need legal services for years or decades at a time. This challenge exposes the need for firms to create a distinct and memorable identity. Developing a logo is an important piece of the process.

No,…

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6 common attorney website mistakes – and how to fix them

6 common attorney website mistakes – and how to fix them

A website speaks for the firm it represents at all times, day and night. It must be professional, informative and easy to navigate, and it must accurately exemplify the firm’s work and values.

Increase your website’s performance and enhance your position in the eyes of your visitors by building a site that stands out. Give the people who visit your site a reason to follow through and contact you. Start by avoiding these common attorney website pitfalls….

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15 Smart Marketing Tips for 2015

15 Smart Marketing Tips for 2015

What will 2015 have in store for your law firm? Growth and success (mixed with the right amount of positive change)? Firms can act proactively to make this happen. Take advantage of a time of reflection and renewed energy to evaluate long- and short-term goals and the systems in place to help achieve them. Here are 15 marketing tips to help your firm get a strong start in 2015.

1. (Re)focus on user experience. Websites are living creations….

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How to get the best results from your marketing team

How to get the best results from your marketing team

Your firm is investing time and money in online marketing, and you rightly expect to work with a team of professionals. If you decide to produce a new website product to better reach potential clients, you expect the process of development to run smoothly. And you want a branding strategy that works.

The worst-case scenario when working with a marketing company is for the process to break down, causing frustration that can hinder everyone’s ability to look for positive…

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How to use color to market and brand your firm effectively

How to use color to market and brand your firm effectively

Color choices play an important role in establishing and supporting a brand’s personality. Color can influence both buying decisions and general perceptions about a brand or product. But the relationship is not as straightforward as many marketers would have you believe. The way two different people with two different life experiences and personal preferences will perceive a color is unavoidably subjective.

To say that picking red as a primary color for your firm will make every potential client see…

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