Adapting to the New LinkedIn Interface with Bruce Segall

In early 2017 LinkedIn began rolling out its new interface. The changes were met with a mix of delight, acceptance and gnashing of teeth. Regardless of how one feels about the changes, in what ways is it necessary to adapt one’s business development strategy on the platform? What will continue to work? What will get a lower response? And what new opportunities are there? Bruce Segall of Marketing Sense joins me on this episode to explore what the changes to LinkedIn’s interface portend for users and suggest about the direction the platform will move in the future.

Recorded March 21, 2017 @ the Shetler Studios in New York City.

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Digital Tools and Human Relationships; a conversation with Todd Rengel

Digital marketing tools are increasingly sophisticated and ever expanding in capability, yet at the end of the day the goal of business development is to build and strengthen human relationships in the real world. In this fourth and final episode of the Legal Marketing Studio’s monthly mini-series on web design for law firms, Todd Rengel of Animus Rex takes us through the expanding potential of digital tools (specifically websites) over the past two decades while reminding us of the need to remain grounded in the underlying strategic goal of all business development business: cultivating human relationships. What do your customers want to see? How do they want to see it? And how can you make it easy for them?

Recorded February 17, 2017 @ the offices of Animus Rex in New York City.

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Moving Law Firm Websites Towards Publishing Platforms Using Attorney Microsites, a conversation with Robert Algeri


The nature of the web is constantly changing, giving law firms significant opportunities to leverage their websites in new and innovative ways. In the second episode of a four part mini-series on web design for law firms, Robert Algeri of Great Jakes joins me to talk about his agency’s vision for law firms’ websites as publishing platforms and their use of Attorney Microsites as one means of achieving this. There are some terrific insights on the potential for law firms’ web presences.

Recorded January 9, 2017 @ the offices of Great Jakes in New York City.

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Survey Says: What 2016 Staffing and Training Trends Suggest We’ll see in 2017 with Eva Wisnik

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Eva Wisnik, founder of Wisnik Career Enterprises, launched the 2017 Legal Marketing Studio season with a conversation about what she saw from a training and placement perspective in 2016 and what these insights suggest we’ll see in law firms’ priorities in marketing and business development in 2017. Key takeaways: leadership and a clear vision is key to strong firms’ performance; with many larger firms having clarified their branding and collateral, the emphasis in hiring is moving to PR and business development roles; alumni programming is being brought into the BD fold; and writing skills and a service orientation are key to succeeding in marketing and BD roles.

The Wisnik Career Enterprises’s Fall 2016 Salary/BD Survey that Eva and I discuss in this episode can be found here.

Recorded January 10, 2017 @ the offices of Wisnik Career Enterprises in New York City.

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