Good Photography is Vital in Effective Legal Marketing with Michael N Meyer

Good photography echoes and amplifies your marketing messages while effectively boosting engagement with written content. In this episode, I encourage attorneys (and marketers working with attorneys) to expand their concept of how they can and should use photographs or other visual content in their marketing. It is no longer enough to have a mediocre attorney portrait; nor is it enough to have only one’s attorney portrait. At the very least that portrait should be built around the firm brand; ideally it will be built around the firm brand, support its marketing strategies and exist within a library of like images that can be repurposed across the full range of communications that an individual attorney or larger firm is making use of.

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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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Using Print; Balancing Marketing, Business Development and Business Process Improvement: a Conversation with Mark Messing

Mark Messing, the CMO of Duane Morris, kindly joined me on the Legal Marketing Studio’s last episode of 2016. What was originally intended to be a conversation focused on the way Duane Morris uses print publications within (and throughout) its marketing ended up covering quite a bit more ground. Mark generously shared his thoughts on the relationships between marketing, business development and business process; forging strong client relationships; building engaging pitch teams (and the need for them to rehearse!); the perception gap between a given marketing tool’s aesthetic value vs functional value; and where Mark sees the legal industry and legal marketing moving over the next few years. All in all, lots of really interesting insights in this fascinating podcast.

The print publications discussed in the episode can be seen on the firm’s website here.

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Recorded October 11, 2016 @ the offices of Duane Morris in Philadelphia.

Discussing Video Strategies for Law Firms with Robert Weiss of MultiVision Digital

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Robert Weiss of MultiVision Digital discusses the ways in which video can support or even drive a firm’s marketing. Our conversation in this episode covers the strategy, distribution and content aspects of creating and using video well. Robert suggests ways that firms can maximize the impact of their videos and do so within a budget. The key takeaways are that now is the time to start using video and that firms should be developing a video strategy and broadcasting content regularly.

Recorded September 6, 2016 @ the MultiVision Digital studio.

Links to the resources discussed in this episode:


What Makes Up the Cost of a Video


The Video First Strategy


How to Leverage a Budget