Design Thinking and Innovation with Leigh Ollman

Leigh Ollman, June 14, 2017, Legal Marketing Studio podcast

There has been a tidal wave of disruption in every industry driven by digital technologies shifting not only the nuts and bolts of a business but the expectations and needs of clients. The legal industry has not been immune to these changes and there is much talk about innovating in the face of them. Leigh Ollman, co-director of Akerman X, joined me to discuss how Akerman is using design thinking, or human centered design, in creating innovative solutions to the challenges of today’s business environment and doing so with their clients’ needs top of mind. The focus of our conversation is on design thinking and creating a culture of innovation.

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Need resources? Ideo.org and Treehouse Innovation were both mentioned by Leigh as resources they did and do use.

Recorded June 14, 2017 at the New York City offices of Akerman.

Rewards and Challenges of Podcasting with Matt Steinberg

Matt Steinberg, Akerman employment attorney, appearing on the Legal Marketing Studio podcast, June 2017.

Podcasting is a growing segment of the content marketing pie, and one that law firms are beginning to exploit in earnest. Akerman’s Matt Steinberg visited the Legal Marketing Studio podcast to discuss Akerman Worked Up, the employment law podcast he hosts. Our conversation covers how the podcast fits into his personal marketing and the larger Akerman brand, the rewards he’s found in producing and hosting the podcast, and the challenges that he and Akerman have overcome in launching the podcast. The episode runs a bit longer than usual, but it is packed full of valuable insight for everyone from veteran podcasters to those just dipping their toes into the podcasting waters.

Hear Matt’s podcast on Soundcloud: Akerman Worked Up.

Recorded June 16, 2017 at the New York City offices of Akerman.

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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