Tweeting Lawyers: Follower Insights & Best Times to Tweet

Tweeting lawyers: Are you interested in the demographics of your followers and connecting with them with increased efficiency? If your answer is a resounding YES, keep reading…

Twitter recently introduced a tool to help users better understand their audience. You can now view data about your followers:

  • income
  • geographic location
  • education history (including where they went to school)
  • profession
  • phone carrier
  • interests
  • purchasing behavior
  • and more.

What does this mean for a lawyer looking to create an effective social media marketing campaign? Business development is about to get a whole lot more targeted.

Using Twitter’s audience insights (access yours here), a savvy lawyer can take this valuable information all the way to the bank.

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The Thank You Plus: The Key to Maintaining Referral Relationships

Ahhhh… Referrals. It’s probably safe to say there isn’t a successful professional out there who doesn’t appreciate the value of a good referral. More powerful than a Facebook ad or Avvo rating, a referral from a trusted colleague can be the determining factor for the decision-maker in need of your professional services.

Unfortunately, the number of individuals who ask friends and trusted colleagues for attorney referrals is on the decline.

Percentage of people who ask friends and relatives for attorney referrals:

2005 – 65%

2014 – 29%

This means that the competition for referral business is tough out there! It is safe to say that other professional services providers (consulting, litigation services, mediators, business coaches, etc..) are in the same boat. So the BIG question is:

What are you doing to keep those valued referrals coming?

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Facebook for Lawyers

A billion users worldwide have catapulted Facebook to its secure spot as the giant in social networking. With Americans spending an average of 40 minutes per day on Facebook, many corporations and businesses have created their own Facebook pages to connect with their targeted audience.

Facebook vs LinkedIn

When it comes to professional networking, LinkedIn has shown its effectiveness in maintaining and developing new spheres of influence.  However, using Facebook effectively can help you achieve the same results while also creating meaningful personal and business relationships and strengthening your firm’s brand.

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OCBA & OCWLA Present: Marketing, Social Media, and Biz Dev for Lawyers

So Cal Lawyers: Join attorney and digital media marketing expert Kristen Marquis Dennis, founder of WebPresence Esq., for an educational, interactive, and informative lunchtime presentation on how to strengthen your marketing efforts and grow your practice.

This presentation is brought to you by the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.

It’s a modern reality that a majority of us, your potential clients included, spend over 1.7 hours a day on social networks. We will discuss how to brand yourself and/or your practice,  effectively and ethically utilize social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube) to promote your law practice and drive leads to your website; highlight the importance of online review sites and how to monitor them; the necessity of blogging; and more.

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Making it Rain: Marketing and Social Media MCLE Seminar for Lawyers

Join attorney and social media expert Kristen Marquis Dennis on May 19 at the Beverly Hills Bar Association for an informative, interactive presentation on marketing, social media, and business development for lawyers. This seminar qualifies for 1 hour of Ethics MCLE.

It’s a modern reality that a majority of us (your potential clients included) spend over 1.7 hours a day on social networks. This seminar will discuss how to use effectively and ethically utilize social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube) to promote your law practice and drive leads to your website, highlight the importance of online review sites and how to monitor them; the necessity of blogging; and more.

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How Can Lawyers Maximize LinkedIn?

LinkedIn, the go-to social media network for professionals, has quickly become a great resource for referrals and prospects for lawyers. According to a recent Mediapost survey, 9 out of 10 executives use LinkedIn and many in-house lawyers searched for outside counsel on LinkedIn.  Just as with in-person marketing, online marketing requslide1ires the thoughtful and strategic implementation of a few specific tools.

Read on for a few tips to maximize your LinkedIn presence and get the ROI that every biz dev savvy lawyer is looking for…

1. Complete your profile and optimize it for online searches.

Spend time sprucing up your LinkedIn profile. Include relevant information a potential client or connection might use to find you. Upload a professional head shot. Profiles with a professional picture increases views more than those with a logo or a company name.

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The Growing Power of Online Reviews

When researching services or products online, it is common practice in our online world to perform a quick Google search for company or business reviews, including attorneys and law firms. Which leads us to ask: What does your online presence say about your practice?

A recent survey reported that 58% of the participants viewed Yelp, a popular social media tool that combines local reviews and networking functionality, as the number one and most trusted website for seeking for legal advice or representation.  Surprisingly, this tops other sites such as Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell and SuperLaywers as the go-to reference for lawyer reviews.

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What kind of information are your potential clients looking for on these review sites? Keep reading…

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Measuring Marketing Success with Social Media

You have selected the best social platforms for your brand (yes, your law firm is a brand), developed a plan and devoted time for client development, sharing your legal knowledge and building loyalty.  How do you determine if your social media marketing plan is successfully working for your law firm?

In the early stages of establishing your brand online, the goal is to build connections and relationships.  Of course, the leading social platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or Google+) all have their analytical tools to show that you are progressing on your social marketing plans.  However, there are other benchmarks that indicate you are bearing the fruits of your online marketing efforts.

Aside from metrics, number of likes, followers and people in your circles, here’s some ways you can tell that your law firm’s social media marketing is on its way to success:

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