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The list below are the presentations we delivered in Bristol in November 2014. We had 14 delegates all with some great questions and lots of knowledge being shared not only by presenters but with contributions from delegates as to what was and was not...
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The list below are the presentations we delivered in Birmingham and London in November 2014. We had over 60 delegates attend across the two venues with some great questions and lots of knowledge being shared not only by presenters but with contributions...
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There are over 2,000,000 searches on legal subjects every day in the UK according to Google. Consider that, and the fact that over 80% of adults now go online, most of them daily, and it’s clear that law firms need an effective online presence.  ...
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The list below are the presentations we delivered in Manchester and Leeds in early November 2014. We had over 30 delegates attend across the two venues with some great questions and lots of knowledge being shared not only by presenters but with...
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So the conference season is in full swing and the key question on everyone's mind seems to be; "As a law firm, what should we be doing around digital marketing?"  In a nutshell, its simple:   Social media is a must. ...
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Chris Pearce
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There are a lot of events in the legal sector, some of which are very close together or even end up being run on the same day.  If you are running an event, or know of an event going on, please ask to be added to this calendar as a administrator so you...
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David Gilroy
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Here are my numbers so far.  September 2014 - 893 people in Malawi provided with clean water August 2014 -  862 people in Malawi provided with clean water July 2014 - 1,014 people in Malawi provided with clean water This was a direct result...
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Looks like we might know who the culprit is. If you look at the red circle in the bottom photograph, we reckon that that is a Harrowells logo.  Harrowells, one of our supposed "lovely" clients (Click on the images to see larger ones)   ...
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You may know of our prediliction/fascination for/with orange dogs.  We think of them as our ‘brand ambassadors’ and they regularly travel with us to events. Before now they have been borrowed on the day to have a bit of fun with or even...
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When giving talks on Social Media to law firms, the common question I get throughout is “When should I or we post or tweet anything ?” Is it 3am ? 8am or when I’m watching Emmerdale/Coronation Street/Eastenders? Unfortunately there...
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Are these two things possible? Can a law firm be outwardly transparent and authentic when they are not so internally?  Now, don’t get me wrong it would be easy to tar all firms with the same brush and that’s not my intention.  How about...
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Here are the terms and conditions 1. We post a Tweet, you have to retweet it, favourite it or follow us. You can retweet or favourite ANY of the Tweets posted from @ConsciousSol, not just the competition ones. 2. If you retweet  any Tweet you get ...
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Here are my numbers so far.  August 2014 -  862 people in Malawi provided with clean water July 2014 - 1,014 people in Malawi provided with clean water This was a direct result of the emails I sent from my desktop computer in each month and...
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Last week I had the chance to have a proper catch up with Viv Williams (CEO) and Louise Gash (Sales & Marketing Director) from 360 Legal Group for the first time in ages. For those of you that don’t know, 360 Legal Group joined the SimplyBiz Group...
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In July 2014, I have provided clean water to 1,014 people in Malawi  This was a direct result of the 1,014 emails I sent from my desktop computer in that month via my relationship with B1G1.   Original Blog Post I've prevaricated on this all...
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I attended the PM Forum workshop in Manchester last week called - The Professions in a Digital Age, held at the plush offices of Pinsent Masons. There was a nice selection of speakers.  The E Word  - Dan Nolan The Secret of Search  -...
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David Gilroy
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I've prevaricated on this all year.  But finally got round to doing it.  I've been doing Deki loans personally for some time and enjoy being able to loan small amounts of money to budding entrepreneurs in other parts of the world. ...
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As you may know if you are a regular reader of this blog or our legal marketing newsletter, we are regular attendees at all kinds of events run by other businesses in and around the legal sector.  Particularly in the Sep/Oct "events silly...
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I spent a really great day at ReinventLaw London on Friday.  Hosted by the University of Westminster Law School in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Law.  This is now one of my favourite events in the whole year. The...
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Last night I went to the PM Forum London meeting held at the http://www.twobirds.com office on Fetter Lane.  I must admin, holding an event on the same night as an England World Cup game was always going to be risky, but as it turned out, everything...
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I spent a really enjoyable day today in the company of a bunch of lawyers & business development/practice management people. They were all attending the excellent “Mergers for Law firms: how to look a gift horse in the mouth” being run by...
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David Gilroy
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I got this idea from something I saw Innocent Smoothies do.  I went to Google and just typed in "All solicitors are" and let autocomplete do the rest.  The result you can see below and clearly is just not right, all Solicitors are lovely,...
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David Gilroy
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According to their website, LinkedIn has over 300 million members from over 200 countries making it the world’s largest professional network. Yet those who make the most of LinkedIn see it as more than just a professional profile or online business...
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On Wednesday last week, LinkedIn quietly released a new feature on your profile, the ability to upload a “banner image” much like you can do on your Facebook and Twitter profile. Here’s what my LinkedIn profile now looks like. The...
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Last night I attended my first ever Bristol Content Group meeting/seminar/workshop.  Not exactly sure how to describe other than being a GREAT bunch of people learning some EXCELLENT stuff from two BRILLIANT speakers. The official title was...
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By: David Gilroy
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Well there are a number of reasons actually, all of them good. The first is that in my travels, both physically around the country, and virtually round the Internet, I run into a lot of people and a lot of things.

As a sales and marketing professional in the IT/legal sectors, I see things that different firms are doing and thought it might appropriate to commentate on, and document some of these.  Occasionally I might use it to sound off about something.

So, could a blog help your law firm? Well it might, particularly if you are a real specialist in a particular area (or want to be). It can help raise your profile and demonstrate your competence and expertise. If you want to see some sample blogs from our clients, have a look at:

 


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