Law firms have a complicated relationship with social media. On the one hand, they know they should “engage” with it, but they’re not entirely sure how, or why, or how often. And so many of the social media “rules” they hear are unworkable and unrealistic for law firms, particularly small law firms with few marketing resources.
With many law firms reporting a significant slowdown in demand for their services, lawyers are naturally looking to juice up their marketing efforts. The trouble is that business development options are limited when you can’t network face-to-face without putting your and your family’s health at risk and your budget is tight.
Fortunately, content marketing is a socially distant and budget-conscious way to get out the word that you’re open for business.
The internet has given law firms a vast array of new ways to raise their profile and market their services, including search engine optimization, pay-per-click, retargeting and digital ads. But many law firms still make little, if any, use out of one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to stay in touch with clients, prospective clients and referral sources: email.
Reprinted with permission from Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2018. © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.
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