September 2011 | ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference Preview
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ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference Preview
Keynote Dan Hill Highlights Third Biannual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference
The ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference features leading attorneys in business development and programs designed to address the significant issues facing law firm marketing efforts today. Which of these areas are hot topics in your firm?
Perhaps there is no profession or industry in which emotion plays a greater role than in the hiring of lawyers and law firms. The ABA Law Practice Management Section is honored to have Dan Hill keynote the first day of this year’s conference, November 8-9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You’ve probably seen Dan Hill on TV commenting on presidential debates, the Casey Anthony trial and Barry Bonds. But what you don’t see is that many major corporations go to him to evaluate the emotional impact of messaging for products and services. The nation’s foremost expert on facial profiling will tell you how to use emotion to invite trust and not contempt.
In a day and a half, the ABA provides the type of educational programming and networking opportunities built to maximize your firm’s marketing efforts. If you have not registered your partners and administrators, now is the time.
Three big name technology lawyers—Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Tim Stanley—discuss the impact and use of social media.
Two great training programs for your professional development efforts. The Business of You, providing insight on marketing at a big firm, with attorneys from Paul Hastings, Greenberg Traurig and Dechert. And Associate Business Development Training, led by Rachel Silverman of Bracewell Giuliani.
McGuireWood’s Tom Spahn throws hypotheticals your way in his highly entertaining ethics guide to lawyer marketing CLE.
Avvo’s Mark Britton turns the tables on our rankings & ratings panel, asking the questions about the impact of his and other ratings businesses on the legal profession—from a panel representing in-house counsel, the media, ethical considerations and managing partners.
Plus a day two keynote discussing the impact of the Internet on the profession, programs on ROI and the infamous 10x10, with ten speakers, ten topics for ten minutes each to wrap up the biannual event.
To learn more about the conference and to register: www.lawpractice.org/marketingconference
About the Author
Micah U. Buchdahl is a past chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and chair of the ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference. He can be reached at 856-234-4334 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lie to Me! "Emotion Management" of Your Marketing Will Invite Trust, Not Contempt: An Interview with ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference Keynote Dan Hill
By Kristin Merikangas
We'll assume that Dan Hill was being candid during this Q&A with Perkins Coies' Kristin Merikangas. The nation's foremost expert on facial profiling discusses his career and approach with LPT. Dan Hill keynotes the first day of November's ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference.
By Nick Gaffney
Lawyers are turning more and more to video as a law practice tool, often tied to Internet marketing. Nick Gaffney tells you why the use of video is growing, and who is using it. The ABA marketing conference features "The Power of Video in Law Marketing" program followed by the first-ever Golden Gavel Awards Ceremony and Reception recognizing the best videos in the legal space.
By Amy L. Drushal
Lawyering isn't what it used to be. In today's market, being a lawyer is as much a business as a profession: lawyers have to proactively sell their services. Amy Drushal offers the YLD take on the topic.
By Jim Austin
Equally important to the RFP process is deciding simply not to participate. Sometimes the "winning" proposal is simply no response at all. Learn more at the ABA marketing conference during the 10x10 program.
By Josh King
Love them? Hate them? Deal with them. The debate over the impact of lawyer ratings on the profession continues to grow. Avvo's Josh King gives his perspective. Provide yours, and hear from a variety of voices during the Ratings & Rankings program at the ABA marketing conference.
By Micah Buchdahl
Whether your firm has been investing in marketing and business development for five, ten or 20 years now…the questions from your management committee are still: why are we doing this? What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? And how do we track success? Micah Buchdahl talks about the issues and evaluations surrounding the "marketing" line item in your law firm's budget, in this preview of the ABA marketing conference program on ROI.
Not Your Marketer's Social Media: Ten Ways Lawyers Can Benefit from Non-Marketing Uses of Social Media
By Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell
LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Social media as a marketing vehicle is all the rage. But if you take a good look, you'll find lawyers benefiting from social media in many ways. Learn more from Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell in the social media program at the ABA marketing conference.
By Ken Chan, Elizabeth Roig, and Tim Stanley
In Silicon Valley, Google and Facebook are gearing up for battle in the social networking and individual identity space. Is this the next Facebook? Can Google conquer the social media space? Get an overview from their Mountain View neighbors at Justia. Tim Stanley speaks on social media at the upcoming ABA marketing conference.
By David W. Sparks and Courtney E. Ward-Reichard
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