February 27, 2015
I could not be more excited to announce that today, the Intellectual Property Specialty group of the International Lawyers Network is launching their first collaborative blog (indeed the ILN’s first collaborative blog period!) – ILN IP Insider!
It’s been a labor of love with myself and our dedicated IP lawyers from around the world, to put together this resource for the latest in global intellectual property trends.
February 25, 2015
Today marks six years since Zen & The Art of Legal Networking made its debut in the legal blogging world. In some ways, it feels like it’s been longer than that, while in others, the time has just flown!
I’ve only ever marked this “blogiversary” three other times – on the second, fourth and fifth anniversaries, when I shared a sort of “state of the blog,” things I had learned, and tips for blogging. Blogiversaries, like anniversaries, should be a time of reflection, so today has got me thinking about what I’ve learned in the past year, specifically six things I can share with you from Zen.
February 24, 2015
Staying with our theme of content marketing, today, I want to look at what happens once you’ve produced your content. It’s not enough just to write, present or produce something smart and insightful – you’ve also got to promote it.
That may feel a little bit icky, but it’s important – it’s not about tooting your own horn; it’s about making your content available to those who may not be able to find it otherwise. And there are ways to do it without being pushy or obnoxious (which is very important).
February 20, 2015
It’s the coldest it’s been here yet (we woke up to -18 degrees with the wind chill), and the weathermen tell us that next week will make today look warm. Oh dear. But I can’t complain too much since I have friends in far colder climates, and a sister dealing with constantly freezing pipes in the same temps as I have. Here’s hoping everyone with snow and cold is staying warm and frozen-pipe free!
On to the roundup!
February 19, 2015
And here we are, at the last of my Superbowl Commercials posts. We’re talking about the worst of the worst of this year’s Superbowl Commercials and while there are only a couple for a change, they are really doozies.
I’ll start with the least terrible of the two, to ease you into the cringing.
February 18, 2015
It’s the third Wednesday of February, so you know what that means – it’s time for a rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field! Along with her recommendation, Jaimie is bringing us some exciting news:
Marketing Field, LLC is being rebranded as The-Rain-Maker.
A new offering of services include:
- Rainmaking seminars with ethics CLE’s (currently pending only in New Jersey) that are be held in your law firm’s conference room,
- one-on-one coaching,
- group coaching,
- and a VIP day in which you will meet with me and a host of other legal practice management and legal marketing professionals.
February 17, 2015
I’m rather liking this theme of content marketing for our Two for Tuesdays posts, so we’re going to be sticking with that for a while!
Since the post I linked to last week offered us four mistakes to avoid when doing content marketing, and we touched on two of them, it only makes sense to revisit it to look at the final two in this week’s post. As a reminder, the post was by Amanda Jesnoewski, owner of Velocity Media + Communications, on Startup Smart, who discusses “Four content marketing mistakes you need to avoid.” Let’s dive in.
February 12, 2015
Surprise! You’re getting the roundup a day early this week because our blogging host is doing some exciting upgrades starting late tonight that will keep me from posting anything until next week. Not to worry, you can also expect a Superbowl Commercials review from me shortly as well.
But in the meantime, here are the top posts from this week on ILNToday!
February 12, 2015
With this year’s crop of commercials, there actually weren’t too many that fell into the ‘bad” category – the commercials were either pretty good or really terrible. But I did manage to find a few that I wasn’t happy with.
The first one on my list will surprise many people, because it made a lot of “good” lists and seemed to be a popular favorite:
February 11, 2015
I’m finally back with another Superbowl commercials post! In today’s post, we’ll cover my second tier commercials, those I’m calling the “good” of 2015. I’m going to look at three of them, as well as the lessons that lawyers and law firms can learn from them, and then I’ll list the other commercials that I liked and would consider worth a watch.