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Client reviews can be a powerful influence and help towards the success of a business through its reputation, profile and brand.  Reviews are particularly useful within the professional services sector.  With a lot of firms offering and selling the same or similar service, it can be a very competitive market and difficult to differentiate.  Client reviews provide credibility, proof that what you are saying is true and promote the added value that you offer – reducing the risk that the potential client is taking in using you.

These days it’s increasingly difficult to stand out in the professional services sector, when more and more firms appear to be offering the same (or similar) services.

One way to make your business really stand out is to develop a niche. This entails laser-focussing your efforts on a specific area of expertise, rather than settling on a one-size-fits-all approach. This specificity of service then allows you to pull ahead of your competitors, establishing you as a leader of your chosen niche.

The team at Newcastle based specialist marketing agency and business development consultancy for professional services, Cal Partners, has expanded with the appointment of Marketing Executive, Alison O’Neill.

Social media schedulers and planning tools have been a life saver when it comes to planning posts, automatic reposting and most importantly saving the time it takes to log in and doing it every day.

To stand out from all the white noise on social media, content must now be more engaging and interesting than ever before. With the recent Twitter changes banning bulk tweets and same posts across duplicate accounts, is scheduling now becoming a thing of the past?

With the looming deadline for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now only a couple of months away (25th May 2018), businesses are frantically trying to get their heads around the new legislation. There has been a lot of scaremongering and so many news articles, seminars, presentations and workshops about the new regulations with worrying statistics and consequential fines. It is important to remember that being GDPR compliant can bring so many benefits, not only for your clients and potential clients but also for your business.

Professional services firms such as lawyers, accountants, and surveyors are increasingly seeing the value in having a strong social media presence to raise their profile, attract new work and talented new recruits. Against that, they are often too busy with their day job to be able to dedicate the time to an effective social media campaign needs. One option is to engage an external company to manage social media – something that those in the professional services industry rightly regard as very risky.  

We’ve all done it! Endured the long process of getting a new flashy website and then had the pain of not being able to update it properly as the content management system is not fully accessible or is too difficult or daunting to use. You don’t want to be “that “person who broke the firm’s website.

We all know how time-consuming marketing and keeping your social media up to date can be. Taking any time away from the day job is never stress free. Against that, it’s important to remember that marketing and social media is now an integral part of any professional services business.

New Year for many involves resolutions, change and a fresh start. So now is the ideal time for Professional Services Firms to review and evaluate their marketing priorities, making sure that they are on top of the latest trends and developments.

We’ve set out some key marketing and digital marketing trends for your firm to focus on in 2018. 

Having a website that stands out is important in today’s digital world. Being mobile friendly, fully responsive, easy to navigate and well-designed are givens.

Cal Partners

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Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE7 7LX

Email. hello@calpartners.co.uk

We are a specialist marketing, digital marketing and social media agency and business development consultancy working with you to attract ideal clients to your professional services firm.