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Every company will be or should be aware of their brand guidelines – from font, colours, photography, logo and messaging, brand guidelines help to create your brand identity.

Even if one person or a mix of people are managing your social media, successfully marketing your brand on social media requires consistency. This is where a social media style guide is important - this is a separate document that relates to your company brand guidelines and having a social media style guide helps you to maintain a consistent brand, reduces mistakes, and useful for new recruits or agencies to get to grips with the right style.

 

“Print is dead” – the cry of digital marketers everywhere. In a world where every aspect of your life can be managed through your mobile phone, from shopping and dating, to job applications and banking, it’s easy to see why the focus of marketing has shifted online.

But don’t give up on ‘traditional’ approaches to marketing your business – take a fresh look at how it can work for you.

Recently, we worked with a client whose firm had been completely rebranded. New website, new domain, new email addresses. Unfortunately, before the old accounts disappeared, they didn’t update Google My Business, Twitter or Facebook.

These accounts were registered to an email address that no longer existed, meaning login details couldn’t simply be updated – passwords couldn’t be recovered, and email addresses couldn’t be changed.

 

On Thursday 6th February, Cal Partners’ Director, Chris Lucarelli will be presenting at the ACCA Northern Counties and AAT Networking Event.

This session is to learn more about marketing in the accountancy world and how to attract your ideal clients.

Clients being loyal to one firm for a long period of time are rapidly decreasing. Traditionally, especially in the professional services sector, a client would stay loyal to a solicitor firm, for example, as a ‘trusted adviser’ for an entirety, using them for all their needs, whether personal or business, and that same firm would be used down through their family generations.

With uncertainty around Brexit cited as the main cause, the past 3 years have been tough for many businesses. When times are tough, some businesses reign in their spend on marketing, events and even staff training. But these are the very things that set you apart from your competitors during challenging times and help attract new work and the best talent, the lifeblood of any professional services business. How much will you invest in your business in 2020?

Specialist award-winning marketing agency for professional services, Cal Partners is celebrating an outstanding year of achievements.

Cal Partners marked its four-year anniversary in September and has expanded considerably, doubling in size, income, revenue and profit since it began in 2015.

In October 2018, Cal Partners took home a sparkling trophy from the inaugural North East Marketing Awards, after a fun-filled evening at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. We had been awarded Marketing Agency of the Year (Under 20 Employees), an award we never really believed we would win.

As we rapidly approach the end of another year, what are the emerging digital marketing trends for 2020 and more importantly what should professional services firms consider implementing in their strategy.

We look back at what has stood out in 2019 and what to focus on in 2020.

Facebook has been criticised and received some negativity in recent months due to the constant algorithm and news feed changes. In turn, we have discovered, and clients and contacts have confirmed, that company pages have had to work much harder to maintain reach and generate engagement.

However, it is important not to give up on your company page. With 1.59 billion daily active users, it is still one of the best social networks to have a business presence.

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.