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Videos are now a very popular choice when it comes to consuming content and many professional services and B2B firms are using video as part of their marketing strategy to raise their profile and increase conversions.

Videos can help to improve engagement and are a useful tool for repurposing work that has already been done such as a blog, website content, email newsletters, presentations, testimonials, case studies and social media.

As long-term LinkedIn members, we’ve noticed many changing trends across the platform, including what to post, how to engage with others and why you're there in the first place. Everyone has an opinion. But we ask 'Has LinkedIn lost its way?'

With the ever-increasing technological advancements, especially through automation, organisations are risking falling into the trap of presenting themselves as robots rather than humans. Social media, in particular, is flooded with content, making it increasingly difficult to stand out and connect to a target audience. Covid 19 especially has made us more distant than ever, with endless Zoom calls replacing face to face meetings and events, businesses may have started to lose the ‘human touch’ and now is the time to embrace a more personal experience to reconnect with their target audience.

Today, most people would agree that thriving businesses need to invest in marketing to attract new clients, maintain existing relationships, raise profile and stand out from the crowd.

With 2020 being such an extreme and difficult year, many businesses struggled financially, and marketing may have been the first thing to be cut or stopped.

Many small businesses think a CRM software system is just for large organisations, but for a small business, it can be one of the most important systems you can have.

Every small business and particularly the professional services sector relies on client referrals and word of mouth. Client relationships are integral to success and as a business starts to grow, it can become harder to maintain those connections and provide that ‘personal touch’.

“Chartered status is present in most industries and is recognised internationally. It can enable you to stand out from your peers, secure new opportunities as you work your way through your marketing career, and demonstrates you stay up to date and relevant.” Cal Partners celebrates Alison O'Neill gaining Chartered Marketer status.

If we want to take anything away from such a challenging year, being agile and digital savvy are key for any business.

The world of marketing has changed for many businesses and in particular professional services firms such as solicitors, barristers, accountants, chartered surveyors and financial advisers.

Professional Services is often seen as a traditional sector, with little place for modern ‘trends’ like social media influencers. But perhaps it’s time to look again.

There is often a lot of debate surrounding email newsletters – Does anyone read them? Is social media a better platform building connections? In fact, email can be a very effective way to connect with your target audience.

Having a mailing list means you have already captured ‘interested’ parties from your target audience and having subscribers means they do want to receive updates from you.

As we are now all getting used to a ‘new normal’ and remote way of working, webinars have become for many, a big part of their routine. With so many online presentations, whether you are the presenter or participant watching, we might find ourselves getting a little tired of them and what to do next for a subject matter, especially in the professional services sector.

It is important, with any digital marketing strategy to keep things moving and fresh. With face to face events unlikely to happen anytime soon, shaking up your online webinar to more of an interactive workshop can help to engage participants and keep the audience’s attention and energy level.

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.