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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.

Director of Cal Partners, Chris Lucarelli, features in this month's Northern Insight magazine. Veronica Swindale, Managing Director of NESMA, interviewed Chris following this year's judging of 'Marketer of the Year' at the North East Marketing Awards. In his interview with Veronica, Chris reflects on winning last year and discusses the benefits of winning awards. Read the fu ...

Some companies choose to exhibit on a regular basis, building brand awareness and picking up useful leads at every event. Other companies may decide to dip their toe in the water and try an event. And some will never attend events, choosing instead to spend their money on other marketing activities.

How many years ago did you set up your LinkedIn profile?  When was the last time you updated it?  How active are you on it? If you are not seeing results from being on LinkedIn, perhaps it’s time to review how you are using it.  For many years, people saw LinkedIn as nothing more than a place to post the equivalent of a CV: they added details of their education, work history a ...

As your business develops over time, there will inevitably be change.  How often do you sit down and take stock of what the next change might be? 

But what about your clients? Have they changed over time too? And how do you identify who your ideal client is?

 

In this second update of our LinkedIn series, we will be looking at company pages and how to make the most out of your LinkedIn company page.

 

If you already have a LinkedIn profile, and are familiar with posting updates and building your network, are you now wondering what else can LinkedIn do for you?

We will be bringing you a series of LinkedIn features that you can use to improve your profile.

Our first update shows you how to receive and provide recommendations.

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.