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“I’m too busy doing the day job!”  “I haven’t got time for networking!” People have different views on taking time out from fee earning to meet new prospects and build on business relationships. In this blog, we talk about the advantages of networking for your professional services firm.

Blogs and articles take time to research and craft, so why not maximise that effort by ‘repurposing’ them?  Repurposing doesn’t only apply to blogs or news articles, though.  Tweets or Facebook posts might feel more throwaway, but they don’t have to be.  And what do you do with client feedback, testimonials or slide decks and notes you may have spent hours putting together for a presentation?

At the inaugural North East Marketing Awards 2018, Cal Partners won the Agency of the Year (under 20 employees) category. The event took place on the evening of Thursday 18th October at The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle and was attended by marketing industry leaders from across the region. As well as being finalists for the Agency of the Year Category, Cal Partners' founder and director, Chris Lucarelli, was also a finalist in the Marketing Director of the Year category.

The team at Cal Partners are celebrating being shortlisted as finalists for two categories at the North East Marketing Awards 2018.  Cal Partners are finalists in the Marketing Agency of the Year category and founder, Chris Lucarelli has been nominated for Marketing Director of the Year category. The Awards recognise and celebrate the breadth and talent of the North East's thr ...

If no one person or department is leading the way, does ‘marketing’ get pushed aside because the day job and billing take priority?  Many professional services firms find that marketing activities become disjointed and ad hoc and people think they are a hassle and a waste of time.  Without a clear strategy, this type of activity is of little or no benefit to your business. Ofte ...

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.

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.

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. 

With many competing pressures such as time, resource, budget and competition in the professional services sector, many firms are missing marketing opportunities and in particular, the value of collaboration.

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