I have been pretty “hot” on infographs as of late. As a visual learner, the graphical essence of an infograph helps, in many cases, illustrate an idea and/or a point. Not to mention it is a unique and interactive way to present information. I have seen many infographs, from research driven ones to ones that have a purely humorous angle with no education purpose at all. Yet, they are both considered infographs and both have a distinct purpose or objective.
Have you ever Googled yourself? There is no shame in admitting it. I have, and not because I am completely self-absorbed, self-centered or have a grandiose view of my own brilliance. I am just curious as to what information pops up when someone enters my name. What is it about me that stands out among all the other Lilli Ceasers in the world? (Of course there couldn’t possibly be any other Lilli Ceasers like me in the world. Right? Right!).
We hear it all the time in blogs, white papers, newspaper articles and from industry experts. “….marketing budgets continue to be slashed, programs are being dropped and marketing staff are being laid-off.” This creates the challenge of strategically choosing the marketing tactics that make the most sense for your firm and your brand.
Last week, Moiré Marketing Partners attended the Los Angeles Legal Marketing Association’s Continuing Marketing Education Conference, where law firm leaders and marketers gathered to discuss the pressing issues facing their firms. One of the most common themes we heard was the need to update law firm websites and improve their search engine rankings.
If I google the definition of “brand”, will my URL eventually take me to an actual company or to the website of a child still in utero? Recently, I came across some articles that report on a growing concern among parents about how to raise their children in an age of rapid technological advances and the lengths they must go to in order for their child to “succeed in a world where he/she will be judged by their digital footprint.” (Wired, James Seddon)
Accounting marketers have swarmed Washington, DC this week for the Association for Accounting Marketers (AAM) annual conference. Sessions have included performance reviews, how to add value to your firm and niche development to marketing audits and online marketing strategy.
We all want our websites to be found, positioned and ranked high by search engines. Are you checking to see that your site is attracting traffic? Or, are your professionals sending you emails asking you why your firm’s site doesn’t appear on the first or even the second page of search results? SEO is not optional; it is critical to the success when designing or redesigning websites. We all have websites; we all have to take SEO into consideration when building our sites!
As law firms continue to struggle under the weight of the economic downturn, online positioning and advertising opportunities have emerged as an inexpensive way to elevate their brand and raise name awareness. Increasing your online visibility can draw more visitors to your website, position you as a thought leader and attract new customers.
Lately, open source CMS software like Drupal, Joomla! and Wordpress are giving proprietary CMS software a run for its money. And for good reason. It is easy to use—You don’t need programming skills to make updates or changes. Here are some of the other benefits of an open source CMS: