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6 Marketing Practices That Digital Dante Would Consign to the Inferno

Nicholas Kosar Branding, Content Marketing, Digital Products, Law Firm Marketing, Social Media, x

Earlier this year I was in Verona, Italy, with its imposing statue of Dante Alighieri. Having recently read Dante’s Inferno in an impromptu book club, it got me thinking: if Dante lived today and was a digital marketer, what would he have to say about, well, Digital Worst Practices? Which would he consign to the Inferno? Before we dive into …

Why We Shouldn’t Expect Immediate Results on Social Media

Nicholas Kosar Content Marketing, Social Media, x

When I give presentations on digital marketing, people normally hear me say that, “Online, no one reads anything. They just look at stuff.”  If you’re trying to use social media, websites, and blogs to market yourself, this statement may sound depressing. I don’t say this to dissuade people from using social media and other digital marketing tools, but rather to help …

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Leverage Your Digital Audit: Transform Your Website from a Static Brochure to a Dynamic Marketing Tool

Nicholas Kosar Branding, Content Marketing, Law Firm Marketing, Social Media, Web Design, x

By Nicholas Kosar and Stacey Piper of Piper Strategies Every business has a website. Sadly, however, most websites perform merely as fancy “e-brochures” – not as true marketing tools that nurture and develop a growing client base. So how do you take your website and digital assets to the next level? In our work with businesses large and small, we’ve …

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Crafting Effective Infographics – From the 1600s to Today

Nicholas Kosar Content Marketing, Social Media, x

While infographics seem to have been popular for only the last decade or so as part of the wave of social media-fueled content marketing, they’ve actually been around for centuries. In fact, we can still learn from infographics that are hundreds of years old. Three oldies that I like come from 1600s Great Britain, 19th-century Russia, and 20th-century America. That first …

3 Digital Mistakes That Will Thwart A Professional’s Market Expansion

Nicholas Kosar Content Marketing, Law Firm Marketing, Social Media, x

Struggling to spread the brand promise? Here are three mistakes to avoid, and some encouragement from Benjamin Franklin. As we know, corporate brand names are always aware of the need to get in front of new eyeballs. It’s one of the first assumptions of the brand marketing challenge. However, marketers in the professional services sector are often faced with intelligent …

Branding: Not Yet Dead in the B2B World

Nicholas Kosar Content Marketing, Law Firm Marketing, Social Media, x

Itamar Simonson, professor of marketing at Stanford, tells the American Marketing Association that, in a world full of online reviews and “experience-based information,” the value of branding has been eroded: “Consumers rely increasingly on information sources like reviews by consumers and by experts…. They’re less dependent on … cues such as brand names.” This may be true in the B2C …

Two Ways for Law Firms to Create and Share Quality Content

Nicholas Kosar Law Firm Marketing, Social Media, x

As Joe Pulizzi puts it, the opportunity to earn new business through “epic” content marketing is there for those who see it. This is certainly true in professional services marketing – notably in the legal field. While businesses and law firms can publish online with the push of a button, traditional content publishers are struggling to produce quality content and …