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6 Marketing Practices That Digital Dante Would Consign to the Inferno

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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 …

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The Digital 100: Rank Your Law Firm Website – And Then Improve It!

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Last month I was pleased to see the advent of a new digital ranking of law firm websites: The Digital 100, based in the UK and managed by marketing agency TBD. The Digital 100 is “a subscription service which ranks law firms for their digital marketing performance. A bit like The Lawyer 200 or the Legal Business 100 do for …

Why We Shouldn’t Expect Immediate Results on Social Media

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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New Web Design Project: Julian Coles – Singer + Songwriter

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Recently I was pleased to finish a web design project for Julian Coles – a singer and songwriter who finished recordings in a Memphis studio late last year. It was important to communicate visually both the vibe of Julian’s music and his persona. Words that come to mind are smooth, sophisticated, romantic, inspiring, and heartfelt. And of course it always helps …

Suburbs and Safety

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“In the suburbs, things are very safe and laid out. You know where things are, so there isn’t a lot of adventurousness. That’s always tempting to fall back on. I had to fight that instinct to fall back and cleave toward safety rather than adventure and variety.” – Patton Oswalt An interesting – and frightening – quote. It brings up …

Coffee Promotions Now, and in 1650s London

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So we know how coffee is promoted these days – there are all kinds of inventive ways. Three cool versions are shown here. But how was coffee promoted and regarded in 1650s London? Well, there’s this description which I found via Bryant Lillywhite’s 1963 London Coffeehouses (George Allen & Unwin), while reading an interesting biography of the great Christopher Wren: “in …