Professional Services Marketing

Author: Mike Schultz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A proven approach to revenue-generating marketing and client development Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry. The Second Edition features new research and updates throughout, including new chapters on social media and online marketing, as well as new case studies and interviews Authors Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr are the coauthors of the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine bestseller Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing; Lee W. Frederiksen is coauthor of Online Marketing for Professional Services Will be widely promoted via multiple online routes and direct mail marketing Firms of any size can use this proven approach to marketing and client development to attract new clients and grow their professional service businesses.

Professional Services Marketing

Author: Mike Schultz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118604342
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry."--Publisher's website.

Professional Services Marketing Handbook

Author: Nigel Clark
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749473479
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The market for professional services and consulting firms is changing, driven by evolving and more demanding client requirements. Legal, accountancy and other professional services firms are now looking for a new breed of leaders with the insight to help deliver those requirements. Professional Services Marketing Handbook, published in association with the Professional Services Marketing Group, is for marketing and business development professionals, sales specialists, and a firm's technical practitioners who want to play a fuller role in their firm's obsession with client relationship development to increase their impact and influence. Featuring international case studies and best practice from industry leaders and experts such as Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, PwC, Kreston Reeves and White & Case, Professional Services Marketing Handbook explains how to become a complete client champion - the voice of the client - to both shape and deliver a firm's client solution and experience. It helps marketers develop a growth strategy for their firm, understand and connect with clients more deeply and develop and manage client relationships to build successful brands. Contributing Authors: Richard Grove, Director of Marketing, Business Development & Communications, Allen & Overy LLP Daniel Smith, Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie Claire Essex, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Baker & McKenzie Clive Stevens, Executive Chairman, Kreston Reeves Louise Field, Head of Client Service & Insight, Bird & Bird LLP Tim Nightingale, Founder, Nisus Consulting Ben Kent, Managing Director, Meridian West Lisa Hart Shepherd, CEO, Acritas Nick Masters, Head of Online, PwC Alastair Beddow, Associate Director, Meridian West Dale Bryce, President, Asia-Pacific Professional Services Marketing Association Gillian Sutherland, Director, Global Key Account Management Buildings + Places, AECOM Susan D'aish, Business Relationship Director, MacRoberts LLP Dan O'Day, Vice President, Thomson Reuters Elite Matthew Fuller, Director of Marketing and Business Development EMEA, White & Case LLP Amy Kingdon, Marketing & Communications Director, UK & Europe, Atkins Eleanor Campion, Communications Executive, UK & Europe, Atkins Jessica Scholz, Business Development Manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany Giles Pugh, Principal, SutherlandsPugh

Professional Services Marketing

Author: William Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317953150
Format: PDF, Docs
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The days of professionals simply hanging a shingle and waiting for clients to beat a path to the door are long gone. The marketplace is crowded with new service professionals of all types--from CPAs and attorneys to health care providers and competing service organizations. Professionals must realize that their services, no matter how good they are, simply will not sell themselves. Services marketing is the key to the game and here is the most concise, easy-to-understand, jam-packed source of services marketing. Professional Services Marketing provides a very readable and simple introduction to the marketing process for the professional service environment. It gives professionals an inexpensive way to successfully develop a strong client base and grow in a competitive marketplace. Using a step-by-step approach, this new book provides both strategic and tactical guidance for both the new and seasoned marketing careerist. Distinguished expert and international authority Fred Crane offers a realistic overview of the marketing process and discusses the characteristics and difficulties involved in marketing and managing professional services. He provides solutions to those challenges starting with a marketing plan, moving through client management, and the marketing audit. Professional Services Marketing discusses management principles and examines implications for site analysis, physical analysis and facility design. It explores the true meaning of communication in the professional service arena and what this means for the bottom line. A plus for professionals new to the marketing field, this practical book gives examples of professional services marketing ideas that have been put into practice successfully. Professional Services Marketing can be read in a single afternoon yet retains an encyclopedic breadth of vision and covers every major issue in the field. Specialists have already praised the work as essential and unique in the literature. It deserves consideration not only as a guide for established professionals but also as a basic text for future professionals as they prepare for their fields. Truly a practical guidebook for any professional, Professional Services Marketing shows you: a “cookbook” approach to designing a marketing plan that is easily followed how to take advantage of impression management and what it really means when to apply professional services marketing ideas that can be put to work almost immediately when to undertake internal marketing where to apply relationship marketing how to apply synchromarketing All professionals, from architects to veterinarians, will find valuable tips on marketing in this new book. Members in professional associations involved in training and professional development will also find helpful strategies for expanding their marketing capabilities, as will those teaching services and professional services courses in colleges and universities.

Professional Services Marketing Wisdom

Author: Ric Willmot
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730310027
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Effective marketing tactics and strategies for professional service providers If you own and operate your own professional services firm—in accounting, finance, law, or another field—you know just how important marketing is to the success of your business. If you can't get your name out there, you won't have any customers to call your own. This handy guide offers a comprehensive plan for attracting and acquiring clients for small and even one-person firms—no marketing degree required. The strategies and tactics here are fun, easy-to-understand, and doable right now. All you need to bring is enthusiasm and commitment. You'll learn how to identify potential clients, explain why you're their best choice, grow your market share, get great referrals, designate which clients are long-term, profitable keepers, and much more. Features easy-to-implement marketing tactics and strategies for small professional services firms in any industry Ideal for anyone who runs a small firm, as well as professionals in larger firms who want to climb the ladder Shows readers with no marketing background how to boost their businesses Negates the need for expensive and often ineffective external marketing or sales consultants or branding and public relations firms For anyone who runs their own firm, Professional Services Marketing Wisdom offers unbeatable guidance on attracting and keeping the clients that small firms need to survive and thrive.

Marketing the Professional Services Firm

Author: Laurie Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119995426
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Professional services are estimated to be worth up to $700 billion worldwide, but as the market matures there is an urgent need for new marketing thinking for global players or small businesses alike. This book applies the core principles of strategic marketing to professional services for the first time, in an approach that is at once accessible and compelling. With case studies from a range of companies including J. Walter Thompson, market research companies, the ?big four? accounting firms, Headhunters, Interbrand and large US legal firms, it is intended to become the definitive book for effective strategic marketing in professional services.

Marketing and Selling Professional Services in Architecture and Construction

Author: Basil Sawczuk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444309850
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical book on selling and marketing will help architects, engineers, project managers, facilities managers, surveyors, and contractors ‘sell’ themselves to prospective clients. As clients become more sophisticated at both local and international level, and as competition in the construction industry increases, both contractors and consultants have to take a more professional approach to selling themselves. This is especially true for PFI bids where vast resources are committed to winning multi-million pound contracts. Through a simple-to-follow process, illustrated with plenty of diagrams and checklists, Marketing & Selling Professional Services in Architecture & Construction sets out the seven key aspects of selling and marketing professional services. It is full of applicable ideas and examples and is well structured to enable readers to dip into the section relevant to their current needs.

Bold Brand

Author: Josh Miles
Publisher: CMI Books, Division of Z Squared Media, LLC
ISBN: 9780983330745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In his book Bold Brand, Josh Miles shows architects, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals how to differentiate and market their firms among the noise of social media, mobile technologies, and other online avenues. Josh presents a step-by-step process for standing out from the crowd and positioning your firm for growth and high return on investment.

Winning the Professional Services Sale

Author: Michael W. McLaughlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470522011
Format: PDF
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An innovative approach to winning more profitable sales in the growing professional services industry In recent years, professional services providers have had to rethink their sales methods and adapt to profound changes in the way clients buy services. In response, Winning the Professional Services Sale argues for fundamental changes in the seller's mindset and sales strategies. Rather than pressing the sale, salespeople must help clients buy--the way that works best for each client. This new approach gives buyers what they now want in a services seller: a consultative problem solver, change agent, and solution integrator, all rolled into one. Author Michael McLaughlin presents a strategy for winning new business with a holistic approach to each client relationship. Only by fully understanding a sale from every angle, including its impact on the client's business and career, can salespeople thrive in the new era of the service economy.

101 Marketing Strategies for Accounting Law Consulting and Professional Services Firms

Author: Troy Waugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471654752
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Troy Waugh—'the rainmakers' rainmaker'—has provided a well-designed blueprint for selling professional services that skillfully draws upon his more than thirty years in the field. This practical, highly focused guide to the selling process can help our firms achieve sales successes measured not only by effort but also by bottom-line results." —Howard B. Allenberg, vice chairman and CIO, BDO Seidman, LLP Finally, peerless focus on how to break into all aspects of the selling process and the currents of relationship and buyer development. Learn how to build your personal and firm business more successfully. Covers the process of relationship and buyer development. Provides proven strategies from hundreds of the world's successful firms. Order your copy today!