The other day, I added a "new"
Friend to my Facebook network, someone I see maybe once a year at a
professional gathering. I thought: This is great. Can it get any easier to stay
in touch and up to speed on what's going on in her life...
David Fraser (@privacylawyer) is not just
a lawyer online; he's a Canadian privacy lawyer-online.
Participating on a panel with David last Friday, it was immediately obvious
that he "gets social media" when he flat out told a Canadian...
The jury is (almost) in. We do not,
thankfully, anticipate a Casey-Anthony-super-sized-post-verdict outrage when
the American Bar Association codifies its Commission on
Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to the Model Rules in 2012. According to the
Let me start with a confession.
It took me a while to "get" Twitter .
The first time I tried it (which I think was 2008), I just used it to consume
information. It wasn't great for a number of reasons - firstly, I didn't put a
I have worked with Paul Grabowski, Esq.
at two well known Texas law firms, Andrews Kurth and Porter Hedges , where he led the marketing departments.
He just wrote this post for Thom Singer's blog (Thom Singer
is also an Andrews Kurth marketing...
I've always argued that joining
organizations for the purpose of business development is a waste of time for
most lawyers. Too many think that by simply joining associations will result in
clients flowing to the firm. On the other hand, most lawyers...
A client mentioned to me this week
that things are a little slow, so he has more time to think about marketing.
Too bad! He should have been thinking about his next clients when he was busy.
Yeah, I know, easier said than done. However, when you are...
Although I've been on Facebook for awhile, I can't say that I have been a big fan. In fact, when it comes to social media, I've been in favor of LinkedIn over Facebook for businesses, especially law firms. That may be changing. If you are...
(This post is dedicated to the wonderful people at American Airlines who make me turn off my Kindle during take off and landing, forcing me to pick up random magazines at airport kiosks so I can distract myself the old fashioned way; reading paper magazines...
We've come a long way, baby! Three years ago, when I founded my company Law Gravity , I talked to a lot of law firms about their "plans" for using social media. Their response: "What plans?"
There were firms that had a blog...
Conversations in the Marketplace
In the purest sense the social Web is a very large marketplace populated by people who come and go for the purpose of engaging in conversations about things they do, make, think about, and care about, and of course...
Looking back - Looking forward.
Social media and social networking platforms open up doors to new relationships and often work well as tools for marketing - broad distribution, top of mind impact, and exposure for expertise.
However, looking back...
Last month I did a post on Facebook's Business (actual name is Fan) page. I referred to a post by Tom O'Leary in which he made some good points about why people should keep an eye on the developments at Facebook. He suggested setting up a profile...
It's mid-December and much of the country is buried in a cold snap. It's also the time of year where we all seek frenetic joy in the holiday shopping, eating, drinking, socializing Spirit. And, it's also budget season - still - for many law...
Last week the National Labor Relations Board launched a legal case asserting that employees have a right to free speech on Facebook. It announced that it had filed a complaint against an ambulance service that fired an emergency medical technician, accusing...