Social Media—Tips and Advice
Social media is a wonderful tool for making new connections and keeping up with old friends. But it also has its pitfalls. Social media can be used for bullying, harassment, and the spreading of baseless rumors. People have had their reputations and careers destroyed by a single careless comment they posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
When you choose to start a social media account for your law firm or any type of SMB, it’s essential to realize that everything you post reflects you and your business to the entire world. If you ever hear yourself asking, “Should I really post this?” the answer is probably “NO!” Read the rest »
Is Your Legal Internet Marketing Company Cheating on You????
Less than ONE PERCENT of Legal Internet Marketing companies DO NOT offer exclusivity to their clients. In fact, they take multiple clients per “region,” charge each of them a different rate, and use the same marketing strategies for each. In effect, cheating on you with your competitors! You may be paying twice what your competitor is paying, yet they are ranking above you and getting your cases!
At SLS Consulting, Inc., that is NOT the way we do business at all! We offer complete EXCLUSIVITY to our clients in their geographic and practice areas – many of our clients have multiple geographic areas and some even have EXCLUSIVITY STATEWIDE. With access to all of our clients’ marketing data and Analytics, we don’t feel it would be ethical to work with a competing law firm.
If your Legal Marketing Company is cheating on you with your competitors, or locks you into multi-year contracts to “preserve pricing,” then you should reconsider your options.
5 Ways TikTok Can Help Your Law Firm
Social media is a powerful force in our lives. Many law firms and other small businesses have incorporated social media channels into their marketing strategy. It’s now standard for small businesses to have a Facebook page, and many small businesses have found further success using other social media channels such as LinkedIn and Instagram.
In the past few years, TikTok has enjoyed astounding success. In the first quarter of 2020, they set a record with 315 million installs. It only took three years for TikTok to attract one billion active users. Instagram took twice as long to reach the billion-user milestone. Read the rest »
Why You Should Not Give Up on Marketing Bail Bonds on Facebook
The loss of paid ads for bail bonds on Google and Facebook was seen as a huge blow to the industry. Numerous agencies thrived in the PPC market, but this sudden change forced bail bond agents to rapidly adapt to an evolving digital space. For many, it meant abandoning Facebook altogether. While the powerhouse that was PPC is significantly weaker for bail bond agencies, Facebook can still play a major role in your marketing efforts.
9 Creative Ways to Draw in Clients Through Social Media
We all know about the dreadful writer’s block, but businesses often deal with the same type of issue when it comes to social media. These “social blocks” are the biggest reasons why most lawyers give up on their social media campaigns: they simply run out of ideas. We at SLS Consulting, Inc., understand this issue, which is why we have put together nine ways to break through your social media block and pull in new clients.
Why You Should Post About Current and Local Events
The longer you use social media for your law firm, the more you discover the importance of engaging with your followers. Sometimes this can be answering general legal questions or highlighting clients you’ve helped in the past. Other times it is showcasing your professional talents through new awards and case results. But one of the most important ways to connect with your followers is by humanizing your firm and your legal team, which you can often do by discussing the latest big event.
Having a Clear Voice and Tone for Your Posts
Whether you are writing a blog, sending out a newsletter, or tweeting out a new award, how you craft your voice and words can determine how your reader views you and your firm. While each platform and medium can have its own style and goals, your social media posts will rely heavily on consistency. Having widely different tones across several posts can make it seem like each post is by a different writer, thus giving your account an identity crisis. But if you decide on a tone beforehand and are selective about how you post – from the words you use to the topics – you can improve engagement across each platform.
The Key to Eye-Catching Social Media Images
Building out a following on social media for your law firm can be a huge boon to your long-term goals, but only when done right. You may be able to discuss the latest changes to the law, new attorneys or paralegals you’ve brought on, speaking engagements, or events you will be sponsoring. With each post, you may be tempted to share a photo or graphic to make it visually interesting. But you should always remember that each platform has different image size requirements for posts that include images. If your image is not correctly sized, it can be stretched or skewed, and make your post look unprofessional!
Create a Style Guide for Your Posts
Marketing your firm on social media is a lot like picking the right outfit. If you’re going to be meeting with a new client, you will want to wear a suit that makes you feel confident, a tie that catches their attention but is not distracting, and shoes that you can comfortably walk in. It all has to work together at the end of the day, but what’s important is how it showcases your unique style and brand.
Creating a Posting Calendar for Your Firm’s Social Media Accounts
While law firms are not the first thing people think about when they log onto Facebook or Twitter, having an active social media presence can be advantageous to your marketing efforts in the long run. Building accounts for your firm can allow you to stay engaged with your local community, share client reviews and case results, and even connect with new clients. You may already have a business account for your firm, but are not sure where to start building traffic. That is why we advise lawyers and firms to first plan out their posts ahead of time so that they can focus on a long-term strategy for their marketing goals.
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