Digital Marketing and Your Law Firm: Essential Tips for Attorneys

There are several digital law firm marketing techniques you can learn to do yourself.

If you have been in law for a long time, you may never have envisioned having to pay attention to digital marketing to help your practice grow. But the good news is, law firm marketing can benefit tremendously from digital marketing techniques, and there are many you can put into place yourself, without major investment.

The key to succeeding in digital law firm marketing is commitment and consistency. You shouldn’t try to tackle everything at once, because you may be overwhelmed. If you have never done any digital marketing, your first step will be to map out a strategy that’s reasonable for your level of time and resources.

Document a Content Marketing Strategy

A 2014 survey on digital content marketing found that companies that actually write down a content marketing strategy are more effective than those that either have a verbal-only strategy or no strategy at all. Documenting your content marketing strategy helps ensure that all participants are on the same page, so to speak, helps you to remember the tasks you set out for your team, and gives you a baseline document you can use to help you determine the effectiveness of the various digital marketing strategies you use. A documented strategy sets the tone and the pace.

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RW Lynch would like to congratulate the Legal Marketing Association on 30 years of excellence! Watch their video, A Brief History of Legal Marketing, below to learn the history of how the organization began and some of their major accomplishments.

For 30 years, the Legal Marketing Association has been the voice of legal marketing professionals and attorneys looking to develop their practices. LMA is a not-for-profit professional organization founded in 1985. The organization serves the needs and maintains the professional standards of the men and women involved in marketing, business development, client service and communications within the legal profession.

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Can Salesmanship Grow Your Case Load?

The personal injury profession is overflowing with competition. What sets one personal injury attorney apart from the hundreds of other personal injury attorneys in their area? In such a competitive field, it is vital that personal injury attorneys are not only able to find potential clients, but turn them into clients.

Personal injury attorneys know the competition is fierce. In an attempt to grow a personal injury practice, lawyers may be working with a lead generation firm, maintaining a website, making blog posts, sending out email newsletters and saturating social media. If personal injury attorneys are doing everything to maximize their presence online and offline, why are there difficulties in landing clients?

Generating leads is only the beginning, and the first step in the personal injury sales process. Once a prospective client calls or contacts a personal injury attorney, the real work begins.

Personal Injury Leads: Get in Touch…FAST

What good is marketing a personal injury law firm or using a lead generation firm if attorneys let potential clients slip through their fingers? If one personal injury attorney is not eager to act when he or she is contacted by a prospective client, that person is just an internet search away from finding another personal injury attorney who is willing to act on their behalf. When someone is in need of legal advice, they will not be sitting by the phone, patiently waiting for a particular personal injury attorney to return their call. They will find help elsewhere, but responding promptly can really help make a lasting impact with a prospective client.

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3 Reasons Attorneys Need Email Marketing

Posted on February 23, 2015

3 Reasons You Need Email Marketing

Email marketing. You may have heard that it is old fashioned, ineffective and ultimately a waste of time and effort. Despite what the naysayers preach, this is simply untrue. We live in the internet age. It is crucial for law firms to get their name out there. Email marketing is a thriving, affordable and effective way to build and market your firm, increase conversions and remind clients who you are. Why is email marketing such a usual tool?

Email Marketing Is Inexpensive

Perhaps the best feature of email marketing is that it is economical. Email marketing is a great way to spend less and receive a greater return on your investment. It cuts out high costs that other marketing channels, like direct mail, add on. You can communicate with contacts more frequently because an email takes less time and money to create. All you need is an effective email marketing program. Many legal marketing companies provide an email marketing service that will take care of everything from templates to content and more.

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Legal Marketing Trends to Consider in 2015

Posted on January 13, 2015

RW Lynch 2015 Legal Trends

2015 is officially here, and with the new year comes a focus on the latest trends in legal marketing. With every year that passes, technology becomes more powerful and it allows consumers more ways to search, learn and gain access to attorneys. As a personal injury attorney, you know that “keeping up with the times” is essential to not only growing your caseload but also sustaining your practice.

Personal Injury Marketing Trends 2015

A Website Isn’t Recommended, It’s Essential

If growth is your plan for 2015, then you must have a website. According to a study done by Hinge Research, 77% of all leads are generated online! Your website should include more than just your contact information and what types of cases you specialize in. It should also include reading materials for injured claimants to prepare for what’s ahead, whether or not you take cases on a contingency basis, your success stories and why you are the right attorney for prospective clients.

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BalancingActBlogSan Ramon, CA (December 2014) – On December 12 and December 19, 2014, the Injury HelpLine® will be featured on an episode of The Balancing Act® at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime to help educate viewers about the personal injury legal process and how to obtain legal counsel after one has been in an accident.

In the aftermath of an accident, the stress and anxiety that come with it can be overwhelming and even incapacitating at times. Anush Alexander, Vice President of Marketing at the Injury HelpLine® (and RW Lynch, parent company) along with Personal Injury Attorney Eric Jensen, spoke to The Balancing Act’s® host, Julie Moran, about what steps to take after an accident and the importance of seeking legal counsel to protect one’s interests.

While an initial settlement from an insurance company might be tempting, Ms. Alexander and Mr. Jensen will highlight, in this segment, why it may not be in the best interest of the injured person, their future, or their family’s future.

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5 Customer Service Tips to Gain & Retain Clients

You’ve developed a brilliant marketing strategy. Your office looks amazing. You suit up and arrive at the firm. Your phone is ringing and potential clients are flooding in. But are they signing with you? Are they giving your firm their business and spreading the word about your practice to their family, friends and professional contacts?

If you feel like you may be missing opportunities with clients, there may be opportunities to adjust your customer service practices to increase your caseload growth, profit margin and reputation. Here are 5 tips to help you gain and retain clients:

Tip 1: Immediately respond to the initial personal injury inquiry.

When a prospective client calls reaching out for help, often times they are anxious and impatient. In many cases, they are in a vulnerable position and desperately seeking legal guidance and options. Answering that call live and speaking with them immediately provides the best opportunity to bring them on as a client. However, even if you are unable to reach them live, then a prompt response to their message helps increase the chance of winning the case. Time is ticking, and with each passing moment the potential for them to contact your competitor increases.

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InjuryHelpLine.com Has a Brand New Look!

Posted on October 8, 2014

InjuryHelpLine.com has a Brand New Look!

RW Lynch is thrilled to announce the newly redesigned Injury HelpLine® website!

In addition to its fresh look and feel, our updated Injury HelpLine® site is now fully responsive. This is an exciting enhancement for the RW Lynch program, as this is the first time Injury HelpLine® users will be able to view InjuryHelpLine.com from any size screen. Our flagship lead generating website is easily visible on any internet capable device, from the largest desktop, to the smallest smart phone, and any laptop or tablet in between.

InjuryHelpLine.com has also been reformulated with a clearer message, in an effort to provide our visitors with the very best service possible. With streamlined and direct content, we have made it effortless for Injury HelpLine® visitors to connect with a local personal injury attorney. It is now easier than ever for injured victims to get the help they need.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out InjuryHelpLine.com. This exciting development is only part of RW Lynch’s continuing effort to develop our service for personal injury attorneys. To learn more about RW Lynch and our lead generation program, please contact us or call us at 1-800-594-8940.

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RW Lynch ConvertLeadsEvery day, people throughout the country need personal injury legal services. In every market, there are numerous choices for the legal consumer. And competition amongst attorneys vying for personal injury cases is only getting tougher as more lawyers graduate law school and open their own practices. So how can you not only generate personal injury leads but convert them into clients?

Personal Injury Lead Generation

The first step in converting more leads is understanding your lead generation process. What kinds of marketing and advertising activities are used by your firm to generate leads?

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RW Lynch Long term MarketingWhen budgeting for an effective marketing campaign, it is imperative that you approach it with a long-term mindset. A consumer’s buying habits continuously fluctuates and in order to maximize your return on investment, you need to allow your marketing campaign to work for you for an extended period of time. Advertising in any way (television, print, online or with a marketing company) for a month here or a month there will not give you a realistic measurement on how well the campaign is or will work for you.

As a personal injury attorney, this is especially true. Any advertising professional will tell you that effective advertising is about reach, frequency and optimization. Ultimately advertising needs frequency because you never know when a consumer may need your services. Herbert Krugman, who commissioned a significant study on this subject, said this, “Advertising needs frequency because like a product sitting on a shelf, you never know when the consumer is going to be looking for you, so you have to rent the shelf space all the time.”

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