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Clienting: Digital Legal Marketing

Feb 11, 2019

Gyi and Kelly celebrate their first year as podcasters and talk about the trends from last year and what to expect in 2019 as you market your law firm. 

  • Flashback to 2018, what we talked about then: 
    • Voice search
    • Mobile-friendly everything
    • GMB updates
    • Visual Search (video results)
    • Changes to Google
      • proximity, hyperlocal
  • 2019 Marketing Trends: 
    • AI & intentional advertising (FB/Instagram algorithms)
      • Messenger Ads
      • Video Ads
      • Smarter, targeted content
    • Personalization 
      • More data-driven content
      • Ad copy segmented more to specific groups or interests as a response to Social Media Ad algorithms
      • Chatbots, the digital concierge
        • Disclosing that your chatbot is not a human when people interact with it
    • Voice Search: By 2020, it’s expected that 50 percent of all searches will be voice searches, and by 2022, voice commerce sales will reach $40 billion. - Chief Marketer
      • Rand Fishkin Google marketshare article
    • Video
      • It's still a thing and evolving to Instagram and FB TV, and Live videos
      • Video search results: Kelly predicts that Google will start adding video results for non-celebrity searches to the Knowledge Panel in 1-5 years
      • Caption your videos, 85% of videos watched on Facebook are without sound on.
    • Email is making a resurgence
      • Gyi argues that email never went away but we need to change how we use it
      • Keep in touch with former clients by sending birthday or holiday emails
      • Don't spam and look at your email data to make sure people are getting a benefit out of your emails: 
        • open rates, spam reports, etc.
    • Influencer Marketing
      • Are law firms using influencers to market their firms?
      • Mitch Jackson's book got tweeted & retweeted from Gary Vaynerchuk