Summary: For the second year in the pandemic, Content Pilot invited nonprofit organizations serving North Texas to apply for a free strategy and brand makeover through its CP BrandAid pro bono initiative. Content Pilot, a full-service strategy, design, content and technology agency announced today the winner of CP BrandAid, a […]
Content Pilot Ranked as Top Service Provider by National Law Journal
Readers of the National Law Journal have voted Content Pilot LLC into the publication’s Best of DC rankings for 2020. Content Pilot was recognized as the number one provider of Law Firm Website Design and one of the top two providers of Law Firm Proposal Automation & Experience Management Solution. […]
Content Pilot Releases New Version of Experience Management Software for Law Firms
Legal marketing and technology agency Content Pilot LLC announces the release of CP Deals and Cases KM. This new Knowledge Management edition expands its precedent-setting experience management system into the areas of knowledge management and matter pricing – offering a 360-degree view of every matter; lawyer; and client, practice and, […]
Of Counsel: How Do You Measure Up? Part 2.
Reading time: 14 minutes This is the second of a two-part series. Part 1 of “How Do You Measure Up?” appeared in Of Counsel’s June 2020 issue. It discussed how buyers of legal services buy today, the critical reasons that lawyer biographies drive so much traffic to your law firm […]
Of Counsel: How Do You Measure Up? Part 1.
Reading time: 12 minutes This is the first of a two-part series. Part 1 of “How Do You Measure Up?” appeared in Of Counsel’s June 2020 issue. It discusses how buyers of legal services buy today, the critical reasons that lawyer biographies drive so much traffic to your law firm […]
Website and Social Media Winners and Losers in a Global Pandemic
Reading Time: 6 minutes Writing this during the coronavirus pandemic, remarkably we are seeing short-term (and potentially long-term) winners emerge inside various industry ecosystems. Certain industries are facing existential challenges; some will accelerate with surprising results and others will see devastating short-term losses but will see a bright long term […]
How Hard is your Website Working for your Firm? Results, Best Practices and Tips for Improving your 3Rs
Deborah McMurray presents Content Pilot’s landmark research to Lawyers Associated Worldwide, an international network for law firms that offers unique expertise from over 100 member firms representing more than 4,000 individual lawyers around the world. Program Description Curious about what the adult version of the 3Rs are? Relationships – Reputation […]
Experience management projects and why they fail in law firms.
I have written many posts on this blog about effective experience management as a mission-critical, business imperative for a law firm. Without relevant experience to evaluate, buyers of legal services will not hire you. It’s that simple. That’s how urgent it is. That’s why you should have a mandate around […]
Attention! Law Firm Marketers And MarTechs – 2019 ILTA Survey Is Ready To Take!
Content Pilot is proud to support the second annual ILTA Marketing Technology Survey. To complete the survey, click on this link or the link below. Your deadline to complete the survey is July 19, 2019and it will take less than 20 minutes to complete. In-house marketers: The survey is open to everyone, including folks who […]
Lawyers: Rethink Your Bios To Meet Clients Where They Are (And Win More Work)
How do clients buy? By category. To set the stage for winning more, lawyers have to understand how business-to-business buyers of legal services make their purchasing decisions today. Corporations often segment their work based on: Category 1: Volume of repetitive matters (frequently referred to as commodity work); Category 2: Important day-to-day matters; […]
Initial Thoughts and Quick Tips on Google’s First Big Core Update for 2019
Google’s first major Core Algorithm Update for 2019 was released on March 12. While experts and our team at CP are still researching the effects of the update, initial data appears to show a continued focus on rewarding sites with favorable user signals such as time-on-site and bounce rate. Websites […]
Announcing the 2019 Ten Foundational Best Practices
Content Pilot’s Ten Foundational Best Practices (FBPs) for law firm websites, which launched in 2005, are refreshed each year to take into account foundational changes that have been made in the broad web industry, as well as changes in visitor expectations and the behaviors of buyers of legal services. Certain […]
Fall in love again – this time with your firm’s experience.
According to the Lexis Nexis 2017 Law Firm Marketing and Business Development Survey, the responding firms are currently spending 15% of their 2-5% total marketing budget on technology. And, answering the question, “How will your firm’s investment in [all] categories change in 2017 compared to prior years,” more than 80% (!!!) […]
Best Practices for Law Firm Websites – an Interview with Deborah McMurray by Aprio Advisors
I was recently interviewed for an article called, “Best Practices for Law Firm Websites.” It was an honor to talk passionately about how law firms can build world-class websites with the Aprio Advisors interviewer. They have posted the article on a rich news portal called, “What’s Next” – The insights […]
Website Best Practices – an Interview with 6 Web and Design Experts – by Nicholas Gaffney
This article first appeared in LAW PRACTICE TODAY on April 14, 2017. A moderated panel by Nicholas Gaffney. Websites have come a long way since the original online brochure. Today’s websites not only offer information about a firm’s people and practices, they’re designed to engage clients and potential clients with […]
Expert Insights: Modernizing the Legal Pitch Process – an eBook by HighQ
HighQ recently published an eBook, “Expert Insights: Modernizing the Legal Pitch Process,” for which I wrote a segment. My excerpt is below. Buyers of legal services purchase on two levels – when they are formulating their short list, they are making a technical and intellectual evaluation – jurisdiction, particular expertise, […]
Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet, 4th Edition – Ready to Order! By Greg Siskind and Deborah McMurray
Lawyers in firms of all sizes will benefit from the advice, trends and best practices that fill this new book just published by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. Use this resource to transform your website, email, social media and overall online strategy. Get closer to target prospects […]
Strategic Experience Databases in Law Firm Mergers – that’s my 2017 prediction
I am always proud to be included in Dave Billinsky’s legal industry predictions for the New Year. His Thoughtful Law Blog is read by anyone who wants to improve the way they manage and run law firms and legal practices. Here is my submission as we look ahead to 2017 […]
Content Pilot Releases the Full Research Study and Report: “How do they Measure Up? 2016 Global 50 Law Firm Websites: Ten Foundational Best Practices”
DALLAS, TEXAS – Content Pilot LLC announced today that it is making public the results of its 6th comprehensive analysis of the websites of the largest law firms in the world, based on Ten Foundational Best Practices. The 2016 AmLaw Global 50 law firms consist of 40 firms “headquartered” in the […]
Results – 2016 Global 50 Websites: Ten Foundational Best Practices – Executive Summary
Introduction We have finished the 6th analysis of the world’s top law firm websites based on Ten Foundational Best Practices. The first study in 2005 set precedent by identifying the top ten foundational things law firms must do to ensure their websites were satisfying what visitors wanted. It was the […]