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Posted in Blogging

Joseph Lichterman (@ylichterman) shares word of a Pew Research Journalism Project study released last week on the decline of reporters covering statehouses across our country. The result is situations, as in Georgia, where there aren’t enough reporters to get the word out to citizens of recently passed legislation ranging from restrictions on guns in churches,… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

Self editing makes for good writing — and blogging

New York venture capitalist and very widely followed blogger, Fred Wilson (@fredwilson), shares that an educator he greatly respects told him recently that getting kids to rewrite their work, solo, is the single most effective technique for improving their writing. Obsessive self editing, it turns out, is what makes Wilson such a great blogger. When… Continue Reading

Posted in: Twitter

Can law firm CMO’s ignore becoming influential on Twitter?

General Electric, SAP, Salesforce, General Mills, Cisco, Gap, and Dell are just some of the major companies whose CMO’s are taking a center stage on Twitter for the sake of their companies–and their personal brands. This from Forbe’s Jennifer Rooney (@jenny_rooney) reporting on the most influential CMO’s on Twitter. It turns out the most influential… Continue Reading

Posted in: Legal Marketing, Social Media Principles

Instagram for marketing and relationship building for lawyers

Almost 20% of adults use Instagram, a photo/video sharing social network owned by Facebook. Though I have an Instagram account and use it occasionally, I have not thought of Instagram for marketing and business development. I may need to rethink things after reading a piece by realtor, Emily Medvec (@emilymedvec) in the Santa Fe New… Continue Reading

Posted in: LexBlog

Legal startups partnering with the big boys : Make sense?

LexisNexis and Lawctopus, the most popular website for law students in India, announced a partnership this week to help LexisNexis understand and reach out to the law student market. In turn, law students will be recognized by LexisNexis for their top-notch content on Lawctopus. It is easy to see the benefit for LexisNexis. Though Lawctopus… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging, Law School Blogs

Isn’t it the goal of every law student to become Internet famous?

I don’t think so. A law student or a young lawyer can take to the Internet and make a name for themselves and build a few relationships along the way without becoming famous. New York City lawyer and blogger, Scott Greenfield (@scottgreenfield), raised the question Saturday morning in the case of blogging by law students… Continue Reading

Posted in: Social Media Principles

Helping others may be all it takes to market via social media

Lawyers and law firms struggle with how to use social media for marketing and business development. Ironically, using social media effectively may just require helping clients and others in your community. Orange County IP lawyer, Sandra Thompson (@PatentDoc), shared yesterday that helping others goes a long way in social media. First, help your clients. You… Continue Reading