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LexisNexis Social Media Visibility : PT Barnum incarnate?

“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase credited to American showman, P. T. Barnum. Barnum’s friends and acquaintances told him the quote was out of character for him. Barnum’s credo was more along the lines of “there’s a customer born every minute” — he wanted to find ways to draw new customers in all… Continue Reading

Reed Elsevier to sell LexisNexis?

I heard that Reed Elsevier was feeling pressure from investors to divest some of its publishing divisions, but I did not think it would be something as big as the LexisNexis division. Turns out LexisNexis may be for sale. Nick Fletcher (@nickfletchergdn) of the Guardian reports this morning on a possible LexisNexis sale. Reed Elsevier… Continue Reading

Lawyer stops publishing his blog after threat from LexisNexis

Never saw LexisNexis as a company that would include in its mission to serve the American lawyer or the public which lawyers in turn serve. The latest evidence is LexisNexis’s threat to Baltimore e-discovery lawyer, W. Lawrence Wescott II. A threat that resulted in Wescott shuttering his well respected and award winning Electronic Discovery Blog… Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell ups the ante : Price tag for lawyer to display rating online goes from $50 to $599

I received word from a law firm marketing and client development professional that, effective this January, the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell lawyer directory is increasing the charge by 1,200% for displaying lawyer ratings for lawyers who don’t subscribe to Martindale-Hubbell. For decades Martindale-Hubbell displayed a lawyer’s and law firm’s peer reviewed rating free of charge. First in… Continue Reading

Martindale Connected membership growing : Are you using Connected?

Larry Bodine, despite being an early sceptic, blogs that LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s legal community, Martindale Connected, is continuing to grow. Back on March 31, Martindale Connected launched with 3,000 members and a headwind of skepticism.  Despite this, the online social network has crested over 12,000 members in just 4 months. I joined myself, made a few… Continue Reading

Getting rid of the crap on Twitter : Join the cause

Those of you who follow Robert Scoble know that over the last few days he’s been deleting people people he follows on Twitter (down from over 100,000 to less than 2,000). The reasons, among probably others. Too much spam via direct messages from people he follows back after they follow him. And there’s no way… Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell Connected : Why lock lawyers and influencers out?

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has been working on a social networking community for lawyers for the last year or two. It’s called Marindale-Hubbell Connected. Though still in Beta, LexisNexis is asking lawyers to join Connected at Connected’s home page. Lawyers and law firms are using Connected. Some practicing lawyers are even reviewing Connected. I’m regularly asked what… Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell blog transparency?

On Wednesday LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell blogged about law firm’s waning interest in blogs while hyping law firms’ interest in social networking and online video. I responded by asking if Martindale’s informal survey of where law firms’ marketing interests lied had something to do with the company’s own interests and Martinadle’s blog product failure. In addition to… Continue Reading

Large law blog growth continues in 2007

The number of AmLaw 200 law firm blogs crossed the century mark to 106 during 2007. That’s an increase of nearly 50% in the last year. LexBlog will have more complete data out in the near future. However, I felt compelled to respond to the cold water LexisNexis threw on blogs with its informal blog… Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell : Law firms continue to drop out of directory

Law marketing expert, Larry Bodine, posted yesterday morning that more law firms are dropping their listing in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, long viewed as the bible of lawyer directories. Though law firms realize that some general counsel may still be using the Martindale-Hubbell directory during the law firm selection process, the cost benefit analysis doesn’t… Continue Reading