Build a Distribution and Promotion Plan for Your Content

No matter how much time your law firm spends writing optimized content, recording videos and podcasts or creating graphics, your efforts are wasted if the content isn’t being seen by your audience. With countless other businesses vying for attention on social media channels, email subscriptions and earned media coverage, how your firm shares and publicizes its content is an integral part of your strategy. Rather than just publishing your content anywhere and everywhere, having a specific plan in place can help your firm generate brand awareness, website traffic and valuable new business leads. Here are some tips on how to build a distribution and promotion plan for your content.  

Research Target Audience

Before you can start reaching your target audience with blog posts, social media messages and earned media placements, you must first determine who they are and what they need. Marketers and advertisers alike understand the value of tailoring promotional content for its intended audience. Think of the loud and exciting commercials for popular toys and video games you saw as a child. Chances are those same toys and games were at the top of many Christmas lists that year, because those commercials were created specifically for that audience.

Client research is your firm’s tool for studying the individuals that make up your target audience, the services they want and where they are currently getting those services. Through the use of surveys, direct interviews and social listening, you will gain insight into the needs of your audience and how to reach them. Since the target audience for law firms will include people of all ages, genders and professions, building client personas as part of your client research allows you to create personalized content for anyone and everyone. 

Audit Content

One of the most common misconceptions about content marketing is that it requires you to devote significant time to creating a library of new content to share. Of course, a well-published blog or eNewsletter makes a valuable addition to any strategy, but that doesn’t mean all of your efforts should be spent writing tirelessly. In fact, even law firms that have never formally implemented a defined strategy have ample content readily available to be shared with members of their target audience. 

A content audit is your firm’s ticket to knowing what you have and how to share it. Whether you realize it or not, just your firm’s website is a gold mine of content that can be utilized in your marketing efforts. Everything from descriptions of your practice areas and past case studies to attorney bios and your firm’s core values are forms of content that can and should be shared with your audience.

Select Distribution Channels

There was a time when the only way for businesses to reach prospective customers with promotional content was through newspaper, magazine and TV advertisements. While those options remain and can still be valuable, the opportunities for your firm to share content are seemingly endless now. Between your website, newsletters and social media accounts as well as earned and paid media opportunities, there’s no shortage of potential distribution channels for your firm to choose.

However, just because you can post content on a variety of different platforms doesn’t mean that you should every time. The goal is to have your content reach those that have a genuine need or desire for your services. Since each channel comes with its own unique audience and communication style, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the different platforms and how they align with your firm’s target audience, brand voice and goals. 

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Measure Results

After you’ve determined the most effective distribution channels for your firm, it’s time to start pushing out content. Content marketing requires organization and consistency to achieve the results you crave, so it’s important to build an editorial calendar to map out your posts on a weekly or monthly basis. That includes any new content that needs to be created, as well as repurposed content from the past. 

It’s also important to measure the results of your content marketing efforts to determine what is resonating with your target audience and what is being ignored or overlooked. If your firm is seeing high engagement and traffic from a certain channel, pat yourself on the back and keep up the good work. If you find your content is missing the mark on a channel, it may be time to go back to the drawing board to find a new approach, but don’t get discouraged. Trial and error is a continuous part of the content marketing process. 

If you’re interested in learning more about a distribution and promotion plan for your content, let’s connect. Our agency has particular experience in helping law firms and legal marketers create thought leadership platforms fueled by an integrated strategy of earned media and content marketing that increases leads and cases, improves brand recognition and reputation, while also equipping attorneys to sell. 

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Legal Content Marketing

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Are You the Next Rock Star on the Ghidotti Team?

The Ghidotti Team is overflowing with full-fledged rock stars. Sure – we’re looking for the best, brightest, most creative, most organized. You get the picture. But what we REALLY want is someone who we can laugh with, depend on, learn from and do great work together. Learn more about who we’re looking for and what you can expect.

Ghidotti is currently hiring a Media Relations Specialist and Fall PR Intern! 

Media Relations Specialist

The media relations specialist should possess superb project management and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

To ensure success, media relations specialists should demonstrate fantastic time management, great creativity with a keen interest in creating and implementing cost-efficient and effective media campaigns, as well as effectively analyze the impact of campaigns on the company’s bottom line.

By assisting the team in the execution of client activities and learning the basics of services offered across all areas of the agency, the media relations specialist will play a crucial role in supporting client service teams. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Write client and internal correspondence effectively and with limited supervision.
  • Develop content for broadcast, print and online distribution channels to include press releases, media advisories, blogs, e-newsletters and website content with limited supervision.
  • Negotiate with media channels to close competitive deals.
  • Serve as the agency’s media liaison and formal spokesperson, and effectively place client messages and spokespeople in target media outlets.
  • Scan the media marketplace to keep up-to-date on the latest media trends.
  • Successfully plan and execute client activities such as media tours, digital and social campaigns, business missions and/or other special events. 
  • Proactively identify story ideas and work with the supervisor to develop.
  • Successfully manage independently the execution of all client content calendars, which can include media relations pitch calendars, blogs, social content and paid media campaigns.
  • Exhibit competency and efficiency in drafting copy for client marketing materials and/or campaigns, such as website content, e-newsletters, collateral materials, paid media campaigns, etc. 
  • As it relates to social/digital media, regularly suggest ideas, manage the planning, and comfortably execute campaigns on behalf of clients. 
  • Assist in the management of interns, when applicable. 
  • Monitor all campaigns, and report on results.
  • Build long-term relationships with media houses.
  • Easily navigate agency platforms such as Cision, TVEyes, Sprout Social, Sprinklr.

 

Fall PR Intern

We’re looking for a resourceful go-getter who enjoys fast-paced work in an agency environment and is eager to learn the ins and outs of public relations, media relations, social media management and content marketing.Our team members are expected to complete high-quality work, juggle multiple tasks, keep projects on track, and be accountable for results. The right candidate will be a motivated problem-solver who will thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing for social media
  • Posting to social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Creating Canva graphics
  • Brainstorming/Researching Ideas
  • Logging media clips
  • Assisting with video production and Facebook lives for clients
  • Building media contact lists
  • Uploading content to content management sites for clients
  • Assist with client events
  • Media Relations outreach
  • Attend internal meetings and potentially take notes for client meetings
  • Assist with office errands and organization
  • Assist with general project management and scheduling

What We Want:

  • Experience with writing/posting to social media sites and using Canva is preferred.
  • Experience with photography and/or video creation or production is a plus.
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Organized and able to prioritize work under pressure
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • You are resourceful.
  • You are humble.
  • You know what needs to be done because it just comes naturally.
  • You are accurate with an attention to detail.
  • You follow instructions.
  • You have a life outside of work that you love and nurture.
  • You love learning new things.
  • You ask questions when appropriate and know how to Google the simple things like your life depends on it!
  • You treat our clients and your team members with respect.
  • You are funny.
  • You are caring.
  • You are a good friend and co-worker.
  • You are creative and think of brilliant ideas in your sleep.
  • You are resourceful. It’s so important that we’re mentioning it again!

Rock Star Environment

We strive to create a fun, engaging atmosphere where high fives, chicken minis, and celebrations are commonplace. We lift one another up, honor achievements and reward hard work.

  1. Professional Enrichment

    Whether instructor-led, web-based or sharing during Fireside Friday, we are always learning more!

  2. Community Engagement

    We love the state of Arkansas. Our team enjoys outings to locally-owned businesses and pride ourselves on community involvement. In addition, employees are often offered free tickets to community events to get out and enjoy life with friends and family.

  3. Team Building

    Quarterly adventures for the team!

  4. Winter Recess

    We shut this place down at the holidays so we can all rest, relax and reinvigorate for the new year.

  5. Summer Fridays

    We get an early jump on the weekend every Friday during the summer.

  6. Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

    Along with your PTO, you also get VTO to use to support your favorite charity or organization.

Does this describe you?

To apply, please submit the following via email to careers@ghidotti.com

  1. Cover letter and PDF of your resume 
  2. References: 2-3 minimum
  3. Tell us how you heard about this position