How Your Law Firm Can Use Content to Generate Leads

Elevating thought leadership is one of the many benefits of content marketing, but perhaps the most valuable for your law firm is lead generation. New clients are essential for the growth of any firm and you have all the tools to get them. Conducting client research with brand personas and keyword research provides the audience, while publishing the right content turns audience members into potential customers. As the old adage goes, content is king. 

What is a Lead?

The definition may vary depending on the organization, but in its simplest form, a lead is someone who has expressed interest in your firm or services. For many people, hiring an attorney involves some research and depending on where they are in the process, they could be an information qualified lead, marketing qualified lead or sales qualified lead. 

  • Information qualified lead – This is a person who has expressed initial interest. They could have answered a questionnaire, signed up for your newsletter or even followed one of your social media accounts. 
  • Marketing qualified lead – An information qualified lead who continues to express interest in your firm becomes a marketing qualified lead. Whether they reached out with an inquiry or contacted an attorney directly, this person is seeking more information as they consider a business partnership.  
  • Sales qualified lead – By this point, your lead is ready to discuss pricing and hire your firm. Mission accomplished. 

What is Lead Generation?

As any legal marketer knows, not every lead will eventually become a client. It’s a numbers game and the goal is to attract as many people from your target audience as possible. More interested people will become more leads, which will generate more new clients for your firm. 

Think of it like a raffle with the grand prize being a new client. Of course, it’s technically possible that one ticket, or lead in this case, will be enough to win the prize. However, the odds of winning become increasingly higher with the addition of each ticket. Speaking engagements and advertisements are beneficial, but consistent and relevant content is the most effective and cost-efficient way for your firm to generate leads. 

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Developing key pieces of content such as a webinar, ebook or case study that will elevate your thought leadership is the goal of our SAME 4-step strategic process.

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Content to Put Behind Landing Pages

Every law firm needs a good website. It’s your first introduction to your target audience and making a good impression is vital to building and maintaining those relationships. Including all background information about your attorneys and practice areas as well as content such as a blog or podcast, this homepage is the centralized hub for your firm, but for the purpose of lead generation, landing pages are equally important.

While your website likely includes multiple tabs and sections with a library of information, a landing page is a standalone web page with a single call to action. There’s no need for additional clicks on a landing page as the primary goal is to turn visitors into leads. Just as blog posts and social media messages can drive traffic to your website, content is the key to generating leads through a landing page and there are a number of types for your firm to consider. 

  • Webinars – A virtual presentation gives your firm an opportunity to establish credibility and trust with an interested and engaged audience. 
  • eBooks – You know the questions your prospective clients are asking. Answering them in the form of an eBook gives your firm authority and status as a leader in your industry. 
  • Host events – Even with the convenience of technology, face-to-face interaction still has a prominent place in business. A live event is your firm’s ticket to forming a deep connection with your audience, and can also be done virtually while the need for social distancing practices remains. 
  • Case studies – This is where your expertise can really shine. With detailed explanations of past successes, your firm can provide evidence of its potential to prospective clients. 
  • White papers and guides – With content that is informative rather than sales-focused, your firm can position itself as a valuable resource, strengthening the relationship with members of your audience. 

Storing and distributing this content on a landing page is a win-win for your firm and the leads you generate. They receive valuable information for their decision-making process, while you get a chance to connect with someone who has expressed interest in hiring your firm and showcase what you have to offer. Be sure to gather contact information on your landing page so your firm can reach out to visitors individually for any follow-up discussions to continue the conversion from lead to a new client. 

Our strategic 4-step process was specifically developed to help our law firm clients create a content marketing strategy that drives higher lead generation, while also equipping attorneys to sell their services. Learn more about how we can help your firm attract new clients and grow revenue with this SAME process here.

SAME process. UNIQUE results.

Mitchell Williams Law

Legal Content Marketing

We helped this growing mid-size law firm better position its attorneys as experts in key practice areas by delivering curated content.
 

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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 for three positions listed below – Account Executive, Account Supervisor and Media Relations Manager.

Account Executive Job Description: 

In the Account Executive position, emphasis is placed on growing independent work within the areas of project management, client relations, media relations, digital/marketing, and/or lead generation among other skills. You are the face to our clients and will play an integral role in daily communication and should be able to demonstrate tactical excellence. 

  • Write client and internal correspondence effectively and with limited supervision.
  • Successfully plan and execute client activities such as media tours, digital and social campaigns, business missions and/or other special events. 
  • Proactively identify blog content story ideas and work with the supervisor to develop. 
  • Develop relevant blogs, e-newsletters and website content effectively and with limited supervision. 
  • 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. Efficiency with Canva, a plus!
  • Assist in the management of interns, when applicable. 
  • Be proficient in WordPress.
  • Easily navigate agency platforms such as Cision, TVEyes, Sprout Social, Sprinklr.
  • Depending on the needs of the service area, responsibilities may extend beyond the items above as skill sets, client contracts and other extenuating circumstances dictate.

Apply for this open position by emailing Bethany Siems at bethany@ghidotti.com.

 

Account Supervisor Job Description: 
In the Account Supervisor position, a staff member will be responsible for assisting and managing the public relations, content marketing, digital media, account services and/or creative/strategy for clients. This position requires fully developed specialty skills, a strong understanding of the industry landscape and an understanding of client priorities and objectives.
  • Serve as the account strategist/lead and oversee/play a clear leadership role on at least three clients.
  • Manage the implementation of work plans and ensure client deliverables are successfully met on deadline.
  • Play a leadership role in the sales process by identifying additional services to sell to existing clients and assisting with RFP responses, new business proposals, presentations, etc. with senior leadership or independently.
  • Display a strong understanding of and effectively communicate Ghidotti’s service offerings to existing clients.
  • Successfully supervise at least one junior staff member, including providing guidance on their professional growth.
  • Begin to play a role in the agency’s marketing efforts, guiding aspects of certain campaigns and/or helping to execute in their areas of expertise.

Account Services: 

  • Play a clear leadership role in the planning and execution of integrated marketing campaigns for clients.
  • Develop and write comprehensive strategic marketing plans for clients.
  • Handle vendor contracts and ensure proper billing.
  • Demonstrate a clear track record of successfully meeting deadlines and timelines.
  • Handle day-of logistics on behalf of clients, responding quickly and effectively.
  • Assist in providing leadership and professional development on client relations, helping team members improve their skills in managing conflict, presentations, sales, etc.

Client Strategy: 

  • Develop or oversee the visual content creation for client materials, including e-newsletters, website content, digital campaigns, marketing collateral, etc.
  • Oversee the development of marketing materials and branding campaigns.
  • Manage creative marketing campaigns on behalf of clients.
  • Demonstrate a clear track record of leading brainstorms, and providing and implementing creative ideas for proposals, presentations, etc.
  • Continually provide new and ‘fresh’ ideas for proposals, new business proposals and current clients’ marketing campaigns.

Apply for this open position by emailing Bethany Siems at bethany@ghidotti.com.

 

Media Relations Manager Job Description: 

In the Media Relations Manager position, a staff member will be responsible for assisting and managing the public relations, content marketing, digital media, account services and/or strategy for clients. This position requires fully developed specialty skills, a strong understanding of the public relations industry landscape and an understanding of client priorities and objectives. 

Main Responsibilities – General: 

  • Serve as the account strategist/lead and oversee/play a clear leadership role on media relations client accounts.
  • Display a strong understanding of and effectively communicate Ghidotti’s service offerings to existing clients. 
  • Successfully supervise at least one junior staff member, including providing guidance on their professional growth.

Main Responsibilities – Media Relations: 

  • Develop strategic media relations plans, direct management and outreach for client accounts with the supervision of Senior Leadership.
  • Perform with Senior Leadership to prepare a plan for strategic crisis communications.
  • Manage and facilitate the execution of media relations outreach for special events, programs and major initiatives.
  • Perform as spokesperson and coordinates official responses to media inquiries.
  • Conduct media training with clients in preparation for external media interviews. 
  • Support framing and development of main message points for better positioning prior to media interviews.
  • Prepare speeches, talking points and varied communications materials assisting client spokespersons.
  • Write pitches, backgrounders, press releases, key messages and blog posts.
  • Manage and monitor reporter hotline, client media relations calendar, metrics, media relations processes and press release approvals.
  • Propose ideas proactively for media pitches to stimulate media coverage.
  • Consistently pitch stories and secure strategic media placements assisting client reputation and business goals.
  • Manage and supervise media events along with initiatives defining company stories.
  • Identify proactive stories for trade, business as well as consumer media across multiple client industries.
  • Develop and maintain close media relations to improve press efforts.
  • Identify brands promoting opportunities and improve awareness of services and products.

Main Responsibilities – Client Strategy: 

  • Develop or oversee the visual content creation for client materials, including e-newsletters, website content, digital campaigns (webinar/live stream events), etc.
  • Demonstrate a clear track record of leading brainstorms and providing and implementing creative ideas for proposals, presentations, etc.
  • Continually provide new and ‘fresh’ ideas for new business proposals and current clients’ PR campaigns.

Apply for this open position by emailing Bethany Siems at bethany@ghidotti.com.

 

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?

Apply for one of our open positions or just send us an email letting us know why you should be part of this Rock Star team. Email bethany@ghidotti.com.