January 2011 Conference Call: Bringing in Business with Social Media

Below is a summary of the Marketing and Business Development Specialty Group's 2011 First Quarter Conference Call and a link to the presentation.

TAGLaw UPDATE

Submit Success Stories Online
There is no better way to illustrate to a potential client the collaboration that occurs among network members to meet client needs than through success stories. You can now submit success stories through the TAGLaw website. Please take a few minutes to tell us about a positive experience (or two!) that you have had with the network, including a referral experience, a story of collaboration to fulfill a client need, or any network-related experience. Click here to submit your success story. Or, call us and tell us your story!

Add Language Skills to Your TAGLaw Profile
We are pleased to announce a new search feature on the TAGLaw website. You can now search for member firms or lawyers by language skill! Language skills can be searched on directly from the "Find a Firm/Lawyer" page on the TAGLaw website. Be sure you and your firm can be found! To add language skills to your accounting firm and lawyer profiles, follow the instructions for updating your firm profile or lawyer profile, and you will see a list of languages from which to choose within the update screen. If there is a language missing from the list, please let us know and we will add it for you.

Free TAG Academy Course
To help us kick off the new TAG Academy, we are offering to TAGLaw member firms a free TAG Academy recording from our expansive library. To receive your free course, please fill out the form below and a TAG Academy staff member will notify you when the credit has been applied to your firm's account.

BRINGING IN BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Are lawyers actually bringing in business through social media? The answer is yes, and during this quarter's call, Adrian Dayton tells us how. Adrian is an attorney with a passion for growing law practices through the power of social media. He illustrated for us how lawyers are finding clients and developing business through social media outlets, including blogs, LinkedIn and Twitter. As an expert in the field, Adrian has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Entreprenuer.com and the ABA Journal. He is a weekly columnist for the National Law Journal and authors the blog: Marketing Strategy and the Law: Social Media Edition. Adrian was formerly with Buffalo, New York TAGLaw member Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel. He now helps law firms and lawyers build high value relationships online, with a focus on social media.

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NEXT CALL:
The next quarterly call will take place on Thursday, April 7th at 12 p.m. EDT. Please mark your calendar!