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Pinstripe Sponsors July Legal Marketing Association Meeting

Tampa Bay Legal MarketingTampa Bay legal marketing professionals will hear about a re-imagined sales process at the local Legal Marketing Association’s July meeting, sponsored by Pinstripe Marketing. Selling legal services can be a challenge when a client doesn’t have a pressing legal issue or urgent legal problem. The pressure to sell can sometimes look like “solutions in search of a problem” instead of first learning about a client’s vision, strategy and big picture.

Tracy LaLonde of Akina will address a key trend in legal business development and discuss “lawsulting” – business consulting and legal advising – the practice of packaging and sharing critical insights, knowledge and wisdom to generate new business leads and motivate clients to take action. Wisdom selling gives lawyers and law firms a tangible way to accelerate revenue, build a sales pipeline and develop authentic client relationships that out-behave the competition.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2015

11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

 

Bank of America Plaza

101 East Kennedy Blvd.

8th Floor Conference Room

Tampa, FL 33602

 

Members – $20

Guests – $40

 

Register to attend

About Tracy LaLonde
Tracy LaLonde helps lawyers and law firms develop business. With a background in professional development, adult learning and marketing, she helps lawyers to become business partners with their clients. With an emphasis on clients’ needs, issues and opportunities, she has helped several hundred lawyers generate millions in business through Akina’s coaching and training offerings. Prior to joining Akina, Tracy worked in professional development in three law firms, and before entering the legal industry in 2000, she helped computer programmers become consultants in the high-tech industry as a skilled training facilitator.

About the Legal Marketing Association
The Legal Marketing Association (www.legalmarketing.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs and maintaining the professional standards of the men and women involved in marketing within the legal profession.

About Pinstripe Marketing
Pinstripe Marketing is a full-service advertising and communications agency specializing in promoting professional services firms. Pinstripe’s services include strategic planning and implementation, marketing communications, advertising, event planning, media buying, web design, and public relations. For more information, please visit www.pinstripemarketing.com

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Florida Bar updates lawyer advertising rules

Ginger Reichl | Tampa Bay Marketing and PR Agency | Legal Marketing

The Florida Bar has issued updated advertising rules (effective May 1, 2013) that address changes in how lawyers can communicate on their web sites and social media, along with a few changes to the ad submission requirements. Pinstripe president, Ginger Reichl, spoke with Jane Meinhardt at the Tampa Bay Business Journal about the changes and how we’re helping our legal clients manage social media.

As more lawyers pursue social media to take advantage of the cost effectiveness and increased audience, our consulting services have expanded to help them stay in compliance. For instance, LinkedIn recently added “one-click endorsements” for skills and expertise. However, because Florida lawyers may not use the term “expert,” the attorney may run afoul simply allowing this segment on his/her profile. There are also considerations with recommendations, utilizing groups, even determining with whom to connect.

To find out more or to schedule a meeting to review the new rules, contact Pinstripe Marketing.

See the complete Florida Bar advertising rules story here.

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Florida Supreme Court makes changes to lawyer advertising

The Florida Supreme Court today adopted the Florida Bar’s proposed comprehensive revisions to its advertising rules.

In an effort to make the rules more consistent and clear, there is no longer a distinction between the media used to communicate. The rules are the same for print, television, radio and online advertising. Unfortunately, this also eliminates the exemption for information “provided upon request”. While some forms of advertising and communication may be exempt from the filing requirements, all must comply with the rules.

Two justices dissented, another dissented in part, so there still isn’t consensus in how lawyer communications should be regulated. And there is still a group of Florida lawyers fighting the battle that it shouldn’t be regulated at all under the First Amendment. But these are the rules, and they go into effect on May 1, 2013.

We’ll be reviewing the changes along with our legal marketing colleagues and provide additional insight in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we recommend taking inventory of your law firm’s advertising and communications, including the web site, LinkedIn profiles, Google AdWords, directory listings, newsletters, and everything else you use to market your practice so you’ll be ready to make any adjustments to stay in line.

Here is the court’s opinion and the petition for proposed changes, as submitted by the Florida Bar.

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Legal Marketing Association Spotlight on Tampa Bay

Legal Marketing Tampa at Painting with a Twist

The Tampa Bay City Group of the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern Chapter was selected as the spotlight in the latest newsletter. I am so proud to be a part of this organization and to see the growth we’ve experienced over the last several years. Our leaders are among the best in the country and the excitement coming from this chapter proves it. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please visit the LMA site or contact me for more information!

 

CITY GROUP SPOTLIGHT:TAMPA BAY

This year the Tampa Bay City Group continues to focus on substantive programs, networking opportunities, and community service. We collaborated with the Orlando City Group to present programs by Tracy LaLonde of Akina on “Ten Tips for Effective Pitch Meetings,” LMASE circuit speaker David Freeman on “Secrets of the Masters,” and a video-conferenced ACC Value Challenge panel discussion.

Additional programs featured Emily Thall of Debevoise & Plimpton (sponsored by Dave Whiteside and Hubbard One) on “How to Better Manage Your Firm’s Experience,” and four-time Emmy Award winner Ren Scott’s presentation on “Using Video Effectively and Maximizing Your Web Marketing.”

We also drew upon the knowledge and experience of our own City Group members for programming. Kate Barth, Public Relations Manager at Carlton Fields, prepared the questions and moderated a media roundtable; and Ginger Reichl, President of Pinstripe Marketing, will co-present our November program on “Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Professional Profiles.”  We also continued our practice of holding a post-LMA Annual Meeting roundtable discussion for members to share information and best practices learned at the conference with members that were not able to attend.

Spring, summer, and holiday networking events for the year were planned to benefit organizations in our community. The Spring Networking Social at Painting With A Twist was a huge hit, and both financial and “wish list” contributions were made to SPCA Tampa Bay.

The Summer Social was held at the Tampa Bay History Museum and hundreds of school supplies were collected for the benefit of inner city students at Sawgrass Lake Elementary. At our Holiday Social in December, we will again collect donations for Toys For Tots.

However, the true highlight of the year has been the many new colleagues who have attended our meetings. As part of our ongoing initiative to recruit new members, we will again participate in the “Ultimate Mixer” with other Tampa Bay marketing professionals this fall.

Tampa Bay public relations

Legal Marketing Association Spotlight on Tampa Bay

Legal Marketing Tampa at Painting with a Twist

The Tampa Bay City Group of the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern Chapter was selected as the spotlight in the latest newsletter. I am so proud to be a part of this organization and to see the growth we’ve experienced over the last several years. Our leaders are among the best in the country and the excitement coming from this chapter proves it. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please visit the LMA site or contact me for more information!

 

CITY GROUP SPOTLIGHT:TAMPA BAY

This year the Tampa Bay City Group continues to focus on substantive programs, networking opportunities, and community service. We collaborated with the Orlando City Group to present programs by Tracy LaLonde of Akina on “Ten Tips for Effective Pitch Meetings,” LMASE circuit speaker David Freeman on “Secrets of the Masters,” and a video-conferenced ACC Value Challenge panel discussion.

Additional programs featured Emily Thall of Debevoise & Plimpton (sponsored by Dave Whiteside and Hubbard One) on “How to Better Manage Your Firm’s Experience,” and four-time Emmy Award winner Ren Scott’s presentation on “Using Video Effectively and Maximizing Your Web Marketing.”

We also drew upon the knowledge and experience of our own City Group members for programming. Kate Barth, Public Relations Manager at Carlton Fields, prepared the questions and moderated a media roundtable; and Ginger Reichl, President of Pinstripe Marketing, will co-present our November program on “Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Professional Profiles.”  We also continued our practice of holding a post-LMA Annual Meeting roundtable discussion for members to share information and best practices learned at the conference with members that were not able to attend.

Spring, summer, and holiday networking events for the year were planned to benefit organizations in our community. The Spring Networking Social at Painting With A Twist was a huge hit, and both financial and “wish list” contributions were made to SPCA Tampa Bay.

The Summer Social was held at the Tampa Bay History Museum and hundreds of school supplies were collected for the benefit of inner city students at Sawgrass Lake Elementary. At our Holiday Social in December, we will again collect donations for Toys For Tots.

However, the true highlight of the year has been the many new colleagues who have attended our meetings. As part of our ongoing initiative to recruit new members, we will again participate in the “Ultimate Mixer” with other Tampa Bay marketing professionals this fall.

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