17 Important Points To Consider Before You Hire A Law Marketing Consultant
As we fast approach the new year, many firms are preparing to launch their 2006 marketing efforts. If you’re thinking about hiring a marketing specialist, make sure you consider these 17 key points.
1. Objective Advice. Consultants who are paid fees are more likely to give you unbiased advice than consultants who earn commissions based on the amount of money you spend. If the consultant profits from ad agency commissions, he has an inherent conflict of interest because the more you spend, the more he makes.
2. Experience. Marketing is so specialized and complex that I recommend you hire someone who has provided marketing services for a minimum of 15 years. But, don’t assume that because the person has been in business 15 years, he has the knowledge, skill, judgment and experience you need. Make sure you thoroughly interview all consultants you are considering.
3. Workload. Does the law marketing professional do the work for you? Or does the marketing person serve as a coach and simply tell you what you should be doing?
4. Service. Do you feel that the...