Relationship Intelligence

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07 May: Case Study: How to use relationship intelligence to deliver superior client experiences

If you’re trying to use technology and change management to innovate and set your firm apart, you know that the hardest part can be knowing where to begin.

Often, it helps to have a trusted and respected brand to look to. One that has already paved the way to success. And if you want to help your firm enhance client experiences, look no farther than the success story of long-time innovator, law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.

The firm wanted to integrate their business technology stack to break down data silos, streamline and enhance their client experience and turn their…

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30 Apr: 3 Ways AEC Firms Can Improve Sales and Marketing Alignment

As the unrelenting wave of digital transformation washes over nearly every business, the movement has finally reached the notoriously traditional architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and its customers, as well.

At the same time, the growth of omni-channel and transmedia marketing engagement strategies further complicate how marketing and sales teams nurture and engage customers through a journey to purchase.

The former aims to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device or stage of maturity. While the latter is all about storytelling that “transports” a customer into a brand’s world, to forge a personal connection…

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14 Mar: How to Cultivate the Elements of a Successful Business Development Strategy

The Four Elements of Business Development: Get Them All

Is your legal firm struggling to grow? As I talked about in my last post, in the face of flat-lining legal services demand, a strong business development strategy is more important than ever if you want to expand.

In that post, we ran through the four revenue-generating elements of business development: customer retention, cross-selling, upselling and prospecting. And I shared how enterprise relationship management platforms, like Introhive, makes it easier for firms (like Fenwick & West LLP) to include all four in their daily processes.

Now, let’s see if you know…

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26 Feb: 5 Can’t-Miss Prep Steps for Your Next Client Meeting

Along with many other aspects of our lives, the internet revolutionized the business meeting. With tools like Skype, GoToMeeting, Zoom and even FaceTime, we can connect with clients in an instant, from anywhere. But nearly everyone agrees that there’s nothing quite like a face-to-face meeting to build relationships and close deals.

In fact, 95 percent of respondents to a Harvard Business Review survey said face-to-face meetings are essential for gaining and maintaining long-term business relationships, and 89 percent believe face-to-face meetings are critical for “sealing the deal.”

But in an era of texts and voicemail tag, it’s notoriously difficult to…

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13 Dec: Today’s Must-Have Intelligence Technology for Law Firms

“Work smarter not harder” has become the rallying cry for law firms struggling with flat demand for independent legal services.

To thrive, firms are doing more with less and relying on intelligence. And I’m not just talking about brilliant legal minds.

I’m talking about your firm’s data—how it’s generated, analyzed, and shared. In fact, four types of intelligence solutions are disrupting the legal industry right now. Is your firm taking advantage?

Read on to get the scoop on these new solutions, and how your firm can use its data and systems to boost productivity and grow.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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13 Nov: 9 can’t-miss pieces of expert law firm marketing advice

In the legal services market, growth has stalled, corporate clients are taking their legal needs in house and independent law firms are losing their share of the market.

But with the right strategic focus and insight, your firm can stem the tide, raise your visibility and lock down new business.

Need a place to start? Read on for nine golden nuggets of advice from renowned legal marketing experts.

1. Clients Hire Lawyers, Not Firms – John Remsen Jr.

John Remsen Jr., the president and CEO of Managing Partner Forum, suggests doubling down on relationships.

“Generally, clients hire lawyers, not law firms. And…

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09 Oct: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Invests in Relationship Intelligence Automation to Deliver Superior Client Experiences

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a leader in Canadian business law, launched a new suite of services from Introhive, the leader in relationship intelligence and CRM automation for the legal industry.

Over a five-year partnership, Osler has worked with Introhive to develop cutting-edge solutions that would enable the firm to better meet its clients’ legal and business needs. The partnership was created to support the firm’s commitment to finding new and better ways to deliver world-class client experiences.

This latest evolution in Osler’s innovation roadmap will allow the firm to gain deeper insight into its relationship intelligence and…

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10 Sep: Helping Businesses Understand Their Relationship Capital

The B2B sales cycle today is complex, demanding more from the sales teams that are responsible for them. In fact, the average B2B sales team needs to engage 6.8 stakeholders and nurture them for an average of 84 days. And depending on your industry, those averages are higher.

With growing pressure on firms to perform and improve their sales process, market-leaders are turning to new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to gain enhanced insights that enable more informed decision making.

But what are those new technologies and how can they help?

We recently spoke with Digital…

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30 Jan: Client Relationship Advice You Can’t Ignore From Business Development Professional Alan Mercer

Few people know the exact challenges that business development professionals face on a day-to-day basis. Luckily for us, Introhive’s new Account Director, Alan Mercer, is one of those unique individuals.

Having spent the last decade in the legal sector as a legal marketing and business development professional, Alan has devised and implemented a range of successful new business and client development initiatives. He’s faced and solved many of the common challenges around growing a profitable client base by understanding, strengthening, and leveraging existing relationships.

With all of this experience under his belt, it goes without saying that Alan has unique…