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Love me tender, and pro bono

Love me tender, and pro bono

In the past six months I’ve worked closely with law firm clients on tenders issued by a Top 50 listed company, the second-largest local...
How to cultivate and sustain partnership relationships with your clients

How to cultivate and sustain partnership relationships

Earlier this month iSentia announced King Content, Australia’s largest content marketing agency, would close its doors due to poor financial performance. Mumbrella’s Tim Burrowes speculated...
If winning large business and government clients is part of your strategy, you must view tenders as an investment, not an expense.

Four roles your bid team can’t do without

In recent years, seemingly every business-to-business category has observed an increase in the number, complexity and value of private and public sector...
Whether conducting an unsuccessful tender debrief, or your periodic client relationship review, seize every available opportunity to secure feedback.

Listen like thieves

Whether conducting an unsuccessful tender debrief, or your periodic client relationship review, seize every available opportunity to secure relative feedback from your clients and prospects,...
Exclusivity should be fundamental when outsourcing strategic BD

Exclusivity is a fundamental when outsourcing strategic BD

In Australia, outsourcing a B2B tender will cost a professional services firm anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000, depending upon the scale and complexity of...
The seven deadly sins of tendering

The Seven Deadly Sins of Tendering

Last year, via a competitive tender, one of the country’s largest insurance groups consolidated its legal panel from 50-plus to 20-something. This week, I...
Don't speak (on social) unless you have something worth saying

Word of Mouth or Paid Placement?

We’ve long known word-of-mouth is a highly effective means of marketing. A November 2013 survey (granted, one conducted by the US Word of Mouth...
Have fun in the sun but don't forget to do your marketing housekeeping

Don’t hibernate your marketing for the long, hot summer

With Australia’s courts soon to close for the extended summer break, most commercial law firms will operate with just a skeleton staff until well...
The big data within your systems should be used as proof points in your tenders

Body of Evidence: Big Data Provides Proof in Tenders

Isn’t it ironic that at a time when consumer brands are swooning over the opportunities presented by Big Data, professional services firms are still,...
Aussie businesses should prepare now for modern slavery legislation

Will Australia’s modern slavery law cause you to lose a key client or contract?

If your marketing and business development teams are high-performing, how they spend their time in between major pursuits will be as valuable as what...