The Intersection of Marketing and Technology
By ILTA, LMA International
October 17, 2023 | 6-minute read
Technology Management Content Type Article
Technology is changing how law firms operate, and the intersection of marketing and technology continues to grow. LMA and ILTA have been pleased to collaborate over the past two years to produce thought leadership that highlights how the synergy between the marketing and technology teams helps achieve shared goals. The session recaps below explore content showcased at their respective 2023 annual events that embody this collaboration.
Highlights From #LMA23
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In the ever-evolving landscape of legal marketing, a transformative fusion of innovation, adaptability and cutting-edge technology is on the horizon. Welcome to a journey through the captivating #LMA23 presentation, “Skunk Works, Web 3.0, and AI: A Taste of What’s Next in Legal Marketing,” where the crossroads of tradition and transformation, strategy and surrealism are explored.
Unlock the transformative power of data-driven marketing with insights from the #LMA23 Marketing Analytics Bootcamp session, where experts revealed the keys to collaboration, overcoming challenges and harnessing data as a lifeline for strategic innovation in law firm marketing.
Highlights From ILTACON 2023
The main goals of this ILTACON session were to provide attendees with an understanding of: 1) why developing a data lake for a firm's data can help simplify the integration process, create a central data repository, which can then be leveraged for firm-wide reporting, data integration and data backup/archiving; 2) why there is an increasing need across industries for the centralization of data; and 3) how centralization of data improves data integrity and consistency, reduces data loss, helps limit security and reputational risks and assists in the elimination of duplicative efforts for data capture and management.
Participants in this ILTACON session enjoyed a very lively discussion about how to use data to effectively measure the success of your law firm’s brand and marketing efforts. This session featured insights from leading experts regarding a broad range of topics and also included practical advice about defining clear and measurable goals, refining your strategy and integrating internal and external data sources to present analytics in a clear and actionable way.
The ILTACON 2023 session delved into the essence of data mapping, tracing its historical roots while highlighting its present-day significance. It's no longer a tabletop exercise; modern data mapping is dynamic, operational and far-reaching.
In this ILTACON 2023 session, the speakers shared what is Waterfall methodology, explored Agile, shared stories of when good projects go wrong, provided a key hybrid project example, and highlighted what questions you need to ask to figure out which methodology you need to use and more.
In this ILTACON session, attendees should walk away with a better understanding of why it is important to test and evaluate AI systems for bias and accuracy, what buyers should mandate from their vendors and partners on this journey, obtain recommendations for key steps technology teams should be taking to pursue AI utilization responsibly and what you should be paying attention to when it comes to regulatory trends and new standards.
In this ILTACON session, the presenters focused on who has built bridges between IT and their practice/business groups to ensure projects run harmoniously. They translated the needs of the business for IT and helped teams leverage existing technology capabilities to avoid the “left on the shelf” syndrome. The takeaways focused on setting up the right environment for a project to be "in tune" and "in concert."
In this session, the speakers honed in on the four big functions of legal ops: 1) delivering tech solutions; 2) collaboration between law firms and their clients; 3) optimizing outside counsel; and 4) legal service request management. They also shared a variety of instances that illustrated how legal ops is a multi-disciplinary function with an impossible array of tasks that no one person can do.
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Technology is changing how firms operate and there is a need for more collaboration between the marketing and technology teams to achieve shared goals. In this collaborative podcast between the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), four seasoned marketing and technology experts discuss their organizational structures, the importance of establishing effective and open communication processes between departments, and share stories in which these efforts resulted in successful projects.
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Dive Into More Educational Content From #LMA23
The 2023 LMA Annual Conference was an intensive three-day program of plenary education and specific, hands-on learning sessions that were designed to be immediately actionable back at the office. With the theme, Amplify Your Impact, attendees experienced authentic conversations on substantive topics that inspire true change in this industry, and cement the credibility, voice and talents of thought leaders, change agents and positive disrupters.
Explore more sessions from LMA's Annual Conference, including:
Are you ready to become a legal marketing analytics pro? This session will introduce you to new ways of designing and leveraging the Marketing Analytics operation. Work as a team and learn how to put together insightful, compelling analytics output for your firm.
The interconnectedness between inclusion, allyship, and a psychologically safe work environment is key to retaining talent and promoting firm values and sustainability in an evolving and competitive market landscape. Everyone in a law firm has a role to play in leveraging this interconnectedness to drive business outcomes. Marketing and business development professionals specifically can play a more active role in this regard by empowering and teaching lawyers and other business professionals the significance and benefits of focusing on and leveraging their personal brands.
View the full 2023 LMA Annual Conference Recording Bundle to explore more educational content.