Google’s big “Speed Update” coming July 2018

Over the last few years Skunkworks has made a conscious effort to optimize our client websites for speed. Why? Because speed matters. And coming this July, it will matter even more as Google begins rewarding faster websites with better rankings. The why Google now considers websites in two ways. As a website visitor on a […]

Lawyers for the Journey Ahead – KMSC Law LLP’s New Brand & Website

Lawyers for the Journey Ahead – The New Brand Buying a house. Having children. Recovering from an injury. Losing your job. Starting a business. Planning for the inevitable. These are some of the milestones along the journeys that make up our lives. Big or small, good or bad, these moments are when we need practical […]

Ontario’s Legal Marketing Rules in Brief — Updated for 2017

Skunkworks works with law firms and legal institutions in BC, Alberta, and Ontario. In order to properly serve our clients in these various provinces, we have to stay up to date on each province’s legal marketing rules. In the past, we’ve posted blog entries discussing both BC and Alberta’s legal marketing rules. In this post, […]

Alberta’s Legal Marketing Rules in Brief — Updated for 2017

Skunkworks works with law firms and legal institutions in BC, Alberta, and Ontario. Following my colleague’s post on BC’s legal marketing rules, we will be offering similar summaries of legal marketing rules for our clients across the country. In this post, the focus will be legal marketing in the Province of Alberta, where professional conduct […]

A Quick Refresher on BC’s Legal Marketing Rules — Updated for 2017

With the relaunch of the Law Society of British Columbia’s website, we wanted to take this opportunity to review Rule 4.2 of Chapter 4 of the Professional Conduct Handbook: Marketing of Legal Services.  These rules have become increasingly permissive; so much so that many lawyers now forget the rules exist. Rule 4.2 Let’s have a […]

BC Lawyers and Referral Fees

**Updated October 19, 2017, from a post originally written on the subject by Jeremy Hessing-Lewis in March 2012** Just about any lawyer will tell you that their best clients come through referrals. Referral relationships tend to be among a successful lawyer’s most valuable assets. However, members of the Law Society of British Columbia need to […]

Cool thing of the day: Adobe Post 2.0

Tasked with creating social graphics and short on time? It might be worth checking out Adobe Post 2.0 – the latest release of Adobe Post. New features include: Custom sizes for popular social networks and auto resize (Hallelujah!) New toys in the form of filters for colours and text Language support for right to left […]

No longer the master of your domain?

I see a surprising number of client crises that bridge my marketing and legal careers. Where one fails to provide a solution, I can often rely on the other to find a way forward. Some problems, however, remain without either a technical or legal fix. Losing control of your business’ domain name is just such a […]

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