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How many marketing people among us can honestly calculate the ROI that is realised from marketing and BD activity undertaken? Linking marketing activity to money (i.e. new clients and matters) is notoriously difficult. Measures such as social media engagement and website traffic are great, but do they actually have a material benefit for the firm? Join […]

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