About Lee Frederiksen

About the Author: Lee W. Frederiksen, Ph.D., is Managing Partner at Hinge, a marketing firm that specializes in branding and marketing for professional services. Hinge is a leader in rebranding firms to help them grow faster and maximize value. Lee can be reached at LFrederiksen@hingemarketing.com or 703-391-8870.

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3 Tips to Optimize a Content Offer in Professional Services


So after a great deal of hard work, you’ve managed to get the right piece of content in front of exactly the right audience. Congrats! But don’t pat yourself on the back for too long, because that’s not the end of the story. What happens after a visitor reads your blog post or watches your […]

How to Become a Visible Expert in Your Industry

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This story is familiar for many professional services firms: You know your firm is full of experts. Perhaps your clients know it, too. But it’s a quiet expertise, and it doesn’t register with the wider marketplace. When buyers engage a professional services provider, we’ve seen that expertise is their number one priority. Sellers, naturally, are […]

Referrals are Not Enough: How Buyers Evaluate Professional Services

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How do prospects evaluate you as a professional services provider? Lots of firms will give you a familiar answer: references and referrals. But as savvy marketers know, the web is increasingly a cornerstone for professional services buyers. Buyers have more ways than ever to find information, and they are using those tools more and more […]

Closing the Perception Gap, Closing the Sale


What are the elements that make the biggest difference in your conversion rate? You might be surprised. Keep reading to learn the one often-overlooked element that’s most likely to help professional service providers close more sales. The surprising perception gap When it comes to the psychology of professional services buyers, you don’t encounter too many […]

Are You a High-Growth Firm? Top 10 Marketing Tools Revealed

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If you want to grow faster and be more profitable, study the firms that are already doing it. That’s the simple logic that has guided our research program into high-growth, high-profit professional services firms. One of the early findings was that high-growth firms tended to focus more resources on online marketing than did their average […]