Clients may know who you are, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge is ensuring your firm’s brand moves past awareness to differentiation. Different from all others—in a good way—where your brand drives new business.
Differentiation determines your hirability and how much clients will pay.
Differentiation means clients have opinions about your firm—and opinions can drive (or destroy) business. More than mere awareness, differentiation captures how your firm performs on the actions and behaviors clients use to drive their decisions.
Out of the dozens of potential options, BTI research reveals 9 core differentiators driving client decisions. These are:
The BTI Brand Elite 26—The Most Differentiated Law Firms
On the basis of these 9 key differentiators corporate counsel report 26 law firms leave the biggest imprint—earning a place in the 2014 BTI Brand Elite. These firms include:
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Latham & Watkins
- Jones Day
- Baker & McKenzie
- Mayer Brown
- Sidley Austin
- Seyfarth Shaw
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Morgan Lewis
- Faegre Baker Daniels
- Click to here to see all 26 firms in The BTI Brand Elite
We’ll be discussing each of the 9 differentiators in more detail in upcoming blog posts, and you can learn more about which law firms clients see as the most differentiated in BTI’s newest report—BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms.