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With more than 20 years of experience managing corporate marketing, business development and communications initiatives, Michael Blachly brings strategic leadership and a versatile skill set to every consulting engagement at Gray Reed Advisory Services. He guides clients through the process of making impactful changes and enhancing their capabilities in a wide range of areas, including sales development, marketing/branding, marketing technology and strategies for creative production, research, public relations and event planning.

As the head of marketing for the Gray Reed law firm since 2008, Michael knows first-hand how to help a business overcome challenges and achieve sustainable growth over time. He provides strategic direction on the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives and leads a team responsible for strategy execution and day-to-day support for 150+ attorneys. Michael also provides one-on-one sales coaching on a variety of business development matters, including personal branding, target market analysis, sales pipeline management and client proposal strategy.

Before joining the Gray Reed law firm, Michael directed marketing and communications for the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Cornerstone Credit Union League and his political consulting firm, Hamby & Blachly.

Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and from the SMU Cox School of Business Graduate Marketing Program. He is also a TeamSight Certified Consultant.

If I asked you to tell me Nike’s slogan, you’d say “Just Do It” without hesitation. If I asked you for Coke’s logo colors, you’d quickly answer, “red.” And, if I showed you a photo of Tony the Tiger, you’d immediately associate it with Frosted Flakes.

The power of brand recognition can’t be overstated. But