New year, new you, as the saying goes. Everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions, vowing to eat better, exercise more, volunteer at shelter, and begin composting in the backyard. And while those are all great things on a personal level, they won’t do much to help your dental practice. So, let’s think about making some New Year’s Marketing Resolutions to start the year off with a bang and hopefully avoid some costly mistakes.
This time of year many practices are embracing the holidays with decorations in the office, holiday music in the waiting area, and gift exchanges among the staff. But this year, you could be the best Santa ever. You could give your entire practice a gift – one that lasts well beyond the holiday season and extends into the new year!
While the pandemic may have temporarily reduced the volume of active patients at a given practice, it may also be offering a terrific opportunity for the practice to emphasize its expertise in providing cosmetic dentistry services, especially clear aligners. Read more here!
Using the same marketing strategies year after year is a grave mistake, but many dental practices have yet to embrace the bone-efits of digital marketing. Digital marketing doesn’t have to be frightening. In fact, it can be a real treat for your bottom line. In this special Halloween edition of our blog, we want to demystify digital marketing to show you why most practices are dying to get on board.
To Instagram or Not to Instagram These days, having a strong online presence is an essential part of a business’s marketing strategy. A well-developed website is a must, and many have found success with Facebook as well as other digital marketing strategies to create visibility online. Instagram has also become an attractive marketing tool. But…
So you’ve hired a dental marketing agency to provide you with new patient leads, but it’s not turning out how you thought it would. The first impulse might be to place blame. It’s tempting to see the process as one-sided, but it doesn’t have to be.
This article originally appeared in the July/2020 issue of the Academy of General Dentistry’s AGD Impact magazine.
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that marketing your dental practice online is more important than ever, but that the message may have changed. The crisis has trained people to reach for their computers for information, products and services instead of heading out to Main Street. It has also reframed how we interact with the world and each other; what is safe and what is not is still a question in many people’s minds.
Were you one of the practices that continued to engage with patients while your practice was shut down? If you weren’t, you have some catching up to do.
In just a few short months, our lives have changed dramatically. How we grocery shop, do schoolwork and visit the dentist is going to look very different for the time being. As we venture back into the public, many are still unsure how to navigate this new environment, despite the dos and don’ts we receive through the news. One thing that provides comfort during these uncertain times, however, is hearing from our local officials, and health professionals like you. Keeping up communication to your audience is critical now more than ever not just for your practice but for the well being of your patients, too.
Among the many questions we are being asked from our dentists, the most common one is, “What can I be doing now?” In some cases, dentists think they should just pare back or stop marketing; stop posting on Facebook, pause emails, stop their Google and Facebook ads and discontinue adding content to their website. We…