Of all the available digital marketing options, which one is the most effective, the most pervasive and the most important? It’s a trick question. Here’s the real question: Is it possible to achieve all of your dental practice’s marketing goals with a single digital marketing channel?
I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be in marketing — didn’t know it would be dental marketing though. The Super Bowl ads I saw every year growing up were a huge influence on my choice to get into advertising. I’ve always been fascinated by their sheer creativity and their ability to engage viewers in a way that creates a lasting impression. It is no mistake that Super Bowl commercials have become the gold standard in advertising, and we can all learn a little something from them.
Dental practices interested in expanding their marketing efforts or perhaps just venturing into digital marketing for the first time may be in the dark about some of the major differences and potential consequences of handling things in house versus trusting it all to a marketing agency. In fact, the differences can be quite significant, and it is important to know about them before making a decision on which direction to go.
Practices often ask us, “Should I continue running an ad on this site?” or “Should I continue spending money on these postcards?” Our question to them is, have you tracked the results of the campaign? One of the biggest challenges with marketing is measuring results. While not all of your marketing efforts can be precisely tracked, much of it can.
Not many people think of going to the dentist as fun. As with most health practitioners, the dentist is usually thought of as a serious and professional place. Marketing your dental practice, however, can attract more people with the use of some light hearted humor. There are many, shall we say not so fun brands, that spice up their marketing to stand out and get noticed. Geico Insurance, for example, took a dull subject and created amusing advertisements that are well recognized across multiple media channels. Not all practices may be feel up to this type of marketing but if you like to think of yourself as fun, laid back and you are willing to stand out then a campaign that grabs attention may be for you.
The countdown to the New Year has begun, and we can’t wait to help market our clients in 2020 so they can reach even more new patients and grow their practice. This is also a time to reflect on what we can do different, or improve upon so that marketing processes and plans run more effectively. One common occurrence we notice is that dental practices start to plan in late November to do something special for the holidays. Most likely, they are not aware that as a marketing agency we work months in advance on projects and they should too. Here’s how your practice can plan properly for effective marketing next year.
Unlike a Halloween horror movie, marketing your practice doesn’t have to be scary. The trick is to not be like Freddy or Jason when it comes to digital marketing and scare your patients away with creepy tactics. Instead follow these tips to lead you out of the corn maze and have your patients calling you the hero.
Instagram is the next big thing! Does social media advertising even work? Twitter. Get on Twitter ASAP! Emails, does anyone read them?
Does marketing confuse you? We don’t blame you if it does. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a deluge of conflicting information about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to marketing your practice. While everyone is looking for a silver bullet, focus on these 4 tried and true dental marketing strategies that actually work.
When a practice is interested in our services, we go to great lengths to provide a detailed marketing strategy that is backed by data and LOTS of experience. Whether they want to grow a brand new practice or simply want to draw more quality patients, we’ve got solutions. Those we meet with almost always believe…
If you’ve ever watched American Idol, Shark Tank, or Extreme Makeover, one thing is clear: Everyone loves a success story. Witnessing personal or professional transformations are not only heartwarming, but often times motivational, as well. After all … if they can do it, why can’t you? This is also true of your practice, which is…