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.
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.
Today, more and more businesses are turning to text messaging as an important value-added tool in their marketing and customer retention arsenal. From contacting new patients to treatment promotions and appointment reminders, text messaging patients is the wave of the future. No one wants their new patient leads to go to the practice down the street because they weren’t as fast or as targeted in the way they responded. With text messaging as part of a practice’s lead response protocol, that won’t happen anymore.
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.
Do you remember dental marketing before the digital age when it was made up of TV commercials and print advertising? Back in the latter half of the 20th century, the big dental consumer companies used catch phrases and jingles in their advertisements, some you would probably remember today if you heard them again.
Bad reviews can really hurt your practice, especially when the bad review is for another practice but ends up on your Google or Facebook page. Check out this case study to learn more and how you can build your reviews back up.
What do new patients look for when choosing a dentist? People purchase products and services based more on the results, or benefits, they will receive rather than their features. The same goes for your patients. Businesses across the board like to describe their product’s bells and whistles or the many, many details of what’s included with their service. New patients, however, will resonate more with your marketing and brand when you describe how the results of a treatment will make them feel, because that is what they are really interested in. When you focus on features, well, you may blend in with every other dentist who delivers the same services. Here are a few examples to show you what we mean.
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…
You’ve probably noticed on your practice’s Facebook page that you have the ability to boost your post, meaning that you pay a small amount of money to get a single post seen by a wider audience. You may even get messages from Facebook telling you how many more people will see your post if you…
Chances are if you have been utilizing online patient reviews as part of your marketing strategy, you might get a not so flattering one every now and then. Everyone does. The question however, is how will this affect your practice and what can you do about them.