Dentists of all people understand that there’s a lot more that goes into the daily operation of a business than meets the eye. The front of the house, so to speak, is what the patients see, but it’s the behind-the-scenes that is really the lifeblood of the practice. An effectively planned, implemented, and maintained marketing strategy will pay dividends that far outweigh the initial investment and will continue to do so for many years.
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.
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.
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.