Your Healthcare Marketing Agency: When to Hold ‘Em. When to Fold ‘Em.

Let’s face it: There are a lot of doctors, medical practices and hospitals that wish they could go about their professional practice activities without the worry, hassle and distraction of marketing and advertising. But, as it turns out, modern medicine is a profession, but healthcare is a business. And, like it or not, the Affordable […]

Make Sure Your Marketing People Are Keeping Up…or Accept Falling Behind

We’ve noticed that the most successful doctors and executives that we work with are constantly hungry for new information. By any of various names, continuing education is part of their personal fabric, something to be exercised daily, if not hourly. But what providers and administrators do for themselves, they sometimes overlook providing the value of […]

Your In-House Marketing Person: A Terrific Investment or a Disastrous Mistake?

How to know what you want to achieve, so you know how to hire right for success. How you define the job of an in-house marketing person sets the road to success (or failure). Marketing and Physician Referrals go hand-in-hand, but there are different skill sets for each, and they don’t all fit into a […]

Looking For Missed Opportunity In Healthcare Organization Marketing

A quick survey of 4 communications cornerstones and 24 basic ideas that might belong in your marketing plan. This is a “forest-for-the-trees” kind of thing. Or maybe it’s a “nose-on-your-face” deal. In any event, overlooking an obvious opportunity is definitely common, and even somewhat understandable. Hospitals, practices and healthcare organizations are busy places and marketing […]

Keep Your Healthcare Marketing on the Safe Side of HIPAA and Other Legal Issues

Editor’s Note: This article is another in our series about keeping physician and healthcare provider marketing away from legal problems. This roundup of comments does not represent legal advice but offers ideas and issues to consider in professional advertising and marketing. When we started this series about legal issues and medical marketing we knew there […]

Beware The Common Mistakes Doctors Make When Searching For A Medical Ad Agency

7 Criteria You MUST Consider When Looking For Health Care Marketing Talent (And how to avoid falling victim to “Marketing Malpractice”) Doctors often tell us about their difficulties with finding and evaluating healthcare marketing talent. So we thought we’d give you a “cheat sheet” to help you. Before we do that, however, let’s set the […]

The Importance of Big Fish in Healthcare Marketing and Advertising

Sorry, but we’ve lost a proper attribution for this great little concept: The little fish always like to read about the big fish. The big fish seldom care to read about the little fish. And how is this useful to healthcare marketing and advertising? It’s a clever way to remember to target your marketing to […]