Does a Rundown Office Predict a Bad Patient Experience?

Let’s call this an informal Patient Experience survey—or a real-world test of “first impressions.” The thing is, this is something that actually happened to me recently. Please let me know what you would have done in my place. Having waited a couple weeks to get an appointment I was scheduled to see a doctor that […]

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Google’s Local Filter Changes May Have Automatically Lowered Your Ranking

Wait. Before you do anything else today, check on your listings on Google. Recent changes in the local search routine could have dramatically slammed your standing. And your listing may have just been kicked downstairs. Here’s a little insight about local filters and how to help your listing. Our regular readers know that local listings […]

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A Tale of Two Cafes: Take-Away Service Lessons for Hospitals

Each week I look forward to Chris Brogan’s business advice email. You probably know his name; Chris is a respected author, consultant and speaker…and he knows marketing. His notes are insightful, conversational and they deliver solid, practical guidance. Without mentioning hospitals, medical practices or doctors, his recent note about a Tale of Two Local Cafes […]

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Best Practice Ideas: Everybody Isn’t a Marketing Expert After All

Why is it that when it comes to marketing, everyone seems to have an opinion? Colleagues, friends, staff, the plant lady, the guy cleaning up…everyone gets a vote. Worse, the people writing the checks often listen to whoever the last person was who offered them advice.  A brief backstory about best practice marketing… For example, an […]

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Easy and Effective Tips to Boost Your Online Presence

Back in the digital dark ages—a decade or so ago—simply having a website was enough to be found online. Early on, only a few healthcare practices and hospitals had a website at all. Two or three HTML pages put your online presence miles ahead of most everyone else. But not so today. To be found […]

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How Much is Your Embarrassing Website Costing You?

When everyone is working diligently to attract new patients and new business, it’s extremely frustrating to uncover a “crappy old website” that’s turning people away. (And wasting money, too.) Sophisticated Internet marketing tools reveal a big “hole in the bucket;” the lost opportunity is real and downright painful. That’s exactly what happened recently when we […]

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It’s Only a Matter of Time: Your Hospital is a Ransomware Target

Talk about a scary scenario—hospitals remain high profile and high-value targets for ransomware cyber attacks. It’s been an ongoing threat for decades — worldwide and throughout the United States. We’re not a cyber security company, but clients, providers and hospitals voice concerns about their online presence. Understandably, websites—built for healthcare marketing and communications—are at risk […]

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Doctor, Tear Down Your Glass Window — Now!

Our friend and colleague Rob Klein—a consumer authority for hospitals and doctors—told us this story from a research focus group. Many people in the group agreed that the glass window at the front desk made patients feel unwelcome. A glass window seems to be standard issue for every doctor’s office on the planet. But it […]

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20 Creative Ways to Get Aboard the Video Marketing Bandwagon

It’s a challenge to follow the trends attached to the future of the Internet and video marketing. Depending on your choice of stats, better than 80 percent of all web traffic is expected to be video by the end of the decade. That’s just a couple years down the road. One particularly fast moving—and nearly […]

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