How Data Can Create a Better Brand Experience

November 20, 2019
Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health

Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health

Data available to marketers today is key to creating brand experiences that last, but only when used at patients’ decision points. Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health, recently shared how the healthcare system underwent a departmental transformation that resulted in a unique approach to being agile with data.

eHST: In general, where should healthcare marketers focus today, and how is it different from two to three years ago?

DD: First, authenticity. Connecting with patients and treating them like the educated consumers they are requires a higher level of sensitivity and empathy. Authenticity and transparency are the tenets of building trust, as healthcare is relational — versus purely transactional.

Second, agility. Healthcare marketers need to be able to be agile with their advertising campaigns currently in the market. The ability to see what is happening in real time and make iterative adjustments in operational staff support — within the messaging delivery from landing-page submissions, or within online advertisements — presents a huge opportunity for marketers to be nimble and in sync with the market’s response.

Third, reliability. Highly reliable organizations invest in supporting their customers’ communities, lifestyles, and ongoing needs. Today’s healthcare marketers also need to be advocates for our patients. Listening to the data and being empathetic learners, we can help surface important concerns and opportunities.

eHST: How should marketers use data as a core part of their hospitals’ brand experience?

DD: Data is an enabler to go forward. Using predictive modeling, machine learning, A/B testing, and real-time analytics, marketers have the ability to look at data as it’s coming in, and can leverage timely opportunities to increase throughput, improve care, and build loyalty into the relationship.

Read the rest of the interview now: Driving Brand Experience with Data

Best regards,
Matt Humphrey

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