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Healthcare CEOs Tell Marketers To Be Players, Not Victims

Jerry Hobbs, president of Prairie Dog|TCG

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is there a great divide between healthcare marketers and executive leadership? And if there is, what can each side do to close the gap? A lively discussion took place at the 2016 SHSMD conference when Jerry Hobbs, president of Prairie Dog|TCG reprised his popular session, “The Naked CEO: Surveys Read More

Top Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends To Watch in 2017

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Digital marketing in healthcare continues to evolve and grow in sophistication, according to Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net (and member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board), and she has the data to prove it. “In our digital survey [The State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare Moving Toward 2017] we asked our Read More

Are Your Online Ads Being Seen?

Boschen Boz, ndp

“[In 2016], more than 205 U.S. digital advertising professionals working for publishers were surveyed about the state of the digital advertising marketplace and the issues they believe matter most. Sixty-nine percent said they were extremely or very concerned about viewability, identifying it as the top issue impacting the market,” says Boz Boschen, Digital Media Director Read More

Gearing Up for 2017: Interview with Kathy Divis

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Digital marketing in healthcare continues to evolve and grow in sophistication, according to Kathy Divis, President and Co-Founder of Greystone.Net, and she has the data to prove it. “In our digital survey [The State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare Moving Toward 2017] we asked our respondents to compare their activities Read More

Ask the Expert: What Does It Take to Win at Digital Marketing in Healthcare?

Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

[Hint: It isn’t size and budget that make a leader a leader.] // By Ben Dillon // For the past decade, Geonetric has performed its Digital Marketing in Healthcare survey to help healthcare marketers uncover industry trends, benchmark their own efforts, and better understand how to plan for upcoming digital initiatives. As part of the Read More

Do You Accurately Value Your Hospital’s Website Conversions?

Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

In a recent eHST “Ask the Expert” column with Avinash Kaushik, Digital Evangelist at Google and Co-Founder of Market Motive Inc., we briefly touched on the concept of economic value in the context of web analytics and website goals. “Without goals and goal values, you are not doing web analytics,” says Kaushik. Goals are conversions, Read More

Online Ad Viewability: Is One Second Really Enough?

Boschen Boz, ndp

// By Boz Boschen // Earlier this year, more than 205 U.S. digital advertising professionals working for publishers were surveyed about the state of the digital advertising marketplace and the issues they believe matter most. Sixty-nine percent said they were extremely or very concerned about viewability, identifying it as the top issue impacting the market. Read More

How Healthcare Organizations Should Leverage the Power of Marketing Automation

Robin Snow

“Marketing automation refers to the software platforms and technologies that facilitate digital marketing strategies by automating certain repetitive tasks,” says Robin Snow, founder and principal of Aefinity Interactive, LLC. “[It] allows for personalized communication on a massive scale.” While the idea of automating marketing initiatives is undeniably appealing, what does it involve in practical terms? Read More

Breaking Developments in Digital Healthcare Marketing

World Congress

On September 29-30, the World Congress convened its third annual Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit in Boston, with presenters from Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, Main Line Health, Presence Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health, RWJBarnabas Health, and others. Several presentations discussed the evolution of hospital brands in an environment of consolidation. Presenters also explored the Read More

Is Online Ad Fraud Hurting the ROI of Your Digital Campaigns?

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If you have money to burn on digital advertising, then pay no attention to this article. But if you’re like most health systems, you’re scrambling to prove that the ad dollars you’ve been allotted are netting great results that warrant bigger budgets. So what happens if a big chunk of your online ads is never Read More

What Is Your Hospital Website Worth?

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a recent eHST “Ask the Expert” column with Avinash Kaushik, Digital Evangelist at Google and Co-Founder of Market Motive Inc., we briefly touched on the concept of economic value in the context of web analytics and website goals. “Without goals and goal values, you are not doing web Read More

What Is Marketing Automation and How Can You Leverage It at Your Healthcare Organization?

Robin Snow

// By Robin Snow // Marketing automation refers to the software platforms and technologies that facilitate digital marketing strategies by automating certain repetitive tasks. Higher-end marketing automation software provides marketing intelligence and advanced workflows that marketers can leverage to more efficiently and effectively communicate with targeted prospects and customers through multiple channels. Marketing automation is Read More

Digital Marketing Highlights from the World Congress Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

World Congress

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // On September 29-30, the World Congress convened its third annual Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit in Boston, with presenters from Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, Main Line Health, Presence Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health, RWJBarnabas Health, and others. Several presentations discussed the evolution of hospital brands in an environment Read More

Troubleshooting Your Digital Healthcare Marketing Strategy

Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

Is it wrong to post ER wait times prominently on your homepage? It’s a fine strategy if you’re content to solve for a tiny fraction of your site visitors, say 2 percent. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, suggests instead: Why not create content and marketing strategies that meet the needs of 100 percent Read More

Why Facebook Ads Are Uniquely Positioned To Deliver Results for Healthcare Marketers

Last year, we spoke with Michael Sengbusch, then Chief Technology Officer at Brightwhistle, about Facebook advertising trends like custom audiences and lookalike audiences. We asked Sengbusch, now General Manager, Digital Marketing Cloud at InfluenceHealth, to give us an update on paid advertising on Facebook for hospitals and health systems. He continues to be very bullish Read More

Eliminating Online Ad Fraud: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you have money to burn on digital advertising, then pay no attention to this article. But if you’re like most health systems, you’re scrambling to prove that the ad dollars you’ve been allotted are netting great results that warrant bigger budgets. So what happens if a big chunk Read More

Why Isn’t My Hospital’s Digital Strategy Working?

Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

Ask the Expert, with Avinash Kaushik // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is it wrong to post ER wait times prominently on your homepage? It’s a fine strategy if you’re content to solve for a tiny fraction of your site visitors, say 2 percent. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, suggests instead: Why not Read More

IBM Watson Health: How Smart Computers Can Revolutionize Healthcare Marketing

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts. Soon after Watson’s victory, IBM began to get inquiries from physicians, particularly oncologists, interested in knowing if cognitive technology could be applied Read More

Chris Boyer on the Power of Personalized Marketing

Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital, ReviveHealth

We interviewed Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital at ReviveHealth, following his presentation with Chris Bevolo, EVP at ReviveHealth, at this year’s Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit. Their presentation “Personalized Marketing: Moving From Persona to Person” offers a vision of what healthcare marketing can become with the right strategies, competencies, tools, and technologies. Where is Read More

What Are the Latest Trends in Facebook Advertising for Hospitals?

Ask the Expert, with Michael Sengbusch // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Last year, we spoke with Michael Sengbusch, then Chief Technology Officer at Brightwhistle, about Facebook advertising trends like custom audiences and lookalike audiences. We asked Sengbusch, now General Manager, Digital Marketing Cloud at InfluenceHealth, to give us an update on paid advertising on Read More

Cognitive Technology in Healthcare: Looking to the Future with IBM Watson Health

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts: “Dialing for Dialects for $800,” says Watson, choosing a category in the opening round. Host Alex Read More

What Does a Cutting-Edge Personalized Marketing Strategy Look Like for Hospitals and Health Systems?

Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital, ReviveHealth

Ask the Expert, with Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital at ReviveHealth // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We interviewed Chris Boyer following his presentation with Chris Bevolo, EVP at ReviveHealth, at this year’s Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit. Their presentation “Personalized Marketing: Moving From Persona to Person” offers a vision of what healthcare Read More

Align Your Physician Referrals To Boost Your Bottom Line

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If you could get a physician to refer 100 percent of his or her patients to your hospital or health system, what would that be worth? If the physician refers to specialists, such as neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons, it could be worth $2.5 million to $3 million in annual revenue, according to Bryce Bartel, CEO Read More