Local Search: What Does It Take for a Health System to Get It Right?

Ask the Expert with Adam Dorfman // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Adam Dorfman is Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at SIM Partners, a technology provider that optimizes location-specific content and business information to enhance local, mobile, and social search results. “Healthcare systems sometimes have thousands of physicians and hundreds of clinics and Read More

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Dagmara Scalise, AVP strategic services and healthcare practice lead, Primacy

Your Website Redesign Is Just the Beginning: What To Do Next

The website redesign that has utterly consumed you and your team for the past year (or more) is finally completed. What now? While you should take some time to step back and bask in your success, says Dagmara Scalise of full-service digital agency Primacy, there’s still a lot to do. “Your website is the foundation of your Read More

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Now What? What to Do AFTER Your Brand-New Website Has Launched

Hint: It’s not taking up a new hobby. // By Dagmara Scalise // So, the website redesign you and your team have been consumed by for the past year or two is finally finished and launched. Congratulations. Take a few minutes to bask in the glow of your well-deserved success. A redesign is an enormous Read More

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Logo

How To Best Leverage a Powerful (and Free) Marketing Tool

Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site I would say we were averaging about 50 Read More

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Jaimie Somlai

Web Analytics: A Digital Healthcare Marketer’s BFF

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site, I would Read More

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Chris Behan

Crucial Factors To Consider When Redesigning Your Healthcare Organization’s Website

“A complete redesign and development of your website can be a daunting process for any size organization, and the challenges posed may be wide-ranging,” says Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing in Tampa, FL. “If all goes well, there is much to gain, and organizations can move forward rapidly. But more often than Read More

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Chris Behan

Ask the Expert: What Are the Critical Factors to Consider During a Website Redesign?

// By Chris Behan // With so many healthcare organizations planning or undergoing major website redesigns, the need for expert guidance to ensure success has never been greater. We asked Web content and search engine optimization expert Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing, to weigh in on some of the potential pitfalls, and Read More

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Are You Making Faulty Assumptions About What’s Driving Your Online Marketing Results?

Your paid search campaign looks like a winner, but did other channels influence a patient to click on that search ad? An immature cross-channel attribution model and incomplete understanding of the data could lead you to overspend in one channel and underspend time and budget in another. This is just one of many pitfalls Kyra Hagan, Read More

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Two-Tiered Performance Measurement: The Gold Standard for Modern Marketing

// By Kyra Hagan // Good marketers continually try to figure out which strategies and tactics will work best to achieve or exceed their goals. They spend days, sometimes weeks, compiling metrics and spreadsheets attempting to both understand and clearly articulate the story hiding within the data. But let’s face it—when it comes to effectively Read More

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Andy Gradel, System Director of Digital Marketing, Main Line Health

From 0 to 365: Tips for Your First Year at a New Healthcare Organization

// By Andy Gradel // My father spent practically his entire career working for the same company. With the change of our workforce from a production-driven economy to a service and information-driven model, staying with the same company more than a decade has become more and more rare. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Read More

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Mark Shipley, CEO and Strategy Director of Smith and Jones, a healthcare marketing agency specializing in hospitals and provider networks

What Are the Best Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Health Care Marketing Campaigns? 3 Steps to Effective Metrics

// Ask the Expert, with Mark Shipley // To measure the effectiveness of your hospital’s marketing programs, design campaigns around analytics. It’s impossible to measure ROI at the end of a campaign if the goals weren’t established at the beginning. Think of measurement as a cyclical process. All marketing campaigns should begin and end with Read More

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Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital, ReviveHealth

How Mobile-Friendly Is Your Hospital Website?

More and more people are using mobile devices to access and consume digital content. In response to this growing trend, Google is now giving preferential treatment to mobile-friendly websites in search results from mobile devices. So if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, how big a problem is it? Has organic search fallen off a cliff? To Read More

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Successful Pay-Per-Click Campaigns Justify Bigger Budgets for North Shore-LIJ

In this week’s ezine, we take a look at a case study we’ve recently posted online that explores how the North-Shore-LIJ Health System used successful digital marketing campaigns for specific service lines to not only drive profitable volume, but also to justify greater investment in this type of healthcare marketing campaign. What if you could Read More

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North Shore-LIJ Health System Raises Brand Awareness and Drives Volume at a Low Cost Per Acquisition With Highly Measurable Digital Marketing Campaigns

What if you could reduce cost per acquisition by $200 or more compared to industry averages? “We’re running anywhere from 400 to 500 campaigns at a time across the country,” says J.K. Lloyd, President and Co-Founder of Eruptr, a Washington, D.C., digital marketing agency focused on healthcare. “We typically see campaigns that will convert for Read More

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