Online Advertising

Why Search Query Optimization Is Vital for Paid Search Success

Hardy Kalisher

// By Hardy Kalisher // To thrive in healthcare’s hyper-competitive search arena, your organization’s paid search needs to be able to hit the nail on the head perfectly every time. Search query optimization (SQO) is a vital first step in setting your paid search up to maximize your ROI. Many paid search efforts begin with Read More

How Three Health Systems Used Their MarTech Stack to Improve Patient Experience and Drive Growth

Kyle Hardner

// By Kyle Hardner // Connecting the dots. That’s the value provided by a customer relationship management (CRM) database, a tool health system marketing and communications leaders increasingly use to deliver precision marketing to consumers and calculate accurate return on investment (ROI). According to the 5th Annual Digital Marketing Report from Greystone and Klein & Read More

Integrating Digital Media and Content Strategy

// By John Gonda // Content marketing and digital media placement are becoming increasingly intertwined. To increase the impact of marketing efforts, coordination among paid, earned, and owned communication channels is vital. By truly understanding the entire buyer’s journey, you can better align your media strategies to produce desired awareness and action. You can then Read More

Unleash the Dragon and Up Your Social Media Performance

// By Amy Houck // When creating a social media campaign, a few simple steps can optimize social media performance. Following the DRAGON Method will put healthcare marketers on the best track to success: Duplicate top-performing ads. Retarget website visitors. Actively test new copy and creatives. Get rid of poor-performing ads. Optimize and repeat. Never Read More

3 Trends Impacting Healthcare Digital Marketers in 2020

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Healthcare organizations are facing unprecedented challenges as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global crisis is also accelerating emerging trends in the industry.

Meanwhile, today’s healthcare consumers are more informed than ever about their healthcare choices, which puts pressure on health systems and practitioners to deliver exceptional patient experience from the initial search to post-care follow up and beyond.

Download this ebook to examine three trends that will impact the healthcare industry in 2020 and beyond:

  • Digital transformation is an imperative for today’s health systems
  • Healthcare organizations are moving beyond CAHPS to understand and improve PX
  • Customer relationship, patient experience and reputation management have merged

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Video Is on the Rise in the Post-COVID World

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In Part I of a special two-article series for eHST, Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. In Part II of the series, they discuss some of the new opportunities that are emerging during a time of Read More

Preparing Your Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategy, Part II

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Leveraging New Opportunities Pushed Forward by the Coronavirus // By Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson // In Part I of this two-article series, we discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. Here, we’ll talk about some of the new opportunities that are Read More

You’re Getting a Lot of COVID-Related Traffic. Here’s What To Do With It.

“Healthcare doesn’t stop, especially in a crisis,” notes David Sturtz of Geonetric. “Healthcare marketers need to deliver timely, accurate information now more than ever. There’s no doubt Google is a key player in your communication strategy.” Here’s an excerpt from his new article for us: As you think about how to work with Google, there Read More

Best Practices for Curating Provider Profiles

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Online provider reputation management means navigating and maintaining a jungle of listings and directories. While it may be tempting to just post basic information for each provider, converting site visits into booked appointments requires that you carefully curate each profile.

Download this guide today to have the ingredients you need to build a high-converting provider profile.

You’ll get insights into:

  • The information that matters most to are healthcare consumers.
  • What healthcare consumers are searching for.
  • Practices you need to build a high converting provider profile.

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COVID-19 and Google: What You Need to Know Now

// By David Sturtz // Healthcare doesn’t stop, especially in a crisis. Healthcare marketers need to deliver timely, accurate information now more than ever. There’s no doubt Google is a key player in your communication strategy. As you think about how to work with Google, there are a few important questions to keep in mind Read More

The Impact for Healthcare Marketers of the Chrome Cookie Phase-Out

Jeff Steblea, director of sales for Eruptr

In January, Google declared its plan to phase out support for third-party cookies in its Chrome browser by the year 2022. The announcement has led many digital marketers to panic because digital ads depend on cookies for targeting, and Chrome has significant market share. But healthcare digital marketers already have to play by stricter rules, Read More

How Does Google’s Cookie Announcement Affect Healthcare?

Alex Membrillo, CEO of Cardinal Digital Marketing

// By Jared Johnson // A recent announcement by Google to change how personalized advertising works in its Chrome web browser has the digital marketing world up in arms, but healthcare marketers might have less reason to worry, according to industry insiders. In January, Google declared its plan to phase out support for third-party cookies Read More

When Google Gets It Wrong, Patients (and You) Suffer

Megan Yezak, marketing manager at MidMichigan Health

Anyone who’s been to a large hospital campus can relate to how hard it is to figure out where to go, even with GPS and Google Maps. Should you go in the north entrance or the south entrance? Is your doctor in the main hospital building or another building? Is parking lot A, B, or Read More

How To Get Your Ads in Front of Your Target Audience

Marc Reifenrath, co-founder and president of Spinutech

According to a Deloitte Global survey, more than three-quarters of North Americans use at least one form of ad-blocking. The survey found that 31 percent of Americans use ad-blocking software on their desktop computers, and 20 percent say they use a mobile ad-blocker. With a significant number of people using ad-blocking tools, marketers face an Read More

Banner Ads in the Age of Ad-Blocking

Althea Fung

// By Althea Fung // Digital advertising has always been and will always be a moving target, as the online audience matures and platforms become more sophisticated. To win in this environment, it’s essential to keep pace with emerging trends and adapt accordingly. Atop the building next to my apartment is a billboard that reads: Read More

2019: Change and Competition for Healthcare Marketers

“Toward the beginning of a new year, everyone gets excited about trends,” says Ben Dillon of Geonetric. “But trends don’t start or end in a single year. Sometimes they are more of a movement, something that has been building momentum over the past several years.” In our new article, Dillon takes a look back on Read More

The Cost of Not Having Healthcare CRM

The Cost of Not Having Healthcare CRM

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Has your health system delayed the decision to move away from an ineffective CRM system? Or hesitated to invest in one at all?

This non-decision can be costing your organization in missed opportunities: Patients left unengaged. Prospective patients unacquired. Market share lost.

Download this new white paper today to arm yourself and your team to make the case for investment in CRM at your health system.

You’ll get insights into:

  • Key benefits a modern CRM system offers
  • Why CRM systems represent an investment, not an expense
  • The opportunity costs of not leveraging CRM
  • How CRM systems help with both acquisition and retention
  • Why you can no longer afford to rely on manual marketing efforts

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How Data Can Create a Better Brand Experience

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 Read More

Driving Brand Experience with Data

Ask the Expert, with Drew Diskin, Director of Marketing Technology, Virtua Health // By Jared Johnson // 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 with me how the healthcare system Read More

Trends, Predictions, and the User Experience Movement

Learn the biggest takeaways from 2019, what to expect for 2020, and why user experience is at the heart of it all. // By Ben Dillon // Toward the beginning of a new year, everyone gets excited about trends. But trends don’t start or end in a single year. Sometimes they are more of a Read More

Double Your Search Impact Without Spending One Dollar More

Double Your Search Impact Without Spending One Dollar More

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Most hospital marketers have a sneaking suspicion that some of their digital spend goes to waste. But they struggle to pinpoint the source of the problem.

This whitepaper will give you a framework to investigate the effectiveness of your current spend and develop a path to double your impact without doubling your budget.

We’ll explore dynamics unique to healthcare campaigns, provide clear expectations about what results you should expect, and show you how to find reliable third-party data to validate your improvements.

Download your copy and you’ll come away with these three critical healthcare digital marketing takeaways:

  • The fundamental campaign types for healthcare digital advertising
  • How to choose the best model for your campaigns and set the right KPIs to take control of your spend
  • Best practices based on years of practical experience to get a comprehensive benchmark and diagnose campaign issues

Embrace these ideas and you can leapfrog ahead of your competition while they continue to spend twice as much for digital advertisements.

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HCIC 2019: A Good Time and a Good Education

Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net

Sneak Peek at 23rd Annual Greystone.Net Healthcare Internet Conference // By Jane Weber Brubaker // HCIC is a little like the gathering of the clans. “I’ve had people tell me that they feel like this is their tribe,” says Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net, producers of HCIC, the annual Healthcare Internet Conference. “They Read More

Bringing the Amazon Experience to Healthcare

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Free white paper published by Healthgrades

Applying Retail Best Practices to Healthcare Marketing

The age of healthcare consumer experience is here to stay, but understanding what that means and how to translate traditional retail customer experience tactics to healthcare can be confusing. This ebook gives you concrete tips and strategies for bringing that Amazon-like experience to healthcare marketing.

This guide examines how Amazon accomplishes great customer experience management through a mobile first strategy, data-based user experience design, conversion optimization, and personalization then shows you where you can apply these same principles to your own website, provider profiles, and more.

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