At this stage, you and most likely everyone you know has at least one social networking account. Social media has changed how we interact and keep up with friends and family. In addition, it has also made huge changes to how businesses, including dental practices, reach out to patients and attract new leads. Are you making the most out of social media? Can your presence on social networking sites boost your patient outreach and help grow your practice?
Month: March 2017
We’ve written in the past about garnering reviews. We know they’re important, but getting patients to take time out of their day and write one can be a difficult task. To accomplish this, we’ve often recommend incentives, such as our successful “Have a Cup of Coffee on Us” campaign. But what if you didn’t have to offer an incentive at all? Recently, we spoke with one of our clients, Dr. Amy Vlachakis, about her process. At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, they have over 70 reviews, all without offering incentives of any kind.
You’ve completed your website and it looks great! Your copy is unique and addresses many of your potential patients’ questions or concerns. You have an active social media presence on several platforms. Your business pages are done and all your NAP (name, address, phone number) information is the same across the board. So, your online marketing strategy is off to a very strong start! However, you may have forgotten one key element: reviews. Why do you need reviews? What makes them so essential to your online marketing strategy?
Social media has absolutely changed the face of online marketing. Suddenly, the emphasis is no longer on email blasts, newsletters, and mailers, although they still have their place! Now, we have access to a free platform from which we can reach out to patients and, hopefully, attract new ones in the process. Since many of our clients are simply too busy running their practice to operate their social networking accounts, we’ve created a kit to streamline the process. So…how does our social media kit work?