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Moving toward a Healthcare Mecca

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The Destination Medical Center: Is this where healthcare is heading? There’s a relatively new term being used among specialty hospitals and large health systems: Destination Medical Center. It’s a fairly self-explanatory term. But we think it points to the larger issue of the rising tide of consumerism in health care, and healthcare marketers’ efforts to […]

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The Tai-Chi of Hospital Branding

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Nonprofit hospitals can profit from today’s marketplace Hospitals are in the midst of a slow motion pivot in their business model. The movement is glacial, but it’s there. Still rooted in a fee-for-service reimbursement model that emphasizes quantity, hospitals are now under pressure to move toward a qualitative model driven by outcomes. (And better branding, […]

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Boat Brands Have An Identity Crisis

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To B2B or not to B2B: That is the question Many boating brands that sell to consumers as well as other businesses still feel like they’re facing an existential crisis: Are we primarily a B2B brand or a B2C brand? Our view: It’s a false choice. The idea that commercial-industrial brands should have fundamentally different […]

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The Small Batch Hospital: A Marketing Perspective

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As health systems expand, opportunities emerge for smaller hospitals. Here at our scenic CT shoreline headquarters, we are surrounded by monster health brands. Yale New Haven Health, the dominant regional Academic Medical Center, is right next door. UCONN and Hartford Healthcare are slugging it out in the center of the state. Humana is a longstanding […]

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How Ski Resorts Can Carve Up The Millennial Market

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Keep calm and market on. We all know Millennials relate emotionally to technology, embrace social media, deplore debt, value principles, and desire experiences over material possessions. But it’s time to go deeper – especially if you’re in an industry that’s struggling with the handoff of a generational baton. Like ski resorts. There’s been widespread concern […]

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