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Knock, knock.

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Who’s there? Someone entering your website. Someone entering my website who? Someone entering your website doesn’t use the home page. It’s no joke. While many marketers still think of their home page as the front door to their site (and, perhaps, the foyer), in reality visitors are getting more and more accustomed to entering sites […]

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Eyeflow: How do people scan your site?

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It takes 1/5 of a second for someone to form an impression of your site. In another 2.6 seconds, they will have located the content that interests them. In that time span of 2.8 seconds the user has scanned the page, made some judgments, and is ready to move deeper into your site. Or move […]

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A checkup on Provider-to-Provider marketing

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Few professionals are more reluctant to market to their peers than healthcare providers. [Although lawyers, for the record, are a close 2nd.] It’s not that healthcare providers don’t see the value of marketing to other providers to develop their brand and build their patient base. It’s just that marketing isn’t in their DNA. It sometimes […]

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Revisiting the role of audio in branding

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Did you hear about the Zoe Kravitz Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra? The spot uses the sounds of near-silence – whispers, tapping finger nails, carbonated fizzing – to draw viewers into the ad by their ears as much as their eyes. The auditory phenomenon Michelob was leveraging is called ASRM, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian […]

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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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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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Healthcare Marketing Ethics: A Checkup

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Ethical healthcare marketing has to answer tough questions When does targeting become an invasion of privacy? When does doctor advertising become doctor advocacy? When does information sharing become marketing? As consumerism presses deeper into healthcare, competition is increasing – and marketers will naturally want to create content that’s more aggressive. Here are a few reminders […]

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