What makes marketing in the health IT space unique? Who are the movers and shakers? What’s working, what’s trending? Where can you learn more? This monthly roundup post will focus in on all things health IT when it comes to marketing.
On this episode of What’s My Tagline? I spoke with with James Aita, the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Medicomp Systems, and Grace Vinton, a seasoned PR expert at Amendola Communications at HIMSS in Orlando. March saw the resumption of two large-scale, in person conferences. One, an inaugural event and the other a long-standing conference and exhibition that’s been hosted for decades. We’re of course talking about ViVE, and the HIMSS. We turned our attention to HIMSS, which concluded in March in Orlando and ask again –– is there room in our industry for two large scale health IT conferences?
How to Use Social Media to Drive SEO in Healthcare Marketing – Olivia Caron at KNB Communications (@KNBComm) says – One of the goals of marketing and PR campaigns is to improve search engine optimization. Effective execution of marketing campaigns can cause an increase in website traffic, as well as social media engagement. As a result, this is the increased SEO that you should want to see from your marketing campaigns. Many professionals in this industry try to promote SEO through blog articles, and social media posts.
10 Tried and True Podcast Interview Questions – Ashlee Sierra, Writer for Brafton (@Brafton) says, When it comes to podcasts, you want all participants to walk away feeling successful: yourself as the podcast host, your interviewee as the person in the spotlight and your listeners as those who benefited from your conversation. The truth is that this all comes down to your questions. Asking the right questions can mean the difference between an engaging conversation and a podcast episode that falls flat.
Emerging healthcare technology trends: Part 1 & Part 2 – Alex Tate, Health IT Writer, written for Clarity Quest Marketing (@CQmarketing): The healthcare sector has experienced the most transformation since the COVID-19 pandemic. It has undergone many changes and has adapted to new circumstances. The use of healthcare tech is a key trend in healthcare that will shape the future. According to the HIMSS report, around 80% of healthcare systems intend to increase their investments in digital health over the next five years. The intention is clear. But which technologies are worth spending on? This report will give you the answers to your question.
HIMSS22: A Marketing Perspective – Colin Hung (@Colin_Hung) writes – Overall, the 2022 edition of the annual HIMSS conference was a pleasant surprise. There was a buzz in the exhibit hall and in the sessions that was noticeably absent in 2021. From a marketing perspective HIMSS22 was less flash and more substance than prior years – a welcome pivot. There were still stylish booths, but nothing over-the-top or excessive.
SyTrue Engages Amendola for Strategic PR and Marketing Services
Amendola Communications (@AmendolaComm) announced that SyTrue, the leader in modernizing payer workflows to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, has selected the firm as its agency of record to amplify client successes and industry best practices after a competitive review of agencies.
Marketing Hires & Now Hiring
Agency Ten22/Finn Partners
We are excited to bring three new members to the team – @thegr8chalupa as freelancer, @HutchinsonMel as account executive, and @BookoutKaitlyn as account coordinator. Welcome aboard, ladies! We’re glad you’re here!#HealthcareMarketing #HealthcarePR pic.twitter.com/4eMrHiltts
— Agency Ten22 (@AgencyTen22) April 7, 2022
#DYK that Brafton is entirely remote? That’s right! No matter what role, or where you live, you can join our team from the comfort of your own home. 📍🗺️
— Brafton (@Brafton) March 25, 2022
Want a job where you can #makeitmatter every day? You might just be one of the smart, talented, hard-working, super fun people we need! #agencyhiring We’d love to hear from you – check out our #Careers page: https://t.co/1C0C177z2Y pic.twitter.com/88ndzhBI6L
— StudioNorth (@StudioNorthUSA) March 22, 2022
The adventure continues! Thrilled to share that @FINNPartners colleague @FernLazar advances to Global #Health Practice Leader. Fern now champions 200 colleagues in our mission to create a healthier world! https://t.co/urXg2sJf2z #MakingADifference #healthinnovation pic.twitter.com/z41wNDgPD4
— GIL BASHE (@Gil_Bashe) February 28, 2022
When: Every Tuesday, Noon ET (9 AM PT)
We’re want to paint a picture of the current state of healthcare marketing…but need your help!
— Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (@HITMarketingPR) April 14, 2022
We’re extremely happy to announce the return of the in-person #HITMC Conference.
We can’t wait to get back together with this amazing community!
— Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (@HITMarketingPR) January 27, 2022
Overrated & Underused
Killer public relations, marketing and social media in healthcare requires making the right moves at the right time. Hosts, experienced marketers Jen Jennings (@Jen_Jennings) and Tom Testa (@Tom_Testa) have emerged from the trenches to provide the answers. In each episode, they will debate the most OVERRATED & UNDERUSED promotional tactics – evaluating each not only for their effectiveness, but their cost-effectiveness, while sharing best practice examples and challenging the status quo. Take a listen.
Urgent Care Marketing 101 – free, online marketing eBook from Experity (@ExperityHealth)
An urgent care clinic, like any business, is only profitable if patients continue to use its services over time. Unfortunately, many urgent care facilities have a restricted marketing budget, which can severely limit new business volume and community engagement. According to Andrew Ibbotson, Vice President of the National Research Corp. in Nebraska, “Urgent care traffic is driven more by online search results, geography, wait times, and availability than traditional healthcare delivery.” These added complications make identifying the most effective marketing strategies for your walk-in clinic even more essential to success.