Healthcare Client Placement in NJ Monthly Magazine

November 17, 2017

NJ Monthly’s biggest issue of the year is the November “Top Docs” issue.

This year’s top-selling issue is an extended article about opioid-free pain treatment options in the NJ-metro area, “As Addiction Rises, Doctors Seek Pain-Relieving Alternatives to Opioids.”

We were pleased to place our Bergen County chiropractic and pain management doctor in this article, which has generated nationwide attention for its focus on non-invasive pain treatment alternatives which have no patient side effects.

Most importantly, patients are consistently reporting reduced or even an elimination of pain after therapy.

Congratulations to our client for boldly pushing forward alternative solutions to severe chronic pain.


If you healthcare practice or small business is also doing great things–and nobody knows about it–let us reach out to local, regional and national media to share your story.

Call MPW, located in Monmouth County, at 732-763-1866.

 

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NJ Pain Management Doctor Featured on The Mighty

August 22, 2017

We are pleased to place our doctor client on The Mighty, a global patient-targeted chronic illness site for support and education with nearly one million followers.

Our client uses an FDA-cleared device to help patients overcome medication and treatment-resistant neuropathic pain.

The device manufacturer has no branded advertising, marketing plan or public relations support.

To overcome this obstacle, we developed a ‘start-up’ brand strategy for this Bergen County chiropractor which included soup to nuts:

  • Logo and brand ID
  • Website and blog
  • Social media profiles including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+
  • Expert content on topics related to alternative medicine/pain relief
  • Media outreach and public relations

Today, the doctor is a world-renowned expert on the use of the device and his success rate combatting several specific pain conditions.

He maintains a patient base from as far away as Australia, South Africa, South America, Western Europe, Canada and across the U.S.

If you’re ready to build your brand and reach more patients or customers, reach out to our MPW team at (732) 763-1866 or complete the eCard below and let us know how we can help.

Older Seniors Still Turn to Print for Their News

July 19, 2017A longtime client, a retirement community affiliated with a regional hospital in Freehold, is home to older seniors who are increasingly open to using electronic media for their news.

But they are still going to read a print newspaper first.

And who could blame them?

(Some of us here at MPW still prefer to work on desktop computers, much to the chagrin of those half our age…)

To reach future residents, and let them know what a wonderful place Applewood is, we often pitch great editorial stories to print journalists first.

Today, the Newspaper Media Group (The News Transcript in our geo area) published a full-color, oversized image with caption and an article (created by us) about our client’s volunteer efforts.

Not only does the article herald the residents‘ volunteer efforts, it conveys to the reader what a great place Applewood must be.

Coverage like this (and this in the Asbury Park Press) trumps an advertisement any day, trust us.

How do you target your future customers

When you think about your brand, how are you reaching future clients and customers?

Do you have the expertise to present your products or services in a way that they will not feel like they’re being ‘sold?’

If you are befuddled by how to cost effectively reach more customers, we can help.

Reach out to us at info@mpwcomm.com or call our team at (732) 763-1866.

 

New Jersey Doctors: Can New Patients Find You?

May 3, 2017

You can be the best doctor in the world, but if no one knows you are out there, how can you help them?

MPW specializes in reaching new patients for your medical specialty, so you can spend your time practicing medicine.

Call us to talk about your New Jersey medical practice needs at 732-617-9296.

Obesity Medicine MD Client Interview in SparkPeople.com

April 25, 2017

When you’re in the business is fighting obesity, one of the best places to help spread the word is SparkPeople.com, a global resource for weight loss and management. The site receives more than 10 million visitors per month.

Our Monmouth County-based bariatric surgeon client was interviewed for their in-depth article about weight loss surgery.

Even better, they included two links to his medical practice website.

Do you need immediate help sharing your medical or business expertise to potential patients or clients?

We have the media contacts and PR acumen to make it happen.

And soon.

Fill out your information below and let’s get to work.

Surgeon Client’s Patients Featured in Asbury Park Press 2-Page Spread

March 28, 2017

Part of successful doctor marketing here in New Jersey is capitalizing on the doctor’s patient success stories–in the target geographic area where the doctor practices.

Our Monmouth County surgeon is located in the middle of the Asbury Park Press newspaper region.

We reached out to the publication suggesting an amazing success story of three generations who had weight loss surgery and collectively lost 260 pounds.

The article appears today, featured on the cover and page 3 of the Healthy Living section.

In addition, the publication felt the article was so strong, they added a ‘teaser’ featured above the masthead on page one.

If you’re ready to get the word out about the good work your medical practice is doing, we welcome the opportunity to talk about expanding your patient base. Call our MPW team at (732) 763-1866 and let’s get your success stories front and center.

Senior Living Community Client in NJ Featured on News 12

November 2016

When seniors (or their children) are seeking retirement community living, they are not just looking for a roof over their heads, they are looking for an inspired, lively environment where the resident will thrive.

Our retirement community client, located in Freehold, Monmouth County, accomplishes this goal like no other continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that we have ever seen.

We placed the executive director and a resident on News 12 to talk about their brand’s unique selling points (USPs) and why senior viewers should be flocking to their comprehensive lifestyle program at this flourishing senior living community.

It was a five-minute designated segment devoted entirely to their community’s merits. The segment featured the director’s expertise and the resident’s (the customer’s) obvious satisfaction with the product/service she had purchased.

Can we help you promote your business to customers here in New Jersey? Call us at (732) 763-1866 to talk about your brand’s business goals.

We’ll take the lead and make it happen, sooner than you expect.

 

 

 

 

Promoting our NJ physician clients as doctors–but people too

Surgery imageJanuary 12, 2016

Choosing a new doctor is tricky–you often don’t have much to go on other than what you can find on the Internet.

If patients are going to be under the care of a doctor for a longer period of time, say for a chronic condition or long-term treatment, they’re looking for a healthcare provider who is:

1) highly skilled and qualified

2) enthusiastically recommended by other patients (within the past few months)

2) has a pleasant ‘bedside manner’ for the ongoing hospital and/or office visits ahead

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One of our Freehold, New Jersey – based surgeons has all of these assets–and more.  He is highly skilled technically, but also has a winning personality–calming, reassuring, smart and dedicated to his patients 24/7/365.

As his marketing and public relations arm, it’s our job to promote these unique attributes by  helping potential patients in the central New Jersey geographic area discover him and feel like they’ve known him even before their first medical consultation.

app logo_plainAs part of this strategy, we placed an article today by the surgeon in his targeted geographic area, detailing his personal New Year resolutions for 2016.

“A doctor’s personal health resolutions for 2016”


The goal of this article was to serve as an educational piece for readers, but also to present the doctor as someone who personally cares about maintaining his own heath.

MDCould your New Jersey medical practice benefit from custom marketing, social media and public relations support at an affordable price point?

Great! We’d be happy to talk with you. Contact us directly:

  • Call 732-763-1866
  • Email info@mpwcomm.com
  • Complete the info card below and we’ll reach out to you:

Our doctor client is now a contributing writer for the Asbury Park Press

November 10, 2015

app logo_plainIn central New Jersey, the daily publication everyone reads first is the Asbury Park Press, a Gannett newspaper. Their reporting is accurate, creative, forthright and educational.

On Tuesdays, they publish an in-depth health feature section called “Healthy Living.”

In partnership with the doctor, we created a proposal for the APP editorial team where our physician client would contribute his medical expertise as a featured writer for the section and, in turn, garner exposure for his medical practice.

The editors approval the plan and the client’s first article (supported by our research, content suggestions and editing) appears today:


“Manage your weight loss, look your best by the holidays”


Note our client’s calling card–his practice name, phone number and live link to his website–are all included at the end of the article Dr. Adeyeri's APP Bio_2015in his bio. This makes it easy for thousands of readers (online and print) to contact him for an appointment and more information.

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The Power of Content for Your Private Medical Practice

November 5, 2015

Busy DoctorFor doctors, there are very few hours in the week available for private practice marketing. Sure, they would love to post important educational articles on their Facebook and Twitter feeds or share new research with medical colleagues on LinkedIn, but doing this takes a backseat to patient care (followed by the endless pile of paperwork, of course).

We help doctors manage Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn social media

That’s where MPW Communications can help–once you’re our client, our team’s first assignment is to become “experts” in your medical specialty.

Then we determine who your target patient is and create a plan to find them and help them get to know you.

Once this initial strategy is in place, we establish a multi-pronged strategy to position you as a “thought leader” in your area of medical expertise.

An emerging trend supporting this effort is collaborative articles that feature several doctors contributing content for one subject.

The media is seeking your medical content about pertinent healthcare topics (but you don’t have time to write it).

Here’s an example:

live-science-logoWe were honored to be part of an exciting new LiveScience.com Health educational commentary about the changing face of breast cancer treatment. The article is co-authored by four physician experts in the field of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

My team and I helped these doctors put this article together through interviews, including medical documentation and research, and producing 2,000 words into a professional publication format.

LiveScience.com has proven to be a “feeder” publication to nationally-acclaimed news sources such as Huffington Post,
Fox News, Yahoo News, Everyday Health and other high-profile publication feeds which are read by just about everyone.

This particular document is especially valuable as it mentions / promotes the hospital with whom these doctors are affiliated, which will delight the PR team at the hospital who will also share the story through their local social media outlets and media contacts…

I want my voice to be heard in the healthcare area

If the time is right to have your voice heard, reach out to me directly at 732.763.1866 to discuss your medical practice’s marketing communications needs.

If it’s easier, complete the attached info below and I’ll be happy to contact you or set up a quick meeting.

Rest assured, the strategy we create will be tailored specifically for you and your medical practice’s growth goals.

So let’s chat.

Stephanie Duncan, Founder, MPW Communications, Inc.

Stephanie@mpwcomm.com

NJ Doctors, Are You Writing Healthcare Content to Share with Patients and Colleagues?

Everyday Health Logo_betterforRAM_2014September 16, 2015

Content is king, now more than ever (thank you social media).

Our clients have vast expertise in many fields–medicine, technology, health and wellness–you name it.

But this expertise puts our clients here in New Jersey in great demand, rarely leaving time to write marketing articles about topical issues which can help the general public live better, smarter–and convince them to call you for services.

That’s where MPW Communications comes in.

If you’re our client, tell us what’s important to you that you want people the-huffington-postto know–new medical breakthroughs, techniques, procedures, resources and even an opinion piece about what matters to you.

New ways for technology to make your like better, easier and even less expensive.

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We’ll create your content and share it with the world–so they can become your customers

Give us the topic, we’ll create your content which we’ll submit to key target publications, like this new article in Live Science today, which will probably be syndicated into several additional national media outlets and receive not hundreds–but thousands of views.

Find out more about how MPW Communications will get your voice heard–loud and clear–and drive new clients to your door

 

Is It Time to Boost Your NJ Medical Practice Marketing to the Next Level?

MDJuly 17, 2015

Do you outsource medical billing or accounting functions at your medical practice?

Due to the increasing time constraints (thank you, ACA) on doctors, nurses and administrative staff, it’s a fact of life. And let’s be honest, once you partner with the right service providers, it’s one less headache to worry about.

Your reasons for outsourcing are probably because it is more cost-effective, faster, and so that the people who are really good at it can make it happen for you.

But what about your marketing, public relations and advertising needs?

Unless you have a large practice, you probably don’t have someone in-house with specific medical marketing expertise in the New Jersey geo area that includes:

    • Social media expertise in healthcare (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+)
    • Building relationships with your “Raving Fan” patients to help increase patient referrals
    • Using simple and effective tools to increase your visibility to referring doctors
    • Contacts with local reporters and editors
    • Expert-level content skills to craft patient testimonials and white papers about your medical expertise
    • Relationships with local organizations who would like to feature you as a guest speaker
    • 365 days-a-week ability to update your website and keep it fresh, exciting and educational

Social media management and marketing outsourcing are hugely beneficial to your private practice

Here at MPW HEALTH, our services generally cost less than a part-time employee and have BIG impact on clinic growth, whether you are located in Bergen County or Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Contact us at 732-617-9296 or info@mpwcomm.com and we’ll be happy to review your website, online presence and current marketing program at no cost. Then we can chat about your goals and how we can help achieve them–sooner rather than later.

Are you publishing your expertise on today’s news blogs?

June 16, 2015

How are New Jersey customers, clients, and patients finding you beyond word-of-mouth and traditional advertising?

blog signMy, how times are changing in the public relations arena. Digital technology has evolved to empower us to seek out a multitude of Internet relationships and publish our client’s news directly on their sites–no groveling to editors needed.

In fact, overworked, besieged editors welcome our ready-to-publish article submissions featuring our client’s expertise! No longer reliant solely on journalists to tell our clients’ stories, we can circulate our own news, thank you very much.

Did we mention that editors readily accept this content, publish your news, including your name, business name, phone number and website link?

Some call this free advertising. We call it cost-effective MPW advertising.

Just take a look at the media sites listed on the banners on the left of our website−about 65% of them resulted from us creating content about our clients’ areas of expertise and offering it to topic-relevant websites or news sources ready to upload for their thousands of readers to enjoy.

Create one original article about a facet of your specialty and look at the remarkable distance this single effort can run https://mpwcomm.com/2014/03/03/writing-one-article-in-your-specialty-can-reach-thousands-of-potential-clients/

Content, in all its manifestations, is the driving force behind our new way of generating awareness and offering news to the public.

Blogs, reallyblog

Bloggers are every bit as valuable as traditional journalists, and in many cases, they have broader and more specific reach–right to your target customer.

No longer a generation of diarists, bloggers are the new journalists, armed with press passes and thousands of fans and followers–who eagerly go on to “share”  or “retweet” your content with their networks—and so on…

But, like all things in life, you have to be in it to win it.

Images courtesy of Stuart Miles and Renjith Krishnan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

One physician article, many national media placements

HuffPoLogoA hospital system here in central New Jersey has been one of our clients for many years. To support many of their high-profile doctors who are affiliated with the hospital, the public relations department will often work with the physicians to write topical health and wellness articles under the doctor’s name.

These informative and timely articles are then submitted to various media outlets.fox_news_logo_a_lyahoo-news-logo Recently, we were assigned to write an article for a pediatrician focusing on surprising dangers in the home for young children.

Within a week, the article was published on several nationwide media outlets (the Huffington Post had more than 700 likes and 100+ shares in less than 24 hours…) and her informative and educational commentalive-science-logory was read by thousands of people (hopefully lots of parents!).

Click on any of the publications above to read the physician commentary article featuring a New Jersey doctor.

 

New logo, new year, same MPW quality

MPW LogoThank you to one of our ace graphic designers here in New Jersey, Dolly, who created a new logo for us–we decided six years was long enough for our original logo (we launched the company in 2008) .

It just feels good to freshen up the brand occasionally–it’s like getting a new car or painting the living room. Everything just feels a little brighter, a little more hip and creative.

Just like our team here at MPW 😉

Is it time to give your own brand’s look a fresh coat of paint?

Stephanie Duncan’s Huffington Post article tells how to find the right surgeon for you

Huffington PostNone of us wants to face surgery. But if you are blessed with the time to pick and choose your surgeon before your operation, MPW Communications founder Stephanie Duncan has a new article today on Huffington Post offering expert-provided advise on how to pick a doctor that is right for your operation.

Surgery imageStephanie partnered with CentraState Medical Center in Freehold and their chief of surgery, Dr. Amit Kharod, who offered advise from his unique point of view.

Facing the knife? Read this and rest a bit easier, knowing you have a doctor in your corner who will get you back on your feet quickly and with the least amount of pain possible.

Surprisingly affordable television advertising targeting the New Jersey market

Fred in adLast year we began introducing simple and direct 30-second television advertising spots for clients targeting specific geo areas here in New Jersey. To keep costs down, but reaching the central New Jersey viewing market, we chose Cablevision to air our ads.

A year later, we are more than pleased with the results.

Our role:

  • MPW Communications developed the script focus, worked with our client to select a real-life on-air testimonial and even added our client to the commercial.
  • We carefully selected specific cable channels that suited our target demographic to air our 30-second spot and even determined the optimal time of day each ad would run.
  • We monitored results and changed targets seasonally.
  • Finally, we negotiated lower advertising rates per ad run and successfully added additional channels to the ad run at no additional charge.

Certainly, today’s marketing strategies are focused primarily on the Internet. However, the vast majority of us still spend plenty of time watching television.

Stephanie Duncan joins Huffington Post as a Blogger

HuffPoLogoIn partnership with CentraState Medical Center’s esteemed physician team, I have been appointed as a Huffington Post blogger. I will be writing about life experiences, most of which relate to health and wellness issues we face as women, parents and families.

My inaugural article discusses my family’s electronically unplugged summer with my twin teenagers with some great input and advice from Dr. Ankur Desai, a pediatric psychiatrist.

This is a new avenue to share thoughts, information and health information.

I am honored to be aboard.

Targeting a tight geographic market in New Jersey?

bllom-logoOne of our favorite newer small business clients, BLOOM Floral and Events, is working hard to bring in local brides, corporate meeting planners and people seeking florists and decorators for special occasions — birthdays, bar mitzvahs and retirement events. Their target market is Monmouth County.

We were hapapp logo_plainpy to win this terrific New Jersey florist a key public relations placement,  a Q & A feature  in the Asbury Park Press daily newspaper that covers Monmouth County and Ocean County here in central New Jersey.  In print, the article  and oversized image spans nearly 50% of the page 1 section, no less, (virtually unheard of in this print media age).

The Bottom Line:

  • Est. cost of 1/2 page ad:  About $3,500 for a half page ad
  • Actual dollar cost to the client for PR placement: $0
  • MPW client level of happiness:  Very, very high

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Local article finds its way to HuffingtonPost.com & LiveScience.com

Huffington PostHere at MPW, we spend a lot of time writing content for professionals who provide the expertise and we create a message to share with the target audience.

Recently, we acted as a ghostwriter for an article that literally went viral live-science-logoand landed on the health pages of HuffingtonPost.com and LiveScience.com.

Interestingly, it all started with our client asking us to delve into a breaking news health topic and collaborate with a physician who added his own first-hand insight and expertise.

The result?  A news article that garnered national media exposure and great public relations for this New Jersey hospital and affiliated doctor.

Yes, just one 500-word article can do all that.

How again?

1) You give us a great message (that’s truly newsworthy).

2) We’ll make it into a news story and tell the targeted media why it’s important for them to share.

3) If we have done our jobs right, the news publications will take it from there.

4) Your name and brand will be publicized locally, state-wide and, when the story is really captivating or the timing is right… across the U.S.

Call us at (732) 617-9296 and let’s discuss how to get your important PR messages out.

Welcoming Physiatrist Dr. Perry Herman to MPW

It is our pMPW_Communications logo_2013leasure to welcome New Jersey physiatrist Perry Herman, MD, to MPW Communications.

This is a very interesting medical specialty.  Physiatrists specialize in non-surgical physical medicine and rehabilitation  for patients who have been disabled as a result of a disease, condition, disorder, or injury. They diagnose, treat injuries and conditions in cooperation with the patient’s treatment team using non-surgical methods.

Physiatrists focus on a personalized method of treatment to improve their patients’ quality of life. As a result, a patient’s recuperation involves every aspect of their lives.

Dr. Herman takes a holistic approach to pain management and healing. He specializes in patients dealing with neck and low back pain, orthopedic issues, scoliosis and fibromyalgia.

MPW will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations program around his expanding medical practice.

We look forward to working with this talented physician and his motivated medical team.

Writing one article in your specialty can reach thousands of potential clients

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(Client links included below):

In today’s Internet media arena, a single timely and interesting article can be placed in a variety of marketing avenues to increase visibility, boost your reputation and attract new clients or patients.

For example, if you are a physician marketing your private practice, a well-timed, 500-word article about a healthcare topic in  your medical specialty can win placement in several areas and immediately be seen by thousands of viewers such as:

  • Your website blog
  • Your medical practice Facebook and Twitter pages
  • One or more AOL Patch site blogs in your target community
  • Local health and wellness sections of geo–targeted print publications.
  • External) blogs that focus on your topic (i.e. an article about alternative therapies for a chronic pain website).
  • For healthcare professionals, the marketing departments at affiliated hospitals are eager to publish doctor-authored content on their own multi-channel social media outlets!

Keep in mind, here at MPW, we use these channels — and many others.

Content is still king. If you need help getting the word out about your small business, you’ve come to the right place.

Stephanie Duncan featured in the Asbury Park Press today

Stephanie MPW_Asbury Park Press_FINAL3We could not find a better way to start a new week than to have Stephanie featured in the Business Section of the Asbury Park Press today. As most of you know, the APP has a fine reputation as the one and only long-standing daily newspaper here in central New Jersey. (Their business and investigative reporting pages are especially well-respected).

Stephanie’s down-to-earth perspective comes shining through in this Q and Q with the Business editor, Dennis Carmody. One of our long-time clients, Dr. Sowemimo, is shown with Stephanie.

Our New Jersey targeted television ads go live!

as soon on TVIt took some leg work on our part, but we’ve developed a very cost effective television advertising program for our clients who are targeting specific geographic markets here in New Jersey.

The ads are running on popular, high quality channels and we could not be more pleased with the results this far.

Here’s one of our latest efforts, featuring a patient testimonial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCOvyx3Yafg

New Year, New Words

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New tech, retro tech, the spoken word, the tweet.

Whatever.

Words are persuasive and powerful — regardless of the medium in which they are used.

Here at MPW, we vow to use all these rich words to express the unique and intrinsic value of all our clients in 2014.

We look forward to using them to promote your brand as well.

Cheers! Our best year ever has officially arrived.

*Image credit  http://yourfavoriteblend.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/words-to-use-more-often/

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid (yes, it matters)

pantone-18-3224-radiant-orchid-colourThe longtime connoisseurs of color, Pantone, carefully chooses the preeminent  “Color of the Year” every year at this time. While color may not directly apply to New Jersey marketing and PR, we still find it applicable.

Many are surprised to learn that the Color of the Year eventually flows through the design and coloration veins of just about everything we touch. (Last year’s color was Emerald Green).

Obviously, this lovely and peaceful shade of lavender will be prominently featured in fashion and home design. But we like the idea of sneaking in a bit of Radiant Orchid  in our marketing efforts online and in print. It’s certainly an appealing color and compliments just about any logo colorations.

We think Radiant Orchid is a marvelous choice. While it is historically a feminine color,  fashion designers introduced this flattering shade to the mainstream fashion crowd and even middle-of-the-road males have been unexpectedly receptive and added a tie or shirt in this color spectrum.

Somehow, having us all coordinate efforts and ‘spread the purple’ creates an air of unification and cohesion amongst us all.  Let’s face it — when you have something to bring everyone together, you should run with it.

So while you may see nothing but red, green, gold and silver this week, rest assured, there’s a little purple in your future.

Talking to the media offers big returns on your time investment

entrepreneurWe spend much of our day communicating why our clients’ services  deserve your attention and patronage. On particularly good days, the national media will come calling to interview our clients. Dr. Michael Cooney, a longtime client, was interviewed recently for an article for Entrepreneur Magazine written by well-known healthcare writer, Lisa Evans.

Minutes after “Four Ways to Eliminate Back and Neck Pain at Work” hit the Internet, the doctor’s Twitter and Facebook pages, phones and emails went bananas.

It’s been just a few short hours since the online article went live; take a look at the social media sharing (located under the headline) which shows the number of people who have already “shared”  this article with their own list of friends / followers (nearing 300 and counting)  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228642

And everyone is happy: the article helps those of us stuck to our desks all day to avoid that constant pain in the neck; the writer has a reliable, high quality expert providing tips and advice; potential new patients discover Dr. Cooney and share his expertise with thousands of other people via their favorite social media sharing resource; and the doctor’s communications firm (that would be us) experiences some satisfaction in knowing new patients are going to discover this fantastic doctor.

It’s a good day here at MPW.

Sharing your customer stories on YouTube

YouTube logoClients are increasingly reliant upon YouTube to successfully reach new customers, especially by posting their customer / client / patient stories. They offer viewers a more personal insight into others who might be living with the same health challenges. Dr. Seun, a bariatric surgeon client, has shared his patient stories for several years, in addition to talking about some of the popular surgical procedures he performs. He has a great personality, also, which shines through in his presentations. For some ideas, visit his YouTube page here http://www.youtube.com/user/drseuns?feature=watch

Print Glossies are Far from Dead

ImageYes, yes, we know. Print media is dead. We hope our competitors keep believing this so that our team here can continue to win very valuable (free) editorial placements in these publications.

Regional magazines are especially important for our healthcare clients targeting a local patient base. 201 Magazine is a perfect example. This is a northern NJ monthly targeting upscale Bergen County residents.  In addition to this popular edition, they offer several additional spin-off publications including 201 Health.

We began pitching them in mid-2011 and in early 2012 they called us for an interview with our Bergen County client and its new pain therapy treatment. The end result was a three-page feature article which included on-site photos, an interview with the lead doctor and two of his patients. The article was beautifully written and the images  were right on target. Keep in mind, this article was published at $0 cost to the practice. (Incidentally, the cost for one full-page ad is close to $5,000).

Best of all, people suffering with chronic pain in northern NJ now know  this non-invasive pain treatment is available just minutes from home. Due to the success of this placement, our client is interested in launching an ad campaign in the magazine next year.

Simple Healthcare Video Testimonial for Teens

With the expertise of our resident video editing guru, Alexandra, we created this simple video for teenagers living with chronic pain. We’ve launched several videos by patients who have lessened or alleviated their chronic pain by using Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment. Alexandra chose the right music, direct dialogue, and a compelling message of a teenager who said goodbye to constant pain (and Vicodin) after three long years.

Sometimes, it just takes a little lunch

Visited with one of our long-time surgeon clients yesterday. He was running late and we picked up some ice coffees and sandwiches (because we were hungry…) and were delighted to receive this early morning (pre-surgery) message:

Thank you so much for bringing me lunch today…. I was really touched… can’t over emphasize the positive impact you have on our practice. I really appreciate you.

Thank you doctor. Good clients, good work, good weekend to all!

 

 

Our catering client pulls off a big expansion — during the recession

April 24, 2012

For some years now, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the Frogbridge resort and Windows on the Water banquet facility. Once the recession dug its ugly teeth in a few years ago, consumers and businesses collectively pulled back and stopped spending. But Windows on the Water, a higher-end catering facility for weddings and special events, did exactly the opposite —

They embarked upon a very expensive redesign of their large facility.  From interior decor to outdoor hardscaping (from entrance to lakeside patio) to upgraded cuisine, they expanded, reconfigured and renovated.

And it paid off. Just a few years later, bookings have more than doubled.  Their advertising budget has actually decreased because customer word-of-mouth is so positive — their marketing campaign is practically viral (although the  healthy Twitter and Facebook accounts we manage never hurt).

What does this all mean? Sometimes in business, you have to keep driving ahead when everyone else has taken the detour. Because, in the end, those who take the biggest leap of faith during a time of uncertainty, will reap the biggest reward. Congratuations on your success, Windows, you’ve earned it.

Another Doctor Client Featured on News 12’s “To Your Health”

We have placed another client on the weekend health program, “To Your Health” hosted by Dr. Derrick DeSilva. We are big fans of News 12 and their continual effort to share all the resources our region has to offer. This time around, our surgeon client talked about the benefits of bariatric surgery. We encouraged him to appear with one of his articulate patients who also happened to be a nurse at one of the hospitals where the doctor is on staff.

HOSPITAL MEDIA SUPPORT

This turned out to be a very fortuitous effort as the three hospitals our client is affiliated with will also run the programs on their internal and external social media outlets, expanding our outreach tenfold.

If you are marketing a product or service to a regional audience, don’t forget about television. Once your PR person has booked your appearance, devote some time to undergoing some basic media training. Then, when it’s time for your close-up, you’ll be ready to shine. 

NO TELEVISION AD DOLLARS EXPENDED HERE

Best of all, don’t forget the cost of this powerful media opportunity. $0.

A fast, fun and effective franchise website with room to grow

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A savvy client who purchased an educational enrichment global franchise wanted to offer an additional level of services to meet the specific needs of her New Jersey client base. She was in need of a simple, direct and cost effective website to present her service categories and share client testimonials. In lieu of spending thousands for a website designer to build a custom site, we created a virtually ‘free website’ using WordPress’s Coraline blog template. We paid $20 bucks to purchase a custom URL from GoDaddy.com and installed a geo-specific masthead to add a polished welcome to viewers.

The feature pages and supporting drop-downs offer clear and concise information for harried parents in search of information. Images were stock photos combined with actual on-site photos.

The site functions like a content management system and can be changed and updated more easily than editing a Word document. And there is plenty of room to grow. Priority #1 —video. We recommended introducing a friendly welcome message from the franchise director, a few teachers and some happy customer testimonials (parents and children). Adding key social media is also in the works, of course.

Bottom line–this site helps potential customers get to know JEI and why it stands apart from the competition. This is a great start to markeing a franchise with a personalized, local message. On the cheap. Now there’s a good business plan.