Today, using social media to promote your health and wellness practice is a must. If you’re not connecting with prospective patients on social media, you’re probably losing business to competitors who do. And if you already have an online presence, there is always room for improvement.
Medical marketing takes various forms, such as disseminating promotional material, leveraging social media, electronic mail campaigns, optimizing search results, sharing informative content, and organizing industry events. These approaches intend to access the targeted audience, enlighten them regarding the available goods and services, and provide valuable information that persuades them to take the necessary action, like scheduling an appointment or completing a purchase.
Consider these facts: nearly 70% of doctors use social media for business, according to the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society. Meanwhile, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reports 41% of healthcare consumers use social media to choose providers.
When consumers begin researching non-emergency medical care options, the first place many look is the internet. In addition to testimonials from patients on your website, they’re likely to find feedback from patients on social platforms and healthcare review sites.
We’re halfway through the first quarter of 2021, and many elective medical practitioners have created their budgets for the year. As we recently noted in another blog, marketing budgets typically make up 5% to 12% of revenue for business-to-consumer practices.