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What Makes Patients Switch Dentists? How to Reach and Resonate with New Clients

Posted by Mandy Freeman on June 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Sometimes when patients leave a dental practice, it’s for unavoidable reasons — like a move or change in insurance. Other times, it’s related to a negative experience. What are the top reasons patients make the switch? And, more importantly, how can you use that knowledge to keep current patients satisfied and adjust your marketing to reflect a practice new patients will want to join?

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Topics: Health/Medical

Radio: The Only Truly Portable Marketing on the Planet

Posted by Mandy Freeman on May 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Radio remains one of the best formats for targeted mass reach. According to Nielsen, radio reaches 93% of U.S. adults each week, more than any other platform. And it does so throughout the day, across every demographic.

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Topics: Radio Advertising

How to Get Stuck in Your Customers’ Heads

Posted by Mandy Freeman on April 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

If you’ve seen one of Peyton Manning’s commercials for Nationwide Insurance, you’ll immediately understand the impact a jingle has on your audience. Nationwide’s jingle is catchy, creative, and above all, gets stuck in your head. In fact, it’s been memorable since 1977, and in more recent years, the jingle has evolved for newer audiences, adding elements of authenticity with its Songs for All Our Sides campaign. Perhaps most importantly, it makes it easy for the listener to never confuse Nationwide with a competitor like State Farm, which also features its own jingle dating back to the 1970’s.

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Topics: Advertising Creative, Jingles

4 Ideas to Promote Your Joplin Elective Procedure Practice

Posted by Mandy Freeman on March 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Marketing for a medical practice already has unique challenges compared to other industries, but elective procedure marketing comes with other hurdles all its own. For one thing, these procedures are typically expensive and payment is usually out of pocket. For another, there’s often social stigma to overcome when patients are considering their options.

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Topics: Health/Medical

3 Tips to Tune Up Your Joplin Auto Repair Shop Marketing

Posted by Mandy Freeman on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Auto repair shops face a lot of complex marketing issues. For starters, competition is fierce, customer loyalty is critical, and winning trust takes time. On top of that, horror stories about unscrupulous mechanics have contributed to an environment of distrust — and social media has made sharing those horror stories even easier.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Auto

6 Reasons Your Digital Marketing Might Not Be Working

Posted by Mandy Freeman on February 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In a recent post, we shared questions to ask to determine if your digital marketing is working or not. If you’ve had trouble answering those questions or you’re dissatisfied with the answers you came up with, there are a number of potential factors that could be at play.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Digital Marketing

Is Your Digital Marketing Really Working? 9 Questions to Find Out

Posted by Mandy Freeman on February 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Digital marketing is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes, and you’ve already taken the leap and made investments to run digital campaigns for your brand. The question is, is it working? Do you actually know how to recognize if it is or isn’t working? You need to be measuring your progress, and if you’re not, you might be wasting your money or failing to reach your true potential.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing, Marketing ROI, Digital Marketing

Part 3 of 3: Key Ingredients for Small Business Success

Posted by Mandy Freeman on January 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

And now we’ve come to the third and final installment of our series about achieving small business success by generating powerful results with their marketing. As we’ve mentioned, there’s a three-part formula necessary for producing that success, whether it’s for a nationwide advertisement or local Joplin marketing campaign: branding, a business website, and a 21-52 marketing plan. In Part 1, we took a look at branding for small businesses, and in Part 2, we discussed why you need a strong business website.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Marketing ROI

Part 1 of 3: Key Ingredients for Small Business Success

Posted by Mandy Freeman on December 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Small business success relies on a myriad of things, but in many ways, it can be drawn into a simple formula. Truthfully, whether you have a national brand or simply want to focus on Joplin, Missouri, marketing, your company will need to focus on branding, a strong website, and a 21-52 marketing plan. We break down this theory in our latest free guide, but today’s post is the first in a series that will give an overview of each piece. We’ll start by diving into branding for small businesses.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy

Why 2018 is the Year of 21/52 Advertising Plan

Posted by Mandy Freeman on November 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM

If you find yourself avoiding the task of developing an annual marketing plan, you’re not alone. You know the new year is right around the corner, but it’s also a very busy time of year for most businesses, with the holidays approaching and end-of-year activities going on. It’s easy to view planning for next year’s advertising as too time-consuming or too expensive during a period of time when resources are stretched thin.  But consider this sobering fact:  Businesses without a marketing plan are more likely to fail.

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Topics: Radio Advertising, Marketing Strategy

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