Brand Management

52 Hospitals; 1,025 Clinics; 7 States — and One Unified Brand Architecture

Jigar Shah, Chief Marketing Officer, Providence

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Providence’s family of organizations embarked on a multi-year brand journey — right before the pandemic. Despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, the system launched a strong new brand that is energizing its 125,000 caregivers and the communities they serve. We’ve heard the familiar adage: All health Read More

Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Update, Episode 3

In episode 3 of Strategic Health Care Marketing Video Update: a rebranding initiative – a high-performance ad campaign – a success story about getting public health information to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities – 3 health systems lead on health equity, diversity, and inclusion – insights from senior health system executives who came from outside of health care – and viewpoints from 4 physician CEOs. Take a look at our latest stories.

Learn How (and Why) to Partner With Your Finance Department

Paul Szablowski, independent marketing consultant

Increased economic pressures caused by the pandemic and other factors are making it more important than ever for marketers to partner with their chief financial officers to develop a deeper understanding of finance and demonstrate return on investment for marketing spending. In this COVID-19 age of tight budgets and heightened expectations to produce results, it Read More

Documentary Presents Intimate Perspective on the AIDS Epidemic

Mount Sinai

People living with HIV live longer, healthier lives when regularly taking antiretroviral medication. But a few decades ago, the fear and judgment for those who contracted this deadly disease were high. Recently a team of health care professionals at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City created a documentary to chronicle the experiences of Read More

How Can You Pivot to a Retail-First Mindset?

Annie Haarmann, head of strategy and consulting, healthcare and life science, Reputation

Consumer expectations have changed since the pandemic, and patients are shopping for health care much like they shop for retail goods. They want a seamless, Amazon-like digital experience and they expect to schedule an appointment, check in, pay a bill, or see a doctor virtually, all from a mobile device. Moreover, they pay attention to Read More

Leading Change Within Organizations: Why Disruption Is a Good Thing

DignityHealth

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Health care has largely focused on disruption as a threat coming from outside the industry. The author of The Disruption Mindset turns that notion around, challenging companies to lead disruption from within. The pandemic forced massive change on the world in a very short space of time. The health Read More

5 Keys to Building Stronger Relationships Between Marketing and Finance

Elizabeth Ward, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tidelands Health

// By Brian Griffin // Partnerships between CMOs and CFOs can raise marketers’ profile in the C-suite and enhance marketing effectiveness. Increased economic pressures caused by the pandemic and other factors are making it more important than ever for marketers to partner with their chief financial officers to develop a deeper understanding of finance and Read More

How a Retail Mindset in Health Care Drives Patient Acquisition

Adeline Ashley, director of digital strategy and marketing communications, ProMedica

// By Marlene Kurban //  ProMedica has operations in 28 states. It saw huge improvements in key metrics after implementing a robust reputation management strategy at scale.  Consumer expectations have changed since the pandemic, and patients are shopping for health care much like they shop for retail goods. They want a seamless, Amazon-like digital experience Read More

Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Update, Episode 2

SHCM Video Update, Episode 2

In episode 2 of Strategic Health Care Marketing Video Update: a rebranding initiative – a high-performance ad campaign – a success story about getting public health information to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities – 3 health systems lead on health equity, diversity, and inclusion – insights from senior health system executives who came from outside of health care – and viewpoints from 4 physician CEOs. Take a look at our latest stories.

Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit 2021: Preview

Chris Boyer, vice president, digital & marketing intelligence, Beth Israel Lahey Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // This year’s conference is October 6-8 in South Florida. If you want to rub elbows with top industry leaders and learn from the best, this is the place to be. Among all the health care marketing and strategy conferences that had to upend their plans for in-person events in Read More

Lessons from Retail: How Health Care Can Win by Adapting to Changes in Consumer Behavior

Annie Haarmann and Adeline Ashley

Discover how ProMedica uses customer feedback and a digital-first approach to consumers to achieve stellar results across more than 400 facilities in 28 states.

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Your Presenters:

  • Annie Haarmann, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Reputation
  • Adeline Ashley, Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing Communications, ProMedica

Learn how to harness the power of digital to deliver a more retail-like experience in a changing environment. You’ll see real-world examples and learn best practices from health care leaders and industry disruptors.

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How Health Care Organizations Can Effectively Respond to Negative Online Patient Reviews and Social Media Feedback

Jenny Sundberg, senior marketing specialist and operations manager, Bryan Health

// By Brian Griffin // A proactive approach to responding to negative online comments is a winning service recovery strategy. Patients think it’s important for health care providers to answer negative reviews; when complaints are addressed, the rate of patient satisfaction roughly doubles, according to one survey. With more patients using online reviews and social Read More

The Best Strategies Start with Unsexy Assessments

Mildren-Sally-Boss-Lady

// By Sally Mildren // Our newest contributor, the CEO of Boss Lady Consulting, shares six insights about why a clear, well-developed strategy is the key to driving the results your organization is looking for. Strategy comes first — then tactics. How many times have leaders in marketing and patient success been asked to drive Read More

After COVID-19: What’s Next for Marketing?

Speaker Panel - March 31

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar on demand for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Your Presenters:

  • James Blazar, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Office, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Dalal Haldeman, PhD, CEO, Haldeman Marketing LLC
  • Catherine Harrell, Chief Marketing Officer, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Moderated by:

  • David Marlowe, Principal, Strategic Marketing Concepts

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Don’t Abandon Traditional Media Marketing Just Yet

While many health care marketers seek to limit their media outlets, the reality is that successful marketing plans need to incorporate a blend of many efforts to produce a desired reach, frequency, and outcome. Here’s an excerpt from John Gonda’s new article on this topic: For many years, hospitals have used traditional media outlets such Read More

Where Health Care Marketers Should Focus in 2021

Danny Fell, Optum

// By Danny Fell // Marketers can help their organizations thrive in an increasingly competitive environment by introducing creative “outside the box” approaches that will help accelerate change. Coming off an incredibly challenging 2020, health care marketers face a potentially rocky start to the new year. Positive factors, like revolutionary new COVID-19 vaccines, are coming Read More

Traditional and Digital Media: Why You Need Both

// By John Gonda // While many health care marketers seek to limit their media outlets, the reality is that successful marketing plans need to incorporate a blend of many efforts to produce a desired reach, frequency, and outcome. For many years, hospitals have used traditional media outlets such as newspapers, direct mail, radio, and Read More

How Data-Driven Marketing Fuels Brand Strategy

More than ever, it’s important for health care executives to understand that broad brand strategy alone doesn’t drive business. Successful service-line growth campaigns are based on insights from marketing and consumer data. Without direction from digital marketing data, health care organizations will struggle even more in the post-pandemic world. Brand/MarCom strategist John Marzano recently spoke Read More