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Gmail: Strategies To Get Past Inbox Filtering

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Deliverability is something all email marketers work to perfect. What good is your message if it never lands in the intended inbox? Following certain standards ensures you’ll achieve high deliverability, but some email service providers (ESPs) go above and beyond the typical requirements in order to protect their users.

Gmail is one of those providers. It’s also the most popular ESP, which presents a significant challenge for healthcare marketers wanting to get their communications in the hands of healthcare providers.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

[Webinar] Data Privacy Legislation Picking Up Speed: State And Federal Update

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

In the last nine months, the data privacy landscape has evolved at an accelerated pace--and shows no signs of slowing.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

DMD Earns BPA Worldwide Certification For The Third Straight Year

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

What constitutes excellence? One marker is repeatedly achieving success, despite new or unexpected challenges. This is something we strive for every day, working diligently to provide the high-quality products our clients expect from us. Recognition for those efforts has been bestowed upon us once again.

 

 

 

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

Physician Loyalty Lies In The Data

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Some experts categorize “relationship marketing” as a subset of an overall marketing strategy. Yet, shouldn’t all marketing be relationship marketing? The goal, after all, is to create, solidify, and maintain the connections between your health system brand and your physician audience.

To effectively form—and preserve—those relationships, you must be able to understand your audience’s specific needs on an individual level. While personalization is important, hospital marketers may have a different interpretation of exactly what “personalization” means. We’ve moved beyond a first-name salutation being adequate. Now, it’s all about optimizing your email recipients’ overall experience by digging deeper into your data.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

Why Testing Is Essential For Ongoing Success In Email Marketing

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

People often dread tests because they don't want to fail. Failure means you'll have to take the test again, after you've spent even more time studying or working on your health.

Email testing is different.

The likelihood of failure is higher when you don't test. You won't get as many opens or clicks, and you definitely won't learn anything about your audience and how they view you, your content, and your organization.

Continuous testing and learning is needed for ongoing success in email marketing. Whether you’re using a simpler A/B approach, where two versions of copy or design (version A and version B) are compared to one another, or a multivariate testing strategy which compares a higher number of variables and reveals more information about how these variables interact with one another, the critical point is that you should always be testing.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

[Video] How To Avoid Spam Traps And Improve Email Deliverability

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

The ultimate goal of any email marketer is for deployments to have high deliverability, open, and click-through rates, leading to improved audience engagement. None of that can happen if your email ends up being routed to physicians’ spam folders.

It’s important to understand the different types of spam traps—as well as the damage they incur—in order to avoid ending up on a blacklist or blocklist.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Email List Quality

Why Email Is The Nucleus Of Healthcare Marketing

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Heraclitus’s wisdom regarding change as the only constant was updated in modern times by Stephen Covey, known mainly for his highly circulated book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Covey expanded the constants in life to change, choices, and principles.

All three apply to email’s role in healthcare marketing—and the argument can be made that email itself is a constant.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email List Quality

[Video] DMD Minute: Email Deployment

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Successful email deployments involve both art and science. The creative side encompasses content, graphics, and enticing call to actions. The scientific contribution rests heavily on the data contained in your physician email list.

Unfortunately, like in the medical and technology arenas, database science can be flawed. For example, many list vendors use methods such as scraping the web for physician email addresses or manufacturing addresses based on a health system’s presumed naming conventions (e.g. d.tompkins@healthsystem.com).

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Email List Quality

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Why Email Is Essential For Hospital Growth

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Valentine's Day is a day when we tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. We're reminded of how important those people are and why we cherish them in our lives.

For many, these expressions of love and appreciation often go unsaid on a day-to-day basis. It shouldn't take a once-a-year holiday to be the reason we reach out to those who fulfill our lives. Similarly, a once yearly or once monthly newsletter is far too infrequent of a way to reach out to your healthcare providers and  let them know how important they are.

If you’re not consistently using email in your hospital marketing strategy or only employ it in a limited capacity, you are missing out on considerable opportunities to make strong, meaningful connections with your physician base.

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Deployment Mistakes You Could Be Making And How To Fix Them

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Email campaign success involves a strategy that begins long before you hit the “send” button. A number of components factor into the deployment process. Without them, you risk damaging current and future campaigns.

It doesn’t matter if you’re targeting physicians or patients, the practices—and challenges—remain the same.

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About the Blog

DMD President Roger Korman and his management team publish weekly articles on digital communication and technology in healthcare.

Articles are published that cover website visitor identity, the value of authenticated healthcare professional databases for use in multichannel marketing to physicians and healthcare professionals. DMD clients in pharma, hospital and health systems, agencies, and physician marketing companies rely on DMD's email and AIMSM technologies to improve communication with healthcare professionals across marketing channels.