Email Campaign Design & Deployment

[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

[Video] DMD Minute: Email Deployment

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Read rate is one of the most important key performance indicators (KPIs) for email. It’s also one of the most often overlooked. For successful campaigns, it’s important to understand—and then utilize—the read rate of your email deployments.


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

[Video] Driving Engagement With Physician Email

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

I love a good road trip. As a father of four, I realize there are a lot of moving parts when we all pile into the car—the vehicle itself, the driver, a tuned-up engine, and guidance to our destination via a trusty GPS. These necessary parts provide a helpful analogy to all the components involved in an email deployment.

In this video, I break down how each element plays an integral part.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

Optimizing Email Deployments For The Highest Read Rate

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

When you send an email to your physician audience, the goal is not only for them to open it, but also to read it. You’ve spent the time and money to craft those emails and want that effort to be recognized.

Paying heed to your deployments’ read rate is imperative for ensuring you’re capturing the attention of physician recipients.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

[Video] Email Authentication

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Authenticity is important in a variety of purchasing situations, from fine art to sports memorabilia. You’d be more than disappointed to find out something you spent your hard earnings on was not what it was made out to be, which is why guarantees are standard.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

Clearing The Confusion Of HIPAA Compliance

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

Is your email database compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)?

This is one of the most frequent questions we hear in our conversations with hospitals. For healthcare marketers, this is a valid concern since HIPAA is closely monitored and comes with strict penalties that can result in millions of dollars in fines.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

[Video] Email Testing For Better Results

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

In order to optimize your email campaigns, there is one thing you need to be doing continuously: testing. If you’re just starting to test, we suggest you begin A/B testing with one variable at a time. Although A/B testing can be simple, such as identifying if a question or statement works better as a subject line, it’s important to establish an objective and hypothesis for your tests. This ensures you know what is being tested and why.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

Aligning Hospital Marketers And Healthcare Staffers: A Message From Santa And His Elves

Lisa Killion

Health system CEOs have a substantial undertaking. Given the current spirit of the holiday season, you might compare a CEO to a certain jolly fellow in the North Pole and the great responsibility that accompanies his role.

Of course, Santa’s advantage is that he has all those extra helpers. If you’ve ever seen Elf or a similar holiday movie, you know his elves are efficient, productive, and happy. To quote Will Ferrell’s character, “Smiling’s my favorite.” And, elves are always aligned in mission—something not always possible for hospital marketing and healthcare staffing departments, given their varying responsibilities.

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Topics: Healthcare Staffing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Marketing

Top 3 Hospital Marketing Must-Dos: Your 2019 Checklist

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

In 2018, hospital marketers faced a number of challenges. Attracting—and retaining—referrals, building physician loyalty, and growing service lines are always top of mind for hospital marketers. As we head into the new year, the goal of maintaining top marks on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list takes center stage.

The good news is, a responsible email approach is an effective way to address these challenges. As 2019 inches closer by the minute, keep these three things at the top of your hospital marketing checklist:

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Topics: Health Systems Marketing, AIM, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

[Video] Email Campaign Results

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

The rise of digital communications means our inboxes are fuller than ever. Think back to the overwhelm of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when it seemed every single entity you’d ever given your email address to (and maybe some you didn’t) was emailing with some sort of offer. While those are exceptionally frantic days, using email as a regular means of communication will continue to grow.

How can you ensure your emails stand out in your healthcare providers’ overflowing inboxes? It starts with providing valueDoing so will condition your physicians to recognize your messages as important and worthwhile.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Marketing

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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.