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Top 10 Blogs For Healthcare Marketers In 2018

Andrew Munro

This year was filled with a number of significant developments for healthcare marketers. The rising demand to respect individual privacy rights dominated conversations surrounding digital marketing, as did the increasing importance of using data-driven email marketing tools to increase physician engagement and retention.

Our most popular 2018 blogs covered many of these issues. Here’s a quick look.

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Topics: AIM, Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing

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

Why You Should Care About CCPA Right Now

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

In terms of social policy, California is often considered a bellwether state. If California votes it in, other states better pay attention. And, although it isn’t the largest, the state of California holds a great deal of influence. The Golden State is the fifth largest economy in the world and is projected to surpass 40 million residents by 2019—representing approximately one out of every eight U.S. citizens (12.5 percent). California also has 12 percent of the nation's physicians.

Given the state’s impact, it’s no wonder that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is becoming an important topic. Although the CCPA does not go into effect until January 1, 2020, there are crucial considerations you need to start thinking about right now.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Pharma Marketing

HCIC 2018: Things To Do In Scottsdale, AZ

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

Scottsdale, AZ is known for its great fall weather, with temperatures averaging around 75 degrees in November. There’s also lots to see and do in the area. That’s why if you’re headed to the 22nd Annual Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC), you’ll want to set aside a little time in your busy schedule to explore some of the highlights.

Whether you want to experience the art galleries, indulge in specialty food drinks, or visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former residence, there’s sure to be something that appeals to your senses.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, DMD News

No Tricks, Just Treats: Deploying Valuable Email Content To Physician Candidates

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

Healthcare staffing professionals are tasked with finding the "perfect match" for the hospital entities they represent. Thanks to a diminishing physician supply and increasing demand, that undertaking isn’t always achievable in its truest sense. Time constraints and an overfull docket of open positions often results in staffers pushing out a blanket list of open positions with no energy or resources for targeted—and thus valuable—communications.

So, instead of sweetening the deal with an inbox full of “treats” (aka: job incentives), candidates are left to weed through the same old posts with nothing to entice them to take further action. It’s not intentional trickery on the staffers’ part, but it does lead to a frustrated end user—one who might end up ghosting you in the end.

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

[Video] Optimizing CTAs For Better Engagement

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Have you ever received an email where you had to search high and low on how to take action? Unless it was something you were really interested in, chances are your search ended in a frustrated “forget it!” quickly followed by hitting delete.

A frustrated user is also less likely to engage the next time your healthcare marketing email lands in his inbox, a reaction brought about by the process of conditioning (in this case, negative conditioning).

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Topics: Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Marketing

Is A Federal Data Privacy Law Coming?

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

Consumer data privacy is more than a “hot topic” these days; it’s become a major concern for many. The Cambridge Analytica breach involving millions of Facebook users was just one of the data disasters that exposed widening holes in personal data protection. As a result, regulations such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 have been implemented in an attempt to attack the gaps.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also entering into the discussion, with a recent statement proposing a federal privacy framework which would preempt state law on matters concerning data privacy. This federal structure, they claim, is necessary in order to provide “certainty and consistency to consumers and businesses alike.”

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

[Video] Email Testing Basics: Getting Started

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

The drive for increased personalization in marketing, regardless of industry, means those on the receiving end of marketing messages have become more fastidious of where they devote their attention. Email messaging that lacks relevance will likely fall to the bottom of a healthcare provider’s digital mail pile, while communications that provide timely, meaningful information rise to the top.

So, anytime you can learn more about your healthcare provider audience—and thus tailor messaging accordingly—you should never pass up that opportunity. Email testing is one of the most helpful ways to accomplish this.

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

[Video] Responsible Email Targeting

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Greek philosopher Heraclitus is attributed the quote, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Born in the year 554 BC, he never could have guessed just how quickly change happens today. Technology is constantly updating, as is the information that resides in our universally-digital existence.

The fallout is data decay. An email address that was viable three months, three weeks, or even three days ago may no longer be accurate in this moment. How can you expect to make advances with your target audience if you’re not even reaching them?

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email List Quality

Traditional Recruitment Efforts Can't Hold A Candle To Targeted Email

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

With most healthcare systems aggressively competing for a limited number of talented healthcare professionals, traditional recruiting methods are no longer enough. That’s why the most successful staffing professionals today rely on a good email database that includes first-party sourced and opted-in physician email addresses. When this list is combined with deeper insights about each professional’s behavior and preferences, it’s easy to tailor your messages to make a more personal connection.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Healthcare Staffing

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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.