Category : Audience

Transforming Patients Into Hospital Advocates

Hospital advocates

This post was originally published on SHSMD.

Women have been a powerful force in purchasing decisions for decades, and nowhere is that more evident today than in healthcare decision-making. Marketers who don’t have a strategy to target messaging to women in ways that reflect that reality are missing out. Here’s why:

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10 Ways Hospital Marketers Can Connect With Women

While hospitals cater to everyone, their most influential consumers are women, who make 80 percent of healthcare decisions in America. It’s important to segment and target by gender, but remember that women prefer gender-neutral marketing messages. With recent social media movements toward greater equality for women (in all realms, not just healthcare), women are more sensitive than ever to gendered messaging, and they dislike feeling pandered to. 

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Healthcare Internal Marketing: An Interview With Viddler

I recently sat down with Viddler co-founder Donna DeMarco to discuss how hospitals are increasingly marketing to their own employees in the form of internal marketing campaigns. Viddler is an interactive video hosting platform that helps healthcare organizations build better internal cultures. Below is a post they wrote about our interview, which includes topics like trend-spotting, crafting messages, gathering info and finding patterns. You can also check out the post on the Viddler blog.

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The Millennial Woman’s Influence on Hospital Marketing

The Millennial Woman's Influence on Hospital Marketing

5 ways the largest generation is shifting how hospitals market to women

As millennials take over as the largest generation, hospital marketing must shift accordingly. Female millennials are a key audience segment that will continue to gain influence as they make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families. Hospitals need to ensure they are staying relevant and meeting female millennials where they are.

The world of healthcare has shifted drastically since the baby boomer generation was the largest living generation. For millennials, costs are extremely high and often out of pocket, even with health insurance. For this reason, decisions regarding what care to get, when to get it and where to go are increasingly important to millennials as they weigh their options. Here are five ways this demographic is impacting the way hospitals must market their services.

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A New Perspective on Marketing Hospitals From a Patient POV

Compassion is key to building trust for your hospital’s female patients.

I recently had a bicycle accident that left me with a broken elbow and a referral for surgery. While it wasn’t fun, it was a good opportunity to experience the patient journey from a different perspective than my usual view as a hospital marketer. What I learned along the way led to some surprising conclusions.

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Why Internal Hospital Marketing Campaigns Matter

How marketing to employees trickles down to make patients feel more valued and cared for.

Much has been written about the importance of internal branding and communications. A strong internal hospital branding campaign can maximize engagement and inform employees on how best to interact with patients. Nurses are the frontline staff in the hospital patient experience, and since they tend to be overwhelmingly female, it makes sense to cater to women internally as well as externally when introducing new marketing campaigns, reworked branding initiatives or consolidated branding after a merger.

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