For a pediatric dental practice, a great business model doesn't guarantee solid revenues.
Staying on track requires attention to detail and a commitment to foundational marketing principles.
Social Media Monitoring
The use of social media as a marketing tool is the latest wave to overtake the small business community. Combined with a functional company website, social media attracts new customers and converts them to brand advocates. Social media can quickly go negative, turning brand advocacy into "badvocacy", a scenario in which consumers and users create content deriding your company and your products. All pediatric dental practices need to be particularly sensitive about the potential for negative brand commentary on social media sites. To counter negative social media, you'll need to monitor your brand's online presence and enter the conversation, redirecting negative discussions toward more positive topics.
Many marketing techniques are easy to evaluate. Outsourced lead generation through reputable mailing list vendors facilitates easy measurement and evaluation for direct mail campaigns. The difficulty comes when you are tasked with quantifying market presence and brand influence. Fortunately, media monitoring has the ability to give your pediatric dental practice a sense of market presence and other variables that are difficult to quantify. Although media monitoring is not the only tool for measuring intangible brand qualities, it has the benefit of highlighting negative PR, giving your pediatric dental practice the ability to control bad buzz when it appears in the marketplace.
Do We Really Need A Logo?
The question of whether or not to create a logo for a pediatric dental practice is a critical consideration. A logo is a visible representation of your organization's mission, identity, and values. Without a high-quality logo, your brand will simply blend in with the rest of the marketplace and gain little traction with consumer audiences. Logos aren't something that can be changed overnight so it's important to put some thought into logo design. With a lot riding on a logo, it's worth the investment to hire a professional marketing and design firm for your logo needs.
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