You pour a lot of time and effort into making sure your optometry patients have everything they need from you as a service provider. However, keeping a consistent stream of new patients coming to your office for treatment is important for your revenue as a professional. Many optometrists disregard the effectiveness of a good marketing strategy because their services are such a necessary thing within a geographic area. A good marketing strategy can take your business operation from just necessary to all-out popular. Here are three facets of the best optometry office marketing strategy.
A Well-Curated Brand
Brand image is extremely important in the medical industry. As a healthcare service provider, even you have a brand image, but it must be properly honed to do its job. A well-curated brand image is beneficial for a marketing strategy because:
- It helps keep you recognizable in a saturated industry
- It helps convey the message that your service knows what it’s doing
- It helps build credibility
Your brand image is more than just a nice logo or slogan; it is all about how you appear in the eyes of both prospects and current patients. Logos, slogans, service imagery, and even things like employee uniforms can build a brand image.
An Optimized Website
The majority of people who need help from an eye doctor these days are goings to get online and look up your optometry office before they ever make a call. These people will be looking for things like:
- What kinds of services you have available
- What types of payments your office accepts
- What kind of office you run
If you do not have a nice, optimized website, you will have a lot of issues with your office website never being found. Or, when it is found, those visitors may not be impressed with what they see. Both issues can hurt your ability to gain new patients.
A Digital Marketing Plan
Marketing should be a two-pronged thing; you must have a good real-world marketing plan and a digital marketing plan. Lacking in either or can affect the effectiveness of the other. For example, if you have a commercial produced to be played on local radio stations, those who hear that ad will likely go online and check you out. Therefore, your digital marketing plan can be just as important as the rest of your strategy.
Overall, marketing your optometry office effectively can give you a better opportunity to serve new patients, grow your business, and build new revenue. Reach out to us at Digital Healthcare Professionals for a consultation.