Dr. Tom Drucker – For Your Entire
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WARNING!!! Do you know many times each week your very own patients are being tempted to check out the services of another dental office?
It’s true! Just think of all of the ways the competition is creeping into your patient’s lives…
Postcards and letters with special offers
Word of mouth
People bragging about their dentist at a party
Social Media sites
and much more
If you think your patients will never be tempted to “try out” another dental office, please think again!
These days, you need to be certain to keep your name and your message in front of your patients on a regular basis.
How? Well, it’s actually easier than EVER! In the “old days” we mailed newsletters, birthday cards, magnets, postcards… just about anything we could to make sure our patients were reminded of us regularly. And you can still do this!
But these days it’s even easier to stay in touch. Social Media is the new “word of mouth!” This is how we are staying in touch and it’s no longer just “one to one!”
You can talk to hundreds or even thousands of people in your community all at once on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You see, we want YOUR OFFICE to be that “go-to” office. Not the guy or gal down the street!
Here’s another GREAT IDEA!!
Have you used a mass email to get your message out? You can actually try this today!
Gather up the list of all of your patient’s email addresses and send them all a nice email message. What can you say? ANYTHING!!! The sky is the limit!
How about if you simply say you are writing to thank them for being a patient? Go on and tell them that you really value their loyalty and that you and your team strives to give them the best dental care in <fill in your area here>! Come on, you can do this. As you start writing, the words will flow! Trust us!
By the way, if you are sending out a mass email (called an email blast), please do not use your regular office email program. There is a MUCH better way to do it! It’s called MailChimp and we use it every day. Go to www.mailchimp.com to get started! MailChimp is very simple to set up and will likely be free for you (depending on the number of names on your list).
Give us a call if you like at 1-888-88-MADOW and we can help you with any aspect of social media. We live and breathe it every single day!
Whichever ways you choose to keep your name in front of your patients, please never forget the importance of your “message!”