Dental Marketing Goes Visual (or Should!)

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Patient Attraction Episode 757

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016’s podcast, I mentioned that 40 percent of U.S. millennials would rather watch visual content than read a post. Dental marketing is going increasingly visual. I’ll be back after the break to tell how to stay at the forefront of the visual trend.

– I’m Colin Receveur, founder and CEO of SmartBox Web Marketing.

– Welcome to the Patient Attraction Podcast.

– As the Internet has grown, so has the demand for online videos.

– This is one trend that dentists absolutely must ride.

– Your video content should be branded under your name or your practice’s name.

– You can and should have your own channel on YouTube.

– Your videos should also be featured on your website’s home page and on product and service pages.

– I mentioned yesterday that videos get 5,000 percent better organic search rankings compared to plain text pages.

– And video does a great job of promoting your brand and your dental practice.

– Your videos must be engaging, informative, and professional quality.

– You defeat your purpose if even one of those three is missing.

– You can also go visual by using animated GIFs and short videos in your social media.

– Again, animated GIFs have to be consistent with your brand.

– Teenagers can get away with showing funny but “gross” animations.

Your dentist public persona can’t.

– And the hottest new trend is to replace standard text emails with short videos.

– That encourages the recipient to interact with your brand.

– Your short videos should be no more than 3 to 4 minutes long, or even less.

– Few people in today’s busy world will take the time to watch long-form video.

– Your short videos still have to be high-quality and engaging.

– Follow these tips to go visual with your dental marketing and promote your brand.

– But remember that the ultimate goal of all your marketing is to put more patients in chairs.

– Stay focused on that.

– Join me for tomorrow’s podcast.

– Until then, keep moving forward.