Dentists Should Drop the Pitch and Focus on Content

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Patient Attraction Episode 546: Dentists Should Drop the Pitch and Focus on Content


“Change your smile and your life.” “Uncover that beautiful smile today.” These are just a few examples of direct print marketing campaigns that have run in every small newspaper in America for decades. Your dental office is probably familiar with advertising and marketing – and maybe you’ve had success with those campaigns in the past – but today I’m going to tell you how content marketing can lead to higher Google rankings and more patients.

– Colin here, and we’re going to spend the next two days talking about content marketing.

– Today I’m going to tell you how taking the pitch out of your content can improve your brand awareness and bring in new patients.

– There’s a fundamental difference between traditional advertising and content marketing, and that is that content marketing is less about pitching and more about building a relationship.

– Quality content marketing builds a relationship through information, consumer tips, and education.

– You can develop content marketing through blogs, website content, videos, infographics, reports, ebooks, and press releases.

–  This digital approach comes because consumers are changing the way they make choices in their purchases, from the dentist they select to the clothes they buy.

– About 75 percent of consumers would rather read articles about products or services than view direct advertisements.

– We live in an age where people get all of their questions answered with a few clicks on their phone.

– They don’t need to be sold.

– They need to be informed.

– What we’re seeing is a generation of the most informed consumers in history, and content marketing feeds that demand for information without trying to immediately close a sale or sign on a new patient in the first few seconds of the relationship.

–  While this method of marketing has a more subtle sales pitch, you still need to know your audience and deliver the right message at the right time to the right person.

– If you don’t like treating children, don’t market children’s dentistry.

– If you want to attract more dental implant patients, develop content and videos directed at educating those who can benefit from your dental implant services.

– Give them quality information and tell them why YOU are the best choice to solve their problems.

– Effective content marketing allows you to find your niche in your market and attract the patients you want to see.

– In tomorrow’s podcast, I’ll run through how you can increase your brand awareness and stay in front patients until they are ready to accept treatment.

– If you want to see how Dr. Ronald Receveur has increased collections from $900K to more than $2 million in just five years WITHOUT selling, you should go to

– Until tomorrow, keep moving forward.