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7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs CRM

July 10, 2018 • digitalmedia • CommunicationsComments Off on 7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs CRM

A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system is one of the most helpful data and marketing tools available today. Companies that fully implement a CRM system have seen increased sales and expanded customer relationships, coordinated goals, and unified customer communications across their team. In a world of overwhelming data, CRM helps cut a clear path and give you objectives and next steps for efficient data use and relationship-building.

What is CRM marketing?

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How a Marketing Consultant Can Help Your Business

July 2, 2018 • digitalmedia • marketingComments Off on How a Marketing Consultant Can Help Your Business

What value does a marketing consultant bring to your business? You may wonder whether a marketing consultant is a worthwhile investment, especially if you already have a marketing or communications staff. But the fact is, you can’t see every corner of your business, and you can’t always see it clearly. Sometimes, you need an outside viewpoint. An expert opinion and a new creative energy can be a smart investment in your company. How does it work? (more…)

Why You Should Increase Your Email Marketing Budget

June 26, 2018 • digitalmedia • marketingComments Off on Why You Should Increase Your Email Marketing Budget

You receive an email. It’s totally relevant, even important. If you get to opening it, you skim through, nod, and then, with good intentions to flag it and come back to it, immediately forget. Why? Because you are inundated with emails.

A few years ago, marketers had to start asking: Are customers and clients burning out on email? Does email marketing still work?

The answer: absolutely. The truth is, though many of us swim through overflowing inboxes on a regular basis, the success of email marketing is undeniable. It is part of the reason our inboxes are overflowing!

To get your message out, you need to follow a few tricks of the trade. Don’t scale back. Here’s why you should actually increase your email marketing budget. (more…)

Why Your Hospital Needs a Uniform Program

June 19, 2018 • digitalmedia • UniformsComments Off on Why Your Hospital Needs a Uniform Program

Today’s hospitals need to run efficiently. Helpful efficiency tools are those which truly allow staff to provide insightful and professional care to their many patients with the least amount of peripheral concerns. When operations are at their best, your staff can be at their best, and your hospital can reflect hospitality, focus, and order, exuding a sense of peace rather than stress. Good operations mean your staff is free to do their best work.

Hospital uniform programs, though they might seem unnecessary at first glance, help manage or prevent many things that can go wrong in a fast-paced, high-pressure setting, and contribute greatly to smooth operations. Here’s how a uniform program can add hospitality, focus, and order to your hospital. (more…)

The Importance of Data Collection for Your Business

June 12, 2018 • digitalmedia • Database MarketingComments Off on The Importance of Data Collection for Your Business

Data collection is not just for big businesses. If you have a business that’s been around for at least a year, chances are, you already have plenty of data to use and from which to learn. Intentional data collection gives you more, so you can build your base of clues and indicators to the health and direction of your business.

 

But why bother with data collection if you don’t think you’ll have massive amounts of it with which to work? What if your operations aren’t that big? The truth is, even a modest amount of data can be analyzed and used to build your business, no matter the size. Data is about how you put it to work. And making the most of data is not relative to size. Helpful information is helpful information—whether that’s to improve a mega-corporation or a small operation. Here’s how it works. (more…)

Ensure Brand Compliance with These Tips

June 5, 2018 • digitalmedia • BrandingComments Off on Ensure Brand Compliance with These Tips

When you have multiple locations, it can be a benefit—and a wise move—to localize marketing campaigns. When you allow content assets to become contextualized, you’re speaking to the people in the regions you’re serving, allowing for local flexibility, and heightening your own potential for industry leadership.

But how do you handle brand compliance? (more…)

Make a Good First Impression with Uniforms

May 29, 2018 • digitalmedia • UniformsComments Off on Make a Good First Impression with Uniforms

From the first moment clients walk into your medical facility, they are taking stock of their surroundings. Their most pressing concerns are how they can get seen quickly and whether they will find thorough, compassionate care to meet their need and alleviate their concerns. In other words, they’re hoping they can trust you to take care of them, and they’re looking for signals that this trust won’t be misplaced.

 

Before a patient even meets a staff member face to face, the environment your hospital creates is already setting patients up for their experience with you, and uniforms are an important part of cultivating the right environment. You can make an excellent first impression with uniforms, setting the hospital-client relationship up for a great start. Here’s why uniform programs work. (more…)

Recruit Top Talent with Engaging Marketing Materials

May 22, 2018 • digitalmedia • marketingComments Off on Recruit Top Talent with Engaging Marketing Materials

When you’re recruiting, potential candidates will want to investigate your company. They’ll check out your website, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and read client reviews. But as you begin to approach onboarding, they’ll also be inspecting you through your marketing materials.

Marketing materials are an important consideration, as they influence HR as well as sales. Recruits will be interacting closely with you through HR, training, and other onboarding documents. What message will you be sending them? And how do you get it right? (more…)

How Uniform Programs Benefit Your Hospital

May 15, 2018 • digitalmedia • UniformsComments Off on How Uniform Programs Benefit Your Hospital

Uniforms provide standard dress for your employees, helping them stay comfortable, mobile, and protected all day. But uniforms also go far beyond their basic practical function. A great uniform program speaks volumes for your hospital, both inside and outside its walls.

 

The power of uniforms lies in their visual aspect. Your best business image, consistent branding, hospital organization, and a sense of unity and pride can all be achieved with the help of uniforms. If implemented strategically and in line with other branding, uniforms are a natural and effective extension of your marketing department. Here’s why. (more…)

Quantifying Direct Mail Campaigns

May 8, 2018 • digitalmedia • marketingComments Off on Quantifying Direct Mail Campaigns

For top marketing strategies, print is non-optional. Nothing has ever quite replaced the appeal, flexibility, and effectiveness of print marketing. Paper is an evergreen marketing resource, and when aligned with a solid cross-media strategy, can play a significant role in helping gain, establish, and nurture client relationships.

However, print marketing can also be tricky. It’s one of your most expensive forms of outreach, and it needs to be worth the investment. Though the results of a campaign can’t always be predicted, and campaigns might take time to perfect, there are certain measurables that can help you assess your return on investment (ROI). Here is how to measure and shape a campaign to work for you. (more…)