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7 Reasons Why RealSelf is One of the Fastest Growing US Companies (Inc 500)

Inc. magazine has announced its annual list of America’s fastest growing companies, and RealSelf made it ...

customer service, patient satisfaction, aesthetic marketing

Customer Dis-service: When Great Medical Care Isn’t Enough

Quick, if someone were to ask you what sort of services your practice provides, what would you say? Cosmetic services? Aesthetic services? A variety of services for the skin, face and body? Chances are you wouldn’t say “customer service.” And yet, the fact is that customer service plays an increasingly important role in determining how […]

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myth, healthcare consumerism, marketing

3 Myths about Healthcare Consumerism — and How to Overcome Them

             Patient:  a person receiving care or treatment, especially from a doctor              Consumer: a person who buys goods or services for personal use With the 2010s now more than half over, there’s no escaping the fact that the two cohorts above are increasingly one […]

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content marketing, infographic, trust, shareable

Infographic Friday: 7 Tips for Creating Trustworthy Content

Let’s face it, given the democratic nature of the Internet, anyone can create and publish content. But if you’re in business — say, as an aesthetic professional hoping to reach potential patients — not just any old content will do. If you want people to actually read or view what you produce, it has to […]

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practice website, homepage, discovery

Picture-perfect Practice Websites: There’s No Place Like Home(page), Revisited

Click, click, click. In the instant-gratification world of the Internet, people land on websites and do one of two things fairly quickly: Either they decide the site in question isn’t going to provide what they’re looking for and they click away or they decide the site looks informative or intriguing enough to warrant a longer […]

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It’s Only Natural: The New Word in Nose Jobs Is…

The eyes may be the window to the soul but for many aesthetic consumers, the nose may just be the doorway to a more satisfied life. And while it’s true that many patients want a nose that’s smaller or thinner or less bulbous, a new survey suggests that it’s what they don’t want that’s driving interest in […]

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Millenials, selfies, cosmetic surgery, minimally invasive procedure

The Changing Face of Plastic Surgery (Hint: It’s Younger than You May Think)

It’s not exactly an earth-shattering revelation but it’s always good to get confirmation from an authoritative source: According to a just-released survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more and more young adults and teens are opting for aesthetic procedures. In fact, a whopping 64% of AAFPRS members saw an […]

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5 Trends that Will Define the Future: Digital Disruption and How to Survive It

Virtual reality headsets, modular TV sets, and an electric car that Batman would be proud to drive: For tech geeks, the just-finished Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas offered an interesting glimpse of the future. For something potentially more relevant to the rest of us, consider instead this list of tech trends that Brian […]

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sculpsure, buzz index, realself, mark karolak

Buzz Index: Consumer Questions about SculpSure Offer Insights for Doctors

There’s nothing like having the FDA approve a new product or procedure to generate buzz among patients hoping to resolve their aesthetic concerns. In fact, such decisions often lead to a spike in the aptly named RealSelf Buzz Index, a weekly analysis that compares the number of questions, comments, and new reviews posted to the […]

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Infographic Friday: Manage Your Reputation (and Attract New Patients) via Social Media

Do you know what’s being said about you online? Many doctors apparently don’t: According to research by MedData Group, almost half (47%) of doctors don’t actively manage their online reputation. In this day and age, that’s a shocking figure, especially when you realize the same percentage of patients say that the reputation of a doctor […]

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silhouettplasty, video, aesthetic marketing, realself, dr. schlesinger

Video Marketing Tip: Promote Your Practice with Real Stories from Real Patients

In an era when the vast majority of consumers conduct extensive online research before they ever reach out to a business, it’s a fundamental law of marketing that you have to share your expertise in ways that engage people early in their decision journeys. And, as RealSelf data consistently shows, video is an incredibly effective […]

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Infographic Friday: Record Now! Video Marketing Is Going Viral

As noted a while back, 78% of people watch online videos every week and 55% watch them every day! In fact, so many people are shooting, watching, and sharing videos that the format accounted for nearly two-thirds (64%) of all consumer Internet traffic last year — a figure that’s expected to rise to 80% by 2019. Such […]

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3 Keys to Converting Website Visitors into Viable Leads (Why SEO Isn’t Enough)

In these days of intense competition, it’s a given that generating traffic to your practice website is a key factor in marketing your practice. That is the incontrovertible truth but it’s not the whole truth. The fact is that getting people to visit your practice website is of limited value if they don’t take any […]

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trends, aesthetic trends, realself, procedures

Aesthetics and the Year Ahead: Tighter Chins, Smaller Breasts, and New Developments Down Under

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that healthcare marketing is rapidly evolving in the face of increased competition, new technology, and changing consumer behavior. But for aesthetic professionals, there’s another change that’s worth paying attention to: Just as beauty ideals have evolved over time, so, too, have aesthetic consumers’ interest in particular body […]

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Infographic Friday: Do Your Landing Pages Convert or Confuse Website Visitors?

Chances are your practice has one main point of entry for patients. Your practice website, not so much. Sure, many online visitors will, indeed, “enter” via your “front door,” aka your homepage, but others may not see that page at all. Instead, they’ll arrive by way of a so-called landing page, an interior page accessed […]

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trends, healthcare marketing, 2016

Future Marketing: 5 Trends that Will Define 2016

Funny thing about the future: Just when you think you can put off worrying about it, bam!, it’s here. So, it is with marketing your practice. After all, 2016 will be here before you know it and, make no mistake, it promises to be a year defined by change. Doctors who understand those changes — and […]

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Patients, Procedures, and Practice Websites: There’s No Place Like Home(page)

It may seem counter-intuitive but the fact is that many aesthetic consumers do not get their first impression of your practice when they walk in the door; for them, that expectation-setting experience happens weeks or months beforehand when they decide to check you out online. Your practice website — and especially its homepage — will […]

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Infographic Friday: Turn Clicks into Clients with a Well-designed Homepage

The path to your practice website can take many routes — a click from a search ad, for example, or a link from your social content — but, more often than not, the point of entry is the same: Your homepage. It’s where many visitors will form their initial opinions of you and your practice […]

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social healthcare, competition, digital doctor

Social Healthcare: How Do You Stack Up?

There’s no denying the fact that social media and healthcare can make strange bedfellows. After all, the former is all about sharing — some would say oversharing — while the latter is predicated on treating privacy as a sacred trust. Factor in the potential legal exposure that can result from mixing them indiscriminately and it’s […]

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aesthetic marketing, cyber monday, retail healthcare, branding

The Secret to “Selling” Healthcare: It’s about Providing Solutions, not Pushing your Services

It’s Cyber Monday. Across the country and around the world, millions of people are online, creating a shopping frenzy that’s become one of the most important dates on many retailers’ calendars. And while it’s safe to say that very few are shopping for bargains on aesthetic services, the concept is still relevant for one simple […]

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kybella, double chin, video, marketing

Video Marketing: Kybella Clips Click with Viewers

From beauty magazines to morning news shows, hardly a day goes by without someone touting Kybella as the miracle cure for melting away submental fat. The attendant buzz shouldn’t be surprising, really, as the procedure is still new (and therefore newsworthy); it addresses a pervasive aesthetic concern, and it appeals to the significant number of […]

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