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Empowered Patients, Social Doctors and the Future of Healthcare

It’s often said that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it — but have you ever considered the opposite idea? Truth is, those who fail to anticipate the future run the risk of not getting to experience it. In healthcare, that future is rapidly unfolding in countless ways, many of which are […]

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For Cosmetic Surgeons, Job Competition Can Be Good for Business

A funny thing happened on the way to economic recovery. Despite improving fundamentals, the job market is as tough as ever — and, according to a recent article in The New Republic, the effects could show up in your practice. Why? Because in the hyper-competitive job market, a youthful appearance is increasingly seen as a […]

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18 Amazing Statistics on the Future of Internet Video

The future of the Internet is video but don’t just take our word for it. Here are 18 statistics that showcase what people are watching (and sharing), how the world of online video is exploding and what it can mean for businesses that add video to their marketing mix: In January, 85% of the U.S. […]

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Are You on the Right Side of the Digital Tipping Point?

The world is going native — and doctors who want to remain relevant should too. No, we’re not talking about adopting local customs when traveling (or forgoing underwear). We’re talking about digital natives, i.e., people who were born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and, therefore, have been interacting with such technologies […]

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RealSelf TV Takes Video Marketing to the Next Level

Video may have killed the radio star but smart marketers know it’s a great way to breathe new life into their efforts to reach consumers. Now, with the launch of RealSelf TV, cosmetic surgeons and other aesthetic professionals have the opportunity to take their own marketing efforts to the next level. Simply put, video not […]

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Infographic Friday: ASPS Stats Suggest 2013 Was a Very Good Year

It’s often said there’s truth in numbers and if that’s the case, 2013 was truly a good year for the profession. According to just-released data from ASPS, 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent from the year before. This infographic from […]

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Nielsen, Part II: Do Digital-savvy Hispanics Hold the Key to Marketing Success?

When it comes to understanding people’s interaction with their digital devices, the folks at Nielsen have probably crunched more numbers than any other organization on the planet. From TV ratings to mobile-phone usage, they not only know who’s looking at what but also what devices they’re using to do so and the actions they take […]

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Nielsen: If You Want to Get Seen, Get on the Screen

You don’t need an advanced degree in demographics to know that consumers are spending more and more time on their digital devices but a new report from Nielsen offers one statistic that may trump all others: American consumers now spend an average of 60 hours a week consuming content across multiple screens. That’s 2.5 days […]

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TMI? Even Great Content Is No Good if Nobody Sees It

So much content, so little time — and it’s safe to say it’s only going to get worse. It’s been 4 years since Eric Schmidt, then CEO and now executive chairman of Google, made his famous statement that humans create as much information every 2 days as their predecessors did from the dawn of civilization […]

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The Digital Crystal Ball: 5 Healthcare Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2014

It’s (almost) 2014 — do you know where your patients are? Increasingly, they’re on their computers and smartphones, on the Internet and on social media, researching procedures, reading reviews and narrowing the search for that one special provider who will perform the procedure they’re interested in. Along the way, they’re encountering trends and technologies that […]

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Now Hear This: Informed Patients Seek Doctors Who Listen

Are you a good listener? These days, you better be for one simple reason. Given the amount of information aesthetic consumers now have access to, doctors who don’t listen to what patients have to say about their care may find their surgical schedules a lot quieter than they’d like. As this infographic suggests, patients are […]

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Confronting the Commercialization of Plastic Surgery

Having opened his plastic surgery practice in Kansas City 24 years ago, Eric Swanson, MD, has received his fair share of sales calls and marketing pitches. Among them: a salary of $325,000 and a company car, a promise of $450,000 for working 2 days per week and a promise that he could double his income. […]

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Lights, Camera, Video: Best Practices for Producing Promotional Videos (Part II of III)

If you’ve ever doubted the idea that video represents the future of the Internet, consider this little fact: In the time it took you to read the above sentence, more than 8 hours of video will have been uploaded to YouTube. At that pace, that works out to 6,000 hours per hour, 144,000 hours per […]

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Show, Don’t Tell: Online Video Is Taking Over the Internet (Part I of III)

Online video: it’s not just for clumsy cats and talking dogs anymore. The fact is, if you’re not using video to promote your practice, you’re missing out on what is very likely the most important marketing tool since the direct-mail postcard. Visually compelling, eminently shareable and increasingly easy to produce, video is rapidly becoming the […]

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Google Glass: OK in the Operating Room or not?

Picture the following scenario: You’re mid-surgery and you need some information about the procedure at hand or your patient’s medical history. You could step away from the operating table, consult images on a monitor or access the necessary data on a tablet or PC. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply speak your request […]

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Infographic Friday: To Market Your Practice, Think Beyond Facebook

So many social networks, so little return for your efforts. If you ever needed proof that marketing your practice via the major social networks isn’t worth the time you spend (or the agency fees you pay), this infographic from JumpThru puts the issue in sharp focus. The fact is that even though women dominate Facebook, […]

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Infographic Friday: It’s the Economy, Doctor!

Perhaps you heard the little news item earlier this week that the Dow topped the high it set in 2007 when it closed at 14,253 on Tuesday. Needless to say, the new record was welcome news from Wall Street to Main Street. Whether you’re invested in the market or not, it should be considered good […]

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Cosmetic Surgery: the Cure for Unflattering Profile Photos?

Remember the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? These days, a good photo may be worth a lot more than that, especially when it’s posted as part of an online profile on a social media site. From making new friends to landing new jobs, people are discovering that how they look online […]

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New Statistics Confirm Cosmetic Surgery Is a Leading Economic Indicator

What do home sales, car sales and cosmetic surgery procedures have in common? According to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), all experienced respectable growth last year. Cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., in fact, were up 5% over the year before, hitting an all-time high of 14.6 million procedures. That, along […]

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Infographic Friday: Aesthetic Procedures through the Ages

It’s often said that true beauty is ageless but, let’s face it, we could all use a little help as the years add up. Likewise, as this infographic from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) suggests, the number of candles on patients’ personal birthday cakes plays a significant role in the types of […]

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