Email Marketing for Medical Practice
You should collect the base from different sources:
- Make an appointment on the site.
- Question to the doctor.
- Blog subscription form.
- Landing pages dedicated to promotions.
- White Paper (useful and interesting content in exchange for a subscription).
- Subscription via social networks.
- Offline subscription (data collection in clinics).
Each channel gives you a different audience by interest and loyalty. Therefore, use different engagement tactics for each segment.
For example, subscribers to White Pages send a series of letters highlighting all the possibilities and advantages of the clinic; those who were interested in a specific service – narrow recommendations and reviews; and from those who have already become a client, collect reviews.
Segmentation of client bases of medical clinics is the main condition not only for profitable email marketing, but also for maintaining reputation and customer loyalty.
1st segment: subscriber
Find out as much as possible about your followers. Among the first is to send a letter with a questionnaire. To determine gender, a name is enough, so in the survey you can find out about the age, place of residence, the presence and age of children, services that are of interest to a potential client, topics of newsletters, the desired frequency of mailings. You should try to offer ready-made answers. The questionnaire should be interesting and short, guarantee a bonus for participating in the survey.
Create separate mailing lists by gender, city, area of residence, services of interest. Eliminate irrelevant segments when planning bulk emails. Determine the nearest clinic by area of residence and use its details in letters for specific subscribers.
2nd segment: new patient
When the subscriber has become a patient of the clinic, enter the information on the order date, category and name of the service into the database. Use this for related offers, upsells.
Exclude from mass mailing lists those whose services contradict the promoted ones. For example, do not offer physical therapy to clients with cancer. Even if you plan to launch a promotion that meets the interests of all customers (general prevention), exclude from the lists those who have recently taken advantage of this offer. Pay special attention to the letters you send to VIP clients.
3rd segment: regular customers
Clients who are already undergoing treatment with you can be segmented by diagnosis, stage of recovery, and treating physician. Do not use direct information about the client’s problems in emails, do not interpret research data in emails, keep the right to confidentiality, but consider this information in your strategy. By segmenting the database based on patient symptoms, you can offer the most relevant additional products and services of the clinic, as well as useful content about new technologies, equipment, and medical practice in a particular area.
4th segment: recovery
Be sure to consider the recovery stage. For example, if a patient has overcome an illness, make sure that he does not receive letters about his treatment. Refocus his personal content on rehabilitation and prevention.
Pay close attention to your content strategy. Share useful expert information with subscribers. Use video content. Make the newsletter bright, interesting, but not inconsistent with medical paradigms. Remember to consider your symptom data. For example, if you are planning a mailing list about pediatrics, exclude from the list of patients who cannot have children.
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Develop tactics to reactivate inactive readers, as well as clients who have not visited the clinic for a long time. Emphasize the importance of prevention, offer serious bonuses.