Eyecare Business November

NOV 2017

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INCREASE in new patients INCREASE in new patients revenue Marketing4ECPs has built a proven marketing program for the independent optometrist. Eye Consultants of Colorado launched their Marketing4ecps in 2015. Since then, they have seen consistent growth in their practice. New Patients, Increased Retention, Higher Sales Proven results powered by Marketing4ecps 5 Questions with Eye Consultants of Colorados' Dr. Scot Morris marketing 4 ecps.com | CALL US 1.877.707.3459 When did you get started with digital marketing and what was the biggest motivating factor to get started? We had a website and social media account for some time, but I was reluctant to invest the time and money in advertising. However, like many independent business owners, we began to recognize how the digital world was changing the way our patients found and interacted with our business. So in 2015, we were convinced to try the Marketing4ecps program for 6 months. What has been one of your most notable realizations you've found after launching your digital marketing program? We had worked hard to ensure our office was welcoming to patients as soon as they walked in the door. That included the decor, the design, and how our staff interacted with patients. A major realization was that we worked so hard on these things to make a good first impression when in fact that first impression started on our website. We found that the majority of people coming to our office had first been to our website. It motivated us to ensure that not only was it well designed, but that it was highly effective in inviting patients into our practice be it for an appointment with one of our doctors, or to shop for new frames. Where do you believe you have seen the most success since integrating digital marketing into your overall marketing efforts? Digital marketing has not only been an effective tool in growing our patient population, but it has been a tremendously valuable tool in the measurement of our marketing as a whole, both offline and online. I'm an analytical guy and have always been astutely focused on our marketing metrics. We now have full transparency of where every marketing dollar we invest goes, and the impact it is making on the business. It allows us to be really efficient with our marketing dollars. How has digital marketing changed the way you approach marketing in general? Digital marketing has made us more adventurous yet more calculated because we now have a measurement process that reduces the guessing game we had traditionally found marketing and advertising to be. If we want to try a new advertising avenue we know we have a way to measure the results. What advice would you give to anyone in eye care seeking to integrate digital marketing into their business? When it is time to get serious, seek professional assistance. We like to believe that we were early adopters of digital marketing and the opportunities it presented our practice. It wasn't until we began working with a team of digital professionals from all areas of marketing who had the ability and know how to pull all of our efforts together and focus them in a strategic direction did we see the results we enjoy today. E Y E C O N S U LTA N T S O F C O L O R A D O See the full case analysis of the Eye Consultant of Colorado's Marketing4ecps program at GROWINGWITH4ECPS.COM

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