Five Insights: Capitalize on a LinkedIn Company Page

Insights on Capitalizing on LinkedIn Company PagesWe recently attended the Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-Saint Paul event (SMBMSP) and got to thinking about LinkedIn and its hidden opportunities to promote your medical device company, outpatient clinic, hospital or health care product line.

LinkedIn is a social network with over 116 million users and its offerings for the health care industry is growing at an exponential pace. And a company page allows your brand to reach your target clients, future employees, potential business partners and even consumers. Share your brand messages, specialties and services, and latest news through a successfully built LinkedIn company page. With a few simple steps you can capitalize on a LinkedIn page’s ability to promote product awareness and expand company reach. Our team compiled a handful of tactics to get you started:

1) Images are Powerful

LinkedIn recently upgraded its visual options and now allows panoramic images for your company page — similar to the banner photos on Facebook pages. Since it is the first thing a person sees when visiting your company page, choose this image wisely. Highlight an event, health awareness month, service, physician or product, and create a visually appealing cover photo that best represents the work environment. Paul DeBettignies, an IT recruiter who blogs at Minnesota Headhunter, suggests changing the banner image quarterly to gain exposure and to show up in your followers’ news feeds more often. You’ll start to see more people taking notice of your page and your brand.

Armada Medical Marketing’s LinkedIn cover photo promotes each of our social media channels and provides a “call to action” to encourage viewers to connect and follow.

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Facts, Stats and Graphs

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2012 was the year of imagery and health care marketers strategically applied visuals to a variety of social and marketing platforms. 2013 is no different. For the health care industry, graphics alone may not get the point across. Therefore, infographics are a great route for health care marketers. Infographics provide graphic visuals that present data and information.

Get the Words to Stick

With the popularity of sites such as StumbleUpon, it is clear that attention spans are diminishing with the average person leaving a page within 10 to 20 seconds. Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text and text is only 7 percent of daily communication. That is not to say text is completely obsolete. Words play a major role in describing abstract ideas and conveying a specific message, which is important for health care marketing. But words are supplemental to visuals, which can help grasp a reader’s attention.

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Armada Medical Revamps Patient Education Program

Client: Renal Ventures Management

Project: RV CARE Patient Education Program 

Planning/Goals of the Project:

Armada Medical’s client Renal Ventures Management, the leading provider of dialysis services nationwide, is completely rewriting the standard of renal care through a series of innovative programs under the moniker RV CARE, or Renal Ventures Coaching for Actions, Results and Empowerment. Armada Medical was tasked to revamp the messaging and design of communications to be used throughout all aspects of the renal care process.

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Sorin Group SCORES with New App

Client: Sorin Group

Project: SCORE Multimedia Application

Planning/Goals of the Project:

With increasingly strict regulations and policies impacting hospital operations, medical device manufacturers have been forced to reevaluate their selling propositions. Instead of focusing on product features, manufacturers must communicate how they can help hospitals comply with health care reform, electronic medical record integration, as well as risk and overall cost mitigation.

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Running a Successful Mammothon

Client: Radiology Associates of Hartford

Project: Annual “Mammothon” Event

Planning/Goals of Project:

In early 2012, Radiology Associates of Hartford (RAH), a diagnostic imaging center based in Hartford, Conn., approached Armada to strategically organize a women’s health event aimed at promoting early detection of breast cancer and providing additional screening opportunities for women in their community.

Breast cancer is a familiar issue to many, but it’s of specific concern in Connecticut where the incidence of breast cancer is the second highest in the U.S. It’s well known that routine annual mammograms help improve breast cancer survival rates by providing early detection of cancer before symptoms develop. RAH wanted to provide an event that would not only promote their services, but also address this important community health issue and position their brand as a leader in advocating women’s health initiatives.

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Agency Record Achieved at 2012 Gold Leaf Awards

Hard work pays off. And at this year’s Colorado Healthcare Communicators (CHC) 2012 Gold Leaf Awards, we were rewarded for our hard work in a big way!

Taking home three Silver Leaf Awards and four Bronze Leaf Awards, we set an internal agency record for the greatest number of awards won in a single competition specific to health care marketing. Here’s the run down of the winning projects:

 

Advertisements that worked

A couple of advertisements from the rebranding campaign for Anova Cancer Care made an impression and garnered results. The direct-response television ad campaign and two-page direct-response print ad used thought-provoking questions and dynamic, high-tech visuals to capture both the attention — and the imagination — of those newly diagnosed with certain types of cancer.

  • Silver Leaf Award: Broadcast Advertising — Anova Cancer Care, Direct Response TV
  • Bronze Leaf Award: Single Print Advertisement — Anova Cancer Care, Cancer Treatment Evolved

 

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