Armada Earns Healthcare Marketing Honors

It was a great night at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators (CHC) 2013 Gold Leaf Awards last night! Armada Medical Marketing sponsored the new-this-year After Party, offering the signature Armada Colada and a raffle of local Denver gifts and goodies.

Check out the CHC’s Twitter hashtag #GoldLeafAwards for complete coverage of last night’s award ceremony. Photos from the event will be shared on CHC’s Facebook page!


We’re very proud of the six projects that the CHC judges deemed worthy of awards:

  • Writing: Sales/Marketing Material – “From Manuscript to Medical Marketing” for Atherotech Diagnostics Lab


  • Social Media: Other Social Medium – “Broadcasting Breast Cancer Awareness
    on YouTube”
    for Radiology Associates of Hartford


  • Collateral over $10,000 – “Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit Collateral System” for Sorin Group


  • Social Media: Twitter – “Tweeting to a Physician Network” for Atherotech Diagnostics Lab


  • Event: Large – “Changing Hearts and Minds” a campaign for the American College of Cardiology Scientic Sessions for Atherotech Diagnostics Lab


  • Media Relations: Proactive Story Placements – “Driving participants to the Mammothon through Effective Media Relations” Radiology Associates of Hartford

For a full list of all of Armada’s awards visit our Awards and Honors page.
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Managing Your Online Reputation

Five star physician review

“Doctors today cannot ignore their online reputation” – Kevin Pho, M.D., social media’s leading physician voice

Feeling ill? Google your symptoms. Looking for an at-home treatment for sore back muscles? Turn to WebMD. Need to get that sinus infection checked out? Search online for the most top-rated ENT doc in your area.

It’s clear that Americans’ health-care decisions are made with the help of a PC, tablet or smart phone these days. Take a look at the stats:

  • 41 percent of consumers say Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and online forums influence their choice of a specific hospital, medical facility or doctor, according to consulting firm PwC.
  • Most Americans (54%) are going online to determine which physicians to see, what treatment to get, and what services a hospital or clinic might provide, Manhattan Research found.
  • About one in five patients go to online rating sites, says Pew Research Center.


Many health care companies are embracing the tools online that allow for open avenues of communication for patients. But some say they’re resistant to engaging social media for their medical practices or companies. Our response, time and time again, is:

“People are talking about you online; wouldn’t you want to be part of the conversation?”

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Building, Sharing Expertise at Future Conferences

Armada Medical Marketing added eight conferences in 2013 and looks forward to networking, showcasing our marketing expertise and learning more about the latest in radiology and the medical imaging industry.


RBMA: Marketing Conference

San Antonio

Armada’s first conference in 2013 is the RMBA — Radiology Business Management Association   marketing conference March 10-12 in the home of the ‘ol Alamo! Jenn and Calvin are attending and look forward to sharing our integrated marketing mix with attendees and learning what radiology marketing practices have worked for others.

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Thanks for Subscribing, Liking and Retweeting

Oftentimes in this profession we take for granted the public’s knowledge for marketing buzzwords, promotional messaging and social media navigation. It’s always good to take a step back and provide you, our Periscope Blog followers and clients, with some simple How-Tos.

And in this season of giving thanks, we’re thanking you for subscribing to our blog as well as liking Armada Medical Marketing on Facebook and following us on Twitter. Not sure how to do all that? Here’s our first How-To:

Facebook: “Like” Us

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Log into your Facebook Account (if you do not have an account setup on Facebook, no worries, we have a step-by-step guide below)

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Making Lipids Sexy and Social

Client: Atherotech Diagnostics Lab

Project: Social media campaign with a blog leading the conversation

Planning/Goals of Project:

Armada’s challenge was to transform Michael Cobble, M.D., from a behind-the-scenes chief medical officer with a national diagnostic testing company (our client Atherotech Diagnostics Lab) into a well-known and respected expert in the field of lipidology.

The first and most important step in this process was to strategically position Dr. Cobble as a lipidology expert and key opinion leader using the most effective communication tools and platform. The primary platform we chose was the blog, a very powerful social media tool.

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