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May 2011 Blog Posts (23)

10 Professional Development Tips for Young Healthcare Marketers

A young healthcare marketer in New England recently asked me for advice regarding career development. After we spoke, it came to me that the nuts and bolts of our conversation would probably be useful to others in the field. With that in mind, I put together this blog post. Please know that this is not comprehensive in nature. It is merely meant to give readers a good starting point on a career development path. With that said, here are 10 professional development tips for young healthcare… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 31, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments

Social Media & Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Conference





There are now so many healthcare marketing and healthcare social media conferences that I have trouble keeping them all straight. Well, here's news about another one. I was speaking with Ben Dillon at Geonetric last week and he mentioned that he is leading a workshop at the Social Media & Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Conference. It takes place in Chicago, July 25-27, 2011, and… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 27, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Doctors Lounge

The Doctors Lounge is one of the oldest online communities supplying medical resources for physicians, medical students and allied clinical professionals. It was founded April 2000, by two physicians, Dr. Tamer Fouad and Dr. Yasser Mokhtar, who… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

When the Healthcare Marketer Becomes the Patient

One of my challenges as a marketer is that I become very close to the brands and organizations my firm promotes. My attachment continues long after our formal relationship has ended (yes, I've come to understand that all client relationship eventually come to an end). I worked with UNC Health Care for nearly 14… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 25, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Extreme Couponing & Healthy Eating: Incompatable?

I have to admit that I am intrigued by this extreme couponing phenomenon. For the uninitiated, Extreme Couponing is a new hit show on TLC. It is amazing to see someone buy $1,000 worth of groceries for $8.28. Wow. If you haven't seen it, here's how TLC promotes the show:

"Enter the world of bargain shoppers who have mastered the art of saving! In Extreme…
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Added by Dan Dunlop on May 24, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Secretary Sebelius Visits East Carolina Heart Institute Today

My clients at University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the East Carolina Heart Institute are having a big day today. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC) to highlight the new National Partnership for Patients Initiative.… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Few Images from the 2011 NESHCo Conference

As I always do, I took a few photos while attending the NESHCo Spring Symposium earlier this week in Portsmouth, NH. Most of the photos are from the annual awards dinner. The event was really special this year because we had representatives from three of our client hospitals sitting with us at the dinner. It was wonderful to watch them go up and accept their awards throughout the evening. In all, Jennings clients took home eleven (11) Lamplighter Awards for marketing excellence in healthcare.… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 19, 2011 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Educational Symposium Or Healthcare Marketing Festival? You Decide.

One of the things I love about the NESHCo Spring Symposium is that it has a different feel than other conferences I attend throughout the year. Granted, each is unique; but this one has more of a festival feel and I like that! It's the people who make the difference.



One of the special moments from the 2011 NESHCo Spring Symposium was a jam session that broke out yesterday afternoon when the day's sessions had concluded. Kevin Robinson of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (on… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 18, 2011 at 12:31am — 1 Comment

10 People to Meet Today at NESHCo

This week I am very happy to be attending the Spring Conference of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications! The conference is taking place on the coast of New Hampshire in New Castle. I'll be hosting a roundtable discussion later today on the topic of mommy blogs in healthcare.



One of the things I… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 17, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Healthworks Collective: Thought Leaders in Healthcare

Social Media Today has launched a new online community for professionals in global healthcare. HealthworksCollective positions itself as "an editorially independent, moderated community for thought leaders in international… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 16, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Appature's Most Influential Tweeters in Healthcare

On Appature's blog they recently published an interesting infographic about Twitter in Healthcare: http://www.appatureinc.com/blog/twitter-in-healthcare/. l found out about it when I received a tweet congratulating me for making the "Most Influential Tweeters in Healthcare" list. To be honest, I had no idea there was such a thing - but I was excited to see that I was in such good company! Some of the people on the…

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Added by Dan Dunlop on May 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Take a Walk with TagWalk

(This is the final in a series of blog posts written by my intern, Stephanie Cohen. On Monday I published a special tribute to Stephanie. You can find that post at http://tinyurl.com/6392eyn. She has been a remarkable intern and has contributed frequently to this blog. Here’s one of the last posts she wrote before graduating last weekend from the University of North… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 13, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Live Today From the VSHMPR Conference

Today I will be tweeting and perhaps blogging from the Spring Conference of the Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (VSHMPR). The conference is taking place at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. It's actually a three day… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 12, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Poor Health Literacy Impacts Patients and Economy

(This week I am featuring several posts from my intern, Stephanie Cohen. On Monday I published a special tribute post to Stephanie. You can find that post at http://tinyurl.com/6392eyn. She has been a remarkable intern and has contributed frequently to this blog. Here's another of the final posts she wrote before graduating last weekend from the University of North… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 11, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Melanoma Video: "Dear Sixteen Year Old Me." Powerful!

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. My co-worker, Barri Burch, sent me a link to this powerful video: "Dear Sixteen Year Old Me." The video is striking. Imagine Melanoma survivors and the spouses of those lost to the disease sending a message to their 16-year-old self. What would they say? The film was produced by The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund. Any adjectives I could use to describe it at this point would be trite. Just check it out for… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Painful Truth About Doctor Review Sites

(This week I am featuring several posts from my intern, Stephanie Cohen. On Monday I published a special tribute post to Stephanie. You can find that post at http://tinyurl.com/6392eyn. She has been a remarkable intern and has contributed frequently to this blog. Here's one of the last posts she wrote before graduating last weekend from the University of North Carolina.… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thanks to People Like Stephanie, There's Hope

(Warning: This might be more about me than you really want to know.)



Today I am confessing that in many ways I am still old school. It is not a pretty thing. This is particularly true when I reflect on my role as an employer. Running a marketing firm, I take part in hiring lots of people - often young people. I understand that I'm not the only person to notice a trend where many of the young people coming out of school feel entitled and have what I consider to be unrealistic… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 9, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Twitter Habits That Irritate My Friends

Yesterday I published a post about "5 Irritating Twitter Habits." You can check out the post at http://thehealthcaremarketer.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/5-twitter-habits-that-irritate-me/. The post caused several of my Twitter friends to offer up their own pet peeves related to how people use Twitter. So here are few of their contributions to my… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on May 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Irritating Twitter Habits

Okay, I admit upfront that at times I can be easily agitated. So take this post with a grain of salt. Here are 5 practices that I regularly see on Twitter that absolutely drive me crazy! (Of course, a more positive way to look look at this list is to call it "5 Bad Habits to Avoid on Twitter."

 

  1. Tweets that contain lists like: "5 Twitter Habit that Irritate Me." This has become so trite! Just today I saw the following: "5 keys to promoting your business…
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Added by Dan Dunlop on May 5, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

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