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September 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Why Do Women Blog?

Why do women blog? Everywhere I go I meet women who are maintaining blogs. Some are family blogs; some are topical. I recently interviewed eight female bloggers in Lexington, South Carolina, a suburb of Columbia. Their stories are remarkable and shed a lot of insight into why women blog. Below are a few of their videos. Try to remember that these are real people speaking in their own voice. Whether you relate to their stories or not, you can't argue with the authenticity of what they are… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on September 30, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Army of Angels Video: Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

One of my clients, Signature Healthcare in Brockton, Massachusetts, recently produced its own "pink" dance video. It is a cute video; very much home grown. Although these pink videos are all the rage, this one somehow maintains its authenticity. Congrats to all my friends at Signature Healthcare who took part in this project.… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on September 29, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

My Morning Commute

On my way to work this morning, flying into Boston Logan Airport from Raleigh-Durham, I took this photo of the Boston Harbor. Sometimes these early mornings and long commutes pay off with beautiful scenery. I try to never take that for granted! Business travel, despite the headaches, is what you make of it. Tonight I plan to have dinner with several friends and clients in Boston at one of my favorite Thai restaurants - Montien. I keep reminding myself that travel isn't drudgery. This photo is… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on September 28, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Glamour and Glitz of Healthcare Marketing Consulting

As a healthcare marketer, I spend a ton of time on the road working with hospital clients. I try to explain to my staff and colleagues that all the travel is not glamorous, but it never seems to sink in. The truth is that I love my work and enjoy being on-site with my firm's clients, but the travel is a grind. Think of all the delayed flights, endless hours in airports, and nights away from family.

For those of you out there who still think the life of a marketing consultant may be… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on September 21, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

SHSMD 2011 Wrap Up

While attending the SHSMD 2011 Conference, I took a few photos to commemorate the event. Most of them were taken in the exhibit hall, but a few were taken on the grounds of the resort. Although they are limited in terms of subject matter (and quality), I thought I'd share them with you in this forum. Enjoy!…


Added by Dan Dunlop on September 19, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

2011 SHSMD Conference is in High Gear


Yesterday was the opening day of the 2011 SHSMD conference (Society for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing Development of the American Hospital Association). The location they chose for this conference, the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, is spectacular. It is a beautiful facility with amazing views of the mountains. If day one is any…


Added by Dan Dunlop on September 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Healthcare Marketing Strategies Summit - Call for Speakers

One of the two national healthcare marketing conferences I attend each year is the Healthcare Marketing Strategies Summit, produced by the Forum for Healthcare Strategists (of which I am a member). The seventeenth national conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, April 19 - May 1, 2012. The Summit is an opportunity for healthcare marketing, planning, and…


Added by Dan Dunlop on September 6, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

CardioVascular Advertising Awards

One of the readers of this blog suggested that I share some information about the CardioVascular Advertising Awards. So, here it is:

The CardioVascular Advertising Awards program was designed to recognize outstanding advertising materials in the specific… Continue

Added by Dan Dunlop on September 1, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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