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Marketing for ECPs: Facebook Basics (PART 2)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Aug 10, 2016 9:52:44 AM

Introduction

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s eyes. But, how do you get patients in the door?

This blog series contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp 2 for ECPs". For more information about how to download your own free copy, click here.

This free resource is a follow-up to our first popular Marketing Boot Camp e-book for eyecare professionals. This new e-book gives you a great intro to Facebook and gives you some ideas on how to utilize this platform to grow your optical practice. As before, this is not meant to be an exhaustive Facebook guide, but hopefully, it will inspire some ideas you can use immediately, especially if you’re new to Facebook.

Part 2 in this series talks about the basics of Facebook. 

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

Marketing for ECPs: Intro to Facebook (PART 1)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Jul 27, 2016 4:44:21 PM

Introduction

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s eyes. But, how do you get patients in the door?

This blog series contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp 2 for ECPs". For more information about how to download your own free copy, click here.

This free resource is a follow-up to our first popular Marketing Boot Camp e-book for eyecare professionals. This new e-book gives you a great intro to Facebook and gives you some ideas on how to utilize this platform to grow your optical practice. As before, this is not meant to be an exhaustive Facebook guide, but hopefully, it will inspire some ideas you can use immediately, especially if you’re new to Facebook.

You might be wondering why your business even needs a Facebook page. What is Facebook anyway? Let’s start there.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

How to Deal with Negative Online Reviews

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Jan 29, 2016 12:47:58 PM

So, you’ve worked hard to get your website and social media to a place where you can be found, and people can learn all about your optical business and it’s products and excellent customer service. Things are going along just fine. People are starting to follow you, like you, share your posts and visit your website.

Suddenly, a customer posts a bad review on your social media page!

It’s not the end of the world. Sometimes negative reviews happen. However, there are some things you need to know to make the best out of the situation. And, if all goes well, you could actually spin a negative online review into a positive one for your optical store.

There is significant evidence that a bad review can hurt your bottom line. According to a survey by Zendesk in 2013, customers are much more likely to leave a bad review on social media than they are a positive one. Furthermore, 88% of more than 1,000 U.S. survey respondents said their purchase decisions are influenced by online reviews. According to Reevoo, reviews produce an average 18% uplift in sales. However, negative reviews can turn potential customers away in a heartbeat.

More and more, people are turning to the Internet and Social Media to do research before and during the purchase process. Web-savvy purchasers are factoring in online reviews in their decision-making, so you can’t just ignore the reviews and hope they go away.

Here are some helpful tips how to deal with negative online reviews.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media, Trade Talk

Marketing for Eye Care Professionals (Part 4)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Oct 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Marketing for ECPs (Part 4)

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s vision. But, how do you get patients in the door? Where do you get marketing ideas for eye doctors, opticians and optical stores? Where do you learn about marketing for eye doctors?

This series of articles contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp for Eye Care Professionals." For more information, click here.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

Marketing for Eye Care Professionals (Part 3)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Sep 24, 2015 11:19:58 AM

Marketing for ECPs (Part 3)

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s vision. But, how do you get patients in the door? Where do you get marketing ideas for eye doctors, opticians and optical stores? Where do you learn about marketing for eye doctors?

This series of articles contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp for Eye Care Professionals." For more information, click here.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

Marketing for Eye Care Professionals (Part 2)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Jul 29, 2015 4:48:00 PM

Marketing for ECPs (Part 2)

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s vision. But, how do you get patients in the door? Where do you get marketing ideas for eye doctors, opticians and optical stores? Where do you learn about marketing for eye doctors?

This series of articles contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp for Eye Care Professionals." For more information, click here.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

Marketing for Eye Care Professionals (Part 1)

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Jun 30, 2015 3:20:00 PM

Marketing for ECPs (Part 1)

If you’re an eye doctor or an optician, you probably did a lot of studying about eyes, optometry, chemistry, biology, anatomy and biochemistry. However, if you’re like most eye care professionals (and other doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, etc.), you may have only had one or two marketing classes.

So, you’re an expert at taking care of people’s vision. But, how do you get patients in the door? Where do you get marketing ideas for eye doctors, opticians and optical stores? Where do you learn about marketing for eye doctors?

This series of articles contains excerpts from our e-book entitled, "Marketing Boot Camp for Eye Care Professionals." For more information, click here.

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Topics: Marketing, Social Media

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