For assisted living homes, independent living facilities and nursing homes, effectively marketing your business can be difficult. When reliance on word-of-mouth is all you’ve got the stream of potential residents can run dry quickly. Granted, having people out there recommending your facility is fabulous but is that enough? How do you influence the “deciders” and [...]
We received an email from a client today full of thank yous and atta boys along with the comment in bold, “Marketing Works”. We all love applause but what really got me was the last thing she said. “we have added 3 new residents” Ah, the REALLY REALLY important measurement is always Da Monies (thank [...]
Check out this really interesting information graphic that was posted just recently that visually describes how social media spending has been distributed in 2010. Some very compelling and interesting figures that we think will open some eyes and raise some eyebrows. Read on to get our take on the break down and what this will [...]
The first baby boomer is turning 65 this year! This is a group (80 million strong) that has lived and flourished in one of the most prosperous periods in US history. Technology advances continue to stagger our imaginations. But…..and there is always a “BUT”. Who’s going to take care of us in our rapidly approaching elderly condition? Who me? Old? Never!
The Twitter network is massive and millions of people use it every day to do research, get answers, connect with friends and monitor information. Here is a practical example of how I used Twitter for customer service. And how you could be using it to make your Assisted Living Facility or business much more accessible to a very large audience of users quite easily.
In this age of the Internet with Twitter, blogs and Facebook, a traditional newsletter may seem like a dated medium, but consider the assisted living audience. Although many retirees have embraced the Internet and all of the social media and email aspects related with it, there is still a fairly large percentage of retirees that [...]
For assisted living facilities the selling process is complex, to say the least. The business of an assisted living facility is simple on one hand; keep the beds full, watch expenses and provide excellent service(s). But oh the selling process. It’s fraught with danger. It’s a minefield of customers very often in a state of [...]
I have built a number of Assisted Living & Association Management websites using the Open Source Content Management System Joomla. In any of these projects I have yet to come across a potential client/organization that is integrating their data online in an efficient and effective manner. I know it sounds a little scary technically, but [...]
How well are you reaching your target audiences online? Over one-half of all online moms are now using Facebook regularly. Mothers are a prime target for Assisted Living marketing efforts because they are the ones who are searching for the facility needs for their parents who are going into homes. Sure they can be reached using TV, radio, print and other forms of traditional media. But social media must also be considered.