Email is the most effective marketing tool when it comes to reaching your current patients. Here’s why:
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Trying to increase your number of whitening treatments? Email allows you to target those who have inquired about whitening. Do you know which patients have been on the fence about veneers? Email them. Targeted emails allow you to reach only the people you know are interested, keeping the inboxes of your other patients free from clutter.
Emails provide an opportunity to educate patients
Patients may be hesitant to inquire about treatment when they’re face-to-face with you, so email provides a low-pressure platform to inform them about the services you offer and the benefits of those services. Patient success stories are particularly effective, as humanizing treatments not only educates patients, but gently guides them toward committing to treatment.
Email helps you stay in the forefront of patients’ minds
There’s no need to bombard patients with constant emails; a simple monthly “check-in” will remind them that you’re available the other 363 days that they’re not in your chair. Email is also a way to build a relationship that will make patients feel comfortable approaching you with questions.
Email is a handy marketing tool for you, as well. How? First of all, it’s relatively inexpensive. Secondly, the efficacy of your emails can be tested, measured, and reevaluated. Email marketing allows you to know what type of subject lines are most appealing, what kind of content is most frequently opened, and exactly which emails are bringing patients through the doors.
Email may be one of the older forms of digital communication, but just because something is older doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. Email may not appeal to all of your patients, but it’s a necessity when it comes to reaching your current patients.