Case Study: Dallas-Fort Worth Bariatric Surgery Practice

Utilizing direct response advertising strategies in the medical service industry is no longer an option — it’s vital. dr2marketing clients come to us because they know we deliver campaigns with quantifiable results.

The Challenge: dr2marketing was selected as the agency of record in 2009 by a bariatric surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who wanted to increase his market share and establish himself as a leading surgeon in the weight loss surgery market.

Previous advertising efforts were handled by his office manager, who was aimlessly placing television spots herself on local network stations. She lacked the experience and knowledge to negotiate the best deal that would effectively reach their target audience, and the results left the surgeon with expensive rates that produced a low number of leads.

Our task was to conduct an analysis of the practice’s current advertising strategies and to make recommendations that included media placement of television ads.

Our Strategy:  dr2marketing completed a comprehensive analysis of the surgeon’s market share in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area that evaluated his competitors and target demographic base of prospective patients. We conducted extensive market research to better understand how to appeal to the client’s target audience, and analyzed all of the possible television markets available. This allowed us to determine which stations and schedules would provide the lowest cost per reach.

Implementation: Campaign for the bariatric surgeon and his practice included the following:

  • Marketing analysis
  • Research management
  • Media planning and buying
  • TV commercials
  • Call tracking and reporting

The Results: Within the first month of the campaign, we were able to increase qualified telephone leads by more than five times, taking the surgeon’s inbound call volume from 59 to 297.

Prior to partnering with dr2marketing, this bariatric surgeon performed 86 surgeries during the first quarter of 2009. By the first quarter of 2010, after the partnership, that same surgeon had performed 174 surgeries. Once ranked 21 in a list of bariatric surgeons in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, our client’s ranking soared to number one in just one year’s time.

 

We were able to accomplish these results using the same television spot and the same budget, but our expertise in buying and placing media allowed us to purchase new time slots at cheaper rates that modified the target audience to a more accurate demographic.

If your medical practice is not marketing itself effectively, you could be missing out on the opportunity to reach out to potential patients. We can help increase your revenue by focusing on specific marketing efforts that will bring you a maximum return on investment.

Contact us using the online form or at (817)778-4695 for a no-cost consultation and for more information on how dr2marketing can develop a customized advertising campaign for your medical practice that fits your needs, audience and budget. 

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