Being that there are many ways to advertise one’s dental practices and services, you might feel overwhelmed and burnt out, either because you can’t seem to choose the option that benefits you or you just don’t know where to start. While social media and podcasts have changed the entire landscape of advertising, there is no reach quite like radio advertisements. Whether you are interested in growing your new business, advertising current services, or pushing certain promotions, radio advertising is still an innovative way to successfully grow a business.
There are a couple things to consider, however, especially when it comes to how we choose to get the message across so that it is informative, thoughtful, and encouraging rather than stifling and scary.
Instead of focusing on the negatives associated with dental health, try not to fear-monger and instead, position yourself as the expert. Educate potential patients about actionable processes to whiten teeth, prevent cavities, and establish healthy brush and floss routines.
This positions you are a reputable dental practitioner and can be further used in cross-channel marketing for websites and other social media platforms.
IDENTIFY A SEASON APPROACH
No, we aren’t talking about fall, winter, or summer per se. Rather, we refer to seasons as events which affect your patients directly. Rites of passage. Milestones.
Events such as weddings and proms are a great way to capitalize on services. Whether that means creating a specific ad that pushes a certain promotion for all 2023 brides or 25% off teeth whitening for all 2023 grads, tailoring radio ads to specific seasonal events can be a great way to attract new clientele and build on existing relationships.
ESTABLISH TRUST WITH REVIEWS
Using radio ads to instill trust with potential patients is key to sustaining a business. A well-structured radio ad utilizing a repeat or previous patient can help foster a sense of trust. Hearing a voice to the name can increase credibility for the business. In addition, partnering with a radio personality to advertise for you, can only increase customer curiosity and create a steady influx of potential clientele, as many people trust the opinions and advice of their favorite personalities who they hear from daily.
INCENTIVES FOR NEWBIES
Incentives for new and potential patients are a great way to utilize a radio spot in an efficient and satisfying way. Perhaps you can advertise a free teeth cleaning for all incoming patients thru a certain period when they mention a code given in your ad. Be sure to address any restrictions and exclusions within the ad, so people can take these into account and book appointments accordingly.
All in all, it is important to remember to be clear and patient with your radio ad strategy. Be detailed when it comes to logistics (where you are located, phone number, features) and remember that these are soundbites. Concise is key. Being patient when It comes to your advertising strategies is essential to success. Advertising takes time and effort to build, but done right, it can alter your business in the best ways.