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The keys to making a valuable physician marketing team
by Philippa Kennealy   
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Last edited: Monday, November 22, 2010
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If you want to do some physician marketing, it would be crucial to set up a good team. Having a good team means a higher chance that the marketing plan would be able to be effective both in its planning stages and in its execution.

If you want to do some physician marketing, it would be crucial to set up a good team. Having a good team means a higher chance that the marketing plan would be able to be effective both in its planning stages and in its execution.

But how do you build a valuable team? Is it simply reliant on selecting the most expensive marketing executives available? For  those who have no idea on how to build one, here are some of the things that you must know in order to build a great physician marketing team:

Create a Unified team:

Because of the plethora of sites that offer physician marketing campaigns, you may be tempted to pick from them “buffet style”. This means asking one company to do a certain part of your plan such as your website, and then asking the other company to continue on with other parts such as your flyers and brochures.

The problem with this is that they may have varying ideas with regard to how they would build your brand. While the guidelines for colors and other detail may be the same, the nuances and intricacies of each design would vary and would make your marketing plan look patched together and amateurish.

As much as possible, you should get a company that would take care of all the aspects of your physician marketing strategies. This would ensure that the design and theme that you want to portray would be consistent among all your promotional materials.

Find versatile members for your physician marketing staff:

There are plenty of marketing campaigns that are stalled because some of the members went down due to sickness or other reasons. When this happens, some campaigns are not able to replace or cover for the missing member because he or she is the only one that has enough skill to do a certain task. An example of this would be when a graphic designer gets sick and your web development team is stuck because they cannot proceed without your site’s logo.

To help avoid this from happening to your own marketing campaigns, it would be best to get people who are versatile enough to do any kind of task that are related to your strategies. This would help you cover for your members just in case someone would be absent for a certain amount of time. By having versatile members, you could assign them to fill in the gaps until the regular person who does those tasks comes back.

Get members that have some background or knowledge in the medical field

Remember that while it is still advertising and promotions, there are still some quirks that are unique to physician marketing. There are some nuances about the medical industry that regular marketing executives may not know how to handle.

Getting someone who knows something about the medical field would be very beneficial as they are already experienced in the things that are required in the medical field. They would not be ill-prepared for some of the things that they must know in order to come up with a good medical marketing plan.

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