Beyond The Buzzwords:               HowOptometrists Market Their Practice       with Social Media   Nathan Bonilla-Warford...
A bit about me•   I practice in Tampa, FL•   Solo doc – Bright Eyes Family Vision Care•   Specialize in Vision Therapy•   ...
Questions? Tweet @NateBWText 813-469-2366
My Assumptions1) You want to be successful2) Social Media is here to stay3) Social Media is good for Business4) Social Med...
First, a show of handsHow many here:
First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a website?
First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Facebook Account?
First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Blog?
First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Pinterest account?
With social media, there is a            W     I    D    Edifference in knowledge & experience.       ASK QUESTIONS!
What is Social Media?• Media designed to be disseminated through online  social interaction, created using highly accessib...
What is Social Media?        (Buzzword free)   Ways to share stuff online(Note: Everything online is shareable.)
Evolution of the Web:• Web 1.0: Webpages, links• Web 2.0: Social, interactive• Web 3.0: Mobile, location
Online Trivia….• Globally __ % of adults use social media                     ___ most popular online activity.• Social ne...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                     ___ most popular online activity.• Social ne...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                    THE most popular online activity.• Social net...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                    THE most popular online activity.• Social net...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                    THE most popular online activity.• Social net...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                    THE most popular online activity.• Social net...
Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media                    THE most popular online activity.• Social net...
Why Social Media for            your Practice?•   SM fans more likely to spend•   Doesn’t cost money (but is not free)•   ...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Privacy•   Billboard Rule•  ...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Media Ground Rules•   Social Media is like Real Life•   Separate public and private•   Billboard Rule•   Breadcrumb...
Social Networks• Facebook   – Largest network, almost 1B users   – Ave user spends 8 hours per month• Twitter   – Useful f...
Blogs• Usually maintained by an individual with  regular entries of commentary,  descriptions of events, or other material...
Content Communities:• Pinterest  – New, fast-growing, Collections of images• YouTube  – Largest video collection• Review P...
Social Media Strategy Overview•   Outline your goals•   Identify target audience•   Combine SM with existing efforts•   Em...
Social Media Do’s•   Be Your Truly Awesome Self•   Be interactive•   Post interesting AND useful content•   Make it easy f...
Social Media Don’ts•   Don’t make it all about you•   Don’t be a machine•   Set it and forget it•   Spam•   Do it all your...
SM for Students• Educate Yourself• Network, Network, Network• What you post now is what future  colleagues and patients wi...
SM for Employed ODs• Increase your value to a practice• Create your own brand• Contribute to Optometry
SM for Opening Cold         or Young Practice• Start Promoting Yourself &  Practice ASAP• Book before the doors open• High...
SM for Mature Practice•   Patient Retention•   Increase recall effectiveness•   Increase sales per patient•   Gain patient...
SM for Everyone•   Educate yourself.•   Don’t forget the backchannel.•   Interact with publishers and organizations.•   Ha...
You are not aloneSocial Outsourcing Options• ECPSocial• EyeCarePro.Net• Uptempo Group• Local companies
Take-aways•   Do Facebook. Don’t blog.•   Be creative. Play games. Have fun.•   Spotlight your patients as much as possibl...
Take-aways SOCIAL MEDIA      isWORD OF MOUTH
ReferencesStats:• http://thesocialskinny.com/99-new-social-media-  stats-for-2012/Pictures:• http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Books:• Searchial Marketing by Alan Glazier, OD• Social Pollination by Monica O’Brien• Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch J...
Social Media Blogs:• Mashable: http://mashable.com• Social Media Examiner:  http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/• Social Me...
Eyecare Communities Online:• Optcom: http://optcom.com• ODWire: http://ODWire.com• ODsOnFacebook:  www.facebook.com/groups...
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Beyond the Buzzwords

  1. 1. Beyond The Buzzwords: HowOptometrists Market Their Practice with Social Media Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD, FAAO
  2. 2. A bit about me• I practice in Tampa, FL• Solo doc – Bright Eyes Family Vision Care• Specialize in Vision Therapy• Social media consultant since 2009
  3. 3. Questions? Tweet @NateBWText 813-469-2366
  4. 4. My Assumptions1) You want to be successful2) Social Media is here to stay3) Social Media is good for Business4) Social Media is good for Optometry5) You want to know more
  5. 5. First, a show of handsHow many here:
  6. 6. First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a website?
  7. 7. First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Facebook Account?
  8. 8. First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Blog?
  9. 9. First, a show of handsHow many here:• Have a Pinterest account?
  10. 10. With social media, there is a W I D Edifference in knowledge & experience. ASK QUESTIONS!
  11. 11. What is Social Media?• Media designed to be disseminated through online social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media includes websites like Facebook, blogs, and networks like Twitter and Youtube. All of these allow for instant interaction with unlimited people in an organized fashion, largely cloud-based and on smart phones or tablets or desktops from almost any location at any time around the clock, blah, blah, blah, engage with real-time back- channel curation to optimize your crowd-sourced ROI of viral platforms.
  12. 12. What is Social Media? (Buzzword free) Ways to share stuff online(Note: Everything online is shareable.)
  13. 13. Evolution of the Web:• Web 1.0: Webpages, links• Web 2.0: Social, interactive• Web 3.0: Mobile, location
  14. 14. Online Trivia….• Globally __ % of adults use social media ___ most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over ___ billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of __ minutes a day on smartphones.• Over ___ million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  15. 15. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media ___ most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over ___ billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of __ minutes a day on smartphones.• Over ___ million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  16. 16. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media THE most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over ___ billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of __ minutes a day on smartphones.• Over ___ million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  17. 17. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media THE most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over 400 billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of __ minutes a day on smartphones.• Over ___ million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  18. 18. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media THE most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over 400 billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of 77 minutes a day on smartphones.• Over ___ million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  19. 19. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media THE most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over 400 billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of 77 minutes a day on smartphones.• Over 160 million people shop online.• Of those, __% share purchases online.
  20. 20. Online Trivia….• Globally 62 % of adults use social media THE most popular online activity.• Social networking is• Over 400 billion smartphone app uses per year.• Average of 77 minutes a day on smartphones.• Over 160 million people shop online.• Of those, 60% share purchases online.
  21. 21. Why Social Media for your Practice?• SM fans more likely to spend• Doesn’t cost money (but is not free)• Ability to update in real-time• Failure of traditional methods• SM growing rapidly in all demographics• All the cool kids are doing it• 5X more people trust SM reviews to ads
  22. 22. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  23. 23. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  24. 24. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  25. 25. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  26. 26. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Privacy• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral
  27. 27. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  28. 28. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  29. 29. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  30. 30. Social Media Ground Rules• Social Media is like Real Life• Separate public and private• Billboard Rule• Breadcrumbs• Filtering• Most Things Don’t Go Viral• People are interested in THEMSELVES!
  31. 31. Social Networks• Facebook – Largest network, almost 1B users – Ave user spends 8 hours per month• Twitter – Useful for quick, short communication. – 84% of marketers use it• LinkedIn – Largest network for business – 71% of marketers use it• Google+ – Google’s “social spine”
  32. 32. Blogs• Usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.
  33. 33. Content Communities:• Pinterest – New, fast-growing, Collections of images• YouTube – Largest video collection• Review Platforms (Yelp, Angie’s List) – Business reviews• Location Based (Foursquare) – “Check-in”, get rewards, recommendations
  34. 34. Social Media Strategy Overview• Outline your goals• Identify target audience• Combine SM with existing efforts• Empower your patients to talk about you• Test• Test• Test
  35. 35. Social Media Do’s• Be Your Truly Awesome Self• Be interactive• Post interesting AND useful content• Make it easy for people• Encourage people to check in and review• Get staff involved• Be consistent
  36. 36. Social Media Don’ts• Don’t make it all about you• Don’t be a machine• Set it and forget it• Spam• Do it all yourself• Spend more than 15 minutes a day
  37. 37. SM for Students• Educate Yourself• Network, Network, Network• What you post now is what future colleagues and patients will Google.
  38. 38. SM for Employed ODs• Increase your value to a practice• Create your own brand• Contribute to Optometry
  39. 39. SM for Opening Cold or Young Practice• Start Promoting Yourself & Practice ASAP• Book before the doors open• Highlight specialties and unique qualities• Getting patients excited
  40. 40. SM for Mature Practice• Patient Retention• Increase recall effectiveness• Increase sales per patient• Gain patient feedback• Network with potential partners/buyers• Add value for sale
  41. 41. SM for Everyone• Educate yourself.• Don’t forget the backchannel.• Interact with publishers and organizations.• Have fun!
  42. 42. You are not aloneSocial Outsourcing Options• ECPSocial• EyeCarePro.Net• Uptempo Group• Local companies
  43. 43. Take-aways• Do Facebook. Don’t blog.• Be creative. Play games. Have fun.• Spotlight your patients as much as possible.• Get staff involved.• Look at reviews – good and bad.• Be efficient. Don’t get sucked in.• Hire outside help if you need to.
  44. 44. Take-aways SOCIAL MEDIA isWORD OF MOUTH
  45. 45. ReferencesStats:• http://thesocialskinny.com/99-new-social-media- stats-for-2012/Pictures:• http://www.flickr.com/photos/spine/• http://BrightEyesTampa.com• http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriggy/• http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/02/ask-lh-how- can-i-tell-if-my-diet-and-exercise-routine-is- working/
  46. 46. Books:• Searchial Marketing by Alan Glazier, OD• Social Pollination by Monica O’Brien• Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel• Groundswell by Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff• Social Media 101 by Chris Brogan
  47. 47. Social Media Blogs:• Mashable: http://mashable.com• Social Media Examiner: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/• Social Media Today: http://socialmediatoday.com/
  48. 48. Eyecare Communities Online:• Optcom: http://optcom.com• ODWire: http://ODWire.com• ODsOnFacebook: www.facebook.com/groups/122070001227892/

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