We rationalized TV, radio, print, and outdoor buying to support demographic and geographic targets identified in the marketing plan, aggressively negotiating with vendors along the way. We developed internal materials to explain the marketing and messaging strategies to internal stakeholders. And we completely modernized and revamped the public Web site, bringing secure online forms for pre-registration and bill payments, as well as a full-featured content management system.
We continued to work with Southwest Health Center to keep the brand and messaging front and center, while at the same time bringing fresh creatives to the table to support diverse target audiences like students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, as well as specific targeted service-line "packages" that speak to groups of potential patients from a continuum-of-care point of view.
Southwest Health Center scored very high on patient surveys, and name recognition is still very high and very positive. Community members responded very positively to seeing one of their own on TV ads, and featuring physicians in ads helped strengthen relationships between the hospital and associated clinics.