Marketing is more than a television ad for a new birthing center or press coverage of a health fair. Marketing is reputation management. Marketing has become increasingly important to all healthcare managers, not just marketers, and only senior management can ensure that any marketing plan faithfully reflects the organization’s image and strategic thrust.
This book explains what marketing is, what it can contribute to your organization, how it is done, and how it is measured. This straightforward guide will help you become a better marketer—not in the sense of developing marketing campaigns but using marketing to shape and control your organization’s reputation.
Topics covered include:
The marketing process
The senior manager’s role in marketing
Marketing research and planning
The dollars and sense of marketing
Market positioning and strategy development
The promotional toolbox
The changing marketing paradigm
Measuring the effectiveness of marketing