3 Key Areas of Instagram for Marketing Medical and Dental Practices

As of June 2018, Instagram has reached an astonishing feat: 1 billion users, compared to only 77 million users reported back in 2015. The mostly mobile social media platform is one of the most popular in the world and shows no signs of slowing down, but it's also one of the most underutilized marketing platforms by businesses, especially medical an...
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The Rules of (Increasing) Engagement

Are you struggling to increase engagement rates on your social media pages? Do you feel like your website just isn't performing like it should? Here's a secret: Increasing social engagement and website performance go hand in hand. So many people try to tackle these issues separately without realizing that to truly increase engagement in a meaningfu...
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Zuckerberg’s Testimony Could Mean This for the Future of Facebook

After two five-hour sessions spent answering questions from lawmakers in Washington about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the internet in general, we have a few takeaways from the ordeal that could give us insight into what Mark Zuckerberg envisioned for Facebook from the start and how he is trying to keep that vision relevant in light of all t...
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Facebook Change Could Hurt Small Businesses

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve likely heard the buzz about Facebook’s new Explore feed. It has many businesses worried, especially those without a marketing team that consists of experts in social media strategy like Dog Star Media.

The newsfeed change has now been rolled out on mobile and desktop devices and shows posts from brands, companies and practices you don’t follow on a completely different feed, called Explore, in a way that makes them invisible to the average user. The Explore feed is buried under the Explore tool bar full of options such as "On This Day", "Saved" and the newest, "Order Food."

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How a Pixel Effectively Defines Your Target Audience

One of the biggest obstacles to any company’s marketing efforts is often something as simple as knowing your target audience. As a business owner you may think you know exactly who your audience is, but when the numbers aren’t adding up it may be time to reassess.

There’s a reason Facebook ads have become one of the biggest ways for brands to advertise in today’s market. There has never before been an advertising medium that allows you to target ads towards such a specific audience. Facebook Pixel can be instrumental in helping you discover just who your audience is while helping you place your message before those people in your group who are most likely to convert from lead to sale.

At its most basic level, a Facebook pixel is a code you put on your website to help see how visitors interact with your page. You can then use that data to enhance your Facebook advertising. It also helps you optimize ads by collecting data and using this data to build custom audiences. This lets you market to qualified leads by reaching people who have already visited your website. The insights provided by the pixel data include things like:

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How to Maximize the Use of Social Media as a Marketing Strategy

 Do you find yourself wondering if the time you’re spending on your practice’s social media presence is actually growing your business or translating to profits?

Many small business owners find navigating the waters of social media marketing to be confusing and figuring out if it all pays off can be a mystery for some. At Dog Star Media, we believe that if you’re only using social media to converse and not to convert, you’re wasting your time.

So, what’s the difference? To start with, let’s look at the conversion cycle and watch how conversation and conversion are used together to drive business and create meaningful connections.

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