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Alan had a chance to talk with Joshua Scott of Studio 8E8. Joshua has around 20 years of experience in dental marketing and he realized that dental marketing sucks. It's a harsh truth, but totally true. We discuss all about marketing in dentistry:

  • Authenticity and storytelling in the dental space (Al is a Seth Godin fanboy)
  • How dental marketing USED to work
  • What is Joshua's hack to reduce expenses that you might not be using? What's his 24 hour rule?
  • Do patients see dentists as a commodity? Can we change that?
  • How customers see your office and creating an experience
  • Telling the story of safety isn't going anywhere
  • What does storytelling mean to Joshua?
  • How important is SEO? Reviews?
  • What's the best creative medium? Why does Joshua feel like you need to do all of it instead of focusing on one type of medium?
  • Dental stock photography is horrible
  • Startup marketing vs. existing practice marketing
  • How important is branding in dentistry?

Some links from the show:

Enova Headlamp

Studio 8E8

Joshua's Instagram

Studio 8E8 Facebook

Ashley Joves' practice "Smile and Co."

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Direct download: ep_304_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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