Markentum focuses on digital marketing in the senior living industry, and we are continually working to grow our expertise in both areas. As we continue to be intentional about this effort, we have been presented with amazing opportunities to connect with wonderful people, and by extension, the communities where they are active and involved.
We are in an era where your online reputation can very well be one of your strongest assets. As social media becomes more of a search engine, online reviews are becoming the digital form of word of mouth. Ensuring that your senior living team is properly responding to a negative online review will not only determine whether the user chooses to remove the review, but it will also affect the long-lasting impression it has on your business.
As the most visited city in Texas, San Antonio was a wonderful choice for hosting this year’s Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference. With a mission to help connect, discover, and advance the senior living and care industry, Argentum continues to provide a meaningful opportunity for ongoing education – and this year was no different!
The internet reaches more than half of the world’s population, making it one of the most important channels for reaching your audience. To reach your senior living audience effectively, it is essential to understand how to make your content readily available to them.
From sharing your community's mission and values to showing the activities your residents partake in, social media can be a robust platform for any senior living community. But is it worth the time spent if no one sees it?
We have senior living partners come to us all the time looking for someone to build them a brand. One thing we often have to educate them on are all the elements that make up a brand. It’s so much more than just a logo. It is having a consistent image and message across multiple mediums.
The phrase, “The Customer Is Always Right” although cliché, is a statement that in today’s world of digital marketing, is extremely relevant. The truth is, even if the customer (or potential customer) is wrong, they have the ability (and power) to do great harm to your business.
When running a senior living community, it is always smart to hire employees who have worked in the industry before. Having senior living experience gives an applicant a considerable step up because you already know they would understand the nuanced language of senior living, reduce the time needed to onboard your employees, and prevent embarrassing mistakes.
Throughout our industry, as the President of Markentum, I’ve spoken with numerous senior living companies faced with a critical business decision: “Should I work with a marketing agency or should I hire my own in-house marketer(s) to do the work needed?”
For many years, the goal of any website and SEO strategy was to rank number one in search results. Being number one inherently meant more traffic, more clicks, more conversions. While being number one in search results is still a solid goal, your SEO ranking and position should not be the defining factor of your senior living, SEO strategy.