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Chris Strom

With experience both with multi-national organizations and at early-stage software startups, Chris Strom started ClearPivot in 2009 to address an increasingly growing need for businesses: the increasing importance web-based marketing channels, and the confusion and lack of understanding in many businesses of how to harness the new opportunities brought on by these changes. Solving these challenges is what gets Chris and his team out of bed each and every morning.

Recent Posts

Marketing a Medical Device: The Methodology

The best way to market any medical device depends on the specific product and, therefore, who you’re marketing to. Success comes from tailoring content and campaigns to match your targets’ needs and interests, as well as where they are in the buying cycle. So the first step is creating marketing personas that represent each segment of your target audience.

Once you have clearly defined your key targets, you can flesh out your medical device marketing strategy with content you know will be well-received.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Medical Device Marketing, medical device

Medical Device Marketing Strategy

Perhaps your medical devices are so unique and miraculous that they sell themselves.

That would be nice, but it’s far more likely that you need to introduce your equipment to potential purchasers and users and give them solid reasons to buy from you instead of a competitor. Effective medical device marketing takes time and costs money. To be successful, you cannot afford to leave anything to chance.

Your fundamental marketing goal is lead generation. When you attract truly interested prospects and keep them interested as they learn more about your company and the medical devices you offer, you pave the way for more sales. It’s as simple as that. But, of course, it’s not simple at all.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Medical Device Marketing, medical device

What is a CRM and What is its Purpose for Medical Device Manufacturers?

You Cannot Have One Without the Other

Ah, CRM. It’s one of the most common acronyms used by sales and marketing professionals these days. But are we talking about Customer Relationship Management, or Customer Relationship Marketing? The truth is, you can’t have one without the other – at least, not if you want to grow your medical device manufacturing business.

You can’t attract attention to your brand or your specific products, or expect to keep prospects interested, without “catchy” content. You can’t track your content’s performance or engage with individual leads, without the right tools. That’s why we speak of CRM in two somewhat different but equally important ways.

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Topics: CRM, Medical Device Marketing

How to Use HubSpot for Medical Device Marketing

A Multi-Dimensional Approach

Successfully marketing the medical equipment your company makes requires a multi-pronged approach – using a variety of formats and channels to reach each of your key target audiences. The complexity can quickly overwhelm you. Technology is crucial, to streamline processes and ensure content is published on time, in the right place. But you need the right tool to do the job well – and as effortlessly as possible.

The HubSpot platform has long been the go-to solution for companies across virtually all sectors that want to maximize results and ROI from their digital marketing. For medical device marketing, HubSpot is ideal for reaching out to prospects, nurturing them as leads, converting them to buyers, and keeping your company top-of-mind with them in the future to encourage repeat sales.

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Topics: Medical Device Marketing, hubspot

3 Reasons Why Retirement Communities Need a Full Marketing Strategy, Not Just Tactics

We are used to getting things instantly. Today, we can download music and movies, video chat, and even order groceries and have them in a flash.

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing

How Retirement Communities Can Start Leveraging Video Marketing Right Now

The ClearPivot team is really excited about video marketing right now. A part of successful inbound marketing campaigns for years, video marketing is really taking the limelight and getting results for retirement communities at the moment.

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing

A 7-Part Guide to Marketing a Nursing Home

Marketing a nursing home is tough! What was popular (and worked) even a few years ago may now be obsolete or outdated. New, powerful tactics and knowledge are transforming how we grow our businesses on a seemingly daily basis.

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing

7 Tips for Creating Your Assisted Living Marketing Plan

Demand for assisted living communities has soared in recent years. And so has the competition. In order to stand out and attract new residents, it is imperative that your community have a well-defined marketing plan which clearly identifies your objectives and addresses each of them in ways that deliver exceptional ROI.

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing

5 Steps for Customer Review Management for Retirement Communities

Have you ever heard that old adage, “Give someone a positive experience and they tell three people. Give them a negative experience and they tell 30 people?”

We're not sure those numbers are a hard and fast rule, but there is certainly some legitimacy to the claim. The internet has provided ample opportunity for frustrated customers (or would-be customers) to attack companies — including retirement communities. This can often paint a twisted picture of reality at your retirement community and can ultimately have a dramatic impact on your bottom line.

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing

How Social Media Marketing Can Grow Your Retirement Community

Many people think social media marketing is only for prospects under 50. Wrong! Sixty-four percent of people between the ages of 50 and 64 use at least one social media account as do 37 percent of folks 65 and older. (Facebook is by far the most popular social channel, with 65 percent of people aged 50-64 and 41 percent of those older than 65 using it.)

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Topics: Retirement Community Marketing