The importance of listening to your customers

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What can happen if pushing the objectives of the practice take priority over listening to what the patients want? Les Jones explains…. What you’ll hear: How your team are your brand as far as the customer is concerned. The dangers of not listening to and understanding your patients’ needs. The extended impact one instance of poor customer service can have.

Evolution of Brand

The changing brand landscape in dentistry

Les Jones Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

For the majority of my life, I have had no concept of ‘brand’ in relation to a dental practice.   The dentist was…well, the dentist! The person I went to see every six months for about 15 minutes. My practice was close by and my dentist was very pleasant, but my modus operandi was always to get in and get …

Do's and Dont's of working with a designer

Top tips for working with your designer!

Nick Powell Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

Getting the best out of a designer means working in partnership, being prepared to challenge your pre-conceptions and listening to the experts. Practice Plan’s Design Team Manager, Nick Powell shares his list of do’s and don’ts.

Park Place Dental

Brand New

Mark Hill Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

When Mark Hill, Principal Dentist at Park Place Dental Practice in Cardiff, relocated his business he also took the opportunity to refresh and update his branding. We caught up with Mark to find out why he turned to Practice Plan for help, how he went about it and how he – and his patients – feel about the new look…

Feedback Fatigue

Feedback Fatigue

Les Jones Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago my car went into the garage for some routine work. The work was carried out well, I even had a little video report sent to me by email so that I could see the work that had been done before I picked the car up. And, as an added bonus, the car was cleaned and valeted. …

Clare Ison with the new logo

How and why I rebranded my practice

Josie Hutchings Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

Rebranding your practice is a big decision. Your brand creates your first impression, and builds your lasting reputation – so if you think that yours is not doing a good job of either, it’s time for a change. But how do you begin? The prospect of such a big change can be daunting, and unless you’re in the unusual position …

The importance of forward planning

Forget Christmas, let’s talk about Easter!

Les Jones Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

My youngest daughter, Molly, works as a graphic designer for Lush, the ethical, handmade cosmetics company. She helps design the company’s packaging and some of their marketing materials. Guess what she was designing in May of this year? She was designing the packaging for Lush’s Christmas Gift Collection! That’s a full seven months before the big day – now that’s …

Are you exceeding your patients expectations

Are you exceeding your patients’ expectations?

Les Jones Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

I was recently invited to a VIP event at my local car dealer – where I had bought my current car. The invite, which came in a beautiful parchment envelope tied with a red ribbon, enticed me with the promise of exclusive offers and a fantastic deal on my next car. My existing car is approaching the end of its …

Departure board of cancelled flights

Ryanair is a lesson about brand for all businesses

Les Jones Marketing and Design Leave a Comment

The low-cost airline, Ryanair, cancelled 40-50 flights a day in September, giving their customers as little as 24 hours’ notice. They say it’s a decision that had to be taken because of poor management and holiday planning leading to a lack of pilot availability through September and October. Other reports say that the decision was driven by Ryanair’s desire to …

How to sell effectively within a dental practice

Practice Plan Marketing and Design, Podcasts, Practice Management Leave a Comment

Business consultant, Simon Tucker offers expert advice about the best ways to improve the way your team communicates with patients. He looks at how the right kind of conversations can impact the business by increasing patient loyalty and leading to higher treatment uptake.