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Healing Through Creativity

Healthcare is fundamentally about humans. We serve patients, caregivers, families, physicians, and communities. Yet, sometimes with marketing healthcare services, the human needs get lost. The best creative ideas are the ones that find the tension and reflect the human experience. In this episode, Christian Barnett, Revive’s Chief Creative Officer joins Mindy Adams, Chief Creative Officer at BPD to explore ways to find human truths in healthcare marketing — and increase creativity for good. 

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What the presidential election year means for hospitals and health systems

2024 is two months in and health systems across the country need to be ready for a contentious election year. A spicy presidential election, 33 U.S. Senate and 11 gubernatorial elections, as well as the regular House Congressional and state legislative contents means it will be a busy year. Health systems should prepare for additional…

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Denials Management: How Denials Can Shape Your Negotiation

This blog is a recap from a session in Revive’s virtual Summit series, where we bring together the best and the brightest managed care executives, legal experts, and renowned thought leaders to discuss the state of our healthcare industry and how we can chart a successful path through its challenges — including chronic payer denials….

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Rome Is Burning: CMOs in Healthcare

A wake-up call on the future of the CMO role at healthcare organizations In June, I reached out to my healthcare provider to schedule my colonoscopy screening. After tapping on her keyboard for a few seconds, the scheduler sighed and asked if she could put me on hold. When she returned a few minutes later,…

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Top Priorities for Health System CMOs in 2024: Constituents & Collaboration

It’s a challenging time for health system marketing & communications teams. With more internal stakeholders and external constituents than ever, how do you juggle the competing needs and objectives throughout your organization? Join Marian Dezelan, former health system CMO, and Sasha Boghosian, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Revive, to discuss the ever-evolving role of health system Chief Marketing and Communications Officers and explore ways to bridge the gap with finance, HR, DEI, and clinical leaders.

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Three 2024 Search Trends to Act On

Over the last 30 years, consumers have adopted search as a way of living. Search engines are at the core of Americans’ daily lives—it’s where people find the best schools; decide what’s for dinner; research medical symptoms (perhaps too much); and see what’s happening in their communities. From research and reviews to products and services,…

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Payer-Provider Reset: Building Relationships in a Shifting Landscape

Summit Series Session with John Poziemski, Kaufman Hall The Summit Series is a virtual series of sessions where we host conversations with the best and the brightest experts in healthcare about the challenges facing healthcare providers — and what to do about it. In our latest session, Revive welcomed John Poziemski, Managing Director and Strategy…

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New Year, New Guidelines: FTC/DOJ Bring Scrutiny to Healthcare M&A’s

Antitrust experts, lawyers and the healthcare industry got a special treat before the 2023 holiday season with the release of the final “The 2023 Merger Guidelines” from the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice on December 18. The guidelines took two years to draft but make one thing clear: federal regulatory review of…

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To Millennials and Beyond: What younger generations expect from healthcare

In this episode, your regular co-hosts step back from the driver’s seat and let the co-producer, Mario Nichols, host the conversation. After all, this is The No Normal Show, right? Joined by Revive staff, Tiera Carlock and Oscar Davila, they discuss their perspectives on healthcare for millennials and Gen Z, how they navigate their health, and what they want from healthcare systems and providers alike.

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Cyberattacks are on the rise. Are you ready to communicate in a time of crisis?

“Local health system says recent outages are likely the result of a cyberattack.” Sound familiar? In the ever-increasing digital landscape, healthcare companies, especially hospitals and health systems, are leaning heavily into online services to provide and manage patient care. Whether it’s the adoption of electronic health records over the past decade or the presence of…

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Flipping the Script on Negotiations

As one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the nation, Trinity Health operates a network of 101 hospitals across 27 states, 17 clinically integrated networks, 126 continuing care locations, 136 urgent care locations, and the second largest PACE program in the country. As a faith-based not-for-profit health system Trinity Health invests heavily back…

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Revive Client Gift Landing Page 2023

Cheers to another successful year of partnership And just like that, another year is behind us. When we reflect on this past year, we’re filled with gratitude and joy for the opportunity to work with such exceptional clients that embrace the chaos of healthcare and embody our values in their own unique way. Whether it’s…

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BPD Finalizes Acquisition of Revive

BPD and Revive have joined together, becoming the undisputed leader in health system marketing! Together, we form the most powerful integrated marketing and communications firm serving hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations.  For our clients, this means you are now backed by the most powerful integrated and data-driven healthcare marketing and communications firm in…

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Announcing BPD + Revive: A new era in healthcare marketing

BPD has completed its acquisition of Revive! We are thrilled to join forces, forming the undisputed leader in health system marketing. What does this partnership mean for clients, talent, and the market? Join Jason Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of BPD; Jessica Schmidt, President of BPD, and Chris Bevolo, President of Revive, as they explore the future of healthcare.

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Going Upstream: Health System Direct-to-Employer Relationships

For health systems, challenges lurk around every corner.  They stem from a variety of factors, including the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising costs, a shortage in healthcare workers, falling reimbursement rates, and increasingly tough payers. With all these factors, how can health systems secure their future? Now, more than ever, it’s important for…

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BPD Finalizes Acquisition of Revive

Premier firms in healthcare marketing and communications join together, creating a powerful bench of integrated expertise and services for healthcare organizations BOCA RATON, FL, and NASHVILLE, TN—December 4, 2023–BPD, the premier data-driven health system marketing services company in the United States, has completed its acquisition of Revive, a leading healthcare agency, from Interpublic Group. The…

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Revive Job Postings

Revive Open Positions Vice President, Project Management (Department Lead) Senior Strategist If you are interested in applying for any of these current openings, please email your resume and cover letter to talent@reviveagency.com.

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No Normal Newsflash: Brand Safety on X / Twitter & Chaos at OpenAI

Thanksgiving week was anything but slow in the healthcare marketing world. Chaos continued at OpenAI as Sam Altman was reinstated as CEO; MORE brand safety issues arose at X (Twitter); and a new report from Trilliant discussed today’s healthcare economy. Join us for this bite-sized hot-off-the-press episode.

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No Normal Newsflash: Walmart’s Hospital Alliance & AI Progress

The healthcare news cycle is heating up. In this 5-minute newsflash, we’ll share what Walmart Health’s first hospital partnership with Orlando Health means for disruptors and health systems alike. And, we’ll dig into the ever-changing world of AI with Salesforce and Accenture’s first foray into life sciences AI, and discuss AI’s future impact on knowledge work.

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Payor Games and How to Play Them: Lessons from Expert Litigators

Summary of virtual Summit Series session, featuring Meri Gordon and Adam Dietrich, Shareholders at Polsinelli Revive’s virtual Summit series is underway, where we host conversations with the best and the brightest experts in healthcare about the challenges facing healthcare providers — and what to do about it. In this session, Revive sat down with Meri…

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How do consumers make healthcare decisions?

Co-authored by Kat Morgan, Director of Analytics, Revive Research techniques to answer the million-dollar marketing question. The average American makes up to 35,000 decisions a day. Can I hit snooze one more time on my alarm? Should I drive to the office today? What should we eat for dinner? Which toothpaste should I buy? And…

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Erin Hotchkiss

As a strategist at Revive, Erin brings an interdisciplinary approach to our work from discovery to delivery. Having spent her career at the intersection of brand, healthcare, and strategic communications, Erin revels in tackling complex challenges that our clients and industry face. She prides herself in asking the tough questions and turning research analysis into…

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Themes from HLTH 2023: Retail Health, AI, and Value-Based Care

In October, we took our annual pilgrimage to HLTH 2023 in Las Vegas. What did we find? A melting pot of conversations about the future of healthcare with smart health tech folks, startups, VC firms, retailers, and providers. We’re reporting back on the top themes at HLTH: The Funnel Wars Rage On; Value is the Default, and AI, AI Everywhere. Listen in to get a taste of HLTH—and hear our stories about Vegas food!

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4 opportunities for state hospital associations to support its members in 2024

State hospital associations have been around for well over 100 years. While the exact role and purpose of state associations have significantly changed over the years, one truth remains: collaboration among healthcare organizations is vital for survival. In 2023, state hospital associations are known for helping hospitals and health systems with key legislative priorities, state-wide…

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Michael Petrone

Serving in the role of vice president at Revive, Michael leans on his past client experiences in industries ranging from technology to healthcare to lead client efforts on thought leadership, organizational communications, earned and social media, issues/crisis, and analytics. He has a strong track record in critical thinking and storytelling, helping clients leverage communications as…

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How Consumers Navigate Healthcare

In the complex world of healthcare, marketers face a unique challenge: consumers don’t behave like consumers. So, what’s a marketer to do? How do you nudge consumers to choose your brand when they are not fully in control of their own journey? Download this guide to see the patient journey through three distinct phases:

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HLTH 2023: 4 Key Takeaways

HLTH is relatively new to the healthcare scene, but it has quickly become known as one of the top events for leaders in the industry to gather with peers, learn from each other, and debate some of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare today. The 2023 event took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center…

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The Summit Series

Summit Virtual Series Due to significant demand from our clients and partners we will be hosting a virtual Summit to bring together top managed care executives, legal experts, and renowned thought leaders to discuss the state of our industry and how we can chart a successful path through our challenges. The virtual event will consist of a series…

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We fell in love in a B2B place: Branding in a B2B World

B2B marketing gets a bad rap as boring, jargon-heavy, and uninspired. But it doesn’t have to be that way. B2B audiences don’t turn into calculators when they come to work… they have emotions, too. So how can health tech organizations, provider platforms, and other B2B health marketers build their brands in a way that attracts leaders and decision-makers? Have a listen, and find out.

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Healthy Signals

A marketer’s guide to successfully breaking into healthcare Back in 2019, the Revive team had an ongoing joke in Slack when companies announced their entrance into healthcare: “This week in ‘every company is a healthcare company’…!” From Amazon to Apple, Best Buy, Costco, CVS, Dollar General, Google, Kroger, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Uber, Walmart, YouTube —…

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Caroline Case

As a content creator at Revive, Caroline is responsible for creating diverse content for multiple mediums, including print, web, email, social media, and collateral. She is passionate about capturing the stories of her clients and translating their brand messaging into compelling copy. She enjoys helping health systems connect better with their audiences, forge deeper partnerships…

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The Power of Social Media for Health Brands: Dos and Don’ts

When you think about the average health brand’s social media presence, a familiar picture may pop into your head: The dedicated nurse or doctor, in uniform and professionally posed, smiling right back at you. Often, this photo is paired with a caption that requires a little too much reading to grasp the purpose for the…

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Kara Foxx

Kara is a dedicated marketer with a decade of experience leading impactful social media initiatives. As the senior social strategist at Revive, Kara holds a deep understanding of all social platforms and the ever-evolving social landscape, bringing a future-forward approach to every campaign. Not just a strategist, Kara is a passionate educator, assisting clients and…

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The Mental Health Crisis: What’s a Marketer To Do?

It’s no secret there’s a mental health crisis on our hands. Some would say that we’ve reached a point of peak therapy. Although our society is fluent in “therapy speak” — and conversations about anxiety, bullying, and depression are the norm — mental illness isn’t going away. In fact, it’s increasing. This is a problem….

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5 Key Takeaways from SHSMD 2023

When it comes to healthcare marketing, collaboration with peers is vital to success — especially as healthcare organizations are facing mounting, unknown challenges. It’s more important than ever for healthcare marketers to get together and brainstorm solutions to these challenges. The Society of Healthcare Strategy and Marketing Development (SHSMD) holds an annual conference where that…

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Healthy Brands: The Art of Brand-Building in Healthcare

In the second part of our our two-part series on brand-building in healthcare, Christian Barnett (SVP Strategy at Revive) and Lucas Hagerty (VP, Strategy) join the No Normal crew. We delve into the intricate world of brand positioning, including how to craft a strong brand personality, how to estimate the value of your brand, and when to involve your C-Suite. Join our debate about how long-term you should be planning when building a brand… 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, more? Tune in to find out.

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Encore: Bold, Brave, and Beautiful: What makes great marketing?

On this episode, we dig into what makes truly great marketing: the work must be single-minded, authentic, relevant, forward, everywhere, and of course… bold. Three marketing campaigns give us all the goosebumps—as do some recent announcements from CES and the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

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Revive announces new CMO SWAT Team

Marketing and communications experts from leading U.S. health systems join forces with Revive to help advise healthcare leaders on the most pressing issues today. Building on their deep marketing, branding, and communications expertise in the healthcare industry, Revive has introduced the CMO SWAT Team. This group consists of the most sophisticated, progressive former health system…

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Brand Strategy in Healthcare: The Power of Emotion

For patients, emotion is high during tough health experiences. And yet, healthcare organizations shy away from building emotional brands. On this episode, Revive strategists explore why healthcare organizations often underfund brand-building—and how to change it.

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Unraveling Game Theory Dynamics in Healthcare: A Battle Between Payors and Providers

Authored by Amy Strauss and Paige Butz In the complex world of healthcare, a delicate chess match is performed between payors and providers as they compete for market share while striving to offer affordable coverage for their patient population. Understanding the dynamics of this strategic interaction can be best achieved through the lens of game…

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What Hospitals Need to Know About CMS Proposed Price Transparency 2024 Updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ have issued a proposal to update their Price Transparency Rules, which if approved would make all pricing data more accessible to consumers through new billing templates, requirements, and compliance rules. The Rule, which would take effect January 1, 2024, would require all hospitals to follow a specific billing…

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Cannes Lions Recap w/ Lewis Williams, Head of Brand Impact at Weber Shandwick

The annual Cannes Lions Festival attracts the best creative work from around the world — plus dazzling activations, panels, and events. This week, we caught up with Lewis Williams, Head of Brand Impact at Weber Shandwick AND Cannes Glass Lions Juror to discuss what work stood out and what the industry needs now. Tune in for an inspiring chat about leveling up DEI and what it means to not “be a tourist” with creativity.

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Claims, Contracts & Confusion: Managed Care Negotiations in 2023

Providers are feeling intense financial pressure. Meanwhile, payors are raking in unprecedented profits. When the contract negotiation in front of you is urgent, how can providers play the long game, adapting to changing market conditions, regulations, and patient demands? Join us for a heated conversation about how to win the payor-provider battle.

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Evan Harris

Evan is an senior account supervisor on the communications and issues team and is an experienced public affairs and communications professional. Before joining Revive, Evan worked in the think tank industry, running media relations and outreach for a California-based think tank focused on state and federal health care public policy and economic issues. He has…

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How Healthcare Leaders Can Prepare: Crisis Playbook Development and Best Practices  

Authored by: Evan Harris and Mike Petrone “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt was talking about leadership, but he might as well have been discussing crisis communications….

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The Future of Primary Care, Part 2 with Dr. James Jarvis from Northern Light Health

In the second part of our series on the Future of Primary Care, we shift our focus to the coming age of AI. How has tech reshaped the daily lives of PCPs? What’s coming, and will it help or hurt patient communications? And, how will tech help primary care continue to save lives and prevent disease? Tune in for all these insights and more, straight from the mouth of a leading primary care physician: Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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The Future of Primary Care with Dr. James Jarvis

Primary care is critical for better health—and a stronger healthcare system. Join us for a revealing episode as we explore the future of healthcare through primary care. Hear from Dr. James Jarvis, a leading physician in Maine, as he shares insights on the evolving healthcare landscape, the impact of staffing shortages, expanding technology, and the vital role of primary care in healthcare’s future.

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Supporting Physicians in the Chaos

Something’s gotta give. Physicians have less time than ever before. Staffing shortages are strong. And tech woes don’t help. Join us for a discussion about how healthcare marketers can support physicians in this rising chaos.

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3 things hospitals can do to prepare for debt ceiling negotiations

Authored by: Ryan Colaianni and Evan Harris The debt ceiling negotiations have major implications for healthcare. Here are three things that hospitals can do to prepare themselves. After a rocky financial year in 2022, hospital margins and costs looked to be stabilizing over the last few months. While the latest 2023 Kaufman Hall noted slight improvements…

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Yes, marketers CAN address workforce issues (encore)

The crew discusses how to overcome challenges as a marketer to support your organization’s workforce crisis.

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MarComm Agency, Revive, Recognized by the Webbys, The One Show, the Shorty Awards, and the Healthcare Advertising Awards

The Webbys, The One Show, the Shorty Awards, and the Healthcare Advertising Awards have recognized Revive for work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University Health, Brookdale Senior Living, and VCU Health. Nashville, TN, [May 17, 2023] — Revive, a marketing and communications agency, was recently honored by multiple organizations for campaigns with several valued…

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Three marketing strategies for small and midsized health systems

For local and regional health systems, how do you win in a highly competitive landscape? Smaller systems face unique challenges—from smaller budgets to competing with a well-known AMC down the road. Join us as we tackle these issues AND share top takeaways hot off-the-press from HMPS 2023.

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The Value Attack: They’re coming for health systems, and it ain’t pretty

Hospitals and health systems are facing a Value Attack—a growing concern over the cost of healthcare and a national assault on provider reputation. The result is a growing reputational crisis for health systems. Even if your system hasn’t been criticized aloud yet, your reputation is suffering. Consumers, politicians, and the media are watching healthcare with skeptical eyes as costs rise and care becomes less accessible. The time to defend your brand is NOW. Don’t let this false narrative detract from the tangible value your organization provides to your community.

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5 steps to take before your hospital merges

When it comes to navigating one of the worst financial landscapes for hospitals in modern history, many health systems are turning to mergers and acquisitions to achieve stability. In the current environment, mergers and acquisitions are essential to maintaining access and quality in communities across the country. Despite the financial realities and the importance of…

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ViVE 2023 Recap: The Evolution of Health Tech

Calling all data lovers, health tech marketers, and the AI-curious: this episode is for you. We got to nerd it up at ViVE 2023 last week, diving deep into health tech. With Amazon Pharmacy’s roll-out, shifts in care delivery, and thousands of AI point solutions: is healthcare getting easier to manage, or more complex?

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A brand positioning marriage

Merging two legacy brands into one national leader. What do you get when you combine high growth with great culture? The best of both brands. It’s a tale of two companies that needed to come together to form one new brand. One specialized in hospice; the other in home health and personal care services. One…

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No really, how are you?

How are you? It’s a common, simple question – in theory. But Revive and Northern Light Health partnered up to discover how residents of Maine really are. Building on a new brand After a recent rebrand, Northern Light Health, Maine’s only statewide integrated health delivery system, was looking for a way to bring meaning to…

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Pits and ladders: embracing the chaos of healthcare

In the iconic television series Game of Thrones, there is a conversation early in the first season that both captures the theme for the entire eight-season show, but also the mindset needed in today’s healthcare environment. Two main characters are discussing their behind-the-scenes machinations to protect the kingdom they serve. In the battle of wits,…

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Rebranding a children’s specialty hospital

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare was unique from its beginning. Founded in 1897, it cares for children with rare and complex musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy. Families tend to arrive at Gillette Children’s after long searches for a diagnosis and appropriate care for their child. And when they do, it is with relief that…

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Thanks for joining us at the 2023 MultiState Managed Care Conference!

Session Title Getting Beyond Survival: A Field Guide to Payors & Contracts Overview The relationship between payors and providers is lopsided. Powe and leverage lie increasingly with the payors. In this session, we will examine how payors are using their strength to implement strategies that are changing the healthcare landscape… and making it harder for…

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It’s 2023 and the Future is Here

SXSW 2023: Takeaways for Healthcare Brands Contributing authors: Bridget Beniest, Emily Kubis, Stephanie Wierwille The Revive team just landed from SXSW 2023, where tech, healthcare, marketing, and culture converge. This year’s South By had the kind of energy that the early days of the Internet did—with excitement, buzz, and caution. From generative AI and ChatGPT,…

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SXSW 2023 Themes & Takeaways: The future is here

The Revive crew just landed from SXSW 2023. Join us as we recap our sneak peek into the future. From Generative AI and ChatGPT to a brave new world for physicians, we’re both excited—and terrified—for the future of healthcare marketing.

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Webinar: Attitudes Towards the U.S. Healthcare System

It’s no secret that in the last decade the U.S. political environment has been a highly opinionated space. Understanding how America feels about the current Biden administration, especially moving into a post-COVID landscape, is important to understanding attitudes toward the U.S. healthcare system. Do Americans still trust healthcare providers? Do health systems still face any potential…

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Webinar: Strategic Resilience

In today’s fast paced, everchanging healthcare environment, there is a lot for providers to consider. Payors are increasingly becoming more aggressive and driving false narratives about value and cost savings. To bounce back post-COVID-19, providers will be able to battle these misconceptions with data and facts by focusing on care delivery and smarter payor negotiations. Listen…

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Webinar: Defending your Organization Against the Value Attack

Health systems currently face a “Value Attack” — a growing assault on provider reputation related to the cost of health care in the U.S. While health plans and pharma companies have successfully downplayed their role in the outsized cost of health care in this country, hospitals have failed to do the same. The result is…

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The Future of Primary Care

Primary Care is changing. That’s an understatement. Consumers are popping off about struggles with traditional Primary Care, so new entrants are popping up to fill those needs. Meanwhile, health systems are re-envisioning primary care as a funnel into specialty care. And last week, Amazon launched One Medical nationwide on its homepage. With all this movement—what does the future look like—and how can your primary care offering show up? Join us for a fiery debate (and let us know if you agree or disagree).

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What makes award-winning marketing?

Award season is here! For marketing and advertising, what makes a campaign award-worthy? We dig into our favorite bold, trophy-winning health programs and breakdown the good, the bad, and the could-be-better. And—which spot won the big game?

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Chris Bevolo, Revive CEO, on the future of healthcare, marketing, & agency life

To quote GoT—Chaos is a ladder, not a pit. As Revive’s new CEO looks to the future of healthcare, he sees promise and possibility for the health brands that are willing to embrace the chaos and seize this opportunity to be bold. Listen in to hear Chris’ vision (and morning routine).

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Revive Names Chris Bevolo Chief Executive Officer

Bevolo brings 20-plus years of healthcare industry leadership, previously serving as Revive’s chief growth & brand officer Nashville, TN, [February 6, 2023] – Revive announced Chris Bevolo has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Bevolo, a 20-plus year leader in the healthcare industry, joined Revive in 2014 as health system practice lead and most recently served…

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ChatGPT and healthcare marketing: The good, the bad, and the TBD

The headlines and newsfeeds are buzzing about all things ChatGPT… is it here to stay? Is it ethical? Will it come for our jobs? Our healthcare and tech strategists dig into the practical use cases for generative AI, along with what the future holds.

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Bold, Brave, and Beautiful: What makes great marketing?

On this episode, we dig into what makes truly great marketing: the work must be single-minded, authentic, relevant, forward, everywhere, and of course… bold. Three marketing campaigns give us all the goosebumps—as do some recent announcements from CES and the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

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2023: What the Health?

What will 2023 bring for healthcare marketers? We may be in a post-pandemic world, but with rising media costs, generative AI, and bubble-up culture—the “no normal” will continue. Join us for our predictions for the year ahead.

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Convenient healthcare… wouldn’t that be NICE?

Excuse our puns, but we had the nicest conversation with Chase Cleckner, Senior Engagement Marketer at Nice Healthcare. Nice is an integrated primary care clinic that comes to you, offered through employer benefits programs. Chase dropped ALL the gems about creating a better patient experience, engaging patients digitally, and creating content that meets folks where they are—and shared his predictions for 2023

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Healthcare or Wellness? A tale of two separate (but connected) industries.

Healthcare industry insiders typically view ‘healthcare’ and ‘wellness’ as two completely separate markets. But consumers see things differently. How can healthcare organizations push into wellness—and offer the services and marketing initiatives that consumers crave, while also serving the financial needs of the US healthcare system? Join us while we untangle this chaos.

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HLTH 2022: Glitz, Glam, and the Future of Healthcare

The HLTH conference just wrapped up in Las Vegas, and our team was on-the-ground, soaking up insights about the next decade of healthcare. Join us to re-live the conference—from the strobe lights and morning mimosas to three key themes we heard from leaders at health brands like Walgreens, Amazon, CVS Health, Walmart, Geisinger, and more.

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Culture Rising: Sober Curiosity, Pickleball & Exclusivity

What do booze-less drinks, pickleball, and exclusivity all have in common? They’re three cultural trends that health brands should know about. Join us as we dig into these rising trends and changing tides—and also sort out the Elon-Twitter-Kanye-Parler situation.

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10 Excuses that Prevent Action on Health Disparities

Contributing authors: Gale Pryor, Desirée Duncan, Chelsea Rice “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman.”  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Chicago, 1966 To move health equity from a mission statement to a business imperative, it’s time…

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Webinar: Building Employer Brands in Healthcare

Today, your organization may have some version of an employer brand – but it might not be where you want (or need) it to be. In a period where traditional rules no longer apply, and norms are being negotiated daily, now is the time to consciously define what that new world look likes and the…

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3 Spooky Societal Trends Influencing Healthcare

Halloween may be behind us, but there’s plenty to keep us fully spooked. Join us as we take a hard look at growing societal trends—from climate change to inflation to lifestyle shifts. One thing is for sure… things are STILL not normal.

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Webinar: Engaging Nurses in a Time of Crisis

Workforce is the number one issue facing healthcare organizations today—and potentially for months or even years to come. And nowhere is this issue more acute than with the critical audience of nurses, as COVID-19 burnout, skyrocketing labor costs, travelling nurse issues, and thousands leaving the profession are all taking their toll. How can healthcare marketing…

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Healthcare Value Crisis Redux

We first identified the trend in 2018: A noticeable jump in scrutiny of hospitals and health systems related to their role in the growing cost of healthcare in the U.S. There were more and more news stories from sources such as Axios and the Wall Street Journal. The annual Rand report on hospital prices stirred…

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2022 Healthcare Recap (so far): Health sensors, Telehealth, and Politicization

Last year, we predicted three trends that would impact healthcare in 2022: health sensors, telehealth, and politicization. Hear what we got right—and wrong—as we look back over the year so far.

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4 key takeaways from SHSMD 2022

This past week, the Revive team had the pleasure of attending the annual SHSMD conference, and an event that creates opportunities for health care strategists, marketers, communication professionals, and everything in between. SHSMD has always been a staple conference for the Revive team, but 2022 was our first time back in person since 2019. Don’t…

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Jayne Alexander

Jayne is a dedicated, results-driven marketing professional with a passion for strategizing, planning, and executing successful programs and campaigns to help rapidly grow and scale organizations. As director of business strategy and growth at Revive, Jayne is responsible for identifying and implementing integration opportunities across Revive’s corporate marketing and business development teams. Her experience in…

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Statistics may be pliable, but the truth (about hospitals) matters

By Nate Kaufman (Principal, Kaufman Strategic Advisors and Matterhorn Investment Bankers) and Revive We all know the saying, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”  Well, the recent editorial in STAT by Elizabeth Mitchell and Mike Thompson may have been well intended, but it paves a road that leads to only one destination. After…

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Pitching bold marketing to health system leadership (encore)

Between changing market forces and the ‘race to the top-of-the-funnel,’ health systems’ positioning in the health industry is rapidly changing. To thrive in the future, health systems must find new and compelling ways to engage health consumers. How do you get approval to take a bold step forward?

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Amazon Care says goodbye

…. and Google says hello to helpful content updates. Amazon announces another learn and pivot with the shutdown of Amazon Care and Google launches a people-first approach to searching with their new helpful content update. Also health care patents have entered the metaverse.

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Big shifts in patient engagement

With one eye always on the headlines, the team talks through the hottest news and trends in healthcare and marketing. Tune in to hear the discussion around moves in telehealth, social media, healthcare workforce, and more.

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Yes, marketers CAN address workforce issues

The crew discusses how to overcome challenges as a marketer to support your organization’s workforce crisis. Also, big changes to the show plus monkeypox and chat bots.

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Health brands to watch in 2022 (Encore)

In this encore, Stephanie shares updates on the health brands that have caught our attention, and which ones will keep it for the remainder of 2022. The No Normal Team has come up with a list of three to share. Driven my big thinkers and bold doers, the health industry continues to change rapidly.

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The Funnel Wars are here — how can you prepare?

Sometimes the truth is hard to hear. For years, we have been talking about new competitors entering the healthcare space, focusing particularly on the top of the funnel.  In Chris Bevolo’s recent book, Joe Public 2030, one of our five predictions is The Funnel Wars. That’s how important we think this trend is and the impact…

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Connect with experts at SHSMD 2023

The annual conference for the Society for Health Care Strategy & Marketing Development (SHSMD 2022) will take place September 10-12th, 2023, in Chicago. The Revive team will be at booth #1410 — make sure you stop by! If you’d like to set up a specific time, please reach out to partner@reviveagency.com. At SHSMD 2023, in…

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Disparity Dystopia Tres

What can marketers do about the growing health gap? Hear the team share their personal stories and advice. Also, Amazon fires a volley in The Funnel Wars with announced acquisition of One Medical.

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Joe Public 2030: Predict-O-Meter

Joe Public 2030 Predict-O-Meter Joe Public 2030 makes five bold predictions about that future, which range from exciting and promising to ominous and discouraging. Through the Predict-O-Meter, we’ll continuously assess the state of the healthcare industry to track the accuracy of the five predictions. The Copernican Consumer Constricted Consumerism The Funnel Wars Rise of Health Sects…

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How to start addressing the health gap

Des and Chris discuss the importance of rebuilding trust and closing the health gap. Also – the Emmys: in a world of This is Us, be an Abbott Elementary.

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Addressing health equity starts with trust

Whenever I hear the term “dystopia” I’m immediately transported back to the 90s and a little-known cult classic film named “Tank Girl,” starring Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T, and the king of dystopian nightmares himself, Malcolm McDowell. The film follows a rag tag group of post-apocalyptic survivors on a mission to wage war against mega-corporation…

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Desirée Duncan

Vice President, Health Equity & Inclusion Desirée serves as the leading convener of health equity and inclusive practices by providing counsel to both clients and internal teams on addressing health inequities for the communities our clients serve. The landscape is growing more, and more diverse by the day and there is a clear business need…

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Disparity Dystopia

Hear the crew talk about the fifth and final prediction of Joe Public 2030, Disparity Dystopia. While the outlook isn’t good, we still have some optimism about it. Also – Lizzo, July 4th jamz, Elton John, and Lee Hazlewood.

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There’s no denying it, things are pretty bad (for hospitals)

Things are rarely as good or bad as they seem in the moment. I have long believed this to be true, and then I heard it said by one of my favorite business minds, Scott Galloway. I cannot think of a better phrase to capture the strange times we live in right now and the circumstances…

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Standing up to the rise of Health Sects

The more I’ve pondered the fourth prediction in Joe Public 2030 – The Rise of Health Sects – the more I think I have some ideas to share that have the potential to irritate or offend nearly everyone who reads this content. How’s that for an intro? First, let me say I am a Christian…

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Use your words: code-switching and the politicalization of healthcare

How does code-switching impact healthcare? Listen to the crew discuss the impact of euphemisms, altered mannerisms and other ways people have to code-switch in our world. Also, Cannes Cannes Cannes!

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Acting Against the Rise of Health Sects: A Non-Partisan Issue

On any given day, while checking out social media (pick a channel, any channel), I’ll scroll into the collision of health and politics. Sometimes it’s the expected; national issues like vaccinations, women’s reproductive rights, or gun violence. Other times, it’s more subtle and surprising. Moving fluidly from an Instagram story with criticism of an elected…

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Politics in healthcare: a never-ending story

Will the politicization of healthcare wane as Covid-19 disappears? It doesn’t seem likely. This week, our hosts discuss issues from aging to mental health to drug use, coming to the conclusion that there will be no shortage of political healthcare controversies anytime soon. Tune in to hear the discussion. On a lighter note, our hosts also debate “The Politics of Dancing”

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Legislative influence on rising health sects

In this episode of the No Normal Show we discuss a few topics that are top of mind for many right now, including the latest legislation trends regarding reproductive rights, anti-trans bills nationwide, and providing the treatments that patients demand. Also, for our bonus content, Top Gun: worth the hype?

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Healthcare recruitment, retention, and workforce issues… where does marketing come in?

Your organization’s number one challenge today may be your number one opportunity as a marketer. Workforce issues are the most important and pressing topic facing health organizations today. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the skillset that marketers can bring to the table to help tackle the challenge. Also, a little bonus content: Johnny Depp v. Amber Herd — make it make sense.

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We love the Wall Street Journal.  How did they get the story so wrong?

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal did its first article about the state of relations between payors and providers in quite some time.  I have spent the last several weeks wondering how the venerable gold standard of journalism managed to get this issue so wrong. After debating whether to weigh in and share my view of…

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Health equity wake-up call

In this week’s episode, we discuss three ways health systems are moving forward to address health equity. Tune in to hear what Chris and Des have to say about it, along with some bonus content as they discuss top episodes from their favorite TV show, Atlanta.

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AAOW!

Apple, Amazon, Optum, and Walmart — four disruptors causing pain for legacy health systems. Also, Dolly Parton… Mexican pizza… and TikTok.

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The Funnel Wars: An equal battle?

Now that we’ve determined in our first two blog posts that consumers are both Copernican and Constricted, we turn our attention to a common household item – The Funnel. In this case, not a funnel for cooking, or adding oil to your lawnmower, or for making beer in your garage. The Funnel that determines how…

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Consumer data & the death of third-party cookies

Why is the cookie jar empty? Third-party cookies are going away, but that’s just the beginning of consumer data shifts to come. With partners ready to pounce, health brands have big decisions to make when leveraging data. And—listen in for implications of the upcoming Roe v Wade decision for health brands.

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Payor – Provider Contracts: Where Do We Go From Here?

There is an expression that is said to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse: “may you live in interesting times.” Well, I think we are definitely living in interesting times when it comes to contracts between payors and provider organizations.  The big question is, where do we go from here? Let’s start by analyzing the current situation. Provider organizations…

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What are you doing to define your place in the funnel?

Who are YOU? According to an article in Rolling Stone magazine, the famous (and controversial for the time) song “Who are you?” by The Who, was inspired when Pete Townsend, then a titan in music, was feeling his obsolescence. His taunting words of “Who are you”? called into question the upstarts challenging his position, and…

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How brand storytelling can shape the culture of nursing

Who Cares? Angelica does. But she’s definitely not the only one. Our guest Angelica, Revive’s Creative Director for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Shift program, just launched “Who Cares: A Nurse’s Fight for Equity.” Hear how this documentary came to life and learn how the empathy of one nurse can change lives. We also say farewell to Chase in his final No Normal Show episode and introduce our new co-host, Desiree Duncan, VP, Health Equity & Inclusion at Revive.

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More healthcare options, less patient choices?

A vision for the next decade should be inherently optimistic. None of us want to consider the possibility that our kids will have a lower standard of living than we have, or that life expectancy will decline, or that our society will continue to devolve into warring tribes, rudeness, and incivility. See? One sentence and…

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When one pandemic winds down, another picks up steam

Hospitals across the country are starting to deal with a new pandemic – violence against healthcare workers. Recently hospitals have had to go into lockdown and healthcare workers – celebrated and deemed essential the last few years – are now being physically attacked by patients & visitors. This has led to administrators and lawmakers calling for legislation reform to protect healthcare…

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Aaron Wagner

Aaron is an experienced healthcare marketer who joins the communications team at Revive as a senior account executive. Aaron brings considerable healthcare marketing experience, particularly in the rural healthcare industry, from his time as a marketing manager at Legato Healthcare Marketing. Through strategic marketing planning and campaign activations, he helped hospitals achieve significant revenue growth…

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Lauren Homrich

Lauren serves as a Senior Account Executive on Revive’s payor/provider team, where she is responsible for implementing high-stakes integrated communications campaigns that reach across healthcare stakeholders. Her background in media relations, corporate communications, and reputation management ensures that clients receive strategic, level-headed communications counsel across a variety of sensitive issues. A tenacious and creative problem-solver…

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Is the Copernican Consumer too good to be true?

After 27 years in the healthcare industry, I’ve developed some specific ideas about consumer engagement in healthcare – particularly personal health engagement. We have seen amazing advancements over the last three decades, and innovation has only accelerated in the last few years.  It doesn’t seem like a stretch to think that remote sensors and diagnostics…

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The Copernican Consumer

I’m a bit of a health sensor nerd. Though I already own an Apple Watch, Amazon’s Halo band, and a Withings scale, I recently purchased an Oura Ring. Just thinking about how its data can teach me to sleep better gets my heart going pitter-patter (and yes, I have the heart rate data to prove…

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Revive recognized as one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work 2022

Ad Age recognizes Revive as one of its Best Places to Work 2022

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Revive announces senior leadership appointments 

Sasha Boghosian, Joshua Schoonover, and Danielle Tyburski promoted

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The future is what you make it

When we set out to explore the next decade for our newly released book, Joe Public 2030, we intentionally wiped our mental slates clean of any agenda or preconceived vision of the future. We let an in-depth, three-month process guide our thinking, aided by input from three dozen industry experts and more than 250 resources…

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Business vs. branding: Amazon’s lessons for healthcare

Amazon. You know the name. You know the promise. Who are we kidding? You likely have three packages in transit as you read this blog.

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No surprises: unless your health system isn’t ready

We’ve entered the year of the No Surprises Act, and we’re finding that payors will have the upper hand. Perhaps it’s because they haven’t spent the last two years scrambling to address a rapidly moving pandemic.   Regardless, health systems now must navigate the unknowns of the No Surprises process in an increasingly hostile environment — and in the midst…

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Instead of making up new words, why doesn’t Anthem create real value for both providers and customers?

It’s not uncommon for brands to reinvent themselves by changing their name, image, or market position. Anthem, ranked no. 23 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021, is really hoping its recent plan to change its name to Elevance Health – a combination of “elevate” and “advance” – will enhance its brand identity to signify…

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5 Potent Predictions Reshaping How Consumers Engage Healthcare

Based on the book, Joe Public 2030, there are five key ways consumer health engagement may change over the coming decade, covering everything from AI and personal monitoring to consumerism, new competition, the politicization of healthcare, and growing health disparities. Join this webinar to hear five bold predictions about that future, which range from exciting…

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Push beyond the comfortable

With thousands of lives lost and more on the line, COVID-19 vaccines aren’t just a nice-to-have but an utter necessity. Yet, an abundance of misinformation and generic public health messaging diluted this truth. Even as vaccination rates progressed Virginia’s leading academic medical system, VCU Health, saw an alarming trend emerge: an increase in the number…

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ReviveHealth launches new brand

Nashville, TN, September 20, 2021

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Lindsey Thompson

With more than 15 years of experience solely focused in the health sector, Lindsey leads the communications group at Revive. Her expertise lies in integrating communications and marketing to deliver programs that achieve multi-channel success — leveraging branding, third-party partnerships, earned and paid media, and social and influencer content into one synchronized presence. Her expertise…

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Taylor Johnson

Taylor is an Account Director at Revive. With over eight years in the communications realm. Taylor leads integrated teams to design and execute communication programs, ultimately ensuring account success. Taylor specializes in driving impactful coverage with top-tier media like The New York Times, Business Insider, and The Wall Street Journal to top healthcare trades such…

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Kate Caverno

Kate leads Revive’s Payor/Provider Communications practice. She has built a career helping health systems effectively use communications to navigate complicated high-stakes issues that impact their reputation and business.

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Chad Truelove

Health, Chad writes content in a variety of mediums, for multiple channels, to accomplish the diverse needs of clients. With a career that’s included ad agency work, in-house marketing, and journalism, Chad has nearly 20 years of experience crafting messages that have shaped opinions, driven sales, and built brands. Clients come to Revive with complex…

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Clint Hailey

Clint Hailey is the chief managed care officer at Tenet Healthcare. Previously, he held managed care positions at HCA Texas and Texas Health Resources.

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Nate Kaufman

With over 40 years of experience as a strategist, executive, and negotiator, Nate Kaufman is considered one of the nation’s experts in the healthcare industry. He serves as a strategic advisor to healthcare executives, boards, physician groups, and other healthcare companies and is known for his practical advice focusing on succeeding in the new post-ACA,…

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Chelsea Amaral

Chelsea Amaral is responsible not only for conducting client, market, and social media research, writing and editing outreach materials, also aiding in project management and client engagement. Chelsea received degrees in English, public relations and international studies from Penn State, where she co-authored, “Managing a health crisis on Facebook: How the response strategies of apology,…

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Gretchen Smitson

Gretchen is a content marketing enthusiast with a passion for producing clear, story-centric content for the healthcare industry. As a Marketing Specialist on the Brand team at Revive, Gretchen plans, delivers, and promotes high-value content for healthcare professionals across provider, payer, and digital health segments.   Gretchen graduated from Furman University with a bachelor’s degree…

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Emily Kubis

Emily is an Associate Content Director at Revive responsible for building content programs, campaign plans, and thought leadership. A former healthcare business reporter, Emily started her career covering Nashville’s $46 billion healthcare industry, and then moved to content strategy for a benefits consulting and software company. With investigative reporting, news writing, and content marketing experience,…

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Regan McFarland

As the multimedia journalist at Revive, Regan is responsible for creating digital- and social-first marketing stories through short films, imagery, typography animations, and copy. Regan believes in the power of good storytelling and its role in content marketing. Being creative-minded and very determined, she always strives to develop new strategies for the betterment of her…

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Chelsea Rice

Chelsea joined Revive as a senior content creator after a career as a journalist and digital strategist, tackling content and communications from a variety of angles in healthcare for over a decade. She helps clients build narratives that connect with their communities, wherever and whatever form those stories may ultimately take. Chelsea earned her Master…

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Chase Cleckner

Chase Cleckner is responsible for executing Revive’s marketing plan to align with agency growth targets, ensuring consistent use and application of the Revive brand across all materials and distribution channels. Chase has a passion for creating persona-driven marketing that allows marketing efforts to be extremely effective and gain momentum over time. A proud graduate of…

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Luke McCandless

As the Business Strategy and Growth Coordinator, Luke supports Revive’s business development and marketing team, gathering intel on industry and competitor trends, aiding new business opportunities, and creating media strategies. For Revive, this means ensuring every step in the process of obtaining new business is executed efficiently. A graduate from The University of North Carolina at…

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Melissa Weinberger

At the core of her role, Melissa develops a deep understanding of her client’s business goals and works to meet them. She cultivates the power of her team to ensure effective marketing strategy and program execution for all clients. She has spent majority of her career developing strategic and data-driven marketing strategy for healthcare brands…

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Paul Hackett

As Revive’s Creative Director, Paul leads the creative department as they turn strategies into compelling and emotional stories that connect brands with people. Before joining Revive, Paul spent almost 20 years in New York working on some of the world’s most famous brands including MasterCard, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, BlackBerry, Smirnoff, Motorola, TDAmeritrade, Forbes, DeBeers…

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Katherine Brick

Katherine utilizes her background in health policy and science communication to provide strategic counsel and day-to-day oversight for her clients, while distilling complex topics into engaging stories that reach diverse audiences. Before joining Revive, Katherine was a vice president with an integrated agency in Washington, D.C., where she helped manage communications for nonprofit healthcare foundations.

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Paul Matsen

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Jeff Speer

Serving as an Executive Vice President of Strategy, Jeff works with Revive teams and clients to design integrated marketing communication programs, develop strategy and messaging to strengthen brands, improve reputations, and grow market share. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with medical device, provider, service, and technology companies across the healthcare spectrum on…

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Marc Fredson

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Andy Chang

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Beth Toner

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Jarrett Lewis

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Matt Pinzur

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Victor Reiss

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Dana Allen

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Adam Brase

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Jon Bigelow

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Tim Nguyen

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David Perry

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Ryan Donohue

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Judith Ward

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Amy Comeau

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Ryan Colaianni

Ryan is Chief Communications Officer, leading Revive’s communications department – which consists of our issues management, payor/provider, public relations and organizational positioning practices. He is responsible for ensuring that our clients are prepared for the unexpected and help elevate their reputations. Ryan has more than 15 years of experience positioning organizations and working on some…

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Kevan Mabbutt

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Kathy Winn

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Chris Pace

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Karen Wish

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Christian Barnett

Christian has been wielding the power of insight for the last three decades. As senior vice president of strategy, Christian drives strategic thinking and advocates for innovation across every client engagement. Whether he is debating the latest consumer research or discussing cultural truths, you can always find him in pursuit of the next idea. With…

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Matt Gove

Matt Gove is Chief Marketing Officer for Summit Health, a first-of-its-kind merger between New York’s largest urgent care provider, CityMD, and one of the largest independent physician practices in the country, Summit Medical Group. In this role as Summit Health’s CMO, Matt oversees brand, marketing, and communications. Before joining Summit Health, Matt served as Chief…

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Ben Fuqua

As the leader of Revive’s analytics services practice area, Ben is responsible for its analytics program development and delivery. Ben has spent his 25+ year career in global and niche analytic service companies and in-house consultative roles. In these roles, Ben honed his expertise in defining, establishing, and delivering analytic services for many clients. A…

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Sean Young

Sean is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine. In this role, he oversees all strategic marketing and communications functions for the organization’s various hospitals and outpatient clinics, including its university teaching and research hospital.

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Kris Wickline

As Senior Vice President of Strategy at Revive, Kris is the point person for consulting with her clients on their business challenges and goals as well as developing marketing strategies and programs to drive results. Kris is a seasoned marketer, with a diverse background in understanding business healthcare, including experience in both the payor and…

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Alan Shoebridge

Alan Shoebridge is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. He has also held senior marketing and communication leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente and Providence St. Joseph Health and is known by many in our field for his insightful blog, which you can check out at alanshoebridge.com

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Brad Fixler

Brad Fixler is the Vice President of Marketing for UCHealth, Colorado’s largest health system. He has been with UCHealth for 12 years, and prior to that worked in the world of advertising agencies for 18 years. He majored in journalism at Miami University (Ohio) and upon graduation quickly realized that journalism was no way to…

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson

Carolyn most recently was Chief Medical Officer of a healthcare technology company, is a Board-certified OB/Gyn with nearly 30 years’ clinical experience, as well as over 20 years’ experience in practice management. Her time in practice has also facilitated her work as a medical litigation consultant providing expert OB/GYN case review for medical malpractice cases….

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Eliza Yvette Esquivel

FutureBrand’s Chief Strategy Officer, Eliza is a global branding leader with a passion for facilitating brand growth through synchronized data and breakthrough creative experiences. An industry veteran of over 20 years, Eliza’s experience spans big brand names like Coke, Nike, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Clinique, Philips, Accenture, Skittles, Cadbury, Oreo and more. She’s led Cannes…

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Heather Geisler

Heather Geisler was appointed SVP and Chief Marketing, Communications, and Experience Officer of Henry Ford Health System in 2020. A gifted strategist and transformative leader, Heather’s skill and passion for consumer engagement position Henry Ford Health System to make an even greater impact on the communities it serves. Before Henry Ford Health System, Heather acted…

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Philip Guiliano

Philip has over 20 years of experience defining and delivering complex solutions for global brands. Philip began his career in M&A and organizational change consulting then led business development for the Global Technology and Brand Strategy practices at Siegel+Gale. Philip is one of the three owners of BrandActive, where he has been for the past…

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Cynthia Schmidt

Cynthia Schmidt joined Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 as their first Director of Marketing, and ten years later she transitioned to VCU Health to lead its marketing communications team. Prior to that, she worked in the ad agency world managing accounts from health care to consumer services.

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Stephanie Wierwille

Every day at Revive, Stephanie seeks to lead the healthcare industry in a marketing revolution. She believes that bold storytelling can change the world and grow businesses—and there are no richer nor more emotional stories than those within healthcare. Stephanie partners with brands to determine what stories to tell and where to tell them across…

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Webinar: The Case for a Post Health System Brand

This is part three of our three-part webinar series for health system marketers. Our prediction is that COVID-19 has opened the door for more health systems to explore the idea of becoming a “post health system” brand to better connect with patients and build brand loyalty. In this webinar, you will learn: What a post…

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Webinar: The Return of the Value Crisis

This is part two of our three-part webinar series for health system marketers. Our prediction is that COVID-19 will force health systems to become far more proactive in fighting back on issues of price and value. In this webinar, you will learn: Our approach for changing the issue of value from a negative to a…

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Webinar: The Changing Consumerism Landscape

This is part one of our three-part webinar series for health system marketers. Our prediction is that COVID-19 will continue to change the impact of consumerism in long-lasting ways that threaten traditional healthcare providers. In this webinar, you will learn: Five key consumer behavior changes that COVID-19 has accelerated in the last nine months. New…

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Webinar: What AMC’s Can Learn from Luxury Brands

Many AMCs are going through a profound change in their business model, expanding their offerings and value beyond their sweet spot of high acuity, complex care. But in the process, they are encountering a wicked branding challenge: How do you expand your brand positioning to capture broader value without diluting your core differentiation? Interestingly, AMCs…

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Chris Bevolo

Chris has provided leadership and guidance in the areas of strategy, brand, marketing, digital, and change management to hospitals and health systems across the country for more than 20 years. Chris is an award-winning author of six books, including Joe Public Doesn’t Care About Your Hospital, which became a field guide for driving transformation in…

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Danielle Tyburski

Danielle leads Revive’s client experience and project management departments. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring we set our clients up for success by delivering strategic, integrated programs with flawless execution. With more than 15 years of experience, Danielle is an expert at understanding how to develop strong relationships and deliver work painlessly —…

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Josh Schoonover

As the leader of Revive’s marketing group, Josh oversees the agency’s digital, creative, content, and social capabilities. With more than 15 years of experience working in and around healthcare as a journalist, researcher, consultant, and marketer, he uses his understanding of the healthcare industry to illuminate the key insights, messages, stories, and experiences brands need…

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Joanne Thornton

A founding member of ReviveHealth and its Chief Executive Officer, Joanne is a seasoned healthcare marketing communications executive with expertise across the marketing spectrum. With more than 24 years in the healthcare industry, Joanne leads the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and is deeply experienced in managing the client experience and helping clients navigate…

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Sasha Boghosian

Sasha advises a wide range of Revive’s clients on matters related to reputation management, crisis and corporate communications, and corporate brand positioning. Sasha’s expertise in high-stakes communications has been forged across nearly two decades of experience, during which he has worked on behalf of dozens of organizations in matters related to reputation management, crisis and…

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Mariko Miyamoto

As the leader of our talent and project management functions at Revive, Mariko focuses on delivering great client work and ensuring all team members have the support they need to grow. Her ability to craft solid business and people strategies that create competitive advantages greatly benefits all Revive clients. Mariko brings a wealth of experience…

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Shontell James

As lead across all financial areas of Revive, Shontell James is passionate about driving business growth and maintaining fiscal responsibility that results in profitable outcomes. With 23+ years of healthcare marketing experience spanning several large agencies within the top industry conglomerates, Shontell possesses a deep grasp of financial controls, financial planning and analysis, and contract…

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Brandon Edwards

A founding member of Revive, Brandon brings 27 years of experience in healthcare and integrated marketing, with special expertise in issues management and the complexities inherent in the business of healthcare.

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The Summit

Summit 2023 is coming to Nashville! November 8 – 10, 2023. The Summit by Revive is back, and we’re taking it to the heart of Music City Pack your bags and dust off your cowboy boots because The Summit 2023 will take place in Nashville, TN at the Noelle, a hotel in the heart of…

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The future of content is connected: telling impactful stories with social data

The world is on the precipice of a big change. And not just changes from the pandemic. In the next decade, the power of data will completely upend our daily lives, culture, jobs, and of course, healthcare and marketing. For consumers and organizations alike, a hyper-personalized future is on the horizon. From Alexa ordering our…

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Pushing the envelope, together: Revive + Eruptr

Best-in-class patient acquisition and health system marketing solutions

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3 foundational elements of a thought leadership strategy

We’ve all heard those horror stories of homes with bad foundations. One minute you see a couple smiling for the camera as they hold the keys to their new house, and the next, they’re the latest homeowner mishap on HGTV. Thought leadership strategies are no different – they require a solid, intentional foundation built to last as the…

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Say What, Clubhouse? The rise of social audio

Last year, WIRED said it well: “The future of social media is all talk. The year 2020 was all about giving people a voice online. Literally.” The pandemic forced many to substitute in-person interactions with virtual meetings, leading to widespread “Zoom fatigue.” This fatigue opened the door for audio-based social platforms like Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces,…

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Driving behavior change through influencer relations

Have you ever made a purchase decision based on an online recommendation? So have 93% of Americans.

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Content That Connects: 5 Principles for Building Relationships Through Content

We love a good story. Stories inspire and entertain, but mostly, stories connect us. Humans have always connected to one another through telling and listening to stories, and, in marketing, content connects our brands to our audiences in the same ancient, powerful way. To deepen our understanding of that connection, we’ve explored how content picks…

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Data-driven friendships: understanding your audience to create relationships through content

Recently, we looked at how great content can turn awareness into relationships: Campaigns that create awareness are just step one. Content that builds enduring relationships must follow, or the full ROI of creative ad campaigns will be left on the table. It’s a vision for truly personalized marketing seen through the lens of friendship development,…

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Steps two to 1,000: how content turns awareness into relationships

Quick. Off the top of your head, name three marketing campaigns. Which come to mind first? Share a Coke? Dove’s Real Beauty? Apple’s Think Different? Great ad campaigns like those earn their place in our collective memories by surprising and delighting us. They catch our attention to create awareness and spark affinity with an audience…

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Setting the stage for rapid renewal

Rocky. Rudy. Miracle. What do these three movies have in common? Moreover, what do they have to do with healthcare? Adversity followed by an overwhelming comeback. We haven’t tamed COVID-19, nor can we ignore its devastating impact on our lives and the lives of our loved ones. We are still, in fact, swimming in the…

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Hospitals’ antidote to vaccine reputation risks

You’ve been going non-stop supporting the system with life-saving communication, pivoting daily, and keeping everyone informed of the latest information. And just when it felt like there would be some hope with the vaccine rollout, it proved to be yet another challenge. Hospitals – once heroes celebrated from the rooftops every night – became the…

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Healthcare Consolidation … with your hospital’s reputation intact

Let’s face it, unless you’re Marie Kondo, “consolidation” is a daunting word. Yet, it’s a reality many health systems, hospitals, surgery centers, and physician practices are facing spurred by the COVID-19’s financial devastation. Hospital independence gives way to healthcare consolidation Between the decrease in patients seeking elective and non-elective care, the astronomical cost imposed on…

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Top Reputational Risks Facing Health Systems and Hospitals in 2021

With the nation’s heightened focus on hospitals and health systems, 2020 was a once-in-a-lifetime year for our industry. Yet, many of the challenges faced in 2020 continue into 2021. Here’s the good news: this time, we can learn from the past and prepare. Here are the top reputational risks facing health systems and hospitals in…

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GameStop Reminded Us (Again) That People Have the Power. Don’t Ever Forget It.

Did you catch the big fight last week? No, not the one where Conor McGregor destroyed Poirier’s fist with his face and reminded us why he’s a better marketer than a fighter.

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Why you should be looking closely at Optum’s acquisition of Change Healthcare

The hungry machine that is Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s fastest-growing subsidiary, continues to eat. After the January announcement of Optum’s Change Healthcare acquisition – just the latest move in a continued drumbeat of acquisitions, investments, and strategic partnerships – we’re all keeping eyes on updated offerings and newly integrated strategies to play out. In fact, Change…

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3 New Data Points to Inform Your 2021 Vaccine Communications Strategy

For most health systems, the dream of the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming reality. It’s affecting hospital operations, finance, and especially clinical teams. Yet, it’s also affecting you, the marketers and communicators. Many of you will be focused in the coming weeks to firm up your vaccine communications plans, just as leadership works tirelessly to develop…

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Non-COVID-19 Focused Scrutiny of Hospitals Resumes

unday’s 60 Minutes was a reminder that there are a lot of issues that have been put on the back burner during COVID-19 that will quickly resurface as we emerge from the pandemic.

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The 2020 election healthcare post you’ve been waiting for

At the beginning of 2020, few thought we’d be engulfed in a global pandemic and quarantined with our lives turned completely upside down. Even in the midst of all that, one thing people did know was that election season was fast approaching and contentiously volatile. Now that it’s over and states have confirmed votes for…

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In the next era of No Normal, the stakes will be higher

Back in summer 2020, which feels like about 25 years ago, we started talking about the No Normal period we found ourselves in at the time. Everyone was asking: when will things go back to normal? Or, what will the new normal look like? Meanwhile, we were focused on what was happening at that moment,…

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Public trust in the vaccine depends on what happens inside your hospital

With news of the efficacy rates from Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca trials have vaccines in the spotlight. This is welcome news as the biggest surge is happening across the country, putting an already overloaded system at greater risk as we move into Thanksgiving weekend, where millions are still anticipated to be traveling.  Yet, hospitals are facing…

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Ten COVID-19 vaccine considerations for hospital communicators

Since COVID-19’s dramatic entrance on U.S. soil in March, we’ve hoped for an expedited vaccine process that can save lives and help our society’s economy and norms stabilize. Yet, the promise of a safe and effective vaccine is clouded by inconsistent information and conflicting timing projections — leaving many consumers and clinicians uncertain of who…

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The Fight Against Health Misinformation: The Time Is Now

With the spread of COVID-19 came the spread of health misinformation — faster and more furiously than ever before. We’ve seen false guidance about how to prevent the novel coronavirus, viral videos of physicians spreading misinformation, and untrue claims about how hospitals are handling it. And with the election less than 10 days away, the confusion…

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Cherry-picked data, price transparency, and what it means for your system

By now, most of you may have seen that RAND released the most recent study in their Employer Hospital Price Transparency Project, called RAND 3.0. The study is meant to assist employers in understanding what private health plans are paying hospitals, so they can manage benefit design costs or steer patients to less expensive hospitals and…

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Three ways health systems can strengthen their footing ahead of the next big negotiation

If you’ve worked with any of us from the Revive Payor-Provider team or spent any time reading our newsletter, you’ll know we remind our clients that “preparation is half the battle” when it comes to contract negotiations. At a time when payors are in the best financial position to fairly support health systems and reporting…

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Five foundational questions to help address racial injustice

It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since George Floyd was killed. Four months of protests and emotionally charged demonstrations — whether en masse outdoors or individually on social media. Four months of dogged determination to continue a level of demonstration that captures attention and drives widespread change. And, for some in our industry,…

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Price transparency rule: hope is not a strategy

There are about 100 days until CMS’s new price transparency rule goes into effect. While health systems and the American Hospital Association hope that their ongoing legal challenges will provide at least a stay in this requirement, hope as we like to say, is not a strategy. And even if the rule is somehow blocked,…

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Lessons from outside brands shifting amid COVID-19

The obvious starting point for a subject like this would be the big or newsworthy brands, the ones that have been agile enough to adjust to what’s happening. For some, it’s resulted in amazing business performance, like Zoom. For others, significant reputation boosts by donating money, products, or services to fight the pandemic — such…

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The five principles of The No Normal

In late June, we introduced the concept of The No Normal, our perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry. As we look to begin a new blog series on navigating the No Normal, we thought we should look back at the meaning and the principles that started it all. We’ve heard many…

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Providers, payors, and consumers, oh my!

Audience-based marketing strategies for telehealth leaders

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Are hospital marketers prepared for the next competitive front?

For roughly two decades, most hospitals and providers have cautiously courted telemedicine. There was a lot of flirting and talk of plans for the future, but little in the way of commitment. Sure, virtual care was different and fun to think about, but it came with a bit of baggage (regulation and reimbursement), making it…

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Where Does Your Health System Brand Go From Here?

With COVID-19 still ravaging much of the nation, the last thing many health system CMOs may be worried about is how to evolve their brand positioning. In truth, we don’t know how long or widespread the current surge will be, if/when another wave may hit in the fall, or what comes after. But that’s all…

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The journey of 1,000 miles

As our communities reopen and hospitals resume elective surgeries, there are hopeful signals for our nation and our industry. But optimism is tempered, and rightly so. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the U.S. has surpassed 100,000. Consumers are polarized in their views of returning to their everyday activities. And, hospitals are seeing mixed…

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Brand Building Post-COVID-19

There is no denying it. Hospitals across the country are in financial trouble. To help themselves recover, they need to restore patient volumes as quickly as possible. While reputation campaigns that drive loyalty and patient preference are more critical than ever, the ways to go about it in the post-COVID-19 landscape are drastically different. Before…

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Why B2B Health Tech Buyers are Changing Overnight

This is not a blog about telemedicine. It’s not a blog about contact tracing apps, or platforms enabling antibody testing. It’s not even a blog about B2C digital health and therapeutics. This is a blog about the thousands of other health tech companies struggling to find their place in a ravaged healthcare landscape. Because while…

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Q&A: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Talk With Patients who are Frightened to Seek Care

Sasha Boghosian, Executive Vice President and Head of Insights at Revive, recently spoke with Advisory Board’s Anna Yakovenko, Colin Gelbaugh, Nick Hauger, and Meredith Crenca to discuss patient perceptions of care during COVID-19 and how health systems should be communicating with their patients about their current and future care needs. Question: Revive has conducted several…

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Hospitals Save Our Lives. How Do We Save Them? Part Four

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Aetna buys Humana. United buys Aetna. Oh my.

In our last post, we explored how you need a Big Data app just to keep track of who’s buying whom – Anthem buying Cigna, United buying Aetna, or Aetna buying Humana. Many speculate that independent Blues will soon follow, whether it’s consolidating under Anthem or HCSC or some other umbrella. One thing is clear:…

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The unintended consequences of high deductible health plans

For the past decade, there’s been much speculation about the impact of high deductible health plans (HDHP) on the rising costs of healthcare. Large companies flocked to them in 2009 to help alleviate the cost burden of the new employee coverage requirement, and consumers embraced them because, well, they had to. But just how effective…

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Negotiating in 2019? Here’s What You Can Expect

Year after year, negotiations between payors and providers grow increasingly challenging. Even single-digit rate increases are being met with obstinate resistance, requiring a level of resilience rarely needed just five years ago.  2019 promises to be a very challenging year. While so much of the year ahead is uncertain from a policy and regulatory perspective,…

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Negotiating in 2019? Here’s What You Can Expect

Year after year, negotiations between payors and providers grow increasingly challenging. Even single-digit rate increases are being met with obstinate resistance, requiring a level of resilience rarely needed just five years ago.  2019 promises to be a very challenging year. While so much of the year ahead is uncertain from a policy and regulatory perspective,…

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The Fundamental Problem with Reference Based Pricing

Let’s talk about Reference Based Pricing (sometimes called Medicare Plus). Over the last three years, the popularity of Reference Based Pricing (RBP) benefit plan design has grown exponentially. Initially positioned as a fast-growing alternative to the PPO plans, RBP plans are a newly popular option for self-funded employers looking to utilize a group benefits plan….

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Relevance is King, and “The Top of the Funnel” is Most Relevant to The Most People

CVS’ announcement that the company is expanding its reach in chronic care management is the latest sign that the market has never been more competitive or complicated. (Are you asking yourself, “which market?”) CVS isn’t just protecting its PBM business and driving sales for its retail business. The company has plans to provide one-on-one support…

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Five ways the aging population is impacting healthcare in the United States

There are a record 50 million seniors (65-years and older) and counting living in the U.S. — and this number is projected to reach 70 million by 2030. Medicare patients are the largest customer base for the country’s hospitals and health systems, and many technology companies are turning their attention to this generation and the…

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Joining forces in healthcare: what to know and how to prepare

In the first half of 2016, alone, the healthcare industry saw 52 mergers and acquisitions – a 6.1% increase from the first half of 2015. With the state of the healthcare landscape, there’s a lot of appeal in market share consolidation. Today more than ever, healthcare organizations are facing stronger competition and more pressure on…

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Turning creative concepts into reality

Picture this: It’s Thursday. A group of writers and art directors receive a creative brief outlining a client challenge. The specific challenge – be it a critical rebrand, a new technology rollout, or the announcement of a company expansion – has reached a point where it requires a winning, comprehensive strategy to address the public…

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The Healthcare Value Attack

Even if your system hasn’t been criticized aloud, your reputation is suffering. Consumers, politicians, and the media are watching healthcare with a skeptical eye as costs rise and care becomes less accessible. We conducted research with 1,200 consumers to understand what consumers think about hospitals, health systems, and their priorities, and our findings uncovered insights…

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Consumerism is on the decline in healthcare

What happens when the “pay-viders” come to town? Payors are moving into the provider space with dollar signs in their eyes — and a flawed story about what the move means for the future of consumerism. To set the record straight, we interviewed Wendell Potter, a health plan whistleblower, to share why health plan moves are potentially constricting consumerism rather than expanding it.

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Apple, Amazon, Optum… oh my.

In this week’s podcast we dive into the third prediction of The Joe Public 2030 book, The Funnel Wars. The Funnel Wars are ON, pitting retail tech giants, health insurers, and many others against the legacy hospital and health systems for ownership of the patient relationship. Are you ready?

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How Walmart and One Medical use behavioral marketing in healthcare

In the latest episode of The No Normal Show, we discuss two examples of effective behavioral healthcare marketing from OneMedical and Walmart. Tune in to hear how their efforts ultimately resulted in a 20% increase in healthcare appointments and a 7% increase in flu vaccinations.

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Web3 in healthcare?

Blockchain, NFTs, the metaverse, cryptocurrency… the different concepts of Web3 can quickly become confusing and overwhelming. It’s difficult to understand where to even begin, so let’s start the journey together. In our most recent episode of The No Normal Show, we take baby steps into this new universe. Join us as we start to explore the implications that Web3 might have on the healthcare industry.

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What we do Our knowledge and expertise in payor-provider relations and public negotiations are unparalleled. Throughout the last decade, we’ve engaged in 1,200+ payor issues across 49 states, represented virtually every kind of healthcare provider, navigated every kind of contract issue, and faced every major health plan. Our deep experience allows us to anticipate payors’…

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Selling bold ideas to health system leadership

With stakeholders married to the traditional, tight grips on thinning margins, and a risk-averse audience to sway, health system marketers have their work cut out for them when selling bold ideas internally. But to truly build leading brands in healthcare, systems must engage with consumers in new and compelling ways that bring them closer to your system for their health. Ready to get started? Download this…

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Is consumerism dead or alive?

In this week’s episode, we dive into alternative audiences for healthcare marketers to focus on, as we see it as a significant white space among many healthcare organizations. One of the audiences we touch on is health plans. We discuss figuring out how to leverage health plan customers as a segmentation tool to help you accomplish your revenue goals as a health system.

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For nurses, by nurses

Health disparities. Inequities. Social determinants of health. Could it be that the change the healthcare industry desperately needs lies in the hands of those actively making decisions on the ground floor — nurses? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) thinks so, and we set out to help the foundation give nurses the voice they deserve….

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The case for building a post health system brand

We’ve heard a million times about the impact of growing consumerism and new competition from players like Apple, Amazon, and CVS. The combination of these two forces shines a harsh light on health system brands. What’s worked in the past for health system branding will likely not be enough moving forward. For example, the point…

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Alternative Audiences for Healthcare Marketers

In this week’s episode, we dive into alternative audiences for healthcare marketers to focus on, as we see it as a significant white space among many healthcare organizations. One of the audiences we touch on is health plans. We discuss figuring out how to leverage health plan customers as a segmentation tool to help you accomplish your revenue goals as a health system.

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They’re ready. Are you?

How do you show up as a community leader in a situation where children bear the weight of the world on their shoulders? In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 forced families to help their children cope with stressors no child should have to – disrupted education, food insecurity, financial instability, loneliness, social unrest –…

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End of the runway: consumerism, COVID-19, and the coming decade

We’re living in an era of No Normal, where it’s hard to know what the future holds given the high level of uncertainty surrounding us today. Yet, we have been studying some significant trends on the impact of COVID-19 on consumerism that we believe could have staying power. If they do, these trends provide ominous…

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Next-gen personalized marketing

Service-line marketing without service lines? Heart care marketing without heart care month? Hear the No Normal crew talk about how personalized marketing is upending longstanding healthcare marketing practices.

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There is a monster under your bed

Known for its spectacular coastline, Monterey County has another claim to fame: the highest diabetes rate in California. With nearly half of residents having type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, Community Health Innovations (CHI), the population health organization in the county, decided to act. The family member Monterey County never knew it had Taking an audience-first…

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Who is the COVID-19 vaccine for?

With these influences in mind, we must understand and cater to the nuances of specific markets to ensure that our messaging speaks to the perceptions and realities of the communities we serve. Our research explores the following themes, offering a launching point for more localized and effective healthcare communications. How current vaccine prioritization impacts perception…

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A recipe for the Copernican Consumer

Bringing Joe Public 2030’s Copernican Consumer to life

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A brand for seniors who want the most out of life

In 2020, a new company was formed to provide primary care for seniors throughout the United States. The organization would follow a patient-centric clinical approach for seniors — linking clinical and social support, increasing access to preventive care, developing individually-tailored coordinated care plans, and addressing social determinants of health.   And as many in the health…

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The dawn of the Copernican Consumer

Do Joe Public 2030’s five predictions work in perfect harmony? How might one prediction work for or against the other four predictions? Do Joe Public 2030’s five predictions work in perfect harmony? How might one prediction work for or against the other four predictions? Hear The No Normal Show team and Revive’s CEO, Joanne Thornton, discuss these questions.

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Recording: The Case for a Post Health System Brand

Webinar Recording: In this webinar, Christian Barnett and Chris Bevolo discuss what a post health system brand is, and examples of hospitals already using this approach, how a post health system brand can support site-specific and service-line marketing, and the five secrets to developing a successful post health system brand.

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Mask. A simple, four-letter word … in theory

In a frustrated and fatigued world where COVID-19 raged and tensions ran high, the term “mask” took on new meaning. Masks became more than a face covering – they became a symbol of polarization, geographic belonging, political alignment. But that didn’t change the fact that fighting COVID-19 cannot be done in silos. The American Hospital…

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The interplay between Joe Public 2030 predictions

Do Joe Public 2030’s five predictions work in perfect harmony? How might one prediction work for or against the other four predictions? Do Joe Public 2030’s five predictions work in perfect harmony? How might one prediction work for or against the other four predictions? Hear The No Normal Show team and Revive’s CEO, Joanne Thornton, discuss these questions.

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When competition comes knocking

Is your health system a default brand or a challenger brand? It used to be a clear line, but in this new age of heightened competition, the healthcare industry is ripe for an upset. Is your health system prepared? Penn State Health is. Penn State Health is the leading provider of health and wellness services…

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The rise of retail media networks

From the death of third-party cookies to Apple’s new iOS privacy features to other third-party data losses, marketers are looking to retail media networks to inform targeting efforts. Could retail media networks extend benefits to healthcare marketers?

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A healthier, happier Louisiana

Louisiana institutions such as government, education, and healthcare consistently rank among the worst in the United States. The problems are so engrained and endemic that many Louisianians have come to accept this situation and don’t expect or even feel they deserve a better way. And that’s just not acceptable. That’s how Franciscan Missionaries of Our…

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Understanding diverse communities

How do Latino and Hispanic consumers and Black consumers experience healthcare in the United States? Special guest, Tiera Carlock, shares her research.

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Recording: What AMC’s Can Learn from Luxury Brands

Webinar Recording: Many AMCs are going through a profound change in their business model, expanding their offerings and value beyond their sweet spot of high acuity, complex care. But in the process, they are encountering a wicked branding challenge: How do you expand your brand positioning to capture broader value without diluting your core differentiation?…

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This is your shot

Ask many people in communities of color what they think of the COVID-19 vaccine, and their first reaction is “No way – how can I trust it?” From Tuskegee to Henrietta Lacks to decades of systemic racism throughout healthcare, it’s no wonder Black Americans have an elevated mistrust of vaccines. As is the case with…

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The Value Attack: Defend Your Health System’s Reputation

Webinar Recording: Health systems currently face a “Value Attack” — a growing assault on provider reputation related to the cost of health care in the U.S. While health plans and pharma companies have successfully downplayed their role in the outsized cost of health care in this country, hospitals have failed to do the same. The…

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Webinar: Attitudes Towards U.S. Healthcare System

Webinar Recording: It’s no secret that in the last decade the U.S. political environment has been a highly opinionated space. Understanding how America feels about the current Biden administration, especially moving into a post-COVID landscape, is important to understanding attitudes toward the U.S. healthcare system. Do Americans still trust healthcare providers? Do health systems still face…

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Strategic Resilience: Hard Times Reveal Winners and Expose Losers

Webinar Recording: In today’s fast paced, everchanging healthcare environment, there is a lot for providers to consider. Payors are increasingly becoming more aggressive and driving false narratives about value and cost savings. To bounce back post-COVID-19, providers will be able to battle these misconceptions with data and facts by focusing on care delivery and smarter payor…

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Shaping the best workforce in the industry

Staffing shortages are putting health systems into overdrive. Could brand and marketing teams help steer their organization in the right direction?

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Preparing for cybersecurity threats 

A large public healthcare system engaged Revive to support them after they noticed unusual network activity and suspected they were the target of a cyber-attack.  While cybersecurity consultants worked to determine the depth and breadth of the potential attack, Revive began to develop communications plans in the event the cybersecurity experts identified a breach. Revive activated its…

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Recording: Revive’s rundown on Joe Public 2030

Webinar Recording: What will healthcare look like in ten years? How will the consumer-provider relationship change? What role will technology play? Our new book, Joe Public 2030, answers these questions with five bold predictions. Hear author and Chief Brand Officer at Revive discuss the following: A review of Joe Public 2030’s five bold predictions and contributing experts  An…

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A review of Joe Public 2030 predictions

Need something to hold you over until your order of Joe Public 2030 arrives? Preview the book’s five bold predictions now.

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Virtual care: one size doesn’t fit all

It’s hard to fathom. In retrospect, the acceleration of virtual care adoption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic seems both obvious and jaw-dropping at the same time. Like many health systems, Penn State Health took a step back after the initial explosion of virtual care in the spring of 2020 to assess. Was this the…

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Emerging telehealth trends

Telehealth saw tremendous growth in 2020 and a decline in 2021. Why are consumers stepping off the telehealth throttle, and what features are they looking for moving forward?

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Faith-based and secular M&A

Two high-performing systems – one Catholic and one secular – signed an agreement to merge under a unified brand. Upon closing the deal, both organizations agreed to adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives that govern Catholic health systems, affecting some controversial services, including elective abortions, care for the LGBTQ+ community, and physician-assisted death.     The…

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Health sensors galore

Heart sensors. Sleep sensors. Stool sensors. Neural sensors. CES 2022 had it all. Which health technologies made a splash, and what are the lasting implications?

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Preparing for a merger of two large health systems

In an increasingly challenging environment for mergers and acquisitions among health systems, Revive is currently nearing the announcement stages of a merger between two large not-for-profit health systems that do not compete in the same markets. Defining the narrative first, before others Given that both of these health systems are high performing, Revive has developed…

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Health brands to watch in 2022

Driven my big thinkers and bold doers, the health industry is rapidly changing. ​​​​​​​Which health brands caught our attention this year, and which ones will keep it in 2022? The No Normal Team has come up with a list of three to share.

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Joe Public 2030: Five Potent Predictions Reshaping How Consumer Engage Healthcare On the ten year anniversary of the original Joe Public Doesn’t Care About Your Hospital book, we look ahead to the next decade to predict the state of consumer engagement in the world of healthcare. Latest Podcast

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Two biases impacting consumer decisions

When it comes to behavioral economics in healthcare, our industry has barely scratched the surface. Tune in for a review of two unconscious biases impacting consumer decisions and how to use them in your marketing practices.

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In our world of branding and marketing in the health space, there should never be acceptance of the status quo, the old-school, the normal. We should always be pushing forward, celebrating the different, breaking new ground, highlighting the innovative. So welcome to The No Normal Show, our forum for tossing around thoughts, opinions, and ideas…

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Pitching bold marketing to health system leadership

Between changing market forces and a war against COVID-19, health systems’ positioning in the health industry is rapidly changing. To thrive in the future, health systems must find new and compelling ways to engage health consumers. How do you get approval to take a bold step forward?

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A tight race for health’s top-of-the-funnel

With the top five Fortune 500 companies investing billions into their health offerings, the race for health’s top-of-funnel will be a close one. Where do health systems stand?

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Joe Public 2030: Five potent predictions reshaping how consumers engage healthcare

On the ten-year anniversary of the release of the original Joe Public Doesn’t Care About Your Hospital book, author Chris Bevolo and Revive have set their sights a decade in the future with Joe Public 2030: Five Potent Predictions Reshaping How Consumers Engage Healthcare. Released in February 2022, the book explores five key ways consumer…

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Turkeys of the year: A review of marketing flops

Not all marketing ideas are good ones, but that doesn’t stop some bad ideas to from reaching the market. Here’s a review of this year’s biggest marketing flops.

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Meet the movers, shakers, thinkers, creators Working with Revive means questioning norms, celebrating courage, and championing bold ideas. It means thinking with our heads and delivering with our hearts. Because great work is more than engineering intricate strategies or designing striking campaigns. It’s about leading with foresight and ending with transformation – seeing a brighter…

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We’re here to help Healthcare in the United States is undergoing transformation. Disruption. Maybe even revolution. We’re at an inflection point where consumers, payers, providers, and innovators are all trying to figure out something new. Something different. Yet, often at cross-purposes or with different goals, motivations, or incentives. All of this change can feel like…

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About Revive

The agency beyond. Looking beyond the complexities of today to deliver insights and inspiration that prepare you for tomorrow. That’s Revive. We transcend categories and distinguish connections between people, culture, and communities. We exercise foresight. We combine skill sets. We deliver bold ideas — rooted in data. And we anticipate trends and their impact. Because…

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The future state of inclusive marketing

How can marketers speak more authentically to their audiences? It starts with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The agency beyond. Looking beyond the complexities of today to deliver insights and inspiration that prepare you for tomorrow. That’s Revive. We transcend categories and distinguish connections between people, culture, and communities. We exercise foresight. We combine skill sets. We deliver bold ideas — rooted in data. And we anticipate trends and their impact. Because…

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Maximizing your digital advertising spend

Digital advertising is a critical part to most marketing programs, but how often is it driving impactful results?

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This is Revive, is it you too? Are you set on bringing big ideas to life? Revive could be the place for you. Check out our latest job openings to see where you can join in on our mission to help build leading brands in healthcare. We think differently because we embrace our differences. We…

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Three trends haunting marketers

Ghosts, goblins, and gouls get all the credit for halloween scares, but what about the marketing trends haunting our industry? Listen to this episode to hear which marketing trends are chilling our team to the bone.

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Hello, we are Revive.  Revive leadership team Bold ideas require courage — and trust. Who do you trust to take your brand across the horizon? Meet the team steering our ship.

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Revive’s rundown on HLTH 2021

Couldn’t make it to this year’s HLTH conference? No sweat. Here’s a look at the high notes and what they mean for our industry.

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Three exceptional marketing campaigns

Mark Twain said it well, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.” How can marketers integrate award-winning ideas into their campaigns? Find out in this episode.

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Specialty Practice

From consolidation to consumerism, Amazon to Walgreens, medtech to private equity, the healthcare industry looks very different than it did a few years ago. And to survive and thrive in this tumult, you simply must have a strong brand. A brand that stands for something, that is in it for the long term, that is…

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The rise of smaller life spheres

They say bigger is always better, but consumer behavior seems to suggest otherwise as many continue to shrink their life spheres. How far are health consumers willing to go outside of the home?

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100+ Brands developed 200+ Years combined experience  4 Books written about brand What we do Revive is at the cutting edge of brand innovation in the health space, thanks to both our inside and outside-the-industry expertise. Our total focus on health allows us to identify patterns in consumer behavior, competitive shifts, marketing performance, and internal…

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The healthcare workforce

Limited staff means limited patients. It’s that simple. Burnout, retirements, and the most competitive recruitment landscape in decades put the growth of every health system at risk. For years to come, effective growth strategies must begin with attracting and keeping healthcare professionals. In this new era, only sophisticated branding, messaging, and engagement will secure the…

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Apple’s legacy: Health?

Apple’s CEO says its greatest contribution to mankind will be in health. With seeds already planted, which roots are taking hold?

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Same show, new format, No Normal

Where does TikTok fit in health brands’ marketing programs? Find out from Revive’s Chris Bevolo, Stephanie Wierwille, and Chase Cleckner.

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2030 Reputational Risk Assessment

In the coming decade, health systems will face an acceleration of new and ominous reputational risks. How you prepare for them now will shape your success over the coming years. For many health systems, this approach will be uncomfortable and require looking inward to better assess where they truly stand and develop a path forward….

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Technological innovation meets reality

Takeaways Technological Innovation Meets Reality Patient volume has increased exponentially since the 80s, making time the most significant commodity for health systems and physicians. With narrow margins, health systems cannot sacrifice patient volume and therefore must find ways to operate more efficiently. Technology is often developed independently from the clinical user experience, resulting in inefficiencies…

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Integrating art and science to build demand Health providers face a myriad of financial challenges, many of which have been accelerated by the pandemic. To recover as quickly as possible—and continue to drive growth—providers need to increase revenues through services that yield the greatest financial return, balanced against access. On top of this challenging task,…

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2030 Service Line Marketing

Turn service-line marketing from an art into a science Now more than ever, your health system is counting on your team to help drive consistent service-line revenue. Not just any revenue though. You don’t just need to target more patients, you need the right patients. And you need an automated approach that is effective, efficient,…

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Seeing patients in a new light

One heck of an 18 months UCHealth has always tried to show diligence in learning about patients and empathizing with their experiences, but COVID-19 accelerated that understanding as public health conversations became more frequent and urgent. When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, they had to reset priorities overnight because people were now looking to health…

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2030 Post Health System Brand

We’ve heard a million times about the impact of growing consumerism and new competition from players like Apple, Amazon, and CVS. The combination of these forces shines a harsh light on the existing state of health system brands — what’s worked in the past will not be enough to thrive moving forward. Yet if that…

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Vaccine mandates … now what?

Takeaways Vaccine mandates in the news States like Illinois and California have started to require schools and health systems to adopt vaccine mandates. Pfizer received official FDA approval this week for its COVID-19 vaccine, adding more credibility to vaccine mandates. Staffing, already a challenge faced by health systems, is becoming even more challenging with employee…

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What we do When done well, content is a brand differentiator and a growth machine — because it builds communities and relationships. Awareness is step one. Content is step two to 1,000. Awareness is “Hello.” Content is “Let’s get to know each other. Then, let’s do something together.” Content moves audiences from the top to…

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What we do Partnering with hundreds of health brands means we have helped research, understand, and influence millions of consumers as health consumers. That provides Revive with a deep understanding of the mindsets and motivations that drive how individuals manage their own health. And not just an understanding of self-reported consumer behavior – an understanding of…

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Is personalized marketing ever complete?

What is personalized marketing? Personalized marketing often takes different definitions. To align expectations internally and with clients, Revive developed a formal definition. Revive’s definition: Personalized marketing is a data-driven strategy that delivers increasingly relevant value to consumers through tailored solutions, content, and experiences. It is enabled through continuous and automated data collection, analysis, testing, and…

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20+ Licensed data sources and exploration tools 60 million Consumers segmented into personas 50+ Collective years of experience in data-driven marketing What we do Delivering on the promise of new data streams and MarTech platforms requires a new way of operating for marketing leaders. Moving forward, marketing departments must be rewired for speed, collaboration, and…

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Marketing governance inside health systems

A quick COVID-19 pulse check Health systems are seeing an uptick in admissions — many of which can be attributed to the Delta variant, with higher concentration in the southern states. We live in a strange world where fact is not always fact, and perspectives on health reflect political orientation, not proper understanding. For example,…

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Behavioral Design: The science of motivation

Resources Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max Bazerman Nudge by Cass Sunstein Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman Buyology by Martin Lindstrom Selling Blue Elephants by Howard Moskowitz Noise by Daniel Kahneman Takeaways What is behavioral design, and why is it important for health brands? If you want to optimize your brand efforts,…

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M&A Landscape Mergers and acquisitions face more scrutiny and criticism than ever before. Research conducted to date indicates consolidation of health systems leads to higher prices and lower quality, and that data is frequently revisited in media coverage on the topic. Furthermore, the Biden administration signed an executive order in July 2021 calling for stronger…

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What we do The value of your transaction is clear to you and your partners – but is it clear to your stakeholders? Revive works with clients to define the value of a transaction for the marketplace and to communicate that value to internal and external audiences. We know the milestones that naturally come up…

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What we do The value of your pending transaction is clear to you and your partners – but is it clear to your stakeholders? Revive works with clients to define the value of a transaction for the marketplace and to communicate that value to internal and external audiences. Transactions capabilities We help clients navigate issues…

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Reconciling present and future branding needs

Takeaways How to make the media your ally, not your enemy Take a transparent, partner-first approach to media, leveraging their networks to get standardized information to the public. Baystate Health invites the media to virtual briefings in which the health system answers media questions in the order of the RSVP list. This approach reduces the…

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88 Hospitals in 29 States

Takeaways A wide geographic footprint doesn’t come without its challenges Spanning 29 states, LifePoint Health needed to keep a constant pulse on the state initiatives affecting each of its markets. This required a clear and constant line of communication with the compliance team. The marketing and communications team’s greatest challenge was tracking and responding to…

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Four Healthcare Priorities of the Biden Administration

Resource Mentioned in Today’s Episode “The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis Key Takeaways Lay of the land as a New President Takes Seat Biden faces unusual constraints as he plans to enter office, including walking into multiple crises on day one: The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to get worse over the coming weeks, the U.S….

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Deep Dive into our COVID-19 Vaccine Consumer Report

Key Takeaways Findings from a COVID-19 Vaccine Survey When it comes to determining if the COVID-19 vaccine is safe or not, consumers trust their doctors, health systems, and federal health officials more than anyone else. Hospitals will need to figure out if they require staff to get the vaccine before returning to work? Physicians must…

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Offering Support to Employees Amid the Pandemic

Takeaways The response to the workforce wellbeing amid COVID-19 involved creating a new initiative — leveraging existing resources at the very beginning of the pandemic and then adding some additional services later on. It was clear that employees needed support for their emotional needs, so in response, University Hospitals offered: A call center for on-demand…

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Modern brands are human brands

Resources United Airlines “Fly the friendly skies” campaign Delta Airlines personalization example Takeaways Why brands are like people Brands are kind of like people – some you want to be around, some you don’t. Modern brands build positive connections with their audiences through thoughtful interactions. Healthcare is inherently “human,” which gives healthcare brands an opportunity…

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Inside the mind of a disruptor

Featuring Summit Health’s CMO, Matt Gove Takeaways Throughout his career, Matt has taken on the mindset of a disruptor. He was an early adopter of the title, Chief Consumer Officer, technologies like chatbots, and star rating systems. Matt now works for Summit Health, the byproduct of a private equity-backed merger between CityMD and Summit Medical…

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Navigating a changed behavioral health landscape

Featuring ​​​​​​Revive’s former Chief Growth Officer, Shannon McIntyre Hooper Resources Cedars Sinai Virtual Reality Initiatives Headspace interactive Netflix series The mental health crisis is getting younger  Takeaways Behavioral health needs are outpacing the healthcare industry’s ability to deliver behavioral health services. COVID-19 spotlighted this trend, though it existed well before COVID-19.  Now, groups outside and…

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Which comes first, brand or purpose?

Featuring FutureBrand’s Chief Strategy Officer, Eliza Yvette Esquivel, and Chief Creative Officer, Daniel Andersson and Revive SVP of Strategy, Christian Barnett. Resources CEO of UPS in NY times Lego makes strides in sustainability     Takeaways Two sides of the same coin: Purpose & brand experience Health systems need to approach branding differently than they have…

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The art and science of ethnography

Featuring Christian Barnett, Senior Vice President, Strategy Takeaways What is ethnography, and why is it valuable? Surveys and focus groups can result in a “contaminated” interpretation of the truth in which the context of the survey or focus group influences participants’ responses.  One of the best ways to learn about your audiences is to observe…

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It’s not just about digital

Featuring Chris DuFresne, VP of Experience & Marketing Operations, Allina Health Takeaways Setting the stage  Healthcare is way behind in the consumer space. Fortunately, we have other industries to learn from when merging online and in-person experiences. Chris DuFresne, Vice President of Experience and Marketing Operations, draws from his experience at e-commerce giants Target and…

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Health system marketing through fresh eyes

Featuring Heather Geisler, Chief Marketing, Communications, & Experience Officer, Henry Ford Health System Takeaways The viewpoint of someone new to healthcare Heather transitioned from her role as SVP of Global Brands at Hyatt Hotels Corp to Chief Marketing, Communications, and Experience officer at Henry Ford at the beginning of 2020. While differences were apparent between…

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3 examples of data-driven health system marketing

Resources Blue Zones Project National Institute of Health SDoH Toolkit  Takeaways Using data to better understand our audiences Last week we discussed the use of ethnographies to better understand our audiences by experiencing their lifestyles. In this episode, we expand on that topic sharing how data can supplement ethnographic research. When working with Community Health…

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It’s time for a nurse engagement strategy

Resources Shift Nursing Podcast Revive COVID-19 Comms Resource Page Blog on the No Normal County Health Rankings Transforming Care at the Bedside Cleveland Clinic “Empathy” Video Subscribe to the Podcast & Listen On-the-Go Takeaways Learnings from an experienced health-system-marketer-turned-nurse Remembering the patients are your number one priority! Yes, your job is to bring in business…

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Eliminating health disparities with Dr. Robert Winn, VCU Health

Takeaways  Defining health disparities Health disparities are present when two populations that, theoretically, should be receiving an equal amount of care are experiencing different outcomes. Differences between these populations are less about race and more about socioeconomic class and zip code. Impact of COVID-19 on health disparities The combination of COVID-19 and America’s recent state…

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Creating a marketing plan for 2021 during a pandemic

Resources New York Times Article Subscribe to the Podcast & Listen On-the-Go Takeaways Creating a marketing plan Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there was very little margin in the spring and summer months to create a formal plan for this year — much less, for 2021. Despite the No Normal, creating a plan for 2021…

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COVID-19’s impact on marketing teams moving forward

With Bryan Hamilton — AVP, Marketing & Communications, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Takeaways Brand management at Procter & Gamble One of the core truths at Procter and Gamble (P&G) is that the consumer is boss. The brand manager’s responsibility is to fully understand the consumer’s needs and how they make decisions. With this knowledge and role,…

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Marketing governance with Penn State Health CMO

Resources A New Resource by Revive: Un-covered Why the “Missing Domino” Matters So Much Listen to this episode on the go through our podcast. Takeaways End of year COVID-19 updates America is once again breaking the record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases within the last nine months. People think the vaccine is a…

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Improving the financial experience of your health system

With Kendra Calhoun – SVP of Strategic Marketing, Communications, and PR at Avera Health. Available as a Podcast Subscribe to the Podcast & Listen On-the-Go Takeaways How to improve the financial experience for the patient Avera Health is creating a contemporary “shopping” experience for consumers that involves creating tools on their website, which will display…

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WHO’s advice for health system marketers and communicators

Resources in today’s episode WHO infodemic management 50 actions tracker Johns Hopkins COVID-19 profiling by country The online competition between pro and anti-vaccination views Listen to this episode on-the-go through our podcast site Takeaways The Infodemic Landscape An infodemic is the widespread sharing of misinformation (false information spread accidentally) and disinformation (false information spread with…

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What health systems will look like in 2030 by Mayo Clinic

Resources from today’s episode Mayo Clinic’s Presentation Slides Five Long-Term Consumer Behavior Changes Due to COVID-19 Listen to this episode on the go through our podcast Takeaways Do We All Have an Equal Chance for Health? How to Forecast the Future On an annual basis, Mayo Clinic looks for a collection of trends. Some trends…

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Addressing health disparities with Norton Healthcare’s CMO

With Dana Allen — Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Norton Healthcare Resources from today’s episode ‘1619,’ a Podcast From The New York Times. Seeing White Podcast From Scene on Radio The Radical King book by Martin Luther Dr. King Jr. Stamped from the Beginning book by Ibram X. Kendi Listen to this episode on the…

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The speed of marketing is changing

Resources from today’s episode Health workers, stuck in the snow, administer vaccine to stranded drivers Hospital apologizes for prioritizing top donors for COVID-19 vaccine Framing What We Do with a Noun or a Verb: Are we “___ing”? Takeaways Need for speed COVID-19 has accelerated change, requiring health systems and their marketers to find new ways…

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Welcome to The No Normal Show

Resources in today’s episode The Era of “No Normal” Five Core Issues for Providers Post-COVID-19 Takeaways The “No Normal” We don’t know what normal looks like. There will undoubtedly be profound changes in our society. We’re still in the midst of this, and it will take months or even years for the healthcare industry to…

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Speaking to Today’s Healthcare Consumer

With Ryan Donohue, Corporate Director of Program Development, NRC Health Resources from today’s episode Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience That Consumers Want and Expect (Ache Management) Through the Patient’s Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care Chilling trend: A longer, deadlier pandemic Takeaways Delivering the care patients expect “Through the Patient’s…

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Cleveland Clinic CMO on The No Normal Show

Takeaways Travel industry lessons after 9/11  Security changes were made behind the scenes and gradually travel resumed. It wasn’t until after the financial crisis of 2008 that the airline industry started to recover.   A couple of lessons we learned from this: We’re going to see substantial financial impacts across the healthcare industry.  We could see…

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Pros and Cons of the Facebook Boycott for Health Systems

Takeaways Background to the Facebook boycott  Initially, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook came across as noncommittal. They have since committed to adding more context to problematic political posts, and has broadened its definition of hate speech.  Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg met with the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP, and Color of Change. The groups were disappointed with…

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Hospital shutdowns on the horizon for healthcare marketers

Takeaways Issue 1: COVID-19 test results Hospitals are once again dealing with testing problems, and some consumers have to wait between 10-14 days for results. Issue 2: masks  Masks are essential to lowering the threat of this virus. Right now, the dynamic around wearing a mask is polarizing. If you wear one, you are labeled…

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Addressing rogue doctors

Resources Misinformation Statement: Kati Everett, Chief Communications Officer at Novant Health Article: Cue the debunking: Two California doctors go viral with dubious COVID test conclusions  Article: Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine Article: An Elite Group Of Scientists Tried To Warn Trump Against Lockdowns In March Listen to…

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Now is the time to re-evaluate your marketing function

Featuring Philip Guiliano, Partner, BrandActive Takeaways Setting a clear path to operational success Marketing teams are increasingly playing a more prominent role in the operational success of organizations – including health systems.   It’s common to start operational improvement by refining your org chart, but this approach commonly fails to recognize how teams and individuals work…

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Maintaining a healthy & engaged marketing team

With Marc Fredson — Director of Strategic Marketing, UCSF Health Resources in Today’s Episode Your Consumers are Afraid a blog by Sasha Boghosian Alan Shoebridge LinkedIn Group Therapy Post Listen to this episode on the go through our podcast. Key Takeaways Group Therapy while Living in a Pressure Cooker: Ways of coping with the evolving…

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3 things providers should know regardless of who wins election

With Jarrett Lewis — Partner, Public Opinion Strategies Takeaways State of the presidential race Biden has had a lead of 7-10 points in the presidential election since the Summer of 2019, and that trend is currently continuing. The impact on healthcare We came into this year with healthcare as the top issue of the election,…

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The importance of consumer insights during COVID-19

With Victor Reiss — VP, Consumerism and Insights at UNC Health Available as a podcast Subscribe to the Podcast & Listen On-the-Go Takeaways How UNC Health is using consumer Insights UNC Health leverages consumer insights by transforming consumer data into meaningful and actionable insights that empower business decisions.  The goal is to predict consumers’ behaviors,…

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Leveraging Your brand with Stanford Health Care CMO

With Michiko Tanabe, Chief Marketing Officer — Stanford Health Care Takeaways Resurgence in California California is experiencing a new resurgence of COVID-19 in their hospitals. More people are on ventilators and in the ICU than ever before. A main contributor to this resurgence is that not enough people are sticking to the mask and social…

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Price & clinical transparency as a brand differentiator

With Matt Pinzur — Chief Marketing Officer, Jackson Health System Key Resources HANYS Report on Report Cards Jackson Health System Care Quote Jackson Health System Quality Data Platform Subscribe to the Podcast & Listen On-the-Go Key Takeaways Jackson Health’s transparency philosophy When there is clarity about what public institutions are doing, it allows them to…

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How the election will impact the hospital industry

Resources Modern Healthcare Article: Insurers will owe massive MLR rebates next year, even if 2020 is normal Modern Healthcare Article: Michigan Blues partners with wellness center company The Changing Consumerism Landscape Webinar on November 18th at 12:00 PM CST The Value Crisis for Health Systems Webinar on November 19th at 12:00 PM CST The Case…

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Let’s talk AI in healthcare

With Chris Hemphill, VP of Applied AI & Growth at SymphonyRM Takeaways Decoding alphabet soup With so many applications and numerous models to be built upon, it can be challenging to understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) and where it fits within the care delivery landscape.   AI is a broad umbrella describing technology’s ability to execute human…

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3 ways to stay competitive in a changed world

Resources Five long-term consumer behavior changes due to COVID-19 The Joe Public Retreat 2022  Takeaways The “untouchable Making room for new, high-ROI initiatives could mean retiring old practices that no longer make sense in today’s changed (and continually changing) world. We call these old practices the “untouchables” because they’re often repeated on behalf of leadership…

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Driving revenue & service volume with Piedmont Healthcare

Resources Listen to this episode on the go through our podcast Takeaways Marketing’s role amid COVID-19 When COVID-19 first hit, the first thing we did was focus on the safety of our staff and community. All of our messaging both internal and external informed people of safety measures to take, the seriousness of the virus,…

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Wendell Potter on the Trust Index

With Wendell Potter, former health plan executive turned whistleblower Resources Takeaways The lay of the land Trust Index results reach rock bottom Uncovering the factors at play

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Marketers’ role in addressing misinformation

Resources in Today’s Episode Axios/Ipsos Survey Public Opinion Strategies Survey The Harris Poll Fierce Healthcare Article New York Times Opinion Article Listen to this episode on the go through our podcast Key Takeaways Misinformation The No Normal is rife with conditions that make truth, transparency, and combatting misinformation challenging. An inconsistent response to COVID, disagreement…

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The future of the digital front door

Featuring Chris Pace, Chief Digital Marketing Officer, Banner Health Takeaways Canoe vs. speedboat Transformation in healthcare before COVID-19 was like a canoe – slow and steady, but after we were operating like a speedboat, trying to merge our normal operations with a sudden influx of COVID-19 related demands.   Before COVID-19, Banner Health invested in the…

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Mount Sinai innovating at 170 years young

Featuring Mount Sinai’s Karen Wish, CMO, and John Davey, VP Marketing Technology Takeaways Who are you, what is your brand promise? Mount Sinai Health System is different from many academic medical centers because the school was born out of the health system.   Their primary commitments – a defined brand, commitment to growth, organizational excellence –…

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Four trends healthcare marketers must continue

Resources Who is the COVID-19 vaccine for? Why you should be looking closely at Optum’s acquisition of Change Healthcare Takeaways We’ve changed … now what? COVID-19 spurred new trends in how health systems deliver care, including the pace of play, focus on alignment, consumer attunement, and inclusive branding.   Healthcare marketers should continue these trends into…

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Episode 100: Ask us anything

Think of your favorite book. Is it your favorite because the synopsis on the back cover was really good, or is it your favorite because of the storyline and the interplay of characters? We’ll admit — we kind of set you up for that one, but hear us out: sometimes (not all the time) to…

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Gearing up for Rapid Renewal

Resources Setting the stage for Rapid Renewal  Consumer trends report  Amazon expands Amazon Care  Chicago Trump Tower vaccinated early – thanks to hospital COO who lives there DispatchHealth raises $200 million in series D Takeaways Introducing Rapid Renewal   Rapid Renewal is a phase of the No Normal representing healthcare’s recommitment to long-term transformation.  COVID-19 accelerated…

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What’s next for healthcare? Ask marketing.

With Amy Comeau, Vice President of Marketing, Emory Healthcare Resources Data Confirms Alarming Trend: Covid-19 Fears Are Causing Americans to Avoid the Doctor’s Office and Delay Routine Care  Use and Content of Primary Care Office-Based vs Telemedicine Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US  Takeaways Defining your COVID-19 CRM strategy  Emory Healthcare implemented…

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Bold but revenue-generating goals amid the pandemic

Key Takeaways Scott’s Background: Scott spent 20 years at various agencies working for top brands. After a clinically fine but experientially horrible period of time working through medical treatments and therapies for his wife, he turned his passion for the consumer experience towards providers and payors. His observation of the experience was there was nothing…

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Navigating COVID-19 vaccine distribution

With Christian Barnett, SVP of Strategy, and Ryan Colaianni, SVP of Crisis Communications Resources The Principles for The No Normal Show   Biden inheriting nonexistent coronavirus vaccine distribution plan and must start ‘from scratch   Live Updates: Biden Confronts a Confluence of Crises   Listen to this episode on-the-go through our podcast site Takeaways Vaccine distribution challenges  With…

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Who should distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

With Ryan Colaianni, SVP of Crisis Communications Resources New Consumer Survey Findings Report California vaccine sites see misuse of codes meant to prioritize Black and Latino residents Last week’s episode with Amy Comeau at Emory Healthcare Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna pledge massive boost to U.S. supply after sluggish rollout Five Long-Term Consumer Behavior Changes…

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What healthcare can learn from Disney

Kevan Mabbutt, Chief Consumer Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Resources If air travel worked like healthcare Takeaways Definitions shape how we see consumerism  The way we understand “consumerism” has changed to focus on the transaction rather than choice.  Language shapes our relationships with the world, and healthcare often looks at consumers too narrowly. For instance, “patient” may…

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Getting bold ideas across the finish line

A case for boldness Health system marketing comes with many stakeholders, opinions, and expectations, making it challenging to deliver imaginative and bold campaigns. Despite these challenges, marketers must continue to push on ideas that don’t just “check the boxes” but truly influence behavior in a way that improves public health. The campaign that pushed the…