May 20, 2015

ab+c Brings Home 5 Aster Awards

ab+c Creative Intelligence is happy to welcome five new Aster Awards into our office. What do these wins mean to us? They mean we develop strong creative for our healthcare and public health clients’ advertising campaigns and websites. The Aster Awards program is an elite competition dedicated to recognizing the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising, according to the award’s website.

Winning creative included two websites that won silver — the American Nurses Association site, promoting its quality improvement indicator tracking system, and the Delaware Department of Public Health (DDPH) site, promoting protecting your skin from the sun. The skin-saving campaign — “Save Yourself” — also took home a gold award for the print and digital creative pieces.Read full post...

4 Marketing Topics Physician Recruiters Should Pay Attention To

15 tips 2As a staff recruiter, you have to target physicians precisely, and then differentiate yourself from your competition — and do it all on time and on budget. That budget may be tight. You may be a team of one. And the physician shortage sure doesn’t help. But you press on.

Because your bottom line relies on the income physicians bring into your organization.

In ab+c’s 10 + years of helping physician recruiters, we’ve seen the challenges you face. And we’ve helped healthcare organizations find and bring in the physicians they need to keep the bottom line in the black.

But even if you can’t hire an agency just yet, we can still help with your recruitment strategy. Here are four areas you should focus on:Read full post...

How to Become a Thought Leader

Who is your person? Your most trusted source of information and support? Who is the person you look to for guidance? For me it’s my husband. He’s smart, he’s usually right, and I trust him. (Not so much when it comes to grumpy teenagers or what shoes go with what outfit, but that’s another story.)

For many organizations, being the go-to source of expertise is the premier communications objective. “Make us the thought leader in our industry/region/community. Put us on the map!” It’s said in almost every PR strategy meeting.Read full post...

February 9, 2015

So Fresh You Wanna Slap It

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Some creative is just fun to show off. Recently we partnered with the good folks at Newark Natural Foods, a healthy foods grocery store, to help them with a rebranding effort. They plan to launch the campaign as they expand to a larger location.We worked on a brand discovery project, updated their logo and produced in-store posters, among other things.Read full post...

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January 20, 2015

ab+c Creative Intelligence to Perform Brand Audit for The Healey Education Foundation

WILMINGTON, DE—ab+c Creative Intelligence and The Healey Education Foundation will explore all aspects of Healey’s brand, including its graphics, messaging, tagline, marketing materials and website. With the Foundation’s evolution and expansion into new markets, Healey—known previously as The Catholic School Development Program—wants to ensure complete clarity of its mission.Read full post...

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September 25, 2014

AtlantiCare gets a re-brand

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AtlantiCare branding banner

When AtlantiCare originally established their corporate brand, the theme “Taking You Well Into The Future” became the expression that captured the brand experience. Since that time, the organization has grown significantly. It has fulfilled its promise of wellness with many programs and initiatives. But the marketing leaders had questions.Read full post...

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Heightening your brand versus hiring locum tenens

BayState Health physician portal website

It’s smarter and less expensive to invest in your own employment brand identity, rather than depend on outsiders to fill your pipeline.

The best physicians deliver better care. But what’s the best way to find those physicians?

Investing in locum tenens to fill vacancies can certainly deliver the physicians your patients need, and there will always be a need for them. But at what cost? The physicians’ longevity and loyalty are uncertain, and they’re only a short-term solution.Read full post...

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July 21, 2014