Part 11: What’s the Best Social Media Channel to Find New Patients? 

Lure Creative is a full-service marketing company in Kansas City. We help healthcare companies Get Found & Be Known. In our adventures, we’ve found that many doctors and healthcare practice owners have questions about marketing, marketing budgets, and just what it takes to grow their business in this digital/online world. We have answers! So we decided to try to answer some of those questions in an ongoing series of blog posts. Part 11 of our Healthcare Marketing Questions Answered series focuses on a common question: 

What’s the Best Social Media Channel to Find New Patients? 

Did you hear the social media channels are going to merge? Yes, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are combining forces and the new channel will be called YouTwitFace. Okay, that’s not true. It’s just a joke. But seriously, social media can be a bit hard to keep up with. It seems like a new channel pops up every few months. How do you know, as a healthcare provider, if you should be including social media in your marketing, and if so, which channels are important to your target audience? We took a look at the latest social media stats with regard to demographics and usage and summed it up in this quick overview. Here is our nutshell version of the social media landscape with regard to who uses what. We hope this helps you narrow your choices and focus your marketing efforts in the right place:

Facebook – Facebook still remains the most-used and engaged-with social platform.

Instagram – second largest network after Facebook. Shares ad platform

Twitter – up-to-the-minute nature makes it a prime place to share content and drive discussions, but advertising is still tricky.

LinkedIn – older, primarily B2B audience, but millennials make up ¼ of users.

Pinterestpredominantly middle-aged females with a high earning base, but recent increase in Gen Z and Millennials.

TikTok younger user base, but growing among adults

Snapchat top teen network with significant growth in 2020 

YouTube the go-to video network, Brands still have a lot of work to do on the platform, finding a balance between entertainment and advertising.

These are the latest social media stats for 2021. For more details, see the full report at Sprout Social. At Lure, we can help you manage your social media and target the right audiences to increase brand awareness and get more patients. If you’d like to learn more about social media, we’d love to chat!

If you think it’s time to take a smarter approach to online marketing, give us a call. We can help with website design, SEO, social media, and much more. Pretty much, any kind of digital marketing services you need, we can help with. Feel free to contact us at Lure Creative. We’d like to be your healthcare marketing partner and help you Get Found and Be Known.