Watch Your Marketing Dollars Work: The Power of Paid Advertising 

Watch Your Marketing Dollars Work: The Power of Paid Advertising 

By Jocelyn Van Saun

September 26, 2023

Paid advertising, also known as paid media, is the practice of paying to display promotional content to a targeted audience with the goal of attracting potential clients to your practice and encouraging them to take a specific action, such as making a purchase or scheduling an appointment. 

How It Works: 

Paid advertising can take many different forms, including search engine ads, social media ads, display ads, and video ads. In each case, practices pay to have their ads displayed to a specific audience, based on factors such as demographics, location, interests, and online behavior. This can result in a higher conversion rate and a better return on investment (ROI) compared to other forms of marketing. 

Another advantage of paid advertising is its flexibility and scalability. Businesses can adjust their campaigns in real-time to optimize their results and can increase or decrease their budget as needed to reach their goals. 

Paid advertising can feel expensive, so you want to make sure you’re doing it right. This requires careful planning and management. First, you need to develop a clear strategy, select the right platforms and targeting options, create compelling ad creative, and continually monitor and adjust your campaigns to maximize their ROI. Here are some paid advertising strategies to consider:  

  1. Google Ads: With Google Ads, you can create targeted ads to reach people searching for dental services in your local area and pay only when someone clicks on your ad.  
  1. Social Media Ads: Use social media advertising platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to target potential clients based on demographics and interests. 
  1. Retargeting: Retargeting ads will hone in on people who have visited your website but did not take action. They can help you stay top-of-mind with potential clients who are familiar with your practice and encourage them to return to your website. 

By combining paid advertising with other marketing tactics, such as SEO and social media marketing, practices can create a comprehensive marketing strategy that delivers results and helps them achieve their business goals. 

Next Steps:  

And speaking of social media, we’ll cover how it can be a valuable tool for dental practices looking to attract new clients, educate their current ones, and build their brand in part four of our five-part series. Stay tuned or download the full guide below.

If you’d like to learn about how Socius Marketing can help your dental practice kick off your paid campaign, schedule a consultation here.