Smile Marketing Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Smile Marketing, the renowned agency dedicated to the dental profession, is celebrating 5 years in business following its launch in October 2009. With an obvious need in the industry for a full service agency that was able to provide a wide range of business growth and marketing services, the Smile team, led my MD Steve Davey, embarked on a mission to fill the gap in the market.

Based in Ashburton near Exeter in Devon, the agency has now supported over 60 practices – including OrthodontistsEndodontistsImplantologistsPeriodontistsReferral CentresDental SpasLabs – and other businesses in the industry since its 2009 launch. With clients spread across the country, from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London to Bristol, the South Coast, South Wales and the Channel Isles as well as Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and Devon, the company is now entering a new phase of expansion. Steve commented:

“Support from dentists has been fantastic and this has enabled us to provide a platform for growth which bodes well for the future.  In our 5th year, we have entered a period of accelerated growth enabling us to add to the core marketing team in Devon as well as increase our team of consultants and project managers in other parts of the UK.”

“As we have developed the agency, we have forged some very strong relationships with other businesses that also work with dentists.  These include Patient Plan Direct, the service-led dental plan company that offers significant cost savings, Albert Goodman, dental accountants with a wealth of experience, Scott Richard Solicitors, whose dental law expertise includes practice purchases and sales, JSP Media, the innovative and creative dental video company and Daneswood, our digital partner agency, who have worked with Smile Marketing on over 25 dental websites to date.  Together with our partners, we look forward to supporting even more dental businesses in the years to come.”

To celebrate 5 years in business, Smile is offering a chance to WIN One of 5 Bottles of Champagne to all those who like their new Facebook page by 30th Nov 2014: www.facebook.com/smilemarketinguk 

Smile Marketing offers the full spectrum of business planning and marketing services – to include Business Health Checks, Marketing Strategy, Branding, Design, PR, Advertising,  Exhibitions, Copywriting and Social Media services.

For more information contact Steve on 0845 287 3051 or email steve@smiledentalmarketing.co.uk. Visit the website at www.smiledentalmarketing.co.uk

Smile Marketing is Searching for Professionals

With a surge in new clients this quarter Smile is looking for talented individuals to join the team as regional associates. The positions we’re are looking to fill are for the Midlands, East Anglia, North East, Scotland and Wales. We already have associates in London/South East, South West and the North West.

Smile offers a full range of marketing services including business audits, marketing planning, branding, welcome packs, referral packs, clinician and practice PR, patient recruitment campaigns, dental websites and social media strategy. Offering either retainer-based or project-based packages, the company’s flexible approach to helping practices is proving to be very popular.

Our founder, Steve Davey, commented:

“Since the launch of Smile Marketing nearly 5 years ago, interest from dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, implantologists, CDTs and other specialists has been fantastic. The dental industry has become increasingly competitive so guiding Principals and Practice Managers to become self-sufficient and targeted with their marketing has proved to be a real ‘win win’. 

With the constant changes in this sector, the uncertainty of the NHS and the corporates continuing to acquire practices, the need for professional support from creative, dental-savvy marketers can only increase. Dentists want advice and guidance from people who know the industry inside out and understand their issues and that’s where we fit in.”

For more information call us on 0845 287 3051 or email info@smiledentalmarketing.co.uk.

Offer Celebrates Smile Marketing’s Third Anniversary

Smile Marketing, part of the Smile Business Group which also includes Smile Maintenance, Smile Teaching & Training and Smile Locum, has reached its third anniversary. To mark three years successful trading, the Agency is offering clients a FREE 1 hour Marketing Consultation and £250 towards branding, design or website projects delivered by the Agency*. This offer has been extended to the end of September 2013.

Getting the right advice from an experienced team with people who have been in the dental, medical and healthcare industries for several years is vital and in the first 3 years, over 40 practices – GDP, Ortho, Endo, CDT, laboratories, dental spas and referral centres – have enjoyed and benefitted from the Smile Marketing experience. The focus is on helping your practice grow and thrive in these difficult economic times. Our support packages are like having the marketing director, graphic designer, copywriter, printer, social media expert and PR professional that you’ve always wanted, all in one place.

Happy clients continue to recommend us:

“I have been very satisfied with the service from Smile Marketing. They really work closely with you to create a marketing plan which is specifically tailored to your needs. They definitely don’t take a “one size fits all” approach, taking time to understand how your practice is currently positioned in the market and how this can be improved, while still keeping in mind the type of service you are comfortable providing. I have been particularly impressed with how quickly they have responded to any queries and how the process has been truly collaborative.”

Joe Dwyer – Sunlight Orthodontics

To book your FREE Marketing Consultation, contact Steve Davey now on 0845 287 3051 or email us.

*projects to the value of £1,000 +VAT or more.

Smile Welcomes New Social Media Expert

We are delighted to welcome Chris Wood, an experienced expert in all things Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media platforms, to the agency team. Recognising the increasing importance of social media to dental practices and other dental industry suppliers, we are now offering social media strategy and consultancy and a range of training packages to suit different levels of experience.

Aimed at Principals, Practice Managers and other staff responsible for building relationships with patients and prospective patients, our “hands-on” support can fast track your social media effectiveness. That means….a stronger bond with your patients, new enquiries and an increaseed profile for your practice.

For info on our social media packages, click here or contact us for more information on how we can help you make the most of social media.

Smile Marketing Opens Office Overseas

Dental marketing specialists, Smile Marketing, are proud to announce a new office in Guernsey. As part of its expansion plan, the agency recently opened the office to serve its clients on the Channel Islands.

The agency feels that it can help dentists in the Channel Islands to increase patient numbers and improve fee revenues. The new office is located in St Sampson and enables Smile Marketing to support private practices as they develop their businesses within a competitive market.

The move is part of the agency’s strategy to make dental marketing a recognised specialised service across the country. It recognises that the dentistry profession presents marketing challenges such as trying to communicate clinical information to patients. As dental marketing specialists, dental practices can feel assured that this is done in an accurate yet accessible way.

Steve Davey, MD, says:

“As part of our UK growth strategy, we wanted to ensure all parts of the UK have access to specialist marketing skills and experience. Supporting the Channel Islands’ dental community is a natural extension of our services”.

Smile Marketing now has offices in Devon, London and the Channel Islands, with other branches scheduled for the Midlands, the North West, the North East, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Smile Marketing Ltd., Transport House, Commercial Road, St. Sampsons, Guernsey, GY2 4QP

Smile Marketing Enters New Growth Phase

In recognition of its rapidly growing client base in the dental sector, Smile Marketing is looking for marketing professionals to work as associates in the business. Both experienced and junior project managers are welcome to approach the agency.

The agency offers a full range of marketing services to include marketing planning, practice branding, clinician and practice PR, patient recruitment campaigns as well as dental websites. Smile Marketing also delivers marketing workshops for practice managers and staff and a weekly marketing clinic. Offering either retainer-based or project-based packages, the company’s flexible approach to helping practices is proving to be very popular.

Founder Steve Davey commented: “Since the launch of Smile Marketing, interest from dentists has been fantastic and is very encouraging. The dental field has become increasingly competitive and guiding Principals and Practice Managers to become more self-sufficient and targeted with their marketing is proving to be a real ‘win win’.

He added “With almost certain changes within NHS dentistry afoot, the need for professional support from dedicated dental marketers can only increase”.

For more information, contact Steve Davey on 07974 748550 or email us.