Our orthopedic surgeon client had a very strong following of patients who highly appreciated his work and were willing to talk about it on camera. In addition, the good doctor had collected a mailing list of over 13,000 patients.
Our strategy included removing some of the choices for responding. The original site had at least 4 options to get in touch with a pregnancy counselor – none of them being clear.
Some early warning signs came from the calls and emails the CEO was getting from website visitors. His staff found themselves trying to convince people that they were a ‘real’ company. The site they were landing on did not give the viewer confidence enough to want to proceed with contacting them. It was a textbook example of what many business websites suffer from, which is too many conflicting messages and choices instead of providing one easy path to get the user to respond.
The challenge Mark had was reaching out to the decision maker with his service in a very finite and closely guarded universe. To reach an assistant coach in the NBA is a long shot. To reach the head coach and get them to listen to a presentation for 20 or 30 minutes is next to impossible, especially when that presentation is online through a computer screen.