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How Micromarketing Can Increase CME Course Subscriptions

Learn where micromarketing and CME software intersect.

Microstretching is a passive stretching technique that slowly and gently increases stretching capabilities. Microlearning uses short instructional sessions to educate (while also increasing the brain’s capacity).

As you might expect, micromarketing follows a similar reasoning. Using small and focused strategies, you can expand your influence with intention.

It’s not enough to have your CME course be industry compliant. It’s not enough to offer every last bell and whistle. You need to communicate the value of the course and inspire people to register. To do so, you must reach the right audience, with the right information, at the right time.

You can grow your association’s course subscriptions with a few simple micromarketing techniques.

The best part about micromarketing? You can use the tools and information your CME software already provides! Here are three healthcare micromarketing tips to increase CME course registration and subscriptions.

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Increase Course Registration with These Micromarketing Tips

  1. Target segments within your contact database.
    You have a tremendous amount of valuable information in your contact database. Use that information to segment your contacts into groups, based on their various similarities. (If you don’t have enough details at present to properly segment your learners, use your learning management system to survey your learners and collect additional data!)

    Each of these segments will choose a specific CME course for separate reasons. And, they’ll respond to different marketing tactics, depending on age, years in practice, and other demographics. Micromarketing considers these unique segments and markets to them separately and specifically.
  2.  Make a landing page for your course.
    Customize your CME software to highlight your CME course offerings. Each course should have its own landing page. The page should be easy to digest, include a course description, and explain the value of the course.It’s also important to include calls-to-action (CTAs) on your course landing page. These are easy-to-identify next steps for the user to take. Use clear instructions like  “Register Now” or “View the Program.” These CTAs guide users to register and learn more about your course offerings.
  3.  Use Social Media
    No matter the size of your following, social media is always a great mechanism for micromarketing. It’s an easy, low cost channel that allows for specific targeting. Studies show that physicians regularly use social media, so it’s important to promote your social media presence.

    Social media is ideal for engagement and direct messaging. To encourage engagement, promote your courses using multiple platforms and varying strategies. One segment of learners may be most engaged by articles posted on LinkedIn, while another segment will be drawn to videos posted on Facebook.  That said, all social media postings should be quick-reading and easy to digest.

It’s not hard to use your CME software to grow subscriptions through micromarketing techniques. Get to know your current learners and the specific ways your courses serve them. This information is the essence of an effective micromarketing campaign. It’s as simple as that.

EthosCE is the industry-leading, SCORM-compliant learning management system designed to automate and modernize the delivery of continuing education in the health professions. We work closely with leading medical association, academic centers, and health system to optimize their technology infrastructure and create an easy-to-use and intuitive environment for learners and CME administrators alike. For more information about our EthosCE, please contact us at 267-234-7401.

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