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6 Steps to Creating a Successful Digital Advertising Strategy for Your Med Spa in 2023

An advertising strategy helps your med spa stand out in a competitive market. Digital advertising allows your med spa to reach and engage with your target audience, differentiate your brand, and clearly track your return on investment (ROI).

The Why

A digital advertising strategy is becoming increasingly important for med spas due to the competitive nature of the US market. An effective ad strategy helps you reach your target audience and differentiate your brand. In contrast to conventional ad strategies (billboards, radio & television), digital advertising is easy to track, which allows you to gain a clear understanding of how well your investment is performing from a return on investment (ROI) perspective.

Here are 6 steps to creating a plan for your med spa's advertising strategy in 2023.

Step One - Define your goal & niche

Clearly define what you are trying to achieve, such as increasing brand awareness, driving traffic to the website, or generating leads. Then, define your 6-12 month revenue goal. What growth is necessary to achieve that goal? Lastly, messaging is everything: Are you a full-service med spa or do you want to just highlight certain procedures?

Step Two - Define & Know Your Existing Customers

As a medspa, your clients are already aware of your services. By polling or asking questions about what they want or would like to see, you'll gain a better understanding of your customer demographics and trends / new procedures that are getting a little hype.

Step Three - Research Your Competitors

Researching the marketing efforts of other med spas in your industry gives you an understanding of your competition and aids you with the knowledge & resources needed to stand out. So don’t be afraid to look at what your competitors are doing to reach a broad clientele. Are their strategies working? How can you implement their strategies into your plan?

Step Four - Create Your Offer

Use the information from the first three steps to identify your target audience, and then create a compelling offer based on a service you wish to advertise to them.

Step Five - Set a Budget

Determining the right budget can be challenging at the outset. Consider your marketing goals, target audience, and competition when setting your overall marketing budget and allocate funds accordingly. As a general rule, local businesses should aim to spend 8-15% of their annual gross income on marketing.

Step Six - Choose Your Platform

The debate over which platform is best for digital advertising is ongoing. All platforms have their own pros and cons, so consider these three questions when deciding which one is right for your med spa:

1. Where does your target audience spend the most time (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc.)

2. Which platform aligns best with your service and offer

3. What are the costs associated with each platform?

Pro Tip - Outsource to Boost Your ROI

Today, over 34% of all local businesses outsource their online advertising. When outsourcing, it is beneficial to partner with marketing agencies that are specifically positioned towards your industry. This can provide valuable industry expertise, target audience insights, and industry connections, which can help your med spa create more informed and relevant marketing strategies and significantly boost your return on investment (ROI).


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