Get 'Snap' Happy at the 2018 Users Group Meeting

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Jan 30, 2018 9:53:37 AM

What’s that social media app all the millennials in your office are talking about? You know, the one where you receive a picture and frantically try to absorb it all in 10 seconds before it disappears into oblivion? This handy app is called Snapchat and it’s become a bit of a phenomenon. Forget the old days of clogging up your text message inbox with random pictures you received from a friend, and forget about having to email photos because they’re too large to send via text…you can now send photos quickly and efficiently through Snapchat. And thankfully this app has made some improvements recently that now allow you more time for viewing before the picture or video disappears into that black void in cyberspace. To make snapping even more fun, Snapchat has a variety of filters, text options, drawing tools, and stickers that help you create funny and more personal photos.

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Topics: Ortho2, Social Media, UGM, users group meeting, Snapchat

Get Serious about Having Fun with Social Media

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Oct 12, 2016 9:25:54 AM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

Social media can be a lot of fun. That’s one of the big reasons so many people spend so much time “socializing” online every day. If you want current and prospective patients and parents to pay attention to your posts—and feel good about your practice—keep them smiling. Here are some guidelines for upping the fun factor:

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Topics: orthodontics, Roger Levin, Social Media

Twitter in Orthodontics: The Emperor is Naked!

Posted by Shelby Kruse on Mar 15, 2012 4:07:00 PM

by Dr. Greg Jorgensen

One of my favorite fairytales growing up was Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It is a story about a gullible king who is approached by two swindlers posing as tailors. The crooks promise him a magical suit of clothing that is “invisible” to those who are incompetent. Not wanting to look stupid, he and all of his subjects rant and rave about his beautiful new suit as he parades down main street wearing nothing at all. Along the parade route the king is confronted by a small child who states the obvious; "He isn't wearing anything at all!” Sometimes I think we also just follow the crowd when it comes to practice promotion when what we really need is for someone to point out that the emperor is really naked! Today I want to be that someone.

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Topics: orthodontic practice management, Marketing, orthodontics, Dr. Greg Jorgensen, Twitter, Social Media

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