Growing a National Massage Franchise with a Centralized Digital Marketing Strategy

Megan JoosteCase Studies, Marketing

Background After a massage franchise with over 200 independently-owned locations across the United States and Canada was acquired by a private equity firm, the brand reached out to Parallel Path to unify and improve its digital marketing for the benefit of the entire franchise network.   Challenge “What we know from our experience is that the foundation of any successful franchise … Read More

Christian McCaffrey Serves Up Home Workout Tips With a Side of Hope on Ascent Protein AMA

Megan JoosteBlog, Health and Wellness, Perspective

Christan McCaffrey is already being lauded as the “new face of the Carolina Panthers.” He’s quickly become one of the team’s key leaders after signing a four-year, $64 million contract extension in April, making him the highest-paid running back in NFL history and all-around Good Guy. He is known for his “welcome texts” whenever a new player joins the team, … Read More

United Health Foundation Gives $500K Towards Behavioral Health

Megan JoosteNews/Press

The United Health Foundation has announced a gift of $500,000 towards behavioral needs for Colorado residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation, which was made to the Colorado Community Health Network, will support its Community Health Centers in Colorado. Says Patrick Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and UnitedHealthcare Community & State Colorado … Read More

Rocky Mountain Health Plan’s Film Content a Finalist at Brand Film Awards

Megan JoosteHealthcare, News/Press

Blood, a film by Rocky Mountain Health Plans with agency partner Parallel Path and film partner Roos Brothers and Greenpoint Pictures, has been named a 2020 finalist at the Brand Film Awards. The film, part of the 3-year award-winning Life on the Western Slopes (LOWS) campaign series, tells the stunning story of Andy Blood, who became paraplegic after a 2004 … Read More

Digital Customer Experience in the Time of Coronavirus: Parallel Path Featured in eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Megan JoosteNews/Press

Parallel Path is pleased to share that “Digital Customer Experience in the Time of Coronavirus” authored by CCO Hardy Kalisher has been published in industry-leading publication eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. The article shares ways that organizations across healthcare and wellness can double down on digital customer experience in the time of social distancing, sheltering-in-place, and quarantine —and ensure their customers … Read More

Willow Smith Joins Parallel Path as Managing Director of Performance Media

Megan JoosteNews/Press

Parallel Path is thrilled to announce that Willow Smith has joined the agency as Managing Director of Performance Media. Willow is an experienced digital marketing professional who will be responsible for the overall excellence of the Parallel Path Performance Media department in support of organizations and brands across health, wellness, and lifestyle. From strategy to execution, Willow will lead Parallel … Read More

Health Food Brands: Reach More Customers With Detailed Product Pages

Megan JoosteBlog, Health and Wellness

People can’t buy products they can’t find. For CPG brands across health and wellness, being easily found by your target audience means having relevant content on your product pages that matches user search intent. In this blog, we explain how you can improve your ranking for flavor, variety, and size modified searches by:  Creating product detail pages targeting those individual … Read More

Olive Raises Additional $51M in New Investment Round

Megan JoosteNews/Press

Parallel Path client partner Olive, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup creating the “AI workforce for healthcare,” has secured $51 million in a new investment round. The infusion comes from investors including Drive Capital,  Oak HC/FT, and Ascension Ventures. The effort was led by General Catalyst, whose portfolio includes Airbnb, ClassPass, Stripe, and Warby Parker.  The Olive software toolkit automates administrative repetitive, … Read More

More People are Searching for “Coronavirus” Than “COVID-19” Right Now

Megan JoosteSEO, Web Analytics

We are certainly at an odd moment in time, and today there are more questions than answers regarding the development of the Coronavirus pandemic. The vast majority of those questions are being made as online search queries. As news and updates on the rapidly evolving Coronavirus pandemic continue to inundate inboxes and newsfeeds across the country, many of our clients … Read More

Segmenting Branded and Non-Branded Keywords to Maximize Your Media Spend

Megan JoostePPC, SEO

Chances are, your organization is already employing both branded and non-branded keywords in your Paid Media (PPC) and SEO programs. But, the key to really knowing the impact of those branded keywords on conversion results is through segmentation. First, let’s define our terms. What is a Branded Keyword? Branded keywords include some aspect of your company’s name, such as: ‘Backpacker’s … Read More

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celebrates Community Dedication

Megan JoosteNews/Press

Members of the community gathered to experience Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion last week, set to become America’s largest center exclusively dedicated to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus. At nine stories high and 386,000 square feet, the center will offer a colorful, friendly environment for those dealing with severe behavioral … Read More

Life on the Western Slope Takes Home eHealthcare Leadership Award

Megan JoosteNews/Press

The critically-acclaimed integrated marketing campaign wins a Platinum for Best Rich Media. Boulder, Colorado, February 21, 2020 — Parallel Path is proud and honored to announce that the Life on the Western Slope integrated marketing campaign developed for Rocky Mountain Health Plans won the Platinum Award for Best Rich Media at the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The awards attract 1,000 … Read More

Partnership with Streamline Brands to Drive Next Era of Growth

Megan JoosteHealth and Wellness, News/Press, Web Design

Parallel Path is proud to announce its partnership with Streamline Brands Safesplash, Swimtastic, and SwimLabs as the brand prepares for its next wave of growth. Streamline Brands is the leading franchisor of swim school concepts in the United States, with over 170 swim schools in its network. Parallel Path will be providing a range of digital marketing services to the … Read More

Integrating Billboard Advertising with Digital-First Marketing Campaigns

Megan JoosteHealth and Wellness, Healthcare, Marketing

Billboards may be one of the oldest forms of advertising, but their time in the sun is far from over. With brands facing increasingly fierce competition for eyeballs on desktop and mobile screens, there’s a case for integrating Out of Home (OOH) advertising with digital marketing campaigns now more than ever. Rohan Oza, arguably one of the most successful modern … Read More

Human Form Fitness to Bring Personalized Health and Wellness Coaching to Parallel Path

Megan JoosteHealth and Wellness, News/Press

Holistic health and fitness coaching now offered to all Parallel Path employees. Boulder, CO., February 7, 2020 Parallel Path is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with Ohio-based Human Form Holistic Health, Fitness, and Performance Institute to provide personalized health coaching services to all Parallel Path employees. The program is being offered free-of-charge to staff as part of … Read More

New Electrolyte and Protein-Packed Beverage Joins the Ascent Family

Megan JoosteHealth and Wellness, News/Press

We like it when friends make awesome new products. Today, our friends at Ascent celebrated the launch of their new Recovery Water, a refreshing, revolutionary beverage that offers 20g of clean protein and electrolytes — all in 100 calories — to help us recover from a hard workout (or just a hard day’s work). Ascent has been sourcing the industry’s … Read More

Maximizing ROI on Your Hospital’s Digital Marketing

Megan JoosteHealthcare, Web Analytics

Why Read This Paper Since 2006, Parallel Path has been crafting and deploying highly-effective marketing solutions for clients that include some of the country’s top hospitals and insurance companies. This article draws from insights we have gleaned from our work to help our client partners achieve unprecedented marketing growth and performance. This paper offers the following five-point framework to help … Read More

How to Work Remotely While Traveling

Megan JoosteHealth and Wellness, Perspective

The story of how Wyeth Leemon came to be an internationally traveling remote employee began with a round-trip ticket to Bangkok and resignation. But fortunately for both Wyeth and the Parallel Path team, that resignation was turned down and turned into an opportunity for both parties to see if a remote working arrangement could really work. TL;DR: Working remotely works. But … Read More