How to Be More Human With Your Wellness Brand Social Media Strategy

Megan JoosteBlog, Matrix, Social Media, Wellness Industry

Being Human on Social Media Leads to an ROI That You Can Measure Social media is a crucial part of any content marketing strategy, and you have probably read a thousand listicles and downloaded dozens of ebooks on how to better leverage your social media channels to grow your business. But, before even planning your first series of posts, it’s … Read More

Storytelling in Health Insurance Marketing: Three Ways to Boost Brand Awareness

Megan JoosteBlog, Health Industry, Health Insurance, Healthcare, Matrix

The Proven Power of Authentic Storytelling Health insurance marketing teams certainly have their work cut out for them during open enrollment. They face wild competition and market fluctuations while trying to reach, educate, and convert during a short three-month period. To truly have an impact during open enrollment, health insurance companies can employ a strategy anchored on authentic storytelling that … Read More

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

Megan JoosteActive & Fitness, Blog, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle Industry, Matrix, 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

Five Things Your Marketing Team Can Do Now to Best Prepare for the Post-Pandemic Economy

John KadlicBlog, Marketing, Matrix, Perspective

Since early March 2020, much of American enterprise has been at a near-standstill. While there is no on-off switch to the national economy, there is an indication that the “dimmer” is slowly moving its way to “on,” with governors in several states laying out plans for a phased lifting of restrictions based on the guidance of their health officials. We … Read More

Three Ways to Maximize Brand Awareness During a Recession

Wyeth LeemonBlog, Marketing, Matrix, PPC, SEO

The Digital Marketing landscape is rapidly changing under the economic pressure of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Agencies and Brands have needed to be agile to stay ahead of shifts and trends that could have a significant impact on client goals. From our work to help some of the leading health, wellness, and lifestyle brands across the country navigate these uncertain times, … Read More

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

Megan JoosteHealth Industry, Healthcare, Matrix, 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

Health Food Brands: Reach More Customers With Detailed Product Pages

Megan JoosteBlog, Health and Wellness, Matrix

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

Diet & Nutrition Search Trends Today, in Light of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tess TaylorBlog, Health and Wellness, Matrix, SEO, Wellness Industry

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has altered almost every single aspect of people’s daily lives in at least 177 countries (and counting) across the globe. As seen in empty grocery store aisles and “Not in Stock” labels on Amazon, people’s buying habits have drastically shifted right alongside the spread of the virus. Along with hand sanitizer and toilet paper (here’s an … Read More

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

Megan JoosteMarketing, Matrix, SEO, 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 JoosteMarketing, Matrix, PPC, 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

How to Use Google Analytics Segments: An Illustrated Guide

Greg GarrisonMarketing, Matrix, Web Analytics

Google Analytics offers a ton of up-front/top-level information. The way Google provides information and allows users to slice and dice the information works well for many cases. However, there are some shortcomings where utilizing filters and secondary dimensions can only get you so far, and on top of that, it can be relatively time-consuming. This is where segments come in … Read More

Why Your Brand Should Use Facebook Brand Lift Measurement

Wyeth LeemonMarketing, Matrix, Social Media

Likes feel great, but are they good for the bottom line? While likes and shares are usually guaranteed to boost your mood, it’s difficult to gauge whether those types of social media engagement are boosting sales. Enter Facebook Brand Lift, which reports on metrics such as brand awareness and ad recall in an effort to cut through the clutter and … Read More

Partnership with Streamline Brands to Drive Next Era of Growth

Megan JoosteMarketing, Matrix, 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 JoosteHealthcare, Marketing, Matrix

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 JoosteMarketing, Matrix, 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

Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle Marketing for 2020 and Beyond

John KadlicMarketing, Matrix, Perspective

Rise above the silos to craft winning strategies It wasn’t too long ago that the healthcare, wellness, and lifestyle industries were viewed as mostly siloed spaces without much crossover. Now that narrative has shifted, and the consumers expect the integration of health, wellness, and lifestyle as they seek a more holistic view of wellbeing. For those in health, wellness, and … 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

Who Will be Most Impacted by the Google January 2020 Core Update

Danny MoscosoMarketing, Matrix, SEO

The Google January 2020 Core Update is complete On January 13th 2020, Google announced the release of a broad core algorithm update. Of course, this is by no means novel. Updates like these typically happen on a quarterly basis and tend to roll out over a period of a few to several days. According to Google, last week’s update was … Read More

Maximizing ROI on Your Hospital’s Digital Marketing

Megan JoosteHealthcare, Matrix, 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