About Me

Ashley Blacker

Medical Marketing Specialist

About me

I am a medical marketing and business development specialist who has had a significant career leading the marketing of some of Australia’s largest medical centre corporates, private hospital groups and prominent Australian specialists. My responsibilities have predominantly involved helping to increase patient numbers for both both medical centres and specialists, as well as business strategy, doctor recruitment and opening new medical centres.

From 2008 – 2018, I spent approximately half my time working for general practice companies and the other half with hospitals and specialists, as well as within the medical research and aged-care sectors. This provided an excellent foundation for understanding how the primary and tertiary sectors interact, the way to enhance GP and specialist referral networks and the relevant patient trends in elective surgery.

I have been solely responsible for managing marketing budgets of up to $500,000 pa for various healthcare companies, which granted me licence to experiment on a broad range of marketing strategies and platforms to develop a thorough understanding of what works to increase patient numbers and what doesn’t.

I started Medsolve in 2018 as I identified what I considered to be a gap in the market for a digital marketing agency that offers doctors marketing professionals who have actually worked in the industry at the highest levels, as opposed to generic digital marketing agencies that have no healthcare sector employment experience or knowledge. The reality is, medical marketing is an advanced area of marketing, which relies heavily on sector-experience, medical terminology, a thorough understanding of private health insurance dynamics, what constitutes an elective procedure, the demographics of diseases, and supply and demand relevant to specific regions.

Career Highlights

  • 10+ years of in-house, full-time doctor and medical marketing, and business development experience.
  • 2-year full-time MBA at UTS in Sydney, graduating with a distinction average in the top 1% of graduates.
  • One of the first in Australia to pioneer doctor-to-patient digital marketing more than 10 years ago, proving a small group of savvy doctors with an incredible competitive advantage.
  • Having helped over 100+ Australian doctors with their marketing and business development activities.
  • Medsolve achieving Partner Agency accreditation status with Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

Qualifications

  • MBA (Finance & Business Law) (UTS)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) (UWS)
  • Diploma of Marketing Communications (UWS)
  • Google Certification: Search, Analytics and Tag Manager
  • Facebook: BluePrint Trained
  • RACGP, GP CPD Point Education Certified
  • Udemy Cinematography Course

Previous Employment

  • Group Homes Australia (Dementia, High Care & Palliative Care)
  • Healthe Care Australia (35+ Private Hospitals around Australia)
  • Evolution Healthcare (10+ Private Hospitals / Radiology around Australia)
  • The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (Sleep & Respiratory)
  • St Vincent Hospital Sydney (Public Hospital)
  • Eastbrooke Medical Centres (15+ Medical Centres around Australia)
  • Ochre Health Medical Centres (50+ GP & Hospital VMO around Australia)
  • Software AG / WebMethods (Internet & Software Global Company)

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