About Me

Ashley Blacker

Medical Marketing Specialist & Managing Director

About me

I am a medical marketing specialist who has worked at numerous well-known Australian healthcare organisation for 12+ years in marketing, business development and internet technology roles – tasked predominantly with helping doctors find more work.

I completed a 2-year full-time MBA at UTS in Sydney and graduated with a distinction average.

I was one of the first in Australia to pioneer doctor-to-patient marketing during my time working in private hospitals more than 10 years ago by helping my specialist colleagues setup high-quality, boutique professional websites and directly engaging patients via Google and Facebook rather than just lobbying GPs.

During my career, I have spent approximately half my time working for general practice companies (5+ years) and the other half with hospitals and specialists (7+ years), as well as medical research organisations. This has provided to be a good 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 options and develop a thorough understanding of what works to increase patient numbers, and what doesn’t.

Qualifications

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

Industry Experience

  • 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 Public Hospital Sydney
  • Eastbrooke Medical Centres (20+ GP around Australia)
  • Ochre Health Medical Centres (30+ GP & Hospital VMO around Australia)
  • Software AG / WebMethods (Internet & Database global company)

Let’s Get Started

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