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Case Study: CareDash

Overview launched in 2016 after CEO and Founder Ted Chan noticed two troubling trends: mainstream healthcare provider review sites tend to cater to and attract patients of a higher socioeconomic status, and many existing sites accept financial compensation for removal of negative reviews. CareDash was created with the goal of building trust and credibility by offering 100% transparency in easy-to-use doctor review services for the 95% of the population who need it most.


  • Increase public awareness and traffic to the CareDash website to grow the database of reviews and healthcare provider ratings.
  • Drive SEO and generate backlinks to, with a specific focus on direct links to doctor profiles.
  • Build CareDash into a nationally recognized consumer brand (“the Yelp of doctor reviews”).


  • Define and differentiate CareDash from mainstream doctor review sites by educating consumers and media about its unique model of healthcare transparency vs. other pay-for-play review sites.
  • Illustrate the relevancy, transparency, and access of CareDash by leveraging major current issues into brand messaging platforms:
    • Year One: Optimized the guaranteed news hook of President Trump’s first 100 days in office via the “Nervous Nation” Campaign including a CareDash-commissioned national survey; a spokesperson collaboration with a nationally recognized stress expert; and a media-genic local market “Coping Clinic” event.
    • Year Two: Amidst growing public awareness of the opioid epidemic, executed a comprehensive study by CareDash researchers entitled, “Possible Side Effects: Investigating the Connection Between Payments from Pharmaceutical Companies and the Prescribing Habits of Physicians.” Campaign included the publishing of a white paper reviewed and researched with a leading U.S. expert on bioethics, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim; the creation of a summary infographic; and a comprehensive webpage laying out all campaign materials.


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In June 2018, surpassed 100,000 verified healthcare provider reviews

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Website traffic went from virtually nothing to 473,000+ organic website sessions within a year

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The Coping Clinic generated more than 1.7M pre-pop-up impressions

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“Nervous Nation” poll press release picked up by 230 outlets, and featured in 20 unique placements, including VICE and Shape, generating 216M impressions and 986 backlinks

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“Possible Side Effects” report picked up by 257 outlets and featured in 80 unique placements, including USA Today, generating 86.3M impressions