5 tips for launching your brand’s Google+ account

Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has built one of the more robust brand pages on Google+. Learn how it managed this feat, along with tips for doing it yourself.

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With nearly 1,500 followers, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., dominates the Google+ hospital scene. The next biggest hospital on Google+ has 290 people in circles.

It all started out when Mark Miller, the hospital’s director of philanthropic marketing and communication, started a personal account in July to see how it worked.

The hospital has been on Facebook for four years and on Twitter for three years. When Google+ launched, Miller knew the hospital should get involved—even if brand pages weren’t allowed in the beginning stages.

“I developed a network of people who care about children’s health and hospitals, along with our employees,” Miller says.

He posted a mix of personal and work-related material on his page. “When the brand pages were launched, I already was thinking about how we could use the content,” Miller says.

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