Stryker uses Social Listening to Increase Leads and Power Every Decision with Data Content

The Impact of Social Listening

Every marketing decision we make has been powered by Reputation’s social listening platform.”

Anna Davis, Stryker


Custom Dashboards


Real-time data monitors


Increase in Social Mentions


Increase in Brand Sentiment Score


At the sstart of Stryker and Reputation’s journey, the initial goal was to centralize social data to gain valuable industry insight. The intent was to identify which influential physicians to engage with offline based on their online presence. As a result, Stryker was not only able to measure the social impact of product launches and digital campaigns, but also highlight which social strategies impacted market share and sales.

Watch Stryker’s Anna Davis, Senior Global Marketing Associate, to gain insight into how Reputation Listen enables the Stryker brand to make strategic improvements across their customer experience and enhance Stryker’s online influence.

The Big Picture

Over the course of a year and a half, the Neurovascular division of Stryker, a leading medical device and technology company, developed an evergreen partnership with Reputation. This partnership allowed them to create a robust social listening strategy that has helped shape their ‘customer-focused’ mission. With Reputation Listen, Stryker now has an arsenal of tools to shape messaging based on physicians’ social behavior, track market trends to influence successful product innovations, and monitor the competitive landscape for relevant marketing strategies. They went from a single source viewpoint of online feedback to seeing the full picture in real-time.

Reputation is one source of data that was never previously accessed that we can use to answer any of our questions, at any time.”

Anna Davis, Senior Global Marketing Associate, Stryker

The Client

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, delivering life-saving products for Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics and Spine divisions. The Neurovascular team specializing in physician products for stroke and aneurysm patients, has undergone a unique period of growth, hitting a billion dollars in revenue and an increasingly competitive landscape. Additionally, while other product divisions skew long-established, neurovascular is fast-moving — products are newer, physicians are younger, the market is active on social and tightly interwoven, becoming strong building blocks for digital opportunity.

The Challenge

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the health industry in more ways than one.
For Stryker, marketing, communications and product management teams who previously met with myriads of physicians weekly for one on one customer intel and feedback were now struggling to just meet with a handful virtually. A small data pool means small insights (while so much was being said online, and missed). Internal discussions were overcome by the question, ‘How can we improve our voice of the customer (VOC) during the digital transformation?’

While investigating platforms to support the upcoming initiative, marketing teams were manually monitoring activity on social media. Screen shots from known physicians on Twitter and LinkedIn to piece together a trend story just was not cutting it.

Comprehensive, 24/7 online market capture and an accurate VOC turned from a want to a need, and social/industry listening was the answer.

Everything physicians are saying is pretty important, and Reputation allows us to capture it even if they’re not on a call with me, talking to me.”

Anna Davis, Senior Global Marketing Associate, Stryker

The Solution

Throughout scavenging for the perfect platform, Stryker realized that Reputation had a reputation that preceded itself. From social insights to competitive intelligence, Reputation’s suite of digital capabilities had them sold. Since then, implementation of Reputation Listen has delivered:

Robust Voice of Customer Data

Stryker can now collect rich data from all social media angles and get as granular as filter capabilities by product. Physician experiences with neurovascular products, brand sentiment, customer feedback and monitoring for relationship building, can all be accessed on just one centralized platform.

Competitive Intelligence

Stryker now leverages insights on overall product usage in the market to dial into how they compare to competitors, understand customer sentiment, and discover themes in competitive feedback for actionable takeaways. Recently, when a product received FDA clearance, the team needed an answer ASAP — was it on the market yet? By tapping into the Reputation platform, Stryker found a post from just two days prior announcing first-time product usage. “It allows us to get that competitive intelligence that we wouldn’t get as quickly if we just talk to sales reps,” says Anna Davis, Senior Global Marketing Associate at Stryker.

Intuitive Market Trends

Providing a high-level view of the product landscape amongst physicians in the industry, Reputation Listen has uncovered access to clinical and publication trends, conversations, and data analytics. When
a trending conversation emerged within physician groups regarding a specific medical condition, Stryker was quick to detect it and leverage that information to become part of the conversation and inform future business decisions. Armed with above and beyond solutions to the VOC challenges, Stryker has now implemented all industry and brand learnings to influence relevant communications on Twitter and LinkedIn, ad messaging in journals, clinical benefits within sales rep brochures, all using the same language as the customer.

The Reputation platform has quickly gained traction internally and externally for Stryker, leading to a top-tier consumer-centric company. It can do the same for you. Anna says Reputation is like an “ongoing data gathering, information-collecting machine that she can use to make smart decisions,” and that’s just the starting point for the impact it can have on your business.

Reputation is like an “ongoing data gathering, informationcollecting machine that she can use to make smart decisions,” and that’s just the starting point for the impact it can have on your business.”

Anna Davis, Senior Global Marketing Associate, Stryker

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