Helping you reach over 11,000 physicians and medical students in the Greater Houston area.
How can they find you?
Did you know that Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) is the largest County Medical Society in the country? We have over 7,500 practicing physicians in our membership, making up close to 70% of the physicians practicing in the Greater Houston area. In addition to publishing a member directory (circ. 9,500) and newsletter (circ. 8,000) where you can advertise and market your business, we also produce two business expos per year where you can exhibit to physicians interested in the business of medicine (around 200 attend each show). We also have a number of social events where sponsors have the opportunity to market their business and network with the physicians. Web advertising is also available. When you are ready to take your visibility to the next level, there is the Friends of the Society program.
Whether you want to maintain consistent visibility or are breaking into the market, HCMS can help you reach this vital demographic in Houston.
The ultimate physician resource.
The HCMS/HAM 2016-2017 Pictorial Roster is now available for purchase. This member directory is a valuable prospecting tool for any business development team. Physicians are listed alphabetically and by specialty. Order your copy today, or receive a free copy by advertising in the roster or exhibiting/sponsoring at the business expo.
Nothing beats face to face interaction.
HCMS Business Expos
- Linking approximately 200 physicians and practice managers face to face with exhibitors who can provide a solution
- A one day event focusing on the business of medicine
- Take advantage of this bi-annual opportunity to market your business and build your prospect pipeline
- Receive a follow up list and a complimentary Pictorial Roster.
Upcoming Expo: The HCMS Spring 2017 expo - April 8, 2017. Click here for more information. Companies can participate as exhibitors and sponsors. Both options offer extensive visibility to market your business to the entire HCMS membership.
Event Sponsorships - Dinner and Receptions
- Networking opportunities for physicians and the vendors who serve them
- Since the only commercial entities who can attend are sponsors, the physician vendor ratio at most meetings is about 12:1
- Sponsors receive a follow up list.
Click here to be added to the email list and receive a schedule of available events. Sponsorship costs range from $350.00 to $625.00.
Consistent visibility in print, on the web and email
Harris County Physician Newsletter
- Circulation of over 8,500 - the most widely read publication by physicians in Houston.
- Published monthly, distributed in print and email.
- Back issues remain on the HCMS website for up to five years. Click here for our Physician Newsletter library.
- One page devoted to classified advertising, a "go to" resource for physician readers and excellent visibility for advertisers.
- Click here for the media kit. Ad rates range from $134-$995 per issue depending on size.
- Reaching a targeted audience of Houston physicians and keeping them informed about organized medicine
- Advertising space is available in 3 month, 6 month, 9 month or 12 month increments
- Young Physician Organization, Member Benefits and Member Directories pages average 281 combined unique "qualified lead" visitors per month in 2016. Costs range from $250 to $350 per month for 1 ad to appear on all 3 web pages (3, 6, or 12 month increments).
- Home page averages 4,877 unique hits per month in 2016. Costs range from $420 to $520 per month (6, 9, or 12 month increments). Home page is open to Friends of the Society only.
The Physician BUZZ
- eNews publication to approx. 7,000
physicians that informs members of important issues, benefits and services
provided by HCMS.
on the 1st Sunday of each month.
issues remain on the HCMS website. Click here for the BUZZ library.
full color ad spaces per publication.
are $325 per publication with a minimum purchase of 3 ads per contract.
- Click here for more information.
Call 713.526.7378, ext. 274 for deadlines and availability.
HCMS/HAM Pictorial Roster & Buyer's Guide
The HCMS Pictorial Roster is the Membership directory used by physicians and staff for patient referral. It also includes ads from about 80 organizations that specifically focus on products and services for physicians. These organizations are listed in the back of the roster in two indices organized by product categories and alphabetical order. The same organizations also make up the electronic Buyers Guide, featured on the HCMS website. The Buyers Guide is used as our referral source for physicians calling us for products and services.
- Have an ad in the HCMS Pictorial Roster (circulation 9,500), release date July 2017
- Simultaneously have an online listing in the HCMS online Buyer's Guide (over 2,800 physicians accessed the site in 2013) activated when we receive your contract and deposit
- Be a part of HCMS' referral database
- Receive a complimentary copy of the 2017-2018 HCMS Pictorial Roster (released in July 2017).
Advertising for the Pictorial Roster closes April 1 each year. Click here for more information. Ads start at $495.00.
Are You Ready for the Next Level?
Friends of the Society
Increase your brand recognition with the physician demographic
- Higher visibility
- Preferred registration for events
- Exclusive sponsorship opportunities
- Friends meet annually for a network-building event where they discuss best practices in marketing.
Applications are accepted Dec 15 - Jan 15 and June 15 - July 15 each year. Click here to see who is already a Friend, then click here to learn how to join.
The next registration period will start on December 15, 2016.
For more information, please contact:
(713) 526-7378, ext. 274