History

Timeline

For more than twenty years, we have helped thousands of medical practices grow online.
Here’s how it all started…

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  • January 1, 1998

    In The Beginning...

    At the dawn of the Internet era, Compumedical was formed...

  • May 1, 1998

    ImplantInfo.Com Published

    Compumedical publishes the first website dedicated to educating women on breast augmentation and breast implants. It becomes an instant success, with thousands of women flocking to the site to learn, discuss and support. It has a very early form of user generated content: stories and pictures from real women who have had the procedure. It also features discussion boards that tens of thousands of women have benefited from over the years…and it’s still going strong!

  • September 1, 1999

    LipoSite.Com Published

    Like LipoSite, Faceforum was spurred by ImplantInfo. It’s a site dedicated to any and all things anti-aging and facial contouring, including rhinoplasty, facelift, and a wide variety of anti-aging techniques.

  • October 1, 1999

    FaceForum.Com Published

    Like LipoSite, Faceforum was spurred by ImplantInfo. It’s a site dedicated to any and all things anti-aging and facial contouring, including rhinoplasty, facelift, and a wide variety of anti-aging techniques.

  • June 1, 2009

    User ID Technology Released

    Advice Media became the first company in the industry to use IP lookup technology to identify a visitor’s location and serve up healthcare professionals near that visitor.

  • February 1, 2010

    Agency Services Established

    Recognizing the need for top-notch services for healthcare practices, Advice Media turned its core capabilities in design, development, and digital marketing outward by offering them to healthcare practices.

  • October 1, 2011

    Responsive Technology Development

    Recognizing that this technology would soon dominate website development, Advice Media became the first agency in healthcare to invest in responsive technology. At that point, ALL of our competitors laughed at us, but we recognized the enormous potential!

  • May 1, 2012

    Google’s Big Recommendation

    Google recommended responsive technology as the best practice for developing websites, proving Advice Media was ahead of the industry. Our competitors continue to spin their wheels trying to sell old technology.

  • June 1, 2012

    Another Advice Media First

    Advice Media became the first company in the industry to release a website with responsive technology less than a month after Google made its recommendation. Of course, the technology had been in development for six months!

  • October 1, 2012

    Social Media

    Once again ahead of the pack, Advice Media recognized that social media needed to become part of every digital marketing strategy. Advice Media became the first company to combine organic traffic generation with social media to offer clients a comprehensive visibility strategy.

  • October 1, 2014

    Growing Through Acquisition

    Advice Media acquired the assets of the Everyday Doctors Division from Everyday Health. Among other things, the assets included approximately 400 agency…

  • November 1, 2014

    PPC / SEM

    Watching advanced trends at Google, Advice Media realized that forthcoming changes would rock the world of organic search and tilt the balance in favor of PPC. Advice Media developed a comprehensive pay-per-click (aka Search Engine Marketing or SEM), offering to complement and further extend its suite of comprehensive digital marketing services.

  • November 1, 2014

    More Growth!

    Advice Media acquired E6 Interactive, a leader in digital marketing for aesthetic medical practices.

  • November 1, 2014

    Development Office in the Philippines

    As part of the E6 acquisition, Advice Media took over a development office in the Philippines, making us a truly global company.

  • November 1, 2014

    Google Changes Direction

    As foreseen by Advice Media, Google significantly limited the available real estate for organic search engine results on the screen, further emphasizing PPC as an integral part of any serious digital marketing campaign.

  • November 1, 2014

    Google Recognizes Advice Media

    Google awarded Advice Media an incredibly hard to get Partner designation! In Google’s notification, they said, “Tell everyone that you’ve earned our trust and deserve theirs.” Yes, we are proud (but not prideful)!

  • December 1, 2014

    Christine Meredith Miele Foundation

    Advice Media is pleased to support The Christine Meredith Miele Foundation (CMMF) through the design, developed and maintenance of their website. The CMMF is dedicated to defeating breast cancer through awareness, research and prevention.

  • March 1, 2015

    Google All Star Nomination

    We rock! Google nominated Advice Media to the reputable 2015 International Google Partners All-Stars Summit being held in August of 2015. The event takes place at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, more commonly known as GooglePlex. This prestigious, highly selective award is testament to our cutting edge approach and market leading service offerings. We lead the pack! The invitation for Advice Media to attend the 2015 International Google Partners All-Stars Summit is a great exemplification of our team’s hard work and their continuous dedication to their clientele. This is the first time Advice Media has been invited to the International Google Partners All-Stars Summit and it definitely won’t be the last! We are excited at this opportunity to meet with Google at a high level, gain insight into future changes that others will not have, and network with other leading companies from around the globe.

  • April 1, 2015

    Breast Cancer Survivor Retreats

    Advice Media's CEO Shawn Miele is appointed to the Image Reborn Foundation (IRF) Board of Directors. Advice Media becomes and official supporter of IRF by designing, developing and maintaining the IRF website. The Image Reborn Foundation provides no-cost healing retreats to women diagnosed with breast cancer to empower them to live fully beyond breast cancer.

  • June 17, 2015

    Advice Media Acquires MedNet Technologies

    Advice Media, the industry leader in digital marketing for healthcare professionals, continues its strategic growth with the acquisition of MedNet Technologies. The deal joins the acquisition of Everyday Doctors in November 2013, as well as E6 Interactive in February 2014. Advice Media has proven its ability to effectively incorporate new clients by leveraging current processes to provide optimal results for new and existing customers. Shawn Miele, Advice Media CEO, commented on the acquisition, “MedNet Technologies was one of the first companies in the world to provide digital services to medical practices. With 17 years of operating history, MedNet has built a tremendous team of talented people and services many marquee medical practices.” Shawn continued, “We’re pleased to welcome both MedNet’s employees and clients to the Advice Media family. We’ll be focusing on integrating best practices from MedNet with those of Advice Media to create even better service delivery for our customers.” MedNet’s employees, located primarily in Melville, NY, will be joining Advice Media but maintaining their current offices to foster a seamless transition. Preserving the local office also allows the MedNet team to continue providing world-class customer service to their clients without any service interruption. Jack and Chris Pellman, MedNet founders, will both be pursuing new endeavors. The remainder of the MedNet team will be joining Advice Media. “My brother Christian and I are thrilled about the acquisition by Advice Media.” said MedNet President and CEO, Jack Pellman. “MedNet’s historical strength in website design and development will now combine with Advice Media’s extensive online marketing services for healthcare practices. Without a doubt, medical and dental providers will now have the broadest choices and finest services when considering a digital agency for their practice.”

    Since 1998, MedNet Technologies has been designing, managing, and marketing websites for healthcare professionals throughout the United States and abroad. With a diverse portfolio of over 2,000 clients, MedNet offers online solutions for practices and organizations of all sizes — from individual providers to multi-discipline medical groups. Clients include many of the most well-respected healthcare professionals in the world. 

  • September 1, 2015

    Rebranding

    Advice Media launches a new logo and brand, which incorporates the name recognition of both Advice Media and MedNet and subtly showcases our love for the mountains with a new logo mark.

  • December 1, 2015

    We love our trails!

    From skiing, to hiking, to mountain biking, we love all that Park City has to offer! In an effort to give back, Advice Media became an official sponsor of the Mountain Trails Foundation in Park City, UT and adopted the care of Jenni’s Trail.

  • March 1, 2016

    New Fresh Look

    The former MedNet office in Melville got a redesign! Our fresh new space allows a ton of natural light and features modern workstations and a collaborative workspace.

  • October 1, 2016

    Inc. 5,000 Achievement

    For 35 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies into a very exclusive club, and Advice Media just received our invitation! We are honored and proud to be ranked #287 on the 2016 Inc. 5,000 list. As an Inc. 5,000 honoree, Advice Media now shares a prestigious pedigree with companies like Intuit, Zappos, and GoPro. Shawn Miele, Chief Executive Officer of Advice Media, said, “We are honored to be included in the Inc. 5,000 rankings for 2016. This award is a direct result of our mission to make our clients' lives better by supporting their professional and personal success. I’d like to thank our team members for their relentless effort and our clients for their loyalty.” We’re proud to help medical practices to expand their business by doing many of the things necessary for growth that physicians don’t have time for or don’t have the training to do themselves. Our services include search engine optimization, social media, email marketing, website design and development, and more. With over 1,500 clients in more than 20 different medical specialties throughout North America, Advice Media is truly an industry leader.

    In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zipcar, and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5,000. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.

  • October 1, 2016

    #19 on Utah 100 Fastest Growing Companies

    Advice Media is named #19 on Utah 100 Fastest growing companies for 2016. “Named among one of the top entrepreneurial states, Utah attracts companies that strive to take advantage of the business-friendly environment created by state and local officials.” – MWNC

  • February 1, 2017

    AM Acquires Assets from PEC

    Advice Media acquires Sight Selector, video animation clients, and website clients from Patient Education Concepts. Sight Selector includes 125+ procedure animation videos for physicians to educate their ophthalmology patients on related treatments and services. The PEC website and video clients will be assimilated into Advice Media’s exceptional service offerings.

  • August 1, 2017

    #575 on Inc. 5000

    Advice Media, the industry leader in digital marketing for medical practices, has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in North America and has been included in the Inc. 5000 for the second time in two years.

  • November 1, 2017

    Advice Media Ranked #13 on the 100 Fastest Growing Utah Companies

    For a second year in a row, Advice Media has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in Utah. We came up as #13 in the MountainWest list of Utah’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

  • August 1, 2018

    Advice Media Ranked #3026 on Inc. 5000

    For the third consecutive year, Advice Media has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in North America by making the prestigious Inc. 5000 roster.

  • October 1, 2018

    #31 Fastest Growing Utah Company

    For the third consecutive year, Advice Media has been recognized by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah’s most successful companies. A very special thank you to our loyal clients and dedicated team for making this possible!

  • August 1, 2019

    Docero Acquisition

    Advice Media continues its strategic growth initiative with the addition of docero, the first physician-owned healthcare marketing agency in the nation.

    In operation since 2015, docero has established a loyal client base throughout the US. docero offers a wide range of marketing solutions designed specifically for healthcare enterprises and private practices.

    “By joining forces, our clients will gain access to Advice Media’s best-in-class healthcare marketing infrastructure,” said Brendan Cumisky, COO of docero. “Advice Media has a long-standing reputation of exceptional customer service, and we look forward to working together in the continued success of our clients.”

  • August 14, 2019

    We Did It Again—Fourth Consecutive Year on Inc. 5000!

    Inc. Magazine revealed last week that Advice Media is No. 4740 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Advice Media joins MicrosoftDellDomino’s PizzaPandoraTimberlandLinkedInYelpZillow, and many other well-known names that have gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

    “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success. There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.” - James Ledbetter, Inc. Editor-In-Chief

  • August 22, 2019

    AprèsCafe Grand Opening

    Our Park City office celebrated today the opening of our brand new employee lounge, AprèsCafe. Lots of great food, drinks, and karaoke made for one fun evening! 

  • October 1, 2019

    PracticeDoc Aquisition

    Advice Media continues its strategic growth initiative with the acquisition of PracticeDoc.

  • October 30, 2019

    Among Utah's 100 Fastest Growing Companies—Fourth Year In a Row

    Salt Lake City, UT. Today, Advice Media was recognized at MountainWest Capital Network's 25th Annual Awards Ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. 

    Shawn Miele, Advice Media CEO, says, “I'm very proud of our team here at Advice Media. This is the fourth year in a row we've made the UTAH 100. That kind of performance only happens because we have people who exhibit relentless effort, teamwork, intellectual honesty and transparency. We are achieving great things because we work together to make our clients' lives better.”

  • December 17, 2019

    Advice Media Announces the Acquisition of Page 1 Solutions

    Advice Media continues its strategic growth initiative with the addition of Page 1 Solutions.

    Founded in 2001, Page 1 Solutions has been a leader in multi-channel marketing strategies for attorneys, medical practices, and dental clinics throughout the United States

    Dan Goldstein, former CEO of Page 1, says, "I couldn't be more pleased for our clients and our staff. Advice Media is an exceptional company that focuses on bringing value to its clients. The depth of Advice Media's executive team is second to none. They obviously care about their clients and deliver great results. Moreover, they structured this acquisition to be a win-win for everyone. The same teams that have been servicing Page 1's clients will continue to do so and our clients will have the benefit of new technology and resources from the combined strengths of the two companies."

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