919 Marketing, a top ten Triangle area public relations, marketing, and consulting firm, has been selected by Doctors Express to provide a full array of PR services to grow the franchise system nationwide. As America’s first national urgent care franchise, Doctors Express plans to redefine the patient experience by eliminating long waits associated with doctor’s office or emergency room visits.

919 Marketing will provide a broad scope of public relations services for Doctors Express nationally, as well as support the company’s growing number of franchises across the country. Dr. Scott Burger, co-founder of Doctors Express and head physician at the Towson, MD location, says 919 was a simple choice after seeing the agency’s continued success mapping out franchise PR strategies.
‘919 has emerged as a national leader when it comes to driving coverage in major media outlets for franchises as well as in local markets for individual franchisees,’ said Burger. ‘There are numerous franchise brands that 919 has helped propel into the national spotlight and their success has been well documented. We were more than impressed with their track record and are excited to get to work.’

919 Marketing has launched successful national PR campaigns for a variety of franchises including Senior Helpers, UNITS Mobile Storage , Absolute Best Care and Heits Building Services in 2009 alone. These campaigns have garnered national awareness and coverage from Fox Business News, the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

‘We were inspired by the vision Dr. Burger and his team have for Doctors Express. To create an urgent care facility where Americans in need of health care can get treated by a credited physician in less than 30 minutes is simply amazing,’ said David Chapman, CEO of 919 Marketing. ‘We are excited to have the opportunity to tell the story behind Doctors Express, its physicians and its customers who are treated to a redefined patient experience.’