Category Archives: Agency Insight

How Marketing Has Lost Meaning in Our Industry

by Cinda Orr Within the drug development services and life sciences industries, there is a common misconception held by many DIY marketers, in-house marketing teams and marketing agencies. Moreover, given the nature of work being done in these industries, this misconception can seem intuitive. What’s the misconception? That marketing is a science, or at the […]
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Crisis Preparedness in an Always-On Digital World

by Laura Schoen and Stacey Bernstein The first 120 minutes of a crisis can determine the public’s perception of an organization. And in today’s digital world, companies are more at risk than ever to viral attacks from unexpected sources. For the pharmaceutical industry, in particular, where adverse events, pricing issues, supply disruptions or quality concerns […]
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Omnicom & Publicis: 5 Questions to Frame the Deal

by Alan Topin Since the Omnicom-Publicis merger was announced in late July, it appears the only sources that have not commented on the joining of the superpowers are the President, the Pope, and WikiLeaks. In fact, I might be the only source to publicly claim that I actually don’t understand the reasons behind the merger. […]
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Omnicom and Publicis: Musings on the Merger

With the pharma industry spending over $31 billion a year on product promotion, the melding of ad giants Omnicom and Publicis beckons a closer look. The two holding companies lent ink to their union in Paris at the end of last month. Since then, a number of perspectives on the deal have surfaced, many of […]
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CMS taps IT firm CGI for Sunshine Act Data Dump

Speaking at CBI’s Sunshine & Aggregate Spend Conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, Shantanu Agrawal, director, data sharing and partnership group, center for program integrity, CMS, said the agency hired IT company CGI to build the software platform to be used for publishing pharma payments to physicians under the Sunshine Act provisions, now re-branded “open […]
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