Category Archives: Marketing

Digital Technology: A Double-Edged Sword

Technology offers the promise of engaging patients on a level never seen before. The benefits of an engaged patient start with increased compliance—a great thing for pharmaceutical companies—and extend to a more active and empowered consumer of healthcare, and ultimately to better and more affordable outcomes. But technology is a double-edged sword. Its increasing complexity leads […]
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Say What? The Doctor-Patient Conversation

by Abby Mansfield We spend a lot of time focusing on what our advertising says to physicians, what our reps say to physicians, and what our websites and various other channels communicate to patients. All are important in the marketing of pharma brands. But there’s another critical communication channel we can’t ignore: the doctor-patient conversation.
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Are Drug Ads in Print Journals Still Effective?

If the American public could shed girth as quickly as many medical journals have in recent years, we’d all be a lot healthier. Collectively, medical journals dropped over 4,200 pages in 2013, as reported by MM&M last month, a direct result of fewer ad buys in the category. Professional marketers have steadily shifted resources into […]
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Chats Not Charts: Three Steps to Pharma Post-Marketing

by Andrew Spong (originally published on stwem.com) The air of despondency that is descending over the pharmaceutical industry’s use of social media is perverse. It has nothing to do with a putative (and also fictive) absence of interest on the patient’s part in connecting with the pharmaceutical industry. It has everything to do with the […]
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Closed-Loop Marketing: What Comes Next?

By Morten Hjemlsoe. One of the questions I’m increasingly being asked at conferences is, “What’s next after CLM?” That’s actually rather nice to hear. To me, the question is like those delightful birds, the swallows, whose appearance announces that spring is on its way: it signifies that we’re ready for things to change.
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