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FTC Concerned About Increase in "Sponsored Content"

The blurring of advertising and editorial content, particularly through publishers’ websites and mobile applications, is in the spotlight at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as government regulators struggle to deal with the impact of social media on health-related promotion. The Commission’s long-held policy is that advertising and sales pitches should be readily identified and not […]
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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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GSK Goes DTC for London Olympics

It’s an unusual sight in the UK — a television commercial for a Big Pharma company. But among the cultural and commercial innovations being attributed to the London Olympic Games is GSK’s first UK consumer-facing corporate brand campaign, showcasing its anti-doping operations. The TV ad debuted on July 16; this week, the company’s campaign went […]
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Pharma Marketers Should Think Outside WebMD, Says Report

Brand marketers ignore sites like WebMD and Everyday Health at their own peril, but they ignore the long tail at the expense of their wallets, a report found. According to Contextweb, an advertising technology firm, marketers are remiss in assuming that consumers are only interested in clicking on a pharma banner when it’s on a […]
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Favorite Pharma Ad of 2010

Pharm Exec has begun its search for the Ad Stars, our annual feature honoring the best in Rx advertising, and we want your input. If a great advertisement for a prescription drug — TV, print, online, radio, or any other format — has sparked your attention for its purpose, creativity, and cleverness, we’d like to […]
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