Tag Archives: DTC

The Pill is Not the Point: Has Pharma Finally Figured out Social Media?

The radical shift currently taking place in pharma marketing is all about partnering with patients rather than talking at them.  In other words, pharma and patients are becoming friends who can help their “partners” educate, design a diet plan, increase disease awareness, and take you to the doctor…well, not quite yet.
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Personalization — the Holy Grail of Digital Marketing

It’s not just patients that have interesting marketing personas – HCPs have them too. Last month I wrote about Direct to Persona Marketing™, an approach to fighting the mass market scattergun approach enshrined in traditional DTC. Liquid Grids’ manipulation of data from an analysis of 650 million online conversations is offering marketers some hope of […]
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Filling the Rx Gap: Cost Solutions at the Point-of-Sale

Prescription abandonment—cited as one of the major cost-related issues in healthcare—has prompted numerous efforts to raise the profile of pharmacists in driving improvements in patient utilization. With a marked decline in engagement elsewhere—physician prescribers are seeing fewer sales reps and DTC spending is ebbing – more solutions providers are seeking to fill the gap, with […]
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Pfizer CEO: DTC a 'Fundamental Right'

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is a “fundamental right in the U.S.,” and denying the right of industry to speak directly to patients through drug advertising “leads to ignorance and the inability to judge,” said Ian Read, Pfizer’s president and CEO, at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. Asked whether DTC ads on television should be retired, Read […]
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Blind Ambition – DTC Perspectives Day 1

HealthTalker CEO Andy Levitt continues his trek across the US, hitting a slew of pharma meetings and speaking at a handful of them. Here’s his wrap up of the DTC Perspectives conference in Livingston, New Jersey. The pharma Fall conference season is in full swing, and today I am happy to be in New Jersey […]
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