Social media has the potential to elevate challenger brands to the highest step on the podium. But with many companies still languishing in the blocks, medal-worthy performances remain few and far between. It's time for pharma to step up its social game, as James Chase reports
The rise of digital promotion and the need to wring every last drop of ROI from successful products have created a new niche: one with shoestring budgets, little to no sales-force support and competitors ready to pounce. Frank Celia explores late-lifecycle marketing and the companies and brands that manage to flourish there
Mobile is the multilayered ecosystem into which all products are now launched, so doing it right is crucial to commercial and outcomes success. James Chase draws on the insights of mobile health experts to compile six key considerations
Patient education used to be a cookie-cutter operation: Hire a spokesperson, plan an event and draft a static list of symptoms, then call it a day. But in the wake of groundbreaking campaigns from AstraZeneca and Novartis, the industry may well have to raise its content-creation game—and cede considerable control to super-informed patients in the process. Larry Dobrow reports on the two programs that have raised the patient-ed stakes
Amy Clarke Luchsinger "thinks that HCPs want both digital and print. The people [she] talks with just want to be able to access information when and where they want it . . .
Print has been written off so often as being obsolete and unwieldy that it seems a wonder that it is still with us. So why does Kantar Media data for the first half of 2015 suggest that print remains vital? Rebecca Mayer Knutsen breaks down the numbers—and through the conventional wisdom
Could Kardashian West's now-notorious Diclegis social post be more than an OPDP case study?
From hormone-replacement therapies to super-effective breast-cancer drugs to the so-called female Viagra, innovation within the women's health category has accelerated in recent months.
McCann Health hosted a lively debate on the future of pharma branding at the Cannes Lions Health international creative festival. MM&M sister publication Campaign listened in
Before you fire up your outrage and vent your spleen, take a long look inside your parents' (or your own) medicine chest
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