The first days at SXSW Health went deep on entrepreneurship and the marketing thereof.
There are also issues surrounding privacy and legitimacy. According to one expert's research, very few physicians use social media for professional purposes.
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At the very least, pharma marketers need to make sure they know the difference between search engine marketing and search engine optimization.
Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies use a mix of corporate and brand accounts on Instagram, and some are turning to celebrity influencers.
The Kim Kardashian debacle aside, what makes the platform so potentially valuable to pharma and healthcare marketers is its visual story-telling capability.
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Facebook and Instagram are the primary location for brands to engage with online tribes, while Raptr and PlayFire are a hit with boomers.
A recent CME course using Facebook Live generated 34,000 views and 600 comments.
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The drugmaker still views Instagram as a viable marketing platform, however.
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The number of warning and untitled letters has dropped in recent years. Only four letters have been sent so far this year, compared to 28 in 2012.
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The agency's ambitions were fueled in part by external criticism. The barbs that stung most sharply were ones suggesting a certain indifference on the FDA's part.
A study of the social media activity of pharmaceutical firms finds that Lilly is the most active, but Novo Nordisk and Boehringer Ingelheim have better engagement.
For years the social network has been telling advertisers they must pay to magnify their exposure, but most continue to resist.
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The unbranded campaign won the top prize at the 2015 Lions Health festival in Cannes.
Healthcare and tech executives say it's possible for pharma to engage, use humor, and have fun on social media.
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Technology executives discussed how pharma companies can leverage social media to better engage with patients online.
Social is a big deal in healthcare. Marketers can use it to create positive chatter and win greater awareness, recognition, and credibility among target audiences.
Curating personal relationships is one of the most valuable functions medical marketers can provide. The best way is through face-to-face interaction.
Part of LinkedIn's appeal lies in the high level of engagement of its members and the potential for precise targeting of content and talent searches.
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