Healthcare is one industry that hangs in this delicate balance, in large part due to the fact that it necessitates a blend of science and empathy.
At the very least, pharma marketers need to make sure they know the difference between search engine marketing and search engine optimization.
Few questions give healthcare marketers more heart palpitations than this one: "How do you know it will work?"
The presumption is Dr. A saw ad B, clicked on it, went to the site and within C time, prescribed product D.
The 2009 documentary offers a wealth of detail. Which is why it makes no sense that Genentech doesn't want you to see the damn thing.
Pharma and biotech can bolster their value through the analytics efforts of their health economics and outcomes teams.
There's a reason pharma lags on the programmatic adoption curve: It's a heavily regulated industry, and there are concerns around privacy.
Today's ambitious marketers and media people want to be the ones to not only figure out how to work within the regulations but also to create better work than ever before.
We should make off-label research publicly available in a non-promotional format to both healthcare professionals and patients.
Despite political rifts that have blocked progress on so many other fronts, Congress has managed to lay the groundwork for clear steps forward in mental health.
It's becoming less and less likely that an in-person physician/sales rep interaction will take place at the healthcare provider's office.
I was successful because I learned how business gets done, and that often meant learning to act like one of the guys.
The power of hackathons is now magnified because of the power of the internet and social media, giving both patients and healthcare professionals a global platform for their voices.
Imagine if the agencies pitching us mocha lattes faced these consumer beliefs: The latte will hurt when I drink it. The latte might leave me with a rash or cause me to vomit.
It's time for meetings that revolve around rosé on the Carlton Terrace. It's also time for the professional creative inferiority complex to pop up for people who make pharma ads.