6 campaigns using real patients as advocates for orphan drugs
Real patients have felt the true impact of the disease and the treatment firsthand, creating authenticity and adding emotion…thus, making them the best advocates for your brand. Here are a few examples that attempt to capture the real patient experience.
Campaign: Real patients with spinal muscular atrophy
Campaign: A real patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Max seems like a pretty cool kid. His smile makes you want to smile right back at him. This is a great example of how incredibly well kids cope with such difficulties. He has Duchennne muscular dystrophy, but is still fun-loving and loveable. Yet this site left me feeling as if something was missing. What does Max like to do? What are his goals? Tell me more!
Campaign: A real patient with congenital hemophilia A or B
Campaign: Real patients with Gaucher disease
Combining images of real patients with their personal signatures gives this campaign a sense of authenticity. Furthermore, the campaign snapshots (literally!) how these patients live their lives in spite of their disease–with the help of their treatment.
Campaign: A portrayal of a patient with non–small cell lung cancer
What depicts survival better than showing a grandmother spending time with her grandkids? This campaign communicates the value of Keytruda, with real-life-inspired photography and the personal touch of Sharon's success story. Although some may argue this isn't truly a real patient example (it states it's an actor portrayal), portrayals are, unfortunately, often necessary in such serious diseases.
Campaign: A real patient with hereditary angioedema (HAE)
When I look at this campaign, I'm not sure if this is a real patient — nothing here or elsewhere on the site alludes to this idea. This visual, along with other depictions of this patient in active scenarios throughout the site, are somewhat staged and lack the authenticity that would come with using real HAE patients.