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Special Feature: Pharma Leaders of Innovation

Med Ad News’ first edition of the Pharma Leaders of Innovation special feature showcases two CEOs focusing outside the big pharma box and an agency tech leader.

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Where Has All the Social Gone?

There is no place more social than Cannes. (Just spend an evening at The Gutter Bar.) And, yet, when it comes to creative ideas using social media, social didn’t really show up on the pharma shortlist this year.

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Delivering Clients the Lion’s Share of What They Deserve: 3 Reasons Winning a Cannes Lion Should Be Clients’ New Success Metric

It’s tough times on Medicine Avenue. But, by aiming to achieve one simple, straightforward metric, I’d argue we could turn every one of those challenges around. That metric is winning a Cannes Lion.

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Finding humanity in pharma marketing

To build brands in this most personal of industries, healthcare marketers must first make the human connection.

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Omnicom Health launches DDB Health

At the end of June 2016, Omnicom Health Group announced the launch of DDB Health. The new organization combines the former AgencyRx, Flashpoint Medica, Synergy, and DDB Health Germany and DDB Health Paris into a single organization.

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Special Feature: To DTC or not to DTC

Pharma brands are still spending furiously on DTC – something like a billion dollars more in 2015 than in 2014, with more growth expected this year – and patients are still demanding and sharing more information about drugs and medical conditions, with or without approval from their doctors.

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Prescription Drug Advertising Expenditure In 2011-2015

A listing of the total DTC expenditure for prescription medicines in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

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DTC Ad Spend By Media Type In 2015

A listing of media type based on DTC expenditure in 2015.

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Top 20 Brands By DTC Spending In 2015

A listing of the top 20 prescription medicines ranked by DTC expenditure in 2015.

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Top 20 Companies By DTC Spending In 2015

A listing of the top 20 pharma/biotech companies ranked by DTC spending in 2015.

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