Bacon lovers took to social media on Tuesday to express disdain over a World Health Organization report that said processed meat is likely to cause cancer. The hashtags #FreeBacon, #Bacongeddon and #JeSuisBacon were among the top-trending topics worldwide on Twitter for a second straight day. Celebrities, politicians and ordinary consumers were reacting to Monday’s […]
Med Ad News revealed the nominees for the 30th Annual Manny Awards and named Calcium’s Steven Michaelson and Judy Capano as the 2019 Industry Persons of the Year.
Artificial intelligence generated plenty of chatter amongst the pharma marketing intelligentsia in 2018. Will 2019 be the year when the industry fully embraces it as more than just a tactic?
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) announced the 2019 Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor and STAR award honorees.
For the 11th year, Med Ad News selected new Pharmaceutical Marketing Ventures to Watch that could change the way pharmaceutical products are marketed and sold.
Pharma continues to lag behind the consumer space in the use of mobile marketing technologies, but the steady advance of consumer tech giants Google and Amazon into the healthcare space means that the industry will have to adapt the tools of AI, voice and chatbots into their marketing, just as their consumer brethren already have.
Intouch Solutions’ Sean Hartigan and Heartbeat’s David Sakadelis say their pharma clients are skittish about the use of chatbots and AI, with an understanding of these technologies more influenced by the grim future of Skynet in the “Terminator” movie franchise rather than the reality of where AI is right now.
In the initial excitement over the possibilities of mobile marketing, pharma rushed to create its own apps. And then these apps languished.
Med Ad News spoke with Gene Fitzpatrick, senior VP of engagement strategy for Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, about the future of augmented and virtual reality in healthcare marketing.
Lions Health is a dedicated two-day event held annually within Cannes Lions in France. Lions Health is billed as the only place in the world to experience talks from leading pharmaceutical, healthcare, wellness, biotechnology and medical marketing practitioners. Event management says Lions Health is built to deliver the insights, ideas, tools and techniques that lead to life-changing outcomes.
Pharma marketers must listen to their customers and find ways to smooth the patient journey if they are to create effective customer experiences and create loyalty beyond the first prescription.
A recent study of DTC advertising appearing in the Journal of General Internal Medicine concluded that few broadcast ads are compliant with FDA’s guidelines. The reality, though, might not be so cut and dried.
While many of us from blue states and urban bubbles fret over some of the actions of President Donald Trump, it’s good to take a clear-eyed view of whether or not Trump and this administration has been good for the medical marketing industries. Moreover, it’s useful to consider how a “blue wave” in the midterm elections might change the dynamic.
Let’s have a peek in the crystal ball 10 years into the future. What will agencies look like then? What will the marketplace look like?
2017 was a very good year for many of the agencies profiled in this annual directory featuring the leading healthcare communications agencies. Some reported individual setbacks, but they were still able to overcome these. As a wave of new drugs and biologics hit the market, several of the top healthcare agencies supported their launches.
Med Ad News – the leading pharmaceutical business and marketing publication – reveals the winners for the 2018 Manny Awards, celebrating the healthcare communications industry.
On April 19th, Sharon Callahan is being recognized at the 29th annual Manny Awards as Med Ad News’ Industry Person of the Year.
The names of the tools may be changing, but the goal for brand managers remains the same in 2018: getting as close as possible to real patients and their needs.
Med Ad News asked its sources what are some of the key industry trends for 2018.
It’s not a new trend. For years, there has been massive speculation on the many ways Amazon could be getting into healthcare. But if you look past the hype, beyond Amazon’s theoretical intentions, and focus more closely on today’s consumer, there is a colossal healthcare trend underway even without Amazon getting in on the game. One can learn a lot from the trend of Amazon’s influence on the business of doing business. So let’s take a closer look …
According to the consultants at PwC, the top health industry issues of 2018 will be …
Robert Leverte Jr. was honored by the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame as its 2018 inductee on February 8 at a black-tie event at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Leverte’s prolific career has included founding ERS – an in-house ad agency at ER Squibb – co-founding Ruvane-Leverte advertising, serving as chairman at Bozell Jacobs Medical Group, and operating as CEO of the Leverte Companies.
Europe’s medicines regulator recommended the suspension of Medtronic Plc’s Inductos, an implant used to help bone development, pending the resolution of issues at a U.S. site where a component is made. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) began a review of Inductos following an inspection by Dutch and Spanish authorities of a site that makes an […]
IMS Health has released its report Orchestrated Customer Engagement, which looks at what pharma companies need to do beyond multichannel and omnichannel marketing in order to deliver a full customer engagement experience. Med Ad News spoke with Richie Etwaru, chief digital officer of IMS Health and primary author of the report, to expand on some […]
Axtria Delivering Five Webinar Sessions On Pharma Commercial Operations During PMSA Webinar Series 2015
Axtria, a big data analytics firm, is conducting five back-to-back knowledge sharing sessions on Pharma commercial operations from Sept 16-Nov 11, 2015, to share key insights on topics related to promotion response modeling, sales planning, deployment, targeting and compensation.
October 19, 2015 (Parsippany, NJ): Guidemark Health furthers its commitment to its strategy and branding efforts by naming Martin Mannion as Chief Strategy Officer. With 25 years spent in marketing and advertising agencies, Mannion brings substantial healthcare strategy knowledge as well as diverse disease category experience to the Guidemark Health family. Previously he was Chief […]
This white paper defines, describes, and documents the journey Life Sciences organizations may take to move from MCM and OCM to OCE.
Mobile technology can give Pharmaceutical companies the boost it needs to improve marketing effectiveness and sales performance.
The membership of the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame elected its 2016 inductees: C. Marshall Paul, market researcher, and Scott Cotherman, former CEO of CAHG. Ken Begasse Sr. was named 2016 recipient of the MAHF Lifetime Achievement Award.
Five others celebrate more than decade with MMC Binghamton, N.Y. – October 10, 2015 – Modern Marketing Concepts is pleased to announce the promotions of two employees to sales manager positions. Thomas Baileys and Andrew Barbarino both began their new positions leading sales teams in the Healthcare Division last month. Baileys, who has been […]
Former Global Head of Communications, Sanofi Oncology, Joins Award-Winning Health Team to Drive Business Growth and Geographic Expansion NEW YORK, OCTOBER 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Makovsky, a leading independent integrated communications firm, today announced the hire of Megan Thomas as senior vice president, Health Practice. Thomas brings nearly two decades of health communications experience, […]