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POC Accountability Does Exist – Right Here

Sponsored Content Confused about point-of-care (POC) validation measures? I’m not surprised. The transparency and accountability of the POC channel remains a hot topic in the media; some are even calling POC one of the most misunderstood media spaces. I understand why, given every point of view  seems to report on a different “must-have” approach. While […]

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3 Takeaways From Pharma Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Advertising Conference

Whether you’re new to the DTC pharma space in the US, or an industry veteran, what you need to know to stay ahead. The advertising of prescription drugs on TV and in magazines is a uniquely American phenomenon. Turn on the news or flip through a magazine and you’re likely to notice a pharmaceutical commercial […]

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Keep Point of Care in Front of Your Upfronts

Sponsored Content PatientPoint had the honor of sponsoring the Top 25 DTC Marketers and Hall of Fame awards at last month’s DTC National. During Hall of Fame inductee Christine Sakdalan’s passionate acceptance speech, one of her quotes really stood out, as it touched on some very relevant topics within our industry. She said: “More than […]

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DTC for Cancer Treatments: Must-See TV

The word “cancer” has become a household word, used by cancer centers, drug manufactures and the non-profit community in aggressive and extensive DTC marketing initiatives. But, historically, marketing cancer products directly to consumers rarely (if ever) happened; it was one of those areas that was deemed to be “pushing it too far.” What has contributed […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Content Marketing

“Content” has replaced “digital” as the biggest buzzword in marketing today—and is now at the core of all communications plans. According to a report by Accenture published late last year, 78% of pharmaceutical and biotech marketers now produce a “moderate to enormous” amount of digital content—from patient testimonials, social posts and news articles to shareable […]

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Online Health Communities: A New Frontier in Health Research

For years, many luxury goods retailers, concerned about exclusivity and control, either sniffed at or completely ignored the internet as a marketplace. Now, a recent McKinsey & Company Marketing & Sales report tells us “Nearly half of luxury goods buying decisions are already influenced by what consumers hear or see online.” The same report predicts […]

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Creating a Compelling Customer Experience for the Digital Age

The scope of what we call marketing seems to be growing every day. Within the professional lives of many in the business of pharmaceutical marketing, a campaign of one-size-fits-all magazine ads alone was considered sufficient to launch and sustain a multi-million-dollar brand. Then came television, then the internet, then mobile devices, and on and on […]

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Advocacy and Industry: Weighing Influence and Transparency

Today’s healthcare environment – with access to therapy and pricing top of mind, new “right to try” laws, possible legislative changes, and big shifts in the ways that consumers get health information – requires more innovative and thoughtful approaches on how to communicate than ever before. For many pharmaceutical companies, advocacy is a highly promising and rewarding way […]

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