Tag Archives: marketing

Adopting the New Patient Journey Framework for Marketing

Marketing within the healthcare industry has been rapidly changing due to the growing influence of patients. Physicians are no longer the main focus in marketing when trying to determine market access and product launch success. Because patients are becoming more

Frustrations of a Pharmaceutical Market Researcher…

Not that long ago, I was updating a key research project here at Best Practices; and as usual, I was waiting on approval from our research manager. The approval delay made me agitated, but not nearly as much as when

Best Practices Hosts 7th Digital Marketing Consortium Roundtable

Best Practices hosted our 7th Digital Marketing Consortium Roundtable on Thursday, July 23. The topic of the virtual conference was “Key Trends & Innovative Activities in 2015 Biopharma Digital Marketing.” The roundtable brought together executives from 8 leading pharmaceutical companies

Overcoming Regulatory Risks and Gaining Critical Insights through Social Media Listening

The pharmaceutical industry as a whole has struggled to delve into the social media world. The main reason for this is due to regulatory restrictions, with organizations fearful to engage in online conversations with patients due to the perceived high

As Mobile Surpasses Desktop Search, Poll of Digital Marketers Finds Industry Divided on Pharma’s Next Steps

In a digital advertising conference yesterday, Google announced that mobile searches have surpassed desktop searches in the U.S. and numerous other countries. This is big news, but a not necessarily stunning development to anyone paying close attention to the inexorable

Patient Centricity Has Arrived. Bigger Question: Where Is It Headed?

Patients have always been on pharma’s radar, though it has historically been as a target of marketing (the most obvious being Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising).  But now under the banner of Patient Centricity, pharma companies large and small are

Six Digital Marketing Trends that will Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015

The pharma sector has long trailed more consumer and tech-savvy industries in the uptake of digital media for marketing their products. Uncertainty around industry regulations and how to safely interact with patients and physicians have prevented many large pharma organizations

SPECIAL: Highlights from 2014-2015 Digital Marketing Consortium 1st Roundtable

Best Practices, LLC recently held the first Roundtable for the 2014-2015 Digital Marketing Consortium. The virtual conference brought together digital marketing leaders from the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries. The Roundtable, titled “Digital Marketing Service Delivery & Execution Excellence,”

Best Practices in KOL Management

Thought leaders play a critical role throughout every stage of the development of new pharmaceutical products. In fact, success in the pharmaceutical sector is often linked to an organization’s ability to build, maintain and manage relationships with Key Opinion Leaders

New Technologies Creating New Public Relations Opportunities

While marketers in the biopharmaceutical industry have long used Public Relations as a tool to support their brands, recent technologies –social networks, audio sharing, and video sharing—are creating fertile new ground for PR experts. These new additions to the Public

(Infographic) Pharma Social Media Listening: Is Your Company Being Left Behind?

Online social media disease state discussions among patients, physicians, caregivers and other key customer groups have flourished in recent years. Likewise, the need to capture the critical market insights that exist in these online platforms is also on the rise. Savvy

Optimizing Medical Device Marketing Staffing Levels

Like all industries, the medical device sector is constantly seeking to align its marketing staffing levels to achieve optimal organizational performance. Despite this, product and configuration complexities require medical device companies to invest more resources in tactical marketing compared to

Top 5 Best Practices & Lessons Learned for Marketing Services Excellence

Marketing organizations are a key driver of organizational success. However, in today’s global marketplace, marketing organizations are increasingly being faced with the duel pressures of delivering exceptional services to internal clients while also holding down costs. In order to remain

Patient-Centered Marketing to Improve Outcomes

In order to build a sustainable brand & a strong reputation, it is critical that leaders create educational marketing that will engage patient populations. Given the constant and wide-ranging marketing messages directed at consumers, organizations need to develop and deliver