BK Digital: A Fresh Approach to Digital and Social Media Consulting for Agencies and Companies

BK Digital is a multi-disciplinary Digital and Social Media consultancy born out of Marketing and Public Relations in the Pharma, Healthcare and Consumer product industries.Continue reading BK Digital: A Fresh Approach to Digital and Social Media Consulting for Agencies and Companies

A Call for the Digital/Social Expert [Consultant] as a Priority Partner

With nearly a decade working in the rapidly evolving industry, I’ve noticed a variety of reasons why the pitch process, relationships between digital/social experts, account teams at agencies and properly following through on execution are not working smoothly. This is one of the core reasons behind Pharma’s lack of progress – not to minimize regulatory hurdles at all – but we also need to recognize that traditional PR, advertising, marketing processes and people are being deployed into what is a very complex, dynamic environment. Continue reading A Call for the Digital/Social Expert [Consultant] as a Priority Partner

Channel Optimization in Pharma Marketing: 60 Seconds

What we do is fast-moving, dynamic, complex and very personal. In social, what we say and how we say it is key to audience-centricity, and understanding technology is critical to getting that message out.Continue reading Channel Optimization in Pharma Marketing: 60 Seconds

Social Listening: Are You Really LISTENING?

Are you intrigued? Overwhelmed? Perhaps, like many, you’re even confused by the myriad of constantly evolving offerings. How do you decide what’s right for you and when?Continue reading Social Listening: Are You Really LISTENING?

Bold Prediction: Nobody is Going to Buy Your Smart ‘Watches’ *UPDATE*

With various tech/watch manufacturer partnerships popping up and joining forces, all the buzz about wearables, the Apple Watch, Samsung’s Android Watch, Motorola’s Watch – I have news (an opinion actually) for you – Watches are not the answer. As silly as it may sound, a notification on your wrist that can tell time, provide someContinue reading Bold Prediction: Nobody is Going to Buy Your Smart ‘Watches’ *UPDATE*

Facebook: The Power is in the Timeline

Facebook. The land where the “Like” is commonly the number one goal. I had a client mention that he was intent on getting more Page Likes, a common ask that persists even as the platform transforms around us. Page Likes have become a vanity metric, looking good on the outside, but fairly shallow when examinedContinue reading Facebook: The Power is in the Timeline

Pharma, We Already Have Our FDA Social Media Guidelines

Still waiting for the FDA to tell Pharma what we can do in Social Media? Folks, we already have our guidelines. Reading an old article last night (note: from Jan 2014) made me realize some of the real reasons behind Pharma’s struggle with social media – and it’s not because of the FDA or lack of guidance. While theContinue reading Pharma, We Already Have Our FDA Social Media Guidelines

Don’t Just Use Social – BE SOCIAL (and why that’s okay for Pharma)

Social Media is not to be used merely as a channel for distribution, nor to drive to your website or run contests to get people to “Like” your page or follow your handle.

It’s known as “Social Media” because it all started with being social. Connecting with friends, family and acquaintances. Brands suddenly became involved in what were Social Networks, most unable to grasp the nature of the medium from the beginning. Many have adapted, others still fall far behind. Continue reading Don’t Just Use Social – BE SOCIAL (and why that’s okay for Pharma)

Pharma Mobile Apps Are Not Dead and Kudos Sanofi, But More Can Be Done

  In my eyes, we’ve only uncovered the tip of the iceberg for health and mobile, it has always just been a matter of avoiding the giant block of ambiguous ice that lives underneath that tip – but with the proper navigation, the opportunity for innovation and success is unlimited. The caution comes mostly in the fear of riskContinue reading Pharma Mobile Apps Are Not Dead and Kudos Sanofi, But More Can Be Done

Mobile Apps & Search to Enhance Doctor-Patient Discussions

Search and the fact that a mobile device may already be in a physician’s hand during a patient visit offers a unique opportunity – let’s use that device to better communicate information about a disease or condition to the patient in a way they are more likely to understand. Technology allows touch interaction, video provides a visual means of understanding. Memorability even comes merely in the form of awe in how cool an app may be, leading one to explore others like it.Continue reading Mobile Apps & Search to Enhance Doctor-Patient Discussions