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
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)
HEY PHARMA! Time to Embrace Being Social.
Facebook’s recent newsfeed algorithm change has presented an indirect a wake-up call for pharma: it’s time to learn how to be social. It’s more imperative than ever to garner engagement on your posts, so adapt accordingly. But why is it that pharma has struggled to be successful in what may arguably be one of the mostContinue reading HEY PHARMA! Time to Embrace Being Social.
What Exactly is this “Digital Strategy” Thing?
This one’s tricky. As a digital strategist, I ask myself this question all the time and have almost too much of a hard time explaining it when asked. The truth is that digital strategy is fairly intangible. It’s a combination of experience rooted in many different fields and it means balancing those fields to meetContinue reading What Exactly is this “Digital Strategy” Thing?
Explained: Facebook Page Newsfeed Algorithm Changes
With a recent Pew Research Study reporting that 30 percent of US adults get their news on Facebook, 43 percent saying that they post or share links to news stories and 60 percent noting that they like or comment on news stories, Facebook is beginning to focus their brand page/newsfeed algorithm on “high-quality stories”. ThisContinue reading Explained: Facebook Page Newsfeed Algorithm Changes
Explained: New FDA Guidance on Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media
Translation: What aspects of social media is pharma responsible for and the process for interacting in real-time while adhering to FDA postmarketing submission guidelines. On the path to releasing full guidance for pharma promotional activities in social media in July 2014, yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for comment, specific toContinue reading Explained: New FDA Guidance on Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media