Category: Pharmaceutical Marketing

When Doctors Slam the Door on Pharmaceutical Marketing Reps, Where Does That Leave the Patient?

The job of a pharmaceutical company field rep is tough. In our experience, it’s always been hard work, but lately pharma marketing—the up-close-and-personal kind—is getting tougher. (It’s always been a challenge to see a busy doctor during office hours.) What’s worse, now there are news media reports about doctors who refuse to see any pharmaceutical…

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Old Media Telephone is First on New Media List for Marketing to Physicians

Marketing to physicians is always a communications challenge. There are gatekeepers, drawbridges, barriers and the never-ending constraints of a busy physician’s packed schedule. Everyone wants a slice of time for physician relations, medical device sales, hospital marketing and PR, and pharmaceutical detailing, to name just a few. There’s no magic answer. But a recent survey…

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How Are You Using the iPad in Healthcare, Hospital or Pharmaceutical Marketing? Game-Changer or Curious Gadget?

Healthcare seems to be one of the early early-adopter industries for Apple’s popular tablet, trailing the financial services and technology sectors of business. The iPad is still less than a year old and there is no doubt that it’s been a hit in the marketplace. Apple-watchers predict the company will ship 7 to 10 million…

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Pharma Execs Are Still Pondering Digital Strategy: How to Measure Effectiveness?

Recent market research suggests that many pharmaceutical marketing executives are still on the siines and working on their digital game plan. While marketing planners in other industries have quickly jumped into on channels, pharma has been comparatively slow to embrace the digital revolution. The findings from Digital Marketing in Pharma say that about half of…

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Tech-Savvy Nurses: Emerging Target of Influence for Pharmaceutical Marketing & Advertising

Each week, according to one recent survey, physicians get about 20 visits from pharmaceutical company representatives, but not everyone gets face time with the doc. Compare that with another study that says that nurses are not only “digitally advanced,” but they are likely to recommend on resources to patients. Although physicians are a primary pharmaceutical…

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