Category Archives: As I See It

Facebook is no friend to pharma

KEY TAKEAWAY: According to the Times “If I were a Facebook executive, I might feel a Frankensteinian sense of unease these days. The company has been hit with a series of scandals that have bruised its image, enraged its critics and opened up the possibility that in its quest for global dominance, Facebook may have created something it can’t fully control.”  And they want pharma to advertise more? Continue reading

Programmatic is not right for pharma

KEY TAKEAWAY:Today’s online ads are not about getting in front of as many people as you can , they are about getting relevant ads in front of highly targeted people. This is especially true for pharma clients who are marketing specialty drugs and who don’t want their ads appearing on controversial sites.  Continue reading

How pharma can embrace digital

KEY TAKEAWAY:  Pharma has to do a lot more to lead in digital marketing than hiring outside executives to lead the charge. To stay competitive, businesses need to adopt a team-based organizational model wherein employees can easily move between different projects and effectively shares information easily both internally and with customers.  Can they do this without causing a nervous breakdown of their legal and regulatory teams? Continue reading