Focus on patients

Putting it all together:What DTC marketers need to know

UnknownPOST SUMMARY: Good data, on how online health seekers get information and make healthcare decisions, is hard to get but both Comscore and Kelton/Makovsky has given us a pretty good road map on where to start.  Here ae some insights to help online health seekers engage your brand online and seriously consider your product as the answer to their problems. Continue reading »

The danger to online health seekers

inter-1POST SUMMARY: According to the Pew Internet Project, 72 percent of US internet users look up health-related information online. But an astonishing number of the pages we visit to learn about private health concerns—confidentially, we assume—are tracking our queries, sending the sensitive data to third party corporations, even shipping the information directly to the same brokers who monitor our credit scores. It’s happening for profit, for an “improved user experience,” and because developers have flocked to “free” plugins and tools provided by data-vacuuming companies. Continue reading »

Patients aren’t statistics

nota statiscicPOST SUMMARY: Statistics.  They are everywhere today, especially stats on mobile users.  None of these statistics mean a damn thing because they don’t explain the why, where and how.  DTC marketers need deeper insights into how patients are using statistics within the disease condition THEY market to. Continue reading »

Entering a new era in DTC marketing

ID-100124225OK, I get it.  DTC marketers have to show ROI to get budgets from bean counter who know the cost of everything but the value of nothing but that approach is going to lead to a decline in DTC marketing effectiveness. Continue reading »

To WebMD or not to WebMD?

screenshot_193POST SUMMARY: WebMD is the number one health portal on the Internet, but is it really required to consider WebMD as part of pharma marketers online media plans?  Not really. Continue reading »

Our healthcare system is still broken

broken_by_liebe_siePOST SUMMARY: Drug marketers may be wasting a lot of money trying to drive demand for their products because the current healthcare system is getting harder to navigate and it’s making it harder for patients to be “consumers of healthcare. Continue reading »

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