Category Archives: Prescription drug DTC marketing

The challenges facing DTC marketing

images4There are so many challenges facing DTC marketers right now including shrinking budgets and diversification of media that you have to wonder if there is enough talent to really break DTC marketing out of this funk.  The priorities for pharma companies are to both reduce costs and to increase the effectiveness of all marketing programs.  However is pharma it’s own worst enemy when it comes to embracing empowered health consumers and will antiquated processes and thinking limit DTC marketing ?
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28% have talked with a doctor about a drug they saw advertised

UnknownKEY SUMMARY: A large majority of Americans (82 percent) report seeing or hearing prescription drug advertisements, and 3 in 10 (28 percent) say they have talked with a doctor about the specific medicine they saw advertised. After talking to a doctor about a drug they saw, 15 percent of the public says the doctor recommended changes in their behavior or lifestyle, 14 percent say the doctor recommended a different prescription drug, 12 percent say they were given the drug they asked about, and 11 percent were instead recommended an over-the-counter option. Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll Continue reading