As Trump threatens healthcare more silence from pharma

KEY TAKEAWAY: President Donald Trump is contemplating a new strategy to get repeal of the Affordable Care Act through Congress: threatening to torpedo insurance for millions of Americans unless Democrats agree to negotiate with him. And the silence from pharma executives is once again deafening.   Continue reading

Should pharma abandon online ads?

KEY TAKEAWAY: The online ad industry is in deep trouble.  Marketers are questioning online ad effectiveness and consumers are sick and tired of viewing irrelevant ads when they are paying through the nose for broadband access.  Pharma should not abandon online ads, but rather invest more time and effort to ensure they provide an adequate ROI. Continue reading

Cleaning up an agency mess

cleanuppA couple of months ago I got a call from a frantic client who needed help with their interactive agency.  It seems that their eMarketing person had quit and left a lot of open projects with the agency and that the VP was at a loss to try and make head or tails out of what was happening and what was paid for.  As I started to dive into the pile of over 46 invoices I could not believe what I was seeing, $15,000 to do a simple Photoshop redo of an image?  It started me on a rant about agencies and agency people that was evident to most readers of this website. Continue reading