Planners. What are we, anyway? Often, our roles get summed up pretty briefly. We’re the strategists. Or, we’re the researchers. Or the ones creating the customer journeys. And while that’s true, what we do is a lot more than that. I love that planning is made up of so many
In the wake of the May 8 list-price mandate for DTC TV ads issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- and, even before that, since the draft rule was issued in October 2018 -- one of the questions we are hearing from clients is, “What about YouTube?” Read on to learn more.
With the advancement of programmatic media in the pharmaceutical space, many types of targeting are available that can identify and serve pharma ads to the right audiences, both in direct-to-consumer (DTC) and healthcare provider (HCP) advertising. When putting together a media plan for a specific brand, it is important to consider the disease state sensitivity associated with the brand before aligning on targeting tactics.
On May 8, 2019, the Trump administration announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would require drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include a list price in any DTC television commercial within 60 days of the announcement, if their list price is at least $35 for a month’s supply or a course of treatment. The ruling is virtually the same as the one proposed in October 2018, and only products that advertise on TV are affected directly by the ruling. This POV provides a brief summary of the background to this ruling, a summary of its specifics, some reactions to it, and our recommendations to clients in its wake.
As cases of measles continue to be reported around the United States, our own industry was recently inspired to launch a challenge: Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) asked readers to “use their considerable brain power to design marketing collateral to convince people to get their vaccinations.” Nearly 100 submissions
Google kicked off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, on Tuesday, with CEO Sundar Pichai stating that Google is “moving from a company that helps you find answers to a company that helps you get things done.” This appears to be very much the case: in addition to potentially life-changing
What is attribution? According to Forbes Research, “most CMOs still struggle to quantify and communicate the value marketing creates to their leadership, peers and partners.” Attribution is an attempt to rectify that. From online searches to in-office appointments, Facebook likes to conversations over Sunday dinner, your patients may have learned
Microsoft and Verizon Media have struck a deal to strengthen their search partnership. Read on to learn about how pharma marketers might be affected.
Wasn’t it exciting as a kid when one of your favorite TV shows would have a special multi-episode arc full of guest stars? Well, the same thing has been happening in the U.S. Senate this year, as the Finance Committee takes on drug pricing. They’ve held several hearings in which