Test your AE protocol for social media with our checklist!

Depending on the purpose of a campaign, social media could be the most useful marketing channel for companies in order to reach their target audiences. Unfortunately, due to strict laws and regulations, pharmaceutical companies cannot simply decide to use these channels. Issues such as side effects, must be reported in a timely manner. Why a protocol is indispensable and what things you should pay attention to are explained in this article. We also included a checklist to check whether everything is included in your AE protocol.

25 April, 2022

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How do you start inbound marketing in the Pharma and Health sector?

Inbound marketing is a marketing philosophy that puts the customer at the center of the buying process. This is an opposite approach of many organizations that take their product or organization as the focal point when interacting with their target audience. As experts in the Pharma and Health sector, we see this happen often. In fact, many pharma companies have a product strategy, through which they want to convince HCPs or patients of the benefits of their product and/or treatment method. Although inbound marketing can serve the same purpose, the approach is quite different. With in bound marketing you make sure that your target audience comes to you instead of the other way around.  You do this by providing added value in the form of relevant content. In an inbound marketing strategy, the target audience is supported with relevant content in all phases of the customer journey. You can probably imagine that a healthcare professional at the beginning of their journey needs different content than at the end of their journey. There it is important when applying inbound marketing to research the information needs of the target group. Then, capitalize on this by offering exactly the right content and information at the right time.

24 August, 2021

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Create a visual experience with Instagram advertising

You may not directly associate Instagram with companies within Life Sciences & Health. It is not the ideal platform to reach HCPs. Still, Instagram is a valuable channel for more and more LSH companies. Not necessarily to reach HCPs, but, for example, to find young talent that is fully active on Instagram. Organizations present themselves as an attractive employer by means of carousel posts, stories or videos. In this way, Instagram becomes an online showcase with which LSH companies can create an experience that matches their identity.

15 October, 2020

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Hyper segmentation: Reach HCPs with Twitter’s unique database

Like LinkedIn, Twitter is a powerful social media channel for reaching healthcare professionals. The fact that HCPs are well represented on both channels is perhaps the only similarity between Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter is characterized as a short, concise and fast channel, while it is very common on LinkedIn to share extensive content. Twitter differs from other channels because of its real-time character. When something happens in the world, a lot of people check Twitter first, before other media. Twitter is therefore a perfect medium for companies to respond to current events or to bring out company news, for example.

24 September, 2020

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Reach HCPs with LinkedIn’s business targeting options

Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are an important target group for many companies in Life Sciences & Health. A research by Veeva shows that 70% of HCPs are digital natives and collect information online. For example, they use LinkedIn to profile themselves, network and to take subject-specific information. For companies that want to reach HCPs, a business page on LinkedIn offers many options and functionalities to give the organization a face. In addition to sharing small updates with text or images, it is possible to share videos or long articles. By sharing links, the target group is only one click away from, for example, a webinar or whitepaper on your website. Advertising makes it possible to generate a large reach in the short term. 

24 July, 2020

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