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Advancing Content Marketing in the Health Field

While health is a regulated industry, there are still many opportunities to inform, educate and engage stakeholders through lively, relevant content. Health has been and always will be about people. Content marketing is about understanding and encouraging them to take action. Recognizing the growing demand for content in the health sector, leaders from the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech fields c ...

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Now is the Time for Pharma to Get on Board the Social Media Bandwagon

In today’s digital world, social media has become an important part of an integrated communications strategy. When utilized to its full potential, this powerful communications channel fosters meaningful two-way discussion between a company and its stakeholders. Most industries have climbed on board the social media bandwagon, however the pharmaceutical industry has been slower to make the investment in this ...

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Social Media: Should I stay or should I go?

Pharmaceutical companies are starting to reel back on the social media front with Facebook's latest move to make pages more open by enabling comments. Facebook has made consistent strides to become an even more transparent platform, often to the chagrin of the legions of users. So, in some ways, why would they treat pharmaceutical brands any differently?Is this impacting how pharmaceutical marketers view th ...

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Video Moves Beyond Consumer Healthcare PR to Technology, Life Sciences Communications

The Schwartz Digital team has been busy as of late creating videos and podcasts for our healthcare clients. It's great that these services have been so well received--I personally think it's indicative of widespread understanding among the types of companies Schwartz represents that there's way more to telling a story than issuing a press release and getting covered in BioWorld or Medical Device Daily. (Not ...

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Biotech, Pharmaceutical Companies Listen to Social Media

Yesterday the Boston Business Journal ran an overview, "Biotechs proceed with social-media caution," of the state of affairs in drug companies' use of Web 2.0 platforms like Facebook, Twitter and blogs.As you'd expect, this is an issue tracked carefully by every PR firm in Boston, San Francisco and other areas where the drug and medical device industries are concentrated.As we all know, companies ...

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The Changing Media Landscape: What it Means for Healthcare Companies

When you convene a group of leading healthcare journalists, in front of a room full of healthcare PR professionals, sometimes there's no telling what you might hear. Journalists and PR folk, especially healthcare PR agency specialists, have a bit of a love hate relationship. We both need each other, for different reasons of course, and in light of the different media world we live in today, it's more critic ...

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Politics, Stem Cells and the FDA

 One of the more interesting recent medical stories to hit the mainstream media was the news that for the first time, the FDA has cleared the use of embryonic stem cells in human clinical trials. This particular trial will use a stem cell line developed by Geron, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA and will be implanted in people who have suffered acute spinal cord injury. As somebody who has actually seen the Gero ...

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