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|10th March 2016
As the wider industry becomes increasingly competitive, clients have started to become more procurement-led, looking for ways to improve margins and efficiencies in their business. The impact on agencies has been substantial, with fewer suppliers on rosters and more aggressive payment terms.
In this article, Co-Founder and Managing Director Martin Brass discusses the evolution of procurement and the new client-agency relationship.
|7th March 2016
Within the pharma and healthcare industry, the introduction of a user-centred approach that incorporates best practice user experience research and design is still rare. Often the world of user experience (UX), its activities, methods, and deliverables are not well understood within this industry.
In this article, Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo breaks down how to understand the return on investment of user experience methodology.
|7th March 2016
Not all organisations are in a position to look at maturity – for some, there’s still a pressing question that needs answering: Why does content need a strategy?
In this article, Content Marketing Manager Liz Inskip and guest blogger Adwoa Baah explain how having a documented strategy for content creation, distribution, management, and governance will empower your brand teams and create organisational efficiencies.
|2nd March 2016
We interviewed Wayne Atherden, Procurement Director Commercial Services at Janssen, our European procurement contact, to get a fuller understanding of his view on the issues facing brand teams and how agencies help to deliver value. Here is what he had to say.
|19th February 2016
Pharma still has silos around key functions in the marketing process, which has the unintended consequence of often putting these functions at odds with the brand teams. In 2016, it’s time to bring these teams together and move them toward a common goal – delivering for your customers to enable better patient outcomes. Head of Commercial Matt Bolton breaks down what we mean when we talk about eliminating the last silos in pharma marketing.
|15th February 2016
Healthcare is not a consumer-driven market where we can assume that patient-centred innovations will automatically influence adoption within doctor communities. In this article, Customer Experience Consultant Anna Tamasi highlights the most common usability and user experience implications that the digitalisation of healthcare poses on doctors' professional lives.
|3rd February 2016
About ten years ago, personalised medicine was a major step forward – tailoring treatments based on individual patient history and information. Fast forward to 2015, and investigating the central dogma of biology is still a major focus of healthcare research.
Consultant David Cooney talks us through what this progress in genomics means for pharma in 2016.
|26th January 2016
The way that many pharma and healthcare brands think about content strategy – the creation, management, storage, and governance of content – hasn’t matured in quite the same way as multichannel marketing strategy.
In this article, Consultant Adwoa Baah and Content Marketing Manager Liz Inskip take us through three things pharma can do to improve content strategy maturity within their organisations in 2016.
|20th January 2016
Like other sectors, healthcare relies on insight. Therefore, it isn’t immune to the factors that affect the likelihood of a business to reach meaningful insight.
Head of Insight Martine Leroy explains why it's time to rethink what 'insight' means in healthcare.
|12th January 2016
Moving into 2016, we want to draw the focus to the issue of tangibly defining value in healthcare innovation and ensuring that the services that pharma and healthcare brands are developing are actually taken up and implemented. Managing Consultant James Atherton talks through some tangible tips for businesses and brands looking to surf the wave of disruption in 2016.