| 29th September 2015
Strategic Planning is a core capability at Blue Latitude. We work across many different therapy areas, helping our clients to position, launch, and support their brands through the full product lifecycle. For many years, pharma have reduced the impact of loss of exclusivity (LOE) by launching alternative molecules to treat the same condition. Whilst the commercial intention of this is to maximise the value gained from a therapy area, the execution of a portfolio strategy can impact this if done poorly. With Pharma in the midst of a patent cliff, portfolios of treatments are becoming more and more common, and the need for a clear co-positioning strategy has never been greater. A large client of ours recently approached us to understand how they could maximise the value of their gastroenterology portfolio. For several years, they had been focused on supporting one blockbuster brand with great success. However, with the impact of LOE fast approaching, it was vital that they widen their view to consider other brands in the pipeline, and how the portfolio would deliver value as a whole. Head of Brand Strategy Jenna Earl talks us through the three most important things to understand about portfolio positioning in pharma.
When you have a portfolio that includes multiple brands with overlapping patient groups, positioning requires an additional dimension; positioning of the portfolio as well as of the individual brands. If portfolio brands are positioned in a silo, it creates unnecessary competition between the brands, and ultimately, creates confusion for prescribers and payers. ...
| 12th April 2017
Cultural context is everything when you’re working with teams from a different background to your own. Senior Associate UX Researcher Dorottya Okros talks through the common communication and negotiation pitfalls of working with Eastern Europe and the CIS for British presenters.
| 5th April 2017
Channel strategy has long been a hot topic for pharma and is often regarded as the answer to many of today’s marketing challenges. Head of Brand Strategy Jenna Earl discusses these challenges faced by pharmaceutical marketers today, and if channel disruption is really the answer.
| 29th March 2017
Customer Experience Consultant Eimear Power talks through the process of developing Orello, a service for metastatic prostate cancer patients and their loved ones, in collaboration with Janssen.