Multichannel Marketing Can Help Make or Break Your Customer Experience

Posted by Ankush Gupta on Mon, May 08, 2017

The biopharmaceutical industry isn’t the only one that faces challenges in crafting a positive customer experience. I recently contacted two investment firms regarding potential investment opportunities. During the initial call with each company, I shared my key requirements: my desired minimum return, a quick turnaround time for making my investments (within a month), and my communication preferences (email and text only). 


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Patient Centricity Is Important, but Customer Centricity Is Imperative

Posted by Pratap Khedkar on Mon, May 01, 2017

Paul Darling co-authored this blog post with Pratap Khedkar.

Patient centricity was the rallying cry at last month’s eyeforpharma event in Philadelphia, with many speakers echoing the sentiment that the patient is at the center of what we do. That’s great in theory, and it has always been true for pharmaceutical products, but here’s one of the main reasons why patient centricity remains more of a talking point than standard business practice: The pharmaceutical industry has little control over ensuring that a patient benefits from a particular medicine. The patient may be at the center, but pharma is at the periphery.


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Sales + Marketing = Optimal Customer Experience

Posted by Pete Mehr on Tue, May 27, 2014

Today there is a significant amount of focus on optimizing the “customer experience” for health-care providers (HCPs). But what does it actually mean? Well, like most people who want to check on the definition of something, I went to Wikipedia, which defined customer experience as:


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Too Many Tech Solutions? Six Ways to Really Integrate Sales and Marketing

Posted by Namita Kalyan on Fri, May 02, 2014

We’ve all heard the statistics. It sometimes feels like every presentation starts the same: “The traditional pharma sales rep is becoming outdated as changes in the marketplace drive a shift in customer behavior. Access restrictions are increasing, with digital interactions replacing one in every four reps. Technology adoption is spreading, with customers spending 11 hours a week online for work purposes. Channel preferences are changing, with 67% of MDs rating digital media as their preferred information source. And finally, the locus of control is shifting away from physicians as the sole decision maker.”


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Bringing Marketing and Technology Together for Digital Impact

Posted by Pete Mehr on Tue, Mar 11, 2014

The digital age has produced countless new ways for marketers to reach and engage customers. While digital media provides a significant opportunity for marketers to personalize and customize their promotion campaigns, it can put significant stress on the company itself. In fact, many companies are currently not able to fully leverage the opportunities that digital media provide due to organizational constraints. In essence, the new marketing capabilities are outstripping most companies’ ability to fully leverage those capabilities. 


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