The Veriblog

6 Steps to Harness Account-Based Marketing within Pharma

Marketing to the Pharma Sector can be quite challenging in today’s environment. Unlike normal B2B structures, these huge targets are comprised of some of the largest most profitable brands in the world, operating in arguably the most regulated sector imaginable. If this is not intimidating enough, some of these individual companies are comprised of over 100 brand teams all-focusing individually on one product or disease state. Read more…

Blogger Spotlight: ONC’s Response to ASCO 2017

Even though ASCO 2017 wrapped up over a month ago, we are still pretty curious and interested in what’s to come from the oncology community. We’re especially excited to hear what real attendees have to say about their experiences.

 

Our curiosity sparked us to reach out to one of our Oncologists who went to ASCO 2017, and find out what he really thought about the plenary session topic, which focused on a symptom tracking tool to help foster better communication and outcomes (link here).

 

With a topic so close to our hearts at Verilogue,  we were extra intrigued to hear a physician’s reaction!

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Are DTC TV Ads “Scaring” Patients?

A recent BBC article (“Medicine Information Leaflets ‘Too Scary’ says Experts”) illustrated how word choice and framing of side effects on drug inserts may sway patients towards not taking their medication. But why? The Academy of Medical Sciences report, which the BBC quotes, shares that patients may be confused, anxious, and/or off-put by the current way side effects are labeled “possible” or “serious” with little further explanation.

 

This got us thinking, how many times have you seen a commercial for a prescription drug (aka a DTC TV Ad) and not noticed the portion that’s dedicated to listing the side effects? Does this medium “scare” patients too?

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Ling 101: Rules of Communication

Are you ready to find out more about discourse analysis in healthcare?

We’ve already discussed how linguistics is integral to good market understanding, and how discourse analysis helps shape that understanding with footing and alignment, but what else can we learn?

In this Ling 101 mini-lesson, we look at understanding the in-office conversational rules, how we follow them, and how we break them. In this video, we share how those rules help shape what we say and hear, especially when things are implied.

 

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Trends in Oncology: Metaphor Basics

The treatment discussion as a whole has been impacted by the launch of new classes of treatment and new products over the past year. One third (10/30) of newly approved molecules in the European Union in 2016 were drugs for use in oncology.

As we continue our look at trends across Verilogue’s conversation database, one common device physicians and patients often can use to discuss treatment options is a metaphor.

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World MS Day 2017 – MS in the Exam Room

In support of World MS Day, we created a short video highlighting the key characteristics of in-office conversations between Physicians and Patient diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Through our invaluable partnerships with the healthcare industry, we are excited to continue our efforts to improve the MS patient experience, one conversation at a time.

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ONCs’ Top Tips for Attending ASCO 2017

Every year marketers, HCPs, and researchers gather at ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) to learn about the newest breakthroughs and developments in the war on cancer. With a large variety of progress across all cancer types, this conference is a great opportunity for individuals to stay on top of industry news.

 

With a lot of advancement and information to pack into 4 days, there’s a unique planning challenge for individuals attending to make the most of their time. Attendees need to set their itineraries, but also need to make sure the content they are seeking is most relevant to their professional goals. That’s why we polled our doctors and ASCO veterans to see what mattered most to them in preparation for this year’s conference.

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2017 ACC, Opinions, Feedback and More from Our Docs

At this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Meeting, medical professionals from all over the world gathered to unite in the continuous fight for heart health. While I was unfortunately unable to attend, we did get to speak with several of our panel physicians who experienced the congress first hand. This year we had a unique opportunity to interview some of the attending physicians to hear their unbiased thoughts and opinions following the conclusion of the conference. These results helped us shape our expectations for the world of Cardiology in years to come.

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