Here’s our most recent playlist of links and tips for life science marketing and social media: Sigma updates website. Sigma Adrich has updated their website. It looks nice (except I think they need to be consistent with the red–it’s too light at the top) and time will tell whether life science researchers find it easier to use. The video about the new site shows 4-5 staff members describing the changes and excitement they have for it (frankly I’d rather just see the updates). The video is a bit over the top–did they really work with the ‘top designers in the world’? From the web 2.0 standpoint, they now have favorites and product reviews, which is great, and it looks to be iPad compatible. Social media is not prominently displayed–links are in gray at the bottom right. They indicate that it is the ‘first stage in their digital evolution.’ The sophisticated video makes me think of this post about every company needing to be a media company now. Is your company expanding its video production team? Tineye image search. This is cool. Ever see an image in an Ad, or get sent an image that someone in your group wants toRead more →
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Here’s our most recent playlist of links and tips for life science marketing and social media: Promega updates website. Promega recently redesigned their website, and while I thought the old one seemed easy to navigate, it’s clear they’re looking forward with this redesign. The interface is simpler and they also offer RSS feeds for some sections (which we’d love to see for ALL areas of ALL life science company websites). They have a chat feature too (not sure if it’s new) which is good as a grad student cancer researcher I spoke to recently said that “phone calls are only for emergencies,” typical of the new scientist’s attitude. Promega will also be linking their blog soon and has also started a blog-style news aggregator called “Forensic Connections.” Scientists and the social media survey. Lab Manager Magazine recently published a social media survey of 300 of their readers. Take a look at the results and judge for yourself, but we’re hesitant to give a full ‘thumbs up’ on the survey as the article isn’t a full report. The results are different than what we’ve found with our surveys, for example LinkedIn is the most popular application. The answers do underline theRead more →
Here is our latest collection of links and tips for life science marketing and social media: Science Online 2011 Conference The fifth annual conference for science bloggers will take place in North Carolina January 13-15th. Science blogging is an exploding area, and learning more about and sponsoring the conference is a great way to reach these increasingly important thought leaders in life science. The conference sold out in 45 minutes, but you can still sponsor and I think it’s a great opportunity to show your support and get exposure for any online campaigns. I’ll be in attendance as well, let me know if you have questions or want any specific information about the conference. Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2010 Meeting had 550+ Tweeters! I attended SfN this week and made an archive of the tweets. Currently the summary lists 572 people tweeting with the #sfn10 hashtag, and I estimate that 80-90% of these were actually at the conference. With 30,000+ scientists at the conference, this is still only 1-2%, which is a low number, but I was able to find at least one exhibitor at the conference (Jove) who said they got good results from their tweets. Also, I thinkRead more →
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