Posts Tagged ‘marketing strategy’

How To Help Your Life Science Organization Be More Strategic: A Cure For “Tactitis”

How To Help Your Life Science Organization Be More Strategic: A Cure For "Tactitis"

We’ve got to hand it to life science marketers. Many are entrepreneurs with a great product, while others have been successfully selling products on the internet for years, before it was so commonplace. Which type of preparation is more important for being successful in this environment, undergoing lengthy scientific training or learning marketing acumen with courses or a degree in business? As I was starting out in the field, I remember my boss telling me that a solid science degree is most important, as “marketing is easy to learn.” While I agree, I also find that there is a strong tendency in life science to eschew the formal discipline of marketing in favor of employing tactics which “have always worked” or “seem to work for others.” We have a name for this pervasive reliance on tactics, rather than a solid life science marketing strategy: Tactitis. Below we list the top ways to cure this ailment as well as ways to tactfully (get it?) respond to those in your organization who suffer from this devastating disease. Write a Marketing Plan. This advice may seem pedantic, but we run across many life science marketers who skip this important step. Creating a marketing […]

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Comprendia Free Workshop March 21 2013: Creating A Successful Life Science Marketing Plan

Comprendia Free Workshop March 21 2013: Creating A Successful Life Science Marketing Plan

Some great leader probably once said “The first step to success is having a good plan.” While this seems like a no brainer, some life science companies think that they are too small or busy to write a formal document. We also found in our 2012 life science marketing survey that many of you are disappointed with your return on investment (ROI) for your efforts, especially with digital and social media. The online revolution brings powerful tools, and the successful life science marketing plans will combine them with traditional marketing strategies and lead-generating tactics. Our free hour long March 21st 2013 workshop webinar will teach you how to develop and refine your marketing plan to meet your goals, and you will receive: A detailed description and “how to” for each section of a life science marketing plan, including: Customer profiling Competitive analysis Baseline metrics Strategic plan Positioning, messaging, and voice Tactical schedule Budget Forecasting and ROI A life science marketing plan template combining traditional, digital, and social media strategies and tactics Examples of life science company campaigns that integrate traditional and new media well Note: this workshop is designed to help those who market and sell non-FDA requlated products. The […]

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Comprendia’s Free Life Science Marketing Workshop Webinar October 2nd

Comprendia's Free Life Science Marketing Workshop Webinar October 2nd

Currently, many areas of life science media are in flux as researchers and professionals can now choose between print, web, and mobile resources. These changes mean that your marketing strategies and tactics must be adjusted, as tenets used in broadcasting a message via a static advertisement no longer apply. There are now myriad choices for your marketing budget, with several representing new challenges in digital and social media marketing (see our 2013 planning guide for more information). How will you develop a 2013 marketing plan which will coordinate and integrate these seemingly disparate tactics into a strategy which will help you meet your objectives? We’ve created a survey to help us understand your biggest needs in formulating your 2013 marketing strategies and tactics, and we’ll present the results and tailor our one hour October 2nd webinar to answering your questions. In addition, we’re offering a free 30 minute individual follow up consultation to answer your questions. We’ll keep your answers to the survey confidential according to our Privacy Policy and will only discuss general survey results. Depending on the results of the survey, we expect to cover: Branding, Positioning, and Messaging Strategies Integrating Traditional, Digital, and Social Media Finding and […]

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