Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Are You Following The Golden Rule of E-Marketing and Social Media?

These days there are many ways that a life science company can reach out to researchers, which is great. You likely don’t just have one list of contacts in your CRM, you’ve got employees using LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. With this added flexibility comes new questions regarding how to make contact that is welcomed. We like to use the golden rule, in other words, do unto others as you’d have done to you. Here are some examples of what we consider to be breaking the golden rule, illustrating why it is a simple and effective guideline for many different situations. Unsolicited newsletter opt in. I was recently signed up for a newsletter simply because I’d exchanged an email with someone that had nothing to do with their products. I hear this complaint often from colleagues, that they’ve been signed up for newsletters and resent the sender. Your newsletter recipients should request to be signed up, or you should match their interests closely and monitor unsubscribes closely. Don’t assume a contact is a lead, and remember a newsletter is a regular publication which carries more weight than just sending an email. No ‘unsubscribe’ on mass emails. Related to the last point, you […]

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Small-Scale Survey Suggests Life Science Companies Will Significantly Increase Social Media Advertising in 2011

A recent survey of life science marketers found that 52% plan to increase their level of new and social media advertising in 2011. The study, conducted by life science consulting firm Comprendia LLC, was comprised of thirty-three respondents working in the non-FDA regulated sector, dealing with products for research use only. When asked which social media applications were most utilized, Twitter and Facebook were the top results, with 58% and 39% using them daily or one or two times a week, respectively. Respondents indicated that social media monitoring is also prevalent, with more than 60% indicating they track mentions of their brand on social networks. The long term effects of these trends are unclear, but it is possible that increased interaction between these life science companies, their customers, and independent science communicators portends the development of better products and increased progress in biotechnology research. 2011 Life Science Social Media Marketing Survey January 2011 View more presentations from Mary Canady. Download the PDF of the presentation. These results indicate a shift from traditional, broadcast marketing such as print advertisements and even online banners to new, more engaging methods such as social networks and blogs. Are life science marketers fully ready for […]

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Social Media for Life Science and Biotechnology Application Workshop: Twitter

Twitter is perhaps the best application for life science companies to use to get started with social media, and based on our 2011 poll of life science marketers it is the application you are most interested in. Join us for this 2.5 hour webinar which will answer the following questions: How can I effectively use Twitter to grow my company’s brand? How do I find and engage with influencers and life scientists who will help me reach my goals? How do I find my company’s messaging and voice, and how can I easily find content that matches? Which tools will save me the most time? How do I track the return on investment (ROI) for Twitter? Why is etiquette so important for the life science community on Twitter, and how do I fit in? The workshop is offered online March 10th, and will be available for on demand viewing after this date. All participants will received a printed booklet, and registrations must be received by March 4th. Cost is $275 per individual and $500 for groups of 2-4. Contact us for pricing of larger groups and visit our life science social media training page for information about other workshops. Note: […]

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Sound Bytes: Links and Tips For Life Science Marketing & Social Media 11/18/2010

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 think […]

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Sound Bytes: Links and Tips For Life Science Marketing & Social Media 10/01/2010

Here is our latest collection of links and tips for life science marketing and social media: Commentary on social media and science from David Bradley Where is social media for life scientists headed? Read thought leader David Bradley’s commentary on the subject, and also be sure to read Brian Krueger’s blog post as well. The importance of finding value is underlined, as well as the challenges at hand, and it will help you learn how your company can leverage social media to help and attract life scientists. Life Technologies launches the Molecular Probes Technology Network and the Protocol Exchange for transfection. Related to the first links, Life Technologies is dabbling in social media communities for life scientists with these new applications, which are focused around protocols and discussions. Will they gain traction? Time will tell, however the similar (from an application perspective) Stem Cell Network they launched a few months ago seems to be languishing. Do the networks meet our STIR Social Media system criteria, which we believe are needed for success? You decide! New Twitter launches…kind of… Twitter is launching a new web interface, which you can learn about in real time by following the #newtwitter hashtag. The interface […]

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Who Are The Top Biotech Influencers on Twitter?

About six months ago, Andrew Maynard (@2020Science) and Mike Chelen (@MikeChelen) analyzed the influence of the then 400 ‘Scientwists’ on Twitter compiled by David Bradley (@sciencebase). Since then, I’ve wanted to do something similar for Biotech (Biotwech?) Twitterers, but the application they used no longer works in batch. Mike Chelen came to my rescue and created an API which will work in batch for Klout, a similar application which gives Twitter influence along with other metrics and classifications for user types. Using the list of users from the Biotech Twibe, including the top 25 influencers from the Wefollow Biotech tag, I created the bubble chart visualization using the ‘Many Eyes’ application. The size of each users’ bubble, which is directly proportional to their influence, is based on the Klout score, which ranges from 0 to 100 and is based on 25 metrics including the size of your ‘engaged’ network, retweets, and number of Twitter lists. Top 20 Biotech Influencers on Twitter No. twitter_screen_name kscore kclass Male/Female 1 Wise_Diva 51.11 Persona Female 2 MaverickNY 44.81 Persona Female 3 genomicslawyer 41.67 Persona Male 4 FierceBiotech 37.59 Persona Female 5 ellenhoenig 35.64 Activist Female 6 Comprendia 35.07 Activist Female 7 JohnSharp 33.48 Connector […]

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Comprendia and Informex Announce Social Media Workshop September 21st

Comprendia has been invited to present a social media workshop for the chemical industry by Informex, the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. Learn more from Informex’s press release about the social media webinar for the chemicals industry, and register here. If you’re interested in hiring Comprendia to train your group, see our life science social media training and workshop opportunities.

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Social Media for Life Science and Biotechnology Workshop 3: The Rule of 3’s for 3rd Party Applications

You’ve put together your overall life science social media strategy (if not, see Workshop 1 and our other social media training) and it includes third party applications such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. How do you use these applications to reach out to your customers effectively? The applications are all different, requiring individual strategies, tactics, and methods for determining metrics. Join us August 31st in San Diego or via the web to learn the ‘Rule of 3’s’ for third party social media, and you’ll start reaching out to your customers like never before (almost like a 3D movie, you could say). In this four hour interactive workshop, offered in San Diego and via webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to implement campaigns on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, including: Strategies What strategies and themes work with life scientists? Which third party social media applications are my customers using, and how do I target them there? How do I fulfill corporate goals and provide value at the same time? Tactics How can I get the most out of my time spent on 3rd party social media? What are the best tips and tools for each application? Where […]

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How To Leverage Life Science Social Media in Ten Minutes a Day

We hear from life science marketers that they ‘don’t have time’ for social media. We think that for many reasons, they should ‘make’ time, as the benefits are far reaching, from reinforcing your brand to getting input on product development. However, we are realistic and know that integrating these habits into your routine will take time, so we’ve created this list that will help you to leverage life science social media by spending just ten minutes a day. Set up custom RSS feeds. We’ve talked about the power of RSS feeds to deliver customized content from all over the internet, from research publications to company websites to blogs. Set up RSS feeds and use the information to tweet or blog about, as well as to stay on top of what is going on in your industry and with your customers. You can browse this content from an RSS reader or set up customized emails. Need help? We can set up a customized feed and daily emails for you quickly and affordably, check out this example of a drug discovery blogs RSS we set up. We’ll set it up for you, adjust it if necessary, and give you all the information […]

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How To Get More Life Science Followers on Twitter

Twitter is not just for breakfast any more. Life scientists and companies are using it to learn and share information, and there are likely a few thousand life scientists and more than 100 related companies using it. One of the really great things about twitter is that you can find connections based on the content they are tweeting, and you don’t need to know them to follow and vice versa. Whether you’re in marketing or do research, the value lies in following a good quantity of high quality life scientists, and having them follow you back, and here are some tips and tricks for achieving this goal. Follow more life science twitterers. We know purists who think that ‘if you tweet, followers will come,’ they want to grow ‘organically.’ However, if you look at the vast majority of twitterers, their number of followers is roughly equal to the number they follow. So, if you want 1000 followers, you’ll likely need to follow 1000 (and I think is the minimum number you need to get any real traction on Twitter). The good news is that there are many great ways to find life science twitterers, including: David Bradley’s Scientist Twibe–600 scientists […]

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