Trends in Healthcare Comms: An Interview with John Gisborne of FleishmanHillard Fishburn

John, could you please give us an introduction to your current role, as well as a bit about your background?   I currently oversee the European healthcare function at FleishmanHillard, we are a global communications firm of 3,000 people worldwide. Healthcare is one of our most important sectors. I started my career as a biochemist, … Continue reading “Trends in Healthcare Comms: An Interview with John Gisborne of FleishmanHillard Fishburn”

Identifying Key Opinion Leaders in Pharma Through Influencer Network Analysis (INA)

Key opinion leaders (KOLs) undoubtedly play a very important role in the life sciences industry. Pharma companies typically engage them during the later stages of clinical trials and during drug commercialisation.

PR Measurement in Pharma: The Key to Effective Communication Strategies

In the dawn of AMEC’s Measurement Month, a global programme of activities shining the spotlight on the importance of PR measurement, we thought we could highlight the immense value of PR measurement by surveying its applications in an industry suffering from a growing trust problem – pharma. The reputation of pharmaceutical companies depends on the … Continue reading “PR Measurement in Pharma: The Key to Effective Communication Strategies”

Cannabis-Infused Drinks: Exploring the New Beverage Trend

As the global soft-drink and alcohol consumption slows down, a growing number of companies think of cannabis beverages as a new growth vector. However, marketing cannabis-infused products could bring some reputational risks. An effective PR campaign can’t afford to ignore influencers with a well-established authority on this controversial subject. Using our media analytics tools, we … Continue reading “Cannabis-Infused Drinks: Exploring the New Beverage Trend”

Alzheimer’s in the Media: The Power of Influencers

Due to the 99.6% failure rate of new Alzheimer’s drugs, scepticism is the default attitude in the media coverage of everything around the increasingly occurring disease. To tackle the inevitable reputation hurdles, communication professionals should take advantage from the fact that voices of authority within the pharma industry have regained credibility – the percentage of consumers … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s in the Media: The Power of Influencers”

The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling

Hot on the heels of Buckingham Place’s announcement about the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance predicted that the ceremony will contribute around £500 million to the British economy, primarily in tourism. This initial prognosis seemed reasonable given the fact that Prince Harry is only sixth in line to … Continue reading “The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling”

Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018: Pandan

Tucked between the travel and beauty sections of the latest J. Walter Thompson “Future 100” report is an entire section dedicated to emerging trends in the food & beverage industry. Vertical farming, algorithmic food design, mood factoring – concepts that may sound like excerpts from a science-fiction script, but according to the authors, are well on their way to entering … Continue reading “Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018: Pandan”