Tag: Healthcare


Practical Tips for Targeting Patients on Facebook

“Your people are here,” announces Facebook Business. This is certainly true in the big picture. Around 2 billion people use Facebook each month. And, it might be particularly true for healthcare. For patients and caregivers, Facebook is a thriving community, a way to connect with fellow patients, and a place to find support. There are…

Patient Opinion Leaders: 4 Major Opportunities for Impact

Patient Opinion Leaders: A New Breed of Influencer “Knowledgeable patients and caregivers who are passionate about sharing what they know with others”- that’s what defines patient opinion leaders (POLs). They don’t claim to have diagnostic skills and they don’t give medical advice. However, they do want to help others who are facing similar diagnoses and…

50 Social Media Healthcare Statistics to Watch

Every healthcare company should be taking notice of social media trends. It’s true that social media is a rapidly evolving landscape, but all signs point to its continued dominance over traditional media when it comes to reaching targeted audiences. Ad spending on social media has grown exponentially over the last several years, but healthcare companies…

Emotional Marketing in Healthcare: How are You Using It?

Healthcare is rooted in science. As such, it is an industry that relies on rationality and evidence. Data and statistics are vital for developing drugs, for treating patients, and even for successful marketing. That said, for the healthcare consumer, the rational, evidence-based facts are often secondary. Health is a topic rife with emotion. Often, this…

Patient-Centered Business Growth: The Value Delivered to Pharma

Beginning with the publication of Crossing the Quality Chasm in 2001 through the ACA-mandated measures of quality of care and up to today, pharma and the healthcare industry have put significant effort into implementing patient-centered business growth into their plans. For pharma, patient-centeredness promised to be a business growth platform. Nearly two decades in, what…

How Do Patient Influencers Change Patient Behavior?

We asked a large diverse group of marketers from the healthcare industry:   If you could ask patient influencers one question, what would that question be?   After reviewing and analyzing dozens of questions, we identified three of the most urgent, consistent and interesting questions:   1.    What inspired you to be a Patient Leader…

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