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Wi-Fi Foes Battle Industry-Backed U.S. Laws

Mon, Nov. 20, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

MoveOn.orgGroups that oppose the spread of Wi-Fi and cellphone hardware are trying to stop bills before Congress that would block control of transmitters by cities.

Healthcare Leads Lobbying Sector for Influence

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

By Jon Gingerich


Trade associations representing the U.S. healthcare sector are widely recognized for exerting more perceived influence than any other industry advocacy group working on Capitol Hill, according to a recent survey of D.C. policy leaders by APCO Worldwide.

Thriving in an Uncertain Healthcare Environment

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Sharon M. Reis and Tamara P. Moore

Sharon M. Reis and Tamara P. Moore The unpredictable policy seesaw we're experiencing with the new Administration and Congress appears to be having a tangible impact on the lives of healthcare communications professionals, and not just those focused on policy.

Why PR Skill is Not Enough

Fri, Oct. 27, 2017

By David Jarrard

David JarrardThe stakes in healthcare communications are uniquely high — more so than many other marketing disciplines — which places a burden on healthcare consultants not only to respect the gravity and complexity of the industry they serve, but to be more flexible while anticipating and identifying their clients’ future needs.

New Rules for Health Product Communications Success

Thu, Oct. 26, 2017

By Kristie Kuhl and Arielle Bernstein Pinsof

Kristie Kuhl and Arielle Bernstein PinsofFrom research to the real world, launching a successful new medical product in today’s market goes beyond message creation for the product itself.

Agency Debuts Gene Therapy Division

Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

The Ruth GroupThe Ruth Group has launched a new specialized practice dedicated solely to the gene therapy and gene editing sector.

Showing the Ties Between Emotion and Innovation

Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

By Srikant Ramaswami

Srikant Ramaswami New pharmaceuticals are often promoted based on their realized traits — personal health benefits, requiring less frequency, the elimination of specific side effects — but few drug companies emphasize how innovation in Rx development can establish an emotional connection with their customers by leveraging how a drug can change people’s behaviors or impact their lives beyond its mere tangible attribute.

Communicating in Chaotic Times

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Wendy Lund

Wendy LundBreaking through with a brand’s message in today’s disrupted media environment can be tough, and while healthcare communicators aren’t immune to these challenges, the industry is poised to quickly and nimbly adapt to the historic changes that have besieged newsrooms in recent years.

Pharma Needs to Fearlessly Innovate in Social Media

Fri, Oct. 20, 2017

By Peter Vigliarolo

Peter VigliaroloThe pharmaceutical industry has been slow to adopt social media campaigns into their media mix, but it’s time for this sector to finally recognize the innovative opportunities these platforms provide for educating and empowering patients in new ways.

Key Elements of Engaging Healthcare Employees

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017

By Cynthia Isaac

Cynthia IsaacCurrent labor trends provide some keen insight into why healthcare employees aren’t engaged, and what internal communications and HR leaders can do to recruit, retain and engage top talent.

KeepTheCare Battles Trump's Attempt to Weaken the ACA

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Jane Landers

KeepTheCareMSLGROUP and HealthyWomen's KeepTheCare campaign held a social summit Oct. 16 in NYC to support women's preventive health care on the heels of an executive order from President Trump intended to weaken the Affordable Care Act's health coverage protections.

Promoting Wellness Authentically to Millennials

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett Best practices beauty brands can adopt to engage the Millennial market and connect with this prized demographic regarding the ingredients in their products.

Inspiring and Motivating the Empowered Patient

Tue, Oct. 17, 2017

By Dan Martin

Dan MartinAs the healthcare industry undergoes a radical digital transformation driven by the self-service model occurring between patients and employers, payers, and providers, healthcare brands have an opportunity to tap into the power of storytelling to inspire, build trust and truly impact change both in the industry and for their organizations.

Why Anonymity is the Enemy of Engagement

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017

By Brandon Edwards

Brandon EdwardsThe healthcare system in the U.S. has a tendency to render its consumers anonymous, and anonymity has a tendency to leave people ignored. How can we transform this industry in such a way that it begins to engage on personal and emotional levels? (2 reader comments)

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Cellphone Tower Bill

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Senate Bill 649 VetoedCalif. Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday, after about a month’s wait, vetoed Senate Bill 649 that would have removed local control of cellphone tower creation. (2 reader comments)

Do You Speak Science? Hereís Why You Should

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Erik Clausen

Erik ClausenAs health and medicine collide with science and technology, thoughtful communication is mission critical to keep messaging on point and on brand.