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Carrie Crowe adds life science marketing research expertise at Forma 03/27/2014

Carrie Crowe has joined Forma Life Science Marketing as a Director of Client Services. In addition to her role as an account manager for some of Forma’s largest clients, Carrie is building upon her expertise in life science marketing research by exploring methodology alternatives and interpretation of outcomes. She has 15 years’ professional experience in […]

Unlock your Life Science Marketing Intuition with Archetypes 03/19/2014

One of the primary things we do in working with life science companies is to help them assess where they are now and then to decide where they want to go. These are fundamental questions of goals, strategies, tactics and positioning and they touch not just how companies go to market, but also on the […]

David Storey is living up to his name at Forma 03/06/2014

David Storey has re-joined Forma Life Science Marketing as Associate Creative Director. Before launching his own firm in 2004, he was the Senior Art Director (at what was then Forma Design) for five years. Storey has 25 years’ professional experience in corporate branding, strategic marketing, interaction and user interface design, and art direction. As his name suggests, he […]

Unlock the power of archetypes for your Life Science brand 02/14/2014

In reading a recent Forbes post about brand and marketing trends for 2014, it would appear that there are lots of areas for Life Science companies (14 on the list) to focus on in 2014. While many items on the list have merit, let’s focus on the first two. And since the first trend Forbes […]

3 Don’ts for a Successful Life Science Website 01/28/2014

  Here are the Don’ts: Don’t create demand for a cool, innovative product or service Don’t ask me (the visitor) to invite friends or colleagues Don’t ask for a visitor’s name and email address, especially if the visitor is a qualified, interested prospect Wait, aren’t those the same as the do’s? Yes, except for the […]

Take the Life Science Marketing presentation challenge 01/15/2014

Here’s the challenge: for your next presentation, think of the projector or screen as a campfire. Then tell a good story. Something magic happens when you gather around a campfire. Time slows down. Connections and memories are made. Stories resonate. I still remember a spine-tingling ghost story told around a campfire from almost 40 years […]

The prescription for success in content marketing for the life sciences is simple. Just ask Ricky Gervais. 01/10/2014

He’s not a doctor, but he does play one on TV and Mr. Gervais’ secrets for success are the perfect prescription for becoming successful in content marketing. His 3 steps from his recent secrets for success article in TIME are simple: Work hard Be original Write about what you know. He was writing about his success […]

3 things Life Science Marketers can learn about effective presentations by watching Joe Smith wash his hands 01/02/2014

Four and a half minutes. That’s all it took Joe Smith to effectively change how I wash and dry my hands. Many in the health and life science marketing space could learn a lot about making effective presentations from Joe. Here are three key points: No Powerpoint necessary Get the audience involved Leave them wanting […]

Social Media and Life Science Marketing 07/25/2013

What role do social media play in your life science marketing mix? If you can’t shake the vision of Facebook and Twitter from your mind’s eye, read on. Many B2B companies – life science organizations among them – have created Facebook pages and tweeted a time or two and seen little value from their efforts. […]

SEO drives content marketing in the life sciences 06/28/2013

It’s a spin on the proverbial chicken-or-the-egg: Which comes first? Content or SEO? In a blog post this week on The Content Marketing Institute website, Jay Baer reiterates the value and true purpose of content. He calls it Youtility — marketing that’s wanted by customers (as opposed to what marketers have traditionally provided: marketing we […]

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