"Friends with benefits" is a phrase that takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases.
Eyeglass lens and sunglasses manufacturer Transitions Optical takes a multichannel approach to educate plan reps and brokers.
Publicis Groupe had a 15.5% gain in revenue in the second quarter to nearly $2 billion, the holding company stated in its H1 2012 earnings report. Organic growth was significantly lower, weighing it at 1.6%.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey knew it needed to better reach out to the Hispanic community. The question was, 'How?'
DRTV no longer exists in a vacuum. The advent and wide usage of social media has seen to that — which means it's more important than ever for direct response TV marketers to integrate social media into their strategies. Our expert columnists weigh in.
Healthcare reform and signs of economic recovery have insurance marketers retooling their direct marketing efforts to drive relevant messaging to consumers and prospects.
The rise of the socially-educated patient is here.
MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in healthcare marketing agency Concentric Pharma Advertising. The deal will add a healthcare-marketing capability to the New York-based holding company.
Digital agency The Borenstein Group has acquired Q2 Marketing, a digital and direct marketing shop. Borenstein Group will incorporate Q2 into its brand by the end of this week, said Gal Borenstein, CEO and founder of the agency.
Healthcare marketers should prioritize educating and supporting female consumers, rather than just promoting their products or services to them, industry experts said June 1 at the "Health Styles of the 40-Everything Woman" panel in New York.
Walgreens has agreed to acquire online pharmacy retailer Drugstore.com for $409 million, the drug store chain said March 24. Drugstore.com will continue to operate independently in the near term. Dawn Lepore, Drugstore.com CEO and chairman, will report directly to Walgreen's president of e-commerce, Sona Chawla.
As consumers are faced with rising healthcare costs, competition among the country's leading drugstore chains, CVS and Walgreens, has increased, fueling sector-wide acquisitions and dueling marketing campaigns.
Part of the Obama administration's health reform legislation shortened the annual marketing and enrollment period for Medicare Advantage, from six months to three months.
When you close your eyes and think about "healthcare marketing" what comes to mind? Overproduced commercials? Glossy print collateral? Pens? Cups? Lavish dinners?
Managing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) entails a lot more than just having a prescription filled at your local pharmacy, according to Irene Aquino, associate director of marketing in the neurodegenerative diseases division at EMD Serono, manufacturer of Rebif.
WPP-owned direct and digital agency KBM Group has agreed to acquire Marketing Direct Inc. (MDI), a direct and interactive agency specializing in the healthcare sector. Financial terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, were not disclosed. It is KBM's second acquisition in two months.
The New York offices of DDB Tribal have launched a healthcare unit, DDB Remedy. Larry Lannino and John Kelly will lead the practice, reporting to Ellen Fields, global business director at DDB and now managing director of Remedy.
In August, DMNews ran a feature on health and wellness product marketing. One of those marketers is striking back at the FTC now.
Marketers undergo scrutiny in wellness category as health benefits raise doubt
WPP Group has merged agencies CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld to form Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. Matt Giegerich, until recently the president and CEO of CommonHealth, is leading the combined agency. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Direct agencies and service providers are hiring high-ranking employees and creating specialized practices for their healthcare work at an unprecedented rate.
Marketers respond to knowledge-hungry customers by providing health guidance
The US Office of National Drug Control Policy has expanded Draftfcb New York's work to include management of its campaign website and oversight of its social media initiatives. Draftfcb also retained its status as agency of record for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign after a three-month review process, according to a statement from both organizations.
Wunderman named Becky Chidester, most recently the president of Wunderman NY, to the newly created position of president of Wunderman World Health, effective April 19.
Seattle-based direct agency Hacker Group introduced a health insurance practice on March 29. The HealthHG unit is led by Jill Kaufman, VP of account services, and Tom Reid, chief strategist.
Interactive agency Razorfish introduced a dedicated healthcare division on March 1. Known as Razorfish Health, the practice is based in Philadelphia and led by GM Katy Thorbahn. It is the second interactive health practice owned by Publicis Groupe, joining Digitas Health.
Blue Shield of California has added ratings and reviews to its Web site through a partnership with social commerce firm Bazaarvoice.
Rosetta, an independent digital marketing agency, has acquired healthcare marketing agency Wishbone for an undisclosed sum. Wishbone will retain its name and management team, and will be integrated into Rosetta's overall healthcare business as a separate professionally focused group. It will continue to operate from its New York offices.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is searching for a firm to provide direct mail, branding and design services for a National Institute of Health communications office. The winning firm will work with the agency's National Library of Medicine Office of Communications and Public Liaison.
Federal regulators and pharmaceutical company marketers sought to clear up regulations for online and social media marketing strategies at the Food and Drug Administration's November 12 hearings on the topic.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
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