Jonathan Richman, Wendy Blackburn, Silja Chouquet, Steve Woodruff and other speakers from eyeforpharma's 4th Annual eCommunication & Online Marketing Summit discuss how pharmaceutical marketers and communications professionals can avoid typical social media pitfalls (eg, FDA warning letters) and pratfalls (eg, using the wrong Twitter hashtag). It's really a free-for-all roundtable discussion among Twitterati and eCommunication industry experts who will be attending and/or speaking at this important conference.
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It's happening! The pharmaceutical industry is dipping a few of its toes in the social media waters and learning how to use digital media more effectively to communicate with consumers, physicians, journalists, and even bloggers!
But are they prepared to avoid the pitfalls of regulation and the pratfalls of the novice? This interview will identify more precisely the pitfalls and pratfalls and how to avoid them. It's just the start of the discussion that will be continued at eyeforpharma's 4th Annual eCommunication & Online Marketing Summit, which was held November 3-4, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA.
Jonathan Richman is Director of Business Development for Bridge Worldwide, an interactive and relationship marketing agency based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Advertising Age ranks Bridge Worldwide among the Top 50 Digital Agencies in the country. The company’s client list includes several FORTUNE 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, ConAgra Foods, and Kroger. See Jonathan's PMN Forums profile here.
Silja Chouquet is the owner and CEO of whydot GmbH, an agency specialized in social media consulting, coaching and training. Her fields of expertise are the creation of patient-focused social media communications and marketing campaigns.
Steve Woodruff is President of Impactiviti, a pharmaceutical consultancy focused on marketing, training, and social media. Steve works closely with clients on strategy, creative and technical design, and vendor selection. He has provided expert advice to the industry for 13 years, and worked for 10 years before that in the medical device industry. See Steve's PMN Forums profile here.
Wendy Blackburn is Executive Vice President at Intouch Solutions, a digital marketing agency specializing in the pharmaceutical industry. In this role, Ms. Blackburn is responsible for client strategy, client service, and business development across the agency, interfacing with a number of Intouch’s top-20 pharma clientele See Wendy's PMN Forums profile here.