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Can You Help Me? What Today's Consumers Want Pharma Marketers to Know

Can You Help Me? What Today's Consumers Want Pharma Marketers to Know

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A Digitas Health White Paper
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Published by: Digitas Health on Dec 13, 2011
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A Digitas Health White Paper
What today’s consumers wantmarketers to know
What’s the biggest challengefacing pharma marketers today?
You read the papers. You’ve seen the numbers. You have to live andwork every day in a perect storm o challenges, including…
patent expiries
that, between now and2015, will erase over $130 billion in revenues.
drug discovery
that analysts predict willtake at least a decade to turn around.
margin pressure
rom generic competition,healthcare reorm, and growing managed-care demand orrebates.
legal, regulatory, and legislative
consumer trust
levels, in whichonly 11% o Americans now say the pharma industry isgenerally honest and trustworthy.
 But the biggest challenge conronting every pharma marketer todayis none o these. It’s
My brand? Irrelevant?
How can an industry that spends over $4 billion annually onadvertising alone
possibly be in danger o irrelevance?By taking our eyes o our customers and ailing to change theway we engage with them as their needs, values, and behaviorshave changed.
spectacularly. It delivered a genuine service to consumers by raisingawareness o underdiagnosed conditions and the availability o newand eective treatments or them.But success can be seductive…and dangerous i we ail tounderstand its source.
right schedule, the right spend, and the right number o GRPs couldguarantee dominant share-o-voice and mindshare — and that thisdominance would reliably translate into positive consumer belie andpurchase intent.It was never mere reach and requency or share o voice that made
And to the degree that we have, as an industry, orgotten this, thevery practices and assumptions that once brought us closer to ourcustomers now threaten to pull us ever urther rom where ourcustomers are…
and where they want us to be
Not in Kansas anymore
Our customers today — consumers and healthcare proessionalsalike — are swept up in a rising tide o expectations or customer-centric, service-based marketing, created by marketers such as BestBuy, Apple, Amazon, and Nordstrom. And increasingly, they measureall marketers against these high standards.At the same time, they are living in a hyperconnected world, wherethe prolieration o new digital and mobile tools give them the power,not only to tune out marketing that does not deliver real service, butto consult, in its place, the experience o hundreds or even thousandso people like themselves.
 messages are relegated to an increasingly peripheral position ininuencing consumer decisions.
Some hard facts
 commercials, do.
purchase inuence.
health-related user-generated content today.
platorm o choice or fnding and accessing this
It’s not the mediumit’s the message
traditional marketing channel or tactic is irrelevant; or that digital isthe new panacea.What we are saying is that
marketing — marketing thatdoes not deliver a genuine service to our customers — is irrelevant inany channel; and deservedly so.Every brand today has to compete, not only with its traditionalcommercial competitors, but with the much larger universe ocompetitors or our customers’ mindshare — the riends, peers, socialmedia, and third-party content sources that, in aggregate, can speakmuch louder than any single advertising campaign. And i thosevoices contradict what we’re saying about our brand, we have a verylarge problem.
What digital offers, far more than just another selling channel,is a window
into this larger, noisier world — a unique living laboratoryin which we can learn, through listening to and interacting with ourcustomers and their inuencers, how to create responses that delivervalue in

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