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The Patient Experience Company

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 | 3 min read

Over the past 35 years, BBK Worldwide has driven the development of patient recruitment and engagement through our products, services, experience, and thought leadership. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce our new marketplace position as The Patient Experience Company.

Topics: DIA 2018, Patient Experience

At DIA 2018, We’re All About Experience – the Patient’s & Yours

By Aaron Fleishman on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 | 2 min read

 

 

For those of us in the clinical R&D industry, this is among the most exciting (and busiest) times of the year. I’m talking, of course, about the Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting, June 24-28 in Boston.

With industry stakeholders gathering in our own backyard to exchange ideas in the pursuit of developing new therapies and accelerating efforts to enhance health and well-being, we could not be more thrilled. Ask anyone who has attended the DIA in the past, and they will tell you that it’s an occasion where a lot of exciting work gets done in a very short period of time.

Every year that we attend the DIA, we do our best to honor the spirit of the occasion and to acknowledge the importance of our industry colleagues working together in such a dynamic setting. This year, it is our goal to provide an experience that demonstrates our commitment to the patients who make clinical research possible.

Topics: DIA 2018, Patient Experience

Clinical Trial Advertisers: Take Note of These Digital Trends

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 | 3 min read

The way people consume media is changing. With a projected 237.6 million estimated smartphone users by the end of 2018 in the United States alone (an increase of 13.3 million users from last year), the way people are accessing information is increasingly going mobile. Additionally, the Pew Research Center suggests that 64 percent of Americans between the ages 50 to 64 are using social media, preferring mediums like Facebook and YouTube. While the clinical trial industry is known to be slow in adopting newer technologies, the implications of these observed trends for patient recruitment speak for themselves. To get a closer look at the impact of digital media on clinical trial advertising, we spoke with our Director of Media and Research Sarah Mandracchia for her insights on some of the tactics and strategies that are shaping direct-to-consumer outreach in 2018.

Topics: advertising, clinical research, clinical trials, Digital Platforms

GDPR: Its Intent – and Its Integrity

By Rob Laurens on Wed, May 23, 2018 | 2 min read

There are probably a good number of us in the clinical research and development industry that are spending a lot of time dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their Privacy Policies and otherwise ensuring that everything is ready for the 25th of May, the day that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. And, there are probably a good number of us who have had a rather intense schedule over the past few months. But, I bet if you conducted a poll, you’d find that despite all the time-consuming work and activity, those of us concerned with the patient experience are greatly pleased that GDPR is finally here.

Topics: Most Viewed

Agree or Disagree: Qualified Referrals Keep Sites Engaged

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, May 2, 2018 | 1 min read

 

While sites should be held accountable for processing the referrals that are generated from clinical trial advertising, it is very important that these referrals are qualified so that sites are not wasting their time. Therefore, generating highly qualified referrals is the number one contributing factor to site engagement.

Do you agree? Disagree? Watch the latest clip from our first episode of Pharma15 Live! and leave a comment below.

Topics: Pharma15

Agree or Disagree: Clinical Trial Sites Must Invest in Branding

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

There is a difference between “advertising” to generate referrals for clinical studies and “branding” for clinical trial sites. To remain relevant in a changing media landscape, sites must allocate part of their advertising budget to invest in branding. Do you agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below.

Topics: Pharma15

Agree or Disagree: Regulatory Bodies Need Social Media Training

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Apr 25, 2018

If regulatory bodies are reviewing advertising and content for digital channels, like social media, should they receive education to understand how these channels work?

Check out the latest clip from our first Pharma15 Live! debate. Do you agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below.

Topics: Social Media, clinical research, Pharma15

Clinical Trial Advertising: Is It Just About Referrals?

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 | 1 min read

When it comes to direct-to-consumer advertising for clinical trials, is it just about generating referrals for sites? Or is the quality of the referral more important than quantity?

Watch this clip from our first Pharma15 Live! debate between industry experts. Do you agree or disagree? Comment below!

Topics: Pharma15

Watch On Demand: Experts Square Off on Clinical Trial Advertising

By BBK Worldwide on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 | 1 min read

Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 3.45.36 PMJust last week, industry experts Matt Kibby, Shwen Gwee, and Dan Sfera squared off on a live 15-minute showdown, debating the timely topic of direct-to-consumer advertising to support clinical trial recruitment.

Moderated by Kaitlin Kelleher, conference producer at Cambridge Healthtech Institute, our challengers were tasked with debating many of the burning issues surrounding clinical trial advertising in today's shifting patient recruitment landscape.

We're excited to present the full debate for your viewing pleasure. And for those who were unable to catch the event live, we hope you enjoy it!

Topics: advertising, clinical trials, global patient recruitment, Pharma15

The Debate is Heating Up!

By Aaron Fleishman on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 | 2 min read

When it comes to clinical trial advertising, is “the juice worth the squeeze,” so to speak? To get at the heart of this issue, BBK Worldwide is bringing together industry experts to square off on the live video stream debate “Does Clinical Trial Advertising Deliver?” 

Join us on March 28th at 1:00pm EDT for a live 15-minute showdown between experts, debating the timely topic of direct-to-consumer advertising to support clinical trial recruitment.

With this lineup, you will not want to miss it!

Topics: Patient Recruitment, clinical trials, global patient recruitment, Pharma15

 
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