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Clinical Trial Advertisers: Take Note of These Digital Trends

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

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

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

BBK to Attend SCOPE 2018 in Orlando

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Feb 8, 2018

mobile-header.jpgBBK Worldwide is very excited to be participating in the 9th Annual SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives. Taking place February 12 – 15 in Orlando FL, SCOPE will offer three days of in-depth discussions addressing the operational, technological and data-related aspects of clinical trial planning and management, with 18 different conferences, 3 plenary keynote sessions and interactive breakout discussions.

Topics: Conferences, clinical research, life sciences

Insights from Dr. Elliot Rosenstein: Referring Physicians in Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Jan 31, 2018

 

06028f5.jpgFor our latest eBook 21st Century Research Champions, we reached out to physicians to gain a deeper understanding about their attitudes and actions with regard to clinical research, and explored tested strategies in building relationships with physicians to enhance patient recuritment. As it turns out, physicians were more than happy to provide their insights into the value of referring physician programs and to elaborate on their willingness to contribute to clinical research. We interviwed Dr. Eliott Rosenstein -- a physician with more than 40 years of experience and Director of the Institute for Rheumatic and Autoimmune diseases -- to get his take on our latest eBook and the importance of referring physicians in clinical trial patient recruitment.

Topics: Physician Referrals, clinical research, clinical trials

Gone Are 60 Seconds

By Matt Kibby on Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Picture this: a clammy Nicolas Cage sits hunched forward in the driver’s seat of a $5m hypercar, gripping the top of the steering wheel and staring at an undefined point just beyond the camera.

His grip on the wheel tightens and he punches the accelerator.

In a cacophony of protesting rubber and tire smoke, he’s Gone in 60 Seconds.

Sound familiar? I’m making a tenuous but spellbinding opening remark to get our blood flowing about advertising. Not just advertising in general but also, more specifically, patient recruitment advertising. 

Topics: advertising, clinical research

eConsent: A Patient-Centric Perspective

By BBK on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

When patients find themselves interacting with information about their health and well-being, it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to ensure that these interactions are as meaningful and productive as they can be. In this regard, the informed consent process is among the most important facets of clinical research currently undergoing a digital transformation, and pharmaceutical companies must continue to adopt eConsent across the board.

Topics: clinical research, clinical trials, informed consent, digital health, Digital Platforms

Sponsor of Choice

By Matt Kibby on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

In an age where patients have more choice about treatment options (just think about how the treatment guidelines have evolved for multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis in the last 10 years for example,) and more clinical trials are being conducted by fewer investigators, there has been a constant upward pressure on competition for clinical trial patients, even as sponsors and third party recruitment companies becomes more innovative and proactive in their approaches to marketing their trials.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Site Engagement, clinical research, clinical trials

Buy a Baker’s Dozen

By Joan F. Bachenheimer on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

It’s clear that the clinical team for each study is tasked with creating and managing an individual study budget. The problem is one-off study purchases do not accrue the benefits of volume discounting. Of course, there are numerous and complicated financial arrangements sponsors make with service providers to create optimal rates for clinical trial support – but what about the simple construct of, “buy one shirt, get another for free?”

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Patient Engagement, clinical research, clinical trials

Part 3: Effective Physician-to-Physician Recruitment Programs

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Part 1 in this series of blogs on the role of referring physicians in clinical research chronicled the factors that have led to study sponsors’ lack of confidence in physician referrals as an effective patient recruitment strategy. In Part 2 of this series on Research Champions referring physicians spoke for themselves through primary research conducted by BBK Worldwide. Today, we look at best practices that lead to referring physician programs that generate compelling results.

Topics: Physician Referrals, clinical research, clinical trials

Research Champions  Part 2: The Voice of Referring Physicians

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Part 1 in this series of blogs on the role of referring physicians in clinical research chronicled the factors that have led to study sponsors’ lack of confidence in physician referrals as an effective patient recruitment strategy. This installment gives voice to the referring physicians themselves by sharing results of primary research conducted by BBK Worldwide.

Topics: Physician Referrals, clinical research, clinical trials

 
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