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A look into how healthcare professionals use virtual communities

The current healthcare structure and culture can limit healthcare professionals’ interpersonal communication. While modern healthcare organizations are touted as being knowledge intensive, research is showing that bureaucratic, hierarchical and intra-professional barriers still exist when it comes to facilitating knowledge sharing. Why should healthcare companies care? Because gaps in communication can impact the adoption speed of … Continued

Elevate your healthcare marketing content

Many brands fancy themselves content marketers with inbound lead generation and nurture strategies. There’s a proliferation of content developed with intent to move customers through the decision journey, from awareness to purchase. Some do this better than others. One healthcare brand that has shown a particular knack for strong content and nurture marketing is Cardinal … Continued

5 ways “fake news” impacts healthcare media

The proliferation of the term “fake news” over the last year has catapulted the entire journalism profession into the spotlight…and into defense mode. According to a new report, A Real Plague: Fake News, 82 percent of Americans are concerned about the impact “fake news” might have on the credibility of information they get from the … Continued

Trade magazines: Still a marketer’s best friend?

Marketing through trade publications is an important aspect of many business-to-business strategies. The publications have perceived credibility to increase awareness; position brands as thought leaders; drive referral traffic and garner high quality leads. But what happens when readership of trade magazines decline? We encountered a surprising new dynamic in a recent exercise. Inprela asked a … Continued