Social Media and Healthcare Company Practices

August 25th, 2008   •   1 comment   

Social networks have created enormous opportunities for pharmaceutical and healthcare marketers to reach their patient and physician customers. Deborah Dick Rath, Senior Vice President of the Healthcare Practice of FactorTG tells Marketing Voices listeners how to develop an effective media plan to leverage the digital landscape. Rath explains how Merck used Facebook for maximum effect of the Gardasil vaccine.

Social Media Club: What is it all About Anyway?

August 11th, 2008   •   2 comments   

Everybody’s talking about social media and now there is a club that can tell you all about what it is. Chris Heuer talks to Jennifer Jones about the club he started in Fall 2005 and its growing strong. It is all about social media and its membership is worldwide. Chris talks about how it got started, and what should be most important to marketers today. His new term, “gisting” is great. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out what it is all about.

Virtual World Success: IMVU: A 3D Social Network

August 4th, 2008   •   2 comments   

The deep seated need to connect is making headway in the virtual world. IMVU is proof. CEO Cary Rosenzweig talks to Jennifer Jones about how the user-driven IMVU is so successful that it is generating $1 Million a month. More than 1.7 million different items to buy exist in this virtual world and at least 50,000 virtual rooms. What a choice! For the more than 60% of U.S. users and 40% rest-of-world users, IMVU is a joy to behold. Marketers need to learn what it is all about.