A structure can only be as strong as its foundation, and when that structure is your company, you want to ensure that the foundation is built as carefully and skillfully as possible. Consider this your crash course on building foundations in the life sciences.

Report: Redefining the Life Science Buying Cycle

Life science marketing is traditionally geared towards pitching solutions or features and benefits to scientists. News flash: the fast majority of life scientists – even within your target market – don’t care. The old, tired feature / benefit pitch is ineffective to a vast amount of the target market. A lot of this can be traced to how life science marketers have traditionally viewed the buying cycle.

Redefining the life science buying cycle has become a necessity to stay competitive, relevant, and capture both the attention and business of your target audience. This report presents an amended view of the life science buying cycle that is more holistic and discusses marketing tactics (hint: content is a cornerstone) that will leverage this new vision of the life science buying cycle to more effectively communicate with more of your target market, help build a stronger brand, and achieve long-term revenue growth.
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Webinar: Beyond Content

Attention is a resource that is inherently limited. As more companies vie for their attention, it behaves like any limited resource under increasing demand – the cost goes up.

Content marketers in the life sciences have reached a critical point. The traditional paradigm of content marketing is becoming ineffective. Content marketers have endeavored to create, publish, share, and then repeat this cycle to the point where there is far too much noise. It is becoming ever more difficult to win the battle for attention. Quite simply, content marketing is no longer enough.

We need to shift from a simple content marketing paradigm to a resource marketing paradigm. We need to stop thinking about creating more stuff and start thinking about how to build things of utility that meaningfully help solve our audiences’ problems.
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    7th Dec 15 | continue reading
  • Is Publishing the Holy Grail of Content Marketing?

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    3rd Nov 15 | continue reading
  • Stop Thinking About Content

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    4th Jun 15 | continue reading
  • Remove Steps With Content

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    14th May 15 | continue reading
  • Should You Be A Thought Leader?

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    7th Jan 15 | continue reading