Fresh thinking, inspiration, and news from the Navihood

Dec 2, 2015

Using the iPad pro for an oncology sales force

The iPad Pro’s scalability and size make it the perfect device for the pharmaceutical sales force, with the keyboard allowing it to begin to replace laptops. In 2013 Navicor launched one of the first brands to use the Microsoft Surface Pro as both the vehicle for an iVA and the reps’ main computer. This initiative […]

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Nov 17, 2015

The culture of a winning advertising agency

Culture is one of those words often discussed but rarely understood. I spend a lot of time with prospective employees looking to grow in their careers, and one of the most commonly asked questions is, “What’s the culture like?” Oftentimes, what they’re really asking is, “How fun is your company?” I delay answering that question […]

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Oct 30, 2015

Navicor wins 7 International Davey Awards

The hardware keeps piling up around the Navihood, as results from the annual International Davey Awards firmly maintain Navicor’s place among the best in the business. We are incredibly proud to bring home 7 Davey Awards, which honor the industry’s “Creative Davids”: small agencies worldwide whose strengths are big ideas and powerful creative chops—not giant […]

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Oct 7, 2015

Using LinkedIN for micro-targeting oncologists

During this year’s Digital Pharma East conference, Stephanie Katzman, a healthcare strategist at LinkedIn, announced that the number of HCPs had grown from 3.5 million last year to over 5 million in the US alone and over 9 million globally in 2015. During her talk Stephanie stressed that the value proposition of LinkedIn in your […]

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Oct 5, 2015

Oncology dominates healthcare conversation on Twitter

This week at the 9th annual Digital Pharma East conference, Katie Collins (@KECollins28), healthcare strategist at Twitter, reported that cancer-related tweets are dominating healthcare conversation. In the past year, there were over 44 million tweets in reference to cancer. Heart disease was a distant second with 14.5 million tweets. Katie shared that this activity was […]

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Sep 30, 2015

UI design strategy: future-proofing for a 4k website

The single biggest driver for oncology brand website redesigns has been the evolution of changing screen display resolutions. The web grew up in an 800 x 600 world, but this world was quickly eclipsed as the 1024 x 768 screen resolution began to eat into the 800 x 600 market share. By 2008, use of […]

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Aug 24, 2015

Is it time to refresh your oncology campaign?

Just about every consumer brand marketing team ultimately faces this question: should our brand campaign be refreshed, changed, or completely overhauled? Pharmaceutical brands are no different— not even oncology brands. We are often asked to help new or existing clients refresh or change the way their brand is perceived. Although many think a campaign refresh […]

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Jun 30, 2015

How Industry Leaders Display Boxed Warnings in Mobile

Below you will find a review of how the top 10 highest-grossing pharmaceutical products with a black box warning display that warning on their website when the site is being viewed on a mobile a device. The top three sites were all built utilizing responsive design. We believe they can be ranked as follows: AVASTIN […]

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Jun 26, 2015

Google announcement impacts oncology products with boxed warnings

As of July 20, 2015, oncology companies with products requiring a black box warning will need to change how they run branded reminder ads on Google. This is a result of a reversal of a 5-year-old compromise that Google had worked out with the FDA, available only for pharmaceutical companies, in which advertisers of products […]

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Jun 11, 2015

Navicor learnings from the 2015 Digital Pharma West conference

There are some interesting trends afoot in digital pharma, evidenced in both the makeup of attendees at conferences and the content discussed. In years past, attendance at these conferences has been dominated by agencies selling their wares, with few industry professionals. This year at Digital Pharma West, one of the most startling differences was not […]

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