Why Do Drug Companies Now Need More Focus On The 5th “P” Of Marketing?

Astute marketers understand that over several decades, the much-known phraseology – ‘marketing mix’, has remained the bedrock of marketing a product or a service. The ‘Father of Modern Marketing’ - Philip Kotler defined this terminology as the “the set of controllable variables that … Continue reading

Leverage Increased Focus On ‘Self-Care’ For Better Patient Outcomes

‘People have been practicing self-care for thousands of years. Now an increase in self-care interventions is shifting the way health care is perceived, understood, and accessed, and adding to the many medicines, diagnostics, and technologies available for people to use … Continue reading

Appears On Radar New L&D Needs For Pharma’s New e-Environment

As drug companies were desperately trying to navigate through the operational disruptions due to Covid crisis, the Learning and Development (LD) plans of most organizations, considered so important for employees, got badly impacted. This was ably captured in the article … Continue reading

2020: Learnings From A Yearlong Catastrophic Disruption And Crystal-Gazing 2021

 Wishing All My Readers A Very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2021 Just a few days left for the year 2020 to merge with history. It will be remembered by all – as a year of all-round catastrophic global disruption. … Continue reading

A Rare Strategic Acrobatic Feat in Covid Time

‘Keep nose to the grindstone while lifting eyes to the hills.’ Quite a while ago, all-time global management guru – Peter Drucker used this essential acrobatic feat as an example, for the business strategists. This illustration signifies the criticality of harmonizing decisions … Continue reading

In Pharma’s Moment of Truth “What You Do is Who You Are”

It’s a time when pharma industry will be tested, both by its external and internal customers – more than ever before. Looking back, in search of footprints on the sand is no answer either, as there isn’t any. But, a … Continue reading

Enhancing Pharma Brand Experience In The New Normal

In these days of unprecedented and all-pervasive disruptions – almost in every facet of life – caused by an unknown virus, scramble to find an effective solution for saving lives and livelihoods, still continue. The discomfiture seems to be omnipresent … Continue reading

Time For Predictive Rather Than Reactive Pharma Strategy

Traditionally, pharmaceutical industry, across the world, is mostly reactive – rather than proactive or predictive in its strategic approach – spanning across all its business domains. A large number of pharma players – both innovators and generic drug makers, formulate … Continue reading