Employer-sponsored healthcare initiatives will create new opportunities for pharmas & medical device companies

Last month, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced they were teaming up to launch a venture aimed at providing better, more cost-effective healthcare to their employees.

And then last week, it was reported that Apple is launching AC Wellness, “an independent medical practice dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective healthcare to the Apple employee population.”


How Now TV is mastering multichannel customer experience

In a market with Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and plenty of other over-the-top and pay-TV services, Now TV obviously has its work cut out to compete.

Owners Sky have backed the service with a range of advertising and product innovation, leading to impressive recent growth figures; adding nearly 50% to its subscriber numbers in the 12 months to Q4 2017 (1.5m total).


A day in the life of... Head of Client Services at an ecommerce agency

This week's interview is Head of Client Services at Astound Commerce, Ben Rainbow.

Let's find out what his days look like...


The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Grab a tea, coffee, or a comforting beverage of your choice – it’s time for stats.

This week’s roundup includes talk about online sales, search snippets, data privacy and lots more. Be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium too. It’s always jam-packed full of extra info.


Why protecting your competitive price position is critical to profitable growth

Do you know where your pricing stands relative to your top competitors?

Keeping an eye on how you compare across your most important categories or brands is critical to getting a bird's eye view of the market and capitalizing on where you have pricing power.


Are you underestimating prototyping for digital services?

Prototyping has become an indispensable tool for those designing digital services, but it has broader business benefits too.

Mention the term prototyping, and most people think of engineers or designers. Rarely do they see prototyping as a business tool.


Econsultancy is looking for a Deputy Editor

If you can't work it out from the stock image below, we're looking for a Deputy Editor to join our London content team and work alongside writers, researchers, designers and community managers.

The perks are pretty awesome – Fitzrovia/Soho offices, lots of interviews, events and time to explore your own interests within the sprawling marketing, ecommerce tech and digital industries.


The GDPR may be good for inbound marketers, but it's no excuse for crap content

A marketing friend recently pointed out an observation: all the GDPR best practice guides are recommending the same thing. Namely, to go all in on inbound, content-led campaigns (so potential customers are willing to offer up their personal data).

This sent a bit of a shiver down my spine because, at one stage, the thing to go all in on was SEO. Or it was about going all in on social. Or a particular social network. And we all know how crammed full of noise and rubbish those quickly became.


Will digital phenotyping ever be applied to pharma marketing?

The landscape for pharma marketing is changing rapidly and pharma companies are being forced to rethink how and to whom they market.

For example, it's now reasonable to talk about the possibility of a pharma company shunning sales reps entirely and instead using digital channels to reach healthcare professionals and patients directly – an approach that probably would have seemed unthinkable less than a decade ago.


How to choose a B2B PR agency

There are more PRs in the UK than bricklayers, or bar managers. The global communications industry continues to grow and B2B marketers have to be sure-footed when commissioning an agency.

So how do you pick a PR?


Four examples of ‘hard luxury’ brands embracing ecommerce

Ecommerce is now a big focus for luxury brands. 

According to Bain, these efforts are paying off. The global luxury market grew by 5% to reach an estimated €1.2 trillion in 2017, with online sales increasing by 24% to reach an overall market share of 9%.

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Overcoming bias in the SEO & PR industries

I am a PR SEO specialist. In other words, I have one foot in SEO and the other in PR, and this has allowed me to see where the two disciplines intersect—and where they clash.

SEO was/is a male dominated sector; 70% of employees are men. PR, however, is about 70% female. From a gender perspective this has given me the opportunity to be both the minority and the majority simultaneously.