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SME case study: How an auction house added Facebook Live to its digital strategy

A regional auction house might not sound like the most obvious example of digital transformation. However, Simon Charles Auctioneers has demonstrated how being digital-first can generate big results – even for the smallest of companies.

In the past year, the auction house has transferred its offline marketing activity online, using a combination of video content, social media and email marketing to target consumers. 

Three effective ways pharma brands have used Facebook for marketing

Facebook is an attractive platform for pharma companies looking to reach consumers directly online, but cutting through the clutter can be difficult, necessitating that pharma marketers employ the right Facebook tools for their campaigns.

Here are three ways pharma firms have used Facebook to good effect.

What brands need to know about Facebook’s long-form video push

What Facebook wants, it usually gets, and despite the general belief that attention spans are increasingly limited, the world’s largest social network is apparently intent on encouraging long-form video.

Here’s what brands creating video content for Facebook need to know about the changes Facebook is making to accomplish that.

Novartis launches a social network for heart failure

When pharma giant Novartis first started marketing Entresto, a heart failure drug, it found itself facing criticism from cardiologists and consumers who felt the company’s direct-to-consumer ads were far too negative.

But following that criticism, Novartis has taken a much different approach to promoting Entresto.

Pharma company Novartis taps Facebook Live event to promote heart failure drugs

Pharma companies’ television ads are losing their sway with consumers.

And due to scrutiny from the public, government regulators and even physicians, pharma marketers are spending more on unbranded ads, some of which have been criticised for being unnecessarily scary.

But for all the challenges and criticism the pharma industry faces today, there are plenty of opportunities, and some companies are taking advantage of them.

Who will win the live-streaming battle: Facebook Live or Periscope?

In the age of ephemeral content and channel proliferation, it’s no wonder some marketers feel like they are forever playing a game of catch-up.

Shiny new technologies regularly appear, hit critical mass, and inevitably get surpassed by better tools.

Take the recent rise of live-streaming for example – it is a popular medium transformed into an entirely new format.