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Digital marketing has been making waves in nearly every industry, including pharma. It’s cost-effective and agile, giving marketers an ample amount of flexibility.  

Understanding the current trends in pharma digital advertising is critical for anyone working in the space. It allows them to develop an effective strategy, increasing the odds that campaigns will ultimately succeed. If you want to make sure your efforts are going in the right direction, here’s what you need to know.  

Value-Drive Content  

The digital landscape is littered with traditional ads. From social media to banners on websites, users are inundated with messages trying to get them to buy, often to near-annoyance.  

While traditional online ads can be part of your strategy, it shouldn’t be all of it. Value-driven content is often a better approach for engaging with prospective and current customers.  

With value-driven content, you provide helpful information that isn’t inherently sales-oriented. This could include discussing how a treatment works, going over frequently asked questions, sharing inspiring stories of treatment successes, and more.  

When you adopt this approach, you are creating opportunities to connect with the masses and expand your audience. It also builds interest and trust, both of which are vital.  

AI-Powered Chatbots  

The chatbot is a powerful marketing tool, especially when leveraged properly. It gives consumers the chance to interact with a brand directly without requiring input from an actual company representative (at least, initially).  

Many chatbots are designed to answer common questions, allowing consumers to get information in mere moments. They enhance the customer experience and free up employees to focus their energies on activities that genuinely require the human touch.  

Chatbots can also be programmed as sources of entertainment. By imbuing some personality into the responses, the bot becomes more engaging, which could work in your favor.  

Social Media Influencers  

Many consumers trust recommendations from friends and family over companies, including when they gather information from social media. By partnering with the right influencer, a recommendation can reach an engaged audience that trusts the message’s source.  

Choosing an influencer requires some skill. Ideally, the person needs to be highly relevant to your niche. For example, selecting a person who has the condition your medication treats (and is willing to use your product) is a solid first step, particularly if others who have the condition are already following them because of that connection.  

Ultimately, the tips above can help you develop a strong pharma digital marketing strategy. It respects the trends and emerging technologies of today, focusing on relevancy and impact above all else.  

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