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"Great customer experience should underpin how services and interventions are designed and implemented". Martin Bellingham, Head of Insight, AXA PPP HealthcareIf you share this sentiment (and most in healthcare do),...
AXA, Virgin & Cranfield produce roadmap for CX in healthcare
"Great customer experience should underpin how services and interventions are designed and implemented". Martin Bellingham, Head of Insight, AXA PPP Healthcare
If you share this sentiment (and most in healthcare do), you'll love our panel session on 'How to create game changing services with perfect customer experience. At the Oct 24 CreateHealth.io/london event (free to pharma & NHS).
Dr. Phil Klaus (Professor of CX & Marketing Strategy) from Cranfield University will be sharing his latest research. From illustrating how CX can increase profitability & improve patient outcomes, to innovative methods that drive behaviour change. He'll be joined by:
Martin Bellingham, Head of Insight, AXA PPP Healthcare Jo Causon, CEO, Institute of Customer Service Michelle Hawkins, Senior Insight & Innovation Manager, Virgin Care
Over 160 pharma delegates have already signed up to listen to our 20 inspirational speakers: http://bit.ly/WZMwGU Will you join them? Best, Kate
ICC Lowe London/Zurich has launched an innovative digital training course for the pharmaceutical industry. As digital is becoming an increasingly influential part of healthcare, the training aims to provide an...
ICC Lowe launches a new age of digital training for pharma
ICC Lowe London/Zurich has launched an innovative digital training course for the pharmaceutical industry. As digital is becoming an increasingly influential part of healthcare, the training aims to provide an overall understanding of the digital world and help clients realise the potential positive impacts it can have on their business.
The interactive training course can be tailored to the individual client’s needs and could be a one day course or a series of sessions. The training is delivered by digital specialists at ICC Lowe including UX, SEM and mobile experts. A range of topics can be covered such as the basics of digital, understanding buzzwords, social media and analytics. It also offers the opportunity to delve deeper into digital disciplines and learn about basic coding skills, design and the user experience.
“Digital training is fundamental as we now live in a digital world,” said Faisal Ahmed, Digital Director, ICC Lowe Europe. “We recognised there was a need for digital education as our clients started requesting digital tools to help with their marketing and deliver the best ROI.”
Faisal, the lead on the programme, has 18 years of digital experience and has coached various brands about digital marketing. He is also co-author of the first book on digital marketing in healthcare – Digital Unlocked – which has sold thousands of copies and is already content licensed to pharma companies to train their staff.
If you would like to be one of the first people to use ICC Lowe’s new digital training, contact Alex Frew – T: +44(0)208 987 6700; E: email@example.com
About ICC Lowe
ICC Lowe is one of the world’s leading healthcare communications organizations with offices in the U.S., Europe, and APAC. As the worldwide healthcare arm of Lowe & Partners, ICC Lowe offers uncompromised quality and reach across all marketing channels delivering innovative solutions to a roster of the world’s most effective healthcare marketers. ICC Lowe integrates specialized services in advertising/promotion, medical education, strategic planning, branding, digital solutions, mobile, sales training, and consumer health marketing to build world class brands and create positive outcomes that can transform the lives of healthcare consumers.
Award-winning medical communications agency, Synergy Vision, is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new staff training programme that aims to give a group of new recruits a flying start in...
Synergy Vision launches a new, in-house Development Programme for training of new staff
Award-winning medical communications agency, Synergy Vision, is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new staff training programme that aims to give a group of new recruits a flying start in medical communications.
The Synergy Vision Development Programme is dedicated to supporting science graduates through intensive training and the opportunity to fulfill their ambition to begin a career within the medical communications industry. Important aspects of training include engaging discussions led by industry experts, and creative, interactive sessions with their highly experienced team, all with a strong emphasis on the company’s core team values: open, smart, fresh, and real.
The programme begins with four weeks of in-depth training encompassing everything related to the medical communications world, from account and events management, business development and medical writing. Candidates are then given the opportunity to rotate between departments so they can identify their strengths before settling in to their designated roles. The involvement of current staff is key in this process; their enthusiasm and passion for what they do at Synergy Vision is demonstrated in their innovative approach to the medical communications industry. The candidates will be documenting their progress via their own blog, and Synergy Vision looks forward to releasing future updates on their career development at 6- and 12-month periods.
The extensive training reflects Synergy Vision’s continuing commitment to investment in its staff (awarded silver in the Investors in People accreditation). The company believes that this intensive training and rotation will not only help to identify the key strengths of the new recruits so that they excel in their chosen positions from day one, but will also help them to seamlessly integrate into existing project teams, which will be of great benefit to our clients and contribute to overall company progress.
Synergy Vision has grown from strength to strength since its beginnings in 2007 by Ffyona Dawber, a pharmaceutical clinical development specialist, who recognised a gap in the market for an agency with a unique combination of pharma and agency experience that understands the challenges and needs of the client. Ffyona attributes the company’s success to the dedication of the staff: “We at Synergy Vision are all about the people we work with. We enjoy working in an environment that is fresh and open and we want staff to grow and develop with us. Investing in people is essential to the growth of any company, and we are excited to welcome in new skillsets to add to our highly-experienced team, to help us to continue to grow and deliver the difference.”
Publicis Healthcare Launches The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks
Publicis Healthcare today announces the launch of its unique agency experience scheme, The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks.The scheme, the first of its kind in the healthcare space, offers anyone over the age of 18 the opportunity to participate in a paid six month multi-agency experience.
The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks is designed to attract people with unconventional backgrounds into the healthcare agency world, making the entry criteria all about talent and not about qualifications.It will enable two participants to have a six-month paid experience working with the five healthcare agencies in the UK that make up Publicis Healthcare (Publicis LifeBrands Resolute, Real Science, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Digitas Health LifeBrands and Discovery London).People taking part will be paid the equivalent of a graduate entry-level salary and if successful will end up in full-time roles with the agencies.
“Our goal is simply to find people who have the passion and talent to make it in the agency world, regardless of their background. It’s hard to get into this industry without a degree or contacts, so we are hoping to open a door for people who don’t fit the usual mould but who want to make a difference with the work that they do,” said Anna Korving, Managing Director, PLBR, who is championing the scheme across the agencies.
“We're very proud to be bringing the equivalent of The X Factor to our industry. Raw talent regardless of education, class or background finally has an avenue to come into our world,” agreed Shaheed Peera, PLB Executive Creative Director EU.
To help attract applicants to the scheme Publicis Healthcare is partnering with The Ideas Foundation (www.ideasfoundation.org.uk), an organisation that seeks to increase diversity in the creative industries by identifying and nurturing creatively gifted young people 13-19 who are not thriving in the education system. To apply for The Lab: A Place for Bright Sparks, candidates should go to www.publicislab.com
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. A division of Publicis Groupe, PHCG manages top-tier agencies specialising in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. PHCG is dedicated to creating experiences that compel action, change lives, and amplify business outcomes. With more than 5,000 employees, PHCG manages nearly 13 agency brands through 70 offices located in 10 countries. PHCG’s global brands are Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Digitas Health LifeBrands, Publicis Life Brands, Razorfish Healthware, Discovery, in-sync Customer Insights, Medicus International, Publicis Health Media, and Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
The Ideas Foundation is a diversity focused charity that has evolved into a partnership for schools, big brands and the creative industries. Founded in 2003 by the President of The Engine Group, Robin Wight CVO, the Ideas Foundation runs creative projects in schools based on briefs from real companies. By doing this, they aim to identify and nurture creatively gifted young people, giving them the skills they need to gain employment. The charity believes in improving and facilitating diversity in the creative industries.