Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Digital Health Communications Extravaganza (DHCX) conference in sunny Orlando. The conference is completely focused on the intersection of digital technologies and health, my two favorite things. Speakers discussed everything from social media measurement, the mobile web, data mining, gamification, startups, and the ePatient, and I had [...]
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Patients wish their physicians would communicate with them in between visits, but most say that their physicians don’t, according to a study by Varolii that highlights the disparity between patient expectations for preventative care and physician actions. Half of the adults surveyed said they felt that communication (such as tips, reminders and encouragement) from their [...]
by Cait Douglas
The past week my Twitter feed was overcome with South by Southwest, and my bookmarks are overflowing with blog posts to read on new innovations, ideas, and recaps. I was excited to see what came out of SxSW after reading this preview from Bloomberg on the prominence of health: South by Southwest Geekfest Veers From Social [...]
Valentine’s Day is over – as shown by the discounted boxes of candy, wilting flowers, and picked-over rows of red greeting cards. What’s not quite finished is the flu season.
I recently came across a Valentine’s Day-themed e-card from the American Public Health Association. The text reads: “I wanna hold your hand. But only after you [...]
This morning we welcomed more than 100 social media and health enthusiasts to the Ogilvy Washington office for our social media week panel, The Impact of Social Media in Healthcare.
The panelists and audience discussed many facets of the same challenge: leveraging social to improve health.
A few highlights and common threads throughout the morning:
Using online [...]
This blog post was co-written by Debra Noll, Account Director, Ogilvy Social Marketing.
Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials), Generation Next, “eighties babies,” describes the demographic cohort following Generation X, generation born after the Western post-World War II baby boom ended. Millennials generally describes those born in the 1980s and early 1990s. [...]
You might think that after the Super Bowl there’s nothing to look forward to until President’s Day weekend – but you would be wrong! Washington, DC is one of 12 cities worldwide hosting Social Media Week from February 13-17 and Ogilvy Washington would love to see you at one of our events.
In social marketing and [...]
Smart Listening Essential in Social Media – A Recap of the International Healthcare Social Media Summit
Last week, a couple of my colleagues and I had the chance to attend the International Healthcare Social Media Summit. We, along with over 150 people worldwide, joined the summit online via a livestream.
Hosted by GlobalHealthPR and convened at Spectrum Science in Washington, DC, the summit brought together social media and health communication experts and [...]
“Where do we begin?”
This is a question we see a lot in the social media space, particularly with agencies and organizations that have limited time and resources. And as with all questions related to the social Web, the answer depends on who you ask.
Some believe it starts with defining your audience, while others think it’s [...]
I’m back for another edition of Friday Round-Up. Sorry for the brief hiatus; we were in full swing conference mode with the World Social Marketing Conference.
Using Social Media to Save Women’s Lives. I love that these stories are increasingly being told. The Women’s Refugee Commission launched Mama: Together for Safe Births in Crises. To help [...]