Full disclosure: I’m a bit addicted to “The Bachelor.” Every few months, a new season premieres on ABC and, every few months, I swear to myself that this will be the last season I watch. But before I realize that it’s happened, I’ve been sucked back down into the abyss of beautiful people, scripted drama, [...]
Posts Tagged 'health communication'
by Liz Barnett
Category: Social Marketing
*The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.*
World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health literacy: The cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good [...]
“Polio can be stopped when countries combine the right elements: political will, quality immunization campaigns and an entire nation’s determination. We must build on this historic moment and ensure that India’s polio program continues to move full-steam ahead until eradication is achieved.” – Bill Gates
Image credit: Gates Foundation, Flickr
Earlier this year, the global health community [...]
There seems to be a bit of press this month around patients having more to say about their medical care, as in the April edition of the New York Times, “Do Patients Want More Care or Less?” One of the key overall benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that millions of Americans who may [...]
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 [...]
I spend a lot of time testing, tracking, and analyzing data. I’m not talking about the work I do here at Ogilvy–I’m talking about all of the daily efforts I undertake to manage my Type 1 diabetes. My life is full of numbers and tech gadgets, from a meter to test my blood glucose to [...]
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 [...]